Last week, my emotions were running high. The news that we will be moving this Spring hit me hard, and I felt nervous, scared, sad and unsure of everything. Thankfully I have some amazing friends and family who helped me to see that this move is going to be a big blessing in our lives. I just needed my loved ones to point it out for me.
So as of now, we will be moving to the village/community of Beaver Creek, Yukon. This town is a border town, and we will be right on the Yuokn/Alaska border. The population of Beaver Creek is a big whopping 100 people. Yes, you heard me right, 100 people. Our closest grocery store will be a 1.5 hrs drive from us and that will be in Tok, Alaska. Whitehorse (where we currently live) will be a 6.5 hrs drive. Our post will be a 2 year posting and we will be living in what is called Force Housing (government owned housing). Of course with all things, changes could happen, but for now, I am pretty certain that we will be moving there.
So you can probably understand why I was a bit out of sorts last week. It's pretty overwhelming to think of packing everything up to move to such a small community, but like I said, I now have a new and positive outlook on this whole move and am actually excited to start our adventure.
The biggest positive aspect of this move will be the family time that we will gain from living in such a small and quiet community. I really think that someday when my children are grown and gone, I will look back on these two years and say, weren't we blessed to have so much time together as a family? Our children are still so young. They actually want to be with us and we are the most important people in their lives right now. Isn't it a blessing that we will have this time together to do the simple things that so many people wish they could do? Baking, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, art, play... I'm going to make it my full time job to give my children the best that they can get. I'm pretty stoked for it.
The other exciting aspect of this move will be the parts of the Yukon and Alaska that we will get to explore. I'm pretty excited that Fairbanks Alaska will be only a 5 hrs drive from us and that Anchorage will be 8 hrs. These distances may sound far to some, but when you live in the North, it's all just a part of the way we get around.
And so that is our big news for now. I won't have much more information about our move for a while still. We now have to wait until we hear about the next steps.
And so a little recap of this week.
This week included:
~ a movie with my friend Leanne
~ a delicious snack of baked brie with caramelize onions and peach chutney
~ Katia and Daddy naps
~ a performance by a children's musician- Norman Foote. He was great!
~ a coffee date with my 2 little ones (just us, it was nice)
~ a walk around downtown on a relatively "balmy" day (-9)