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We’re Moving To…

I am beyond excited about this post, because in just a little bit, I’m going to let you in on where we’re (hopefully) moving to this summer. I came up with clever and creative ways to tell you guys where we’re going, but I kept ruining my plans by eating, drinking, or forgetting ingredients for the foods/drinks I was going to take pictures of. Confused? Hang in there and keep reading. 

Actually, before I say anything else, I need to say this: We’re about 98% sure this is going to happen and have received a type of verbal confirmation. Orders won’t be cut until June (i.e. we can’t make any actual or solid plans without military orders in our grubby little hands), but our PCS (permanent change of station) should be processed by the end of February, meaning: we’ll be in the system for our move and things will be around 99% sure then. That said, we all know the military and the crazy shenanigans they like to pull. So while we’re fairly certain this is it, they can always pull the rug out from underneath us and send us somewhere completely different. I’m just laying that out there in case they change their mind and I’m back here writing a woe-is-us post in a few weeks.

But! If the above doesn’t happen and they send us where they say they’re sending us, this August we’ll be living in….

…a place where you’ll need a passport to enter…


….a place where they speak a foreign language…


….a place where we can hang out with some Renaissance “ninja turtles”…


…a place where wine flows freely and pasta will be a staple in our home (as if it isn’t already!)…


Do you know where we’re going yet? 
We’re moving to…. 
ITALY!!! 

We still can’t believe it, and we’re crossing my fingers and toes this doesn’t fall through. There is SO much to do between now and August that it makes my brain hurt when I try thinking about everything. Luckily, I “know” two lovely bloggers (Amanda at Adventures in Italia and Melissa at New Girl on Post) who have offered to answer all of my questions in return for some vino! 

I promise to document (i.e. take lots of pictures and videos) of our journey out there. In the mean time, my husband and I are going to enjoy our last few months in Georgia and start prepping for our move. This will be my first PCS, so I’ll welcome any advice you have for things I can do before we get our orders. 

I’m sure I should’ve waited until it was processed, but it’s not like me to keep news like this in, and it’s getting to the point where I can’t remember who I’ve told—I seriously don’t know what I’m going to do when I get pregnant! If it changes, it changes, and we’ll deal with that if it happens.

I’ve been to Italy a few times and always dreamed of living there, so this will literally be a dream come true!

Ciao 🙂 

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35 Comments

  1. OH my GOSH!! I want to go to Italy so badly – I can't even imagine having the opportunity to live there! I am SOO so excited for you, and equally as excited to see pictures/hear stories once you get there! Praying everything works out exactly like it's supposed to! 🙂

  2. Holy Wow! So excited for you. I would LOVE to live abroad, but my husband is so much of a homebody and has no aspirations to go anywhere ever. Italy…so cool.

  3. Do you know how hard it is to scroll through a blog post after zooming it in a kajillion times on a Blackberry? It's insanely hard, that's how hard it is. And omg Italy! I've only ever been to Venice, but I highly encourage you to spend a weekend in Venice (not near the Piazza San Marco, because it's crazy expensive). And get some nutella gelato. It's amazing.

  4. Peekaboo! I found you through another MilWife & wanted to say hello! SO cool about your news – my husband leaves for bootcamp soon & Italy is definitely a dream place for us to be moved! Can't wait to hear about your adventures!

  5. When we moved to Germany almost 4 years ago, we had a month and a half to do a complete overseas move. Start doing your research now. You'll need a tourist passport to visit most other countries since your no-fee is only supposed to get you in and out of Italy. 🙂

  6. AHHH!!! SO excited for you! Italy is my favorite place on earth. You will LOVE it there, but definitely miss Mexican food! 🙂 Congrats!

  7. Woooooo hoooo, I already told you this but I'm so excited for you!! Such a fun adventure!! And I'm jealous you'll get to have wine with Amanda too! : )

  8. Congrats on your new assignment! I saw you on Doris' blog and thought I'd stop on by. I currently live here in Italy as well and it's a gorgeous place to live! Good luck with your move!

  9. That's so awesome, now when you do the post card swap you might get one from here like I did! ha I hope that your in a flight with a lot of other married officers my friend has had a hard time connecting with other officer wives here since her husbands squadron is so small and works so when they host the AOCSC meetings she's not able to attend. Best of luck on your move, it might seem like it's a lot coming over but it is worth is.

    Congratulations again.
    Here is the link to the AOCSC's website they are fabulous here. http://www.aocsc.com/

  10. Italy is great, we have been here since last April. Great opportunities for travel! You will read many things about people not liking it here…it is different, but most of those people sit at home all the time and don't get out and do things. It takes some getting used to, but it's a wonderful experience!

  11. OMG! How awesome!!! Fingers crossed and prayers sent up that orders get cut and this is a smooth for you guys! Oh yeah and if I get too bored in Bahrain I'm hopping a flight & coming to Italy for a visit my dear! Woot! I can't wait to read all about your adventures in the awesome country known as Italy!!!

    Mrs. Sergeant

  12. that is so unbelievably exciting!!! i hope you truly get to go! i'm an airforce wifey too, so fun to meet other spouses from these blog hops! coming over from milspouse roundup!

    Hillary

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