Saturday, July 24, 2010

We're Moving!

I guess most people know but I haven't actually blogged about it...we're moving to Seattle in approx. 2 weeks! Jared will be the new Assistant Front Office Manager at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel downtown Seattle. We will be living in the hotel for a month or until we find a place to rent.
Meanwhile we are stilling looking for someone to rent our place, so far we have a couple promising prospects. Now I just have to finish sorting through a few closets and purging what we don't want to move. The company is packing us up and moving for us but up to a limit so we might have to pack some non-breakable stuff ourselves and let them pack (insure) the breakable stuff. They can't pack us up and move our stuff to storage in Seattle until we have crossed the border and received our work Visa's which means we'll probably have to hire someone to clean our place as we won't be here! Jared's start date is August 9th but we're still waiting on the Visa's which are waiting on our passports getting renewed. We just found out last Tuesday that we should renew them as there is only one year left on them and that they won't give us the Visa's for 3 years unless we have passports that cover that time (makes sense). But Jared was leaving the next day for a Venture's camp so we rushed around getting new photos (you should see Aubrey's!), getting forms signed etc. But because Jared wasn't there in person we couldn't put a rush on them and had to settle for 2 weeks which puts us at August 4th - so our move date might be pushed back a little! We might have to live at the Empress for a week or so if new renters want to move in while we're still here!
It's impossible to keep the house clean and ready to show people with Aubrey as busy as she is. I normally clean up at the end of the day, now I clean up once she's down for a nap or earlier and constantly after her if people are coming over. It's also hard to keep her out of all our piles of stuff to get rid of!

Well, that's the story so far!


Justin and Rachel said...

Ohhhhhh, living at a hotel - how glam! I love Fairmont hotels. Good luck with showing your house - I feel your pain - it's no picnic with kids!! Good luck in Seattle. I'm sad you won't be here to photograph our newborn in October! :(

Shannon & Jared said...

Hi Rachel,
I will be back in October for Aubrey and her cousin's birthday. I'll be doing some maternity and other photo shoots, so if the timing works out (probably end of month) I'll let you know the dates! I might have to come for a full week!

Justin and Rachel said...

Yay!! Please let me know the dates you're available...I'm due the 4th, so anytime after that should be good. :)

leardonsbelle said...

Good luck on the move! Hope things go well on the visa's.

Shannon & Jared said...

Thanks Tamara!
Visa's are all set we just have to get them when we cross the border and move - hope that goes well!
Have you got your visa yet??