Thursday, July 16, 2009


No, we are not lost somewhere in the Great White North, trying to find our way back to Dallas. I got a little sidetracked with life and plans and heat waves. Excuses, excuses. So I have not yet updated all our wonderful readers (all three of you) on our trip. Then I realized that I have promised to post photos from our past three trips (including the trip to Australia ... not only the most recent one, but also the one almost two years ago now). I really will get them online for your viewing pleasure. Really, I will (said with Miss O'Hara's Southern drawl ... we do live in Texas after all). But wait, that brings me to the news (and the main reason for our busy-ness lately):

We will not be living in Dallas much longer.

If I knew how to make that flash and jiggle and move all around the page, I would, just to show you how excited we are (no offense to any Dallas-ites out there, but it just AIN'T our scene, y'all).

Our new home will not be in Samoens, France (boo-hoo ... that one still smarts, though I know it worked out for the best) or in Launceston, Tasmania, or in Timbuktu. Nope, we are heading north past our old playground of Denver on up into Boise, Idaho.

Why Idaho? Some might say it's because it's half the punchline to one of my favorite stupid jokes. (I will spare you all.) Others might say it's because we like our spuds, especially fried. Before we ever went there, I would have said it was because of the proximity to rivers, foothills, mountains, great expanses of wilderness, and a fantastic downtown within walking distance. But after having spent one crazy-busy-fun weekend in the city with our pal Heather Z., I think I can tell you that it's because on a Saturday night, I can go out dancing until 2 a.m. dressed as the queen of hearts while Mark sits on the back porch, sipping single malt scotch and shooting a tin can with a BB gun. (Now some of you might ask why we don't just move to West Virginia.)

There is more news, but we are waiting for it all to be finalized (no, I'm not pregnant). Stay tuned. And if I get a break from working and packing and forwarding mail and all that, I WILL post those photos--maybe even some from our whirlwind tour of Boise.


stickybeak said...

Awesome news guys, really happy for you. I think Boise will be GREAT for you. Very exciting! See ya, Martin

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! You are being saved from the Texas Vortex - lack of elevation, overdose of 2-step, too many "ya'lls".
Having located Idaho on a map & checked out some websites - VERY good move. Airfares not bad - if I leave today!
A. Karen

The Frog said...

WOW!! That's exciting!! And so the Boise contingent continues to grow.....I just feel better knowing you are getting out of Texas! I kept waiting to see pictures of your hair getting bigger! :)

Boise is a great place and there is a great group of people there. Give Heather and the Briggs clan a hug for me!



Sossity said...

That is great, you guys!! (previously would have said y'all) I do have to say that y'all is really a convenient contraction. Anyway, I am happy for you because it sounds like it's a home that speaks to you, and that's always the best place to be! Can't wait for more news and details. And yeah, PICS!!!!

blueflamingo said...

Congrats! Like I said, Sam has recently mentioned moving to Boise, so maybe we'll see you there in a couple of years! We're definitely more likely to visit you there than Texas...