Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Why we're here

Beep Beep Colby A quiet moment... not many of these! The famous Joey lip. I could just bite it off sometimes!Many people have asked us over the past couple of months why we would move "way up there". These 2 boys are the reason. The main answer is that we wanted our family time back. With me working nights and Rob working days and nights, there was no family time. Now, I am home all day with the boys. Colby is teaching me playstation, we do a lot of baking, and take lots of walks. I get to watch the boys play with each other, and Joey become braver everyday walking around the furniture and the walls. Rob gets to come home everyday for lunch, and for the times we don't want to wait, we can walk over to the store to see him anytime we want. We all eat together at mealtimes as a family, around a kitchen table. Yes, it was very hard to leave our families behind for this adventure, but everyday it gets easier for everyone. Our Webcam never stops, and MSN messenger is always logged in. And yes, lets be honest. There is a HUGE financial benefit of living up North, working with this company. We have already been able to achieve financial goals that we would never have achieved in this short of time, to enable us to plan for a strong financial future. But, at the end of the day, I get to sit here in my livingroom and look out at the water. I get to walk to my bedroom and watch a breathtaking sunset every night. We live in a beautiful house, in a beautiful province, with close friends an hour away, and work acquaintances who have very quickly become friends we know we can rely on if we need anything. Life is good.

8 comments:

Tawny said...

I think people are asking you that question because it's something that a lot of them couldn't do themselves for whatever reasons.

In someways, you've all made a big sacrifice going up there (one that is probably being felt more by your parents and others who will sorely miss seeing the boys over the next couple of years) but the pay off (the family time) is so undeniable. Your time up there will be priceless - and you've got the right attitude - it's an adventure :).

Much love to all of you!! :)

jods said...

Valentina and I figured that was EXACTLY why you went there - I know it used to pull on your heartstrings to not be able to tuck the boys in bed every night, etc. And I'm sure the living is so peaceful and calm up there - getting away from the rat race is not such a bad thing at all - time enough for that when the boys are teenagers ;)
And what an amazing history for them to look back on when they are grown.

Kara and Matt said...

Hello from Kugluktuk! You summed up the reason for moving north perfectly! My husband and I feel the same!

kellie said...

So are there any opportunities for a purchasing/buyer/administrative assistant/shipper/receiver /expeditor ? Hook me up with a job?

Tina said...

Kellie: The Northern is always hiring! :) Google The Northwest Company.

Demeter said...

I am so happy for you. It seems you live in paradise! What a view! It is so important to do those things we do for our families. At the end of the day, it is all that matters! Thanks for your comments on my blog!

Valentina said...

Family IS the most important thing... I am realizing it more and more these days. I am sure it wasn't easy to decide to start a new adventure in the unknown and leave family and friends behind, but it certainly sounds like you have taken the right decision. What a beautiful way to live.

Laura said...

I am sooo glad to hear everything is going so well for you. Sounds like a lot of fun and family time is sooo important and you can never do it all again so grab it while you can!!!