Monday, January 01, 2007


Life is all about change. Isn't that an old cliche? My life seems to be in a constant state of change. This coming year is no different and it has me freaking out, well just a little.

Not only are we expecting our second child, we are expecting to move. The baby is exciting, wanted so badly and loved. The move, well is scary and unknown. Now sweet readers of the blog exchange, you may be wondering where we are moving this year. Me too! The location of the great, life changing move is unknown.

Sounds a little crazy right?

I am having a lot of anxiety about the vague nature of our future. My amazingly smart and dangerously handsome husband has been applying for academic positions in Canada, to take us home again. Unfortunately, the nature of his field dictates that he spend two years doing a post-doc position first. We have been in California doing just that, for a year and a half. So he *might* get an interview in the next few months or we officially apply for another post-doc in another location in the US.

Ultimately, change is in the air. Either way once our baby boy arrives we are heading on out. Hitting the open road of adventure. In the meantime I am going to try to not panic. Change is good.


My husband and I have moved a few times over the course of our marriage. Every time it gets harder to leave behind the amazing mothers I meet along the way. California has been harsh on us laid back Canadians. Neither my husband and I are cut out for this high paced, uber intense lifestyle. It really just is not our speed. Our daughter does not remember a life with out traffic jams, palm trees, beaches, zoos and Disneyland. Yet our son that will be born this year will never remembering being here at all.


Chelle, a Canadian girl living it up California style with her husband, daughter and pregnant with a son. Staying at home, keeping sane with her Apple computer, designing blog templates and going on endless adventures with a smart, shy toddler. You can find Allison, your blog host, over at

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Jenn said...


i thought this was your post at first, then i reread 'second child' and realized it couldnt be since you had your 1st and 2nd together. and have 3 kids.

blog exchange, very cool!

K said...

congrats on all the new changes in your horizons, chelle. It looks like you are facing them with such a positive attitude.

I'm rubbing my head on the computer right now -- maybe I'll get some of those vibes :)

Jenny said...

Change is good my friend. Hard...but good.

KIP said...

I love change! I am sure wherever you will go you'll be happy. It sounds like you have a great family and with the pregnancy and move something exciting to look forward to!

Enjoy the New Year where ever it takes you!

Michelle said...

Yes change can be good, even though moving can be hard when you're leaving behind good friends! May 2007 bring you lots of wonderful changes Chelle!

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Change is good.

You will be fine and I will be there in spirit wherever you are...I support you always.

Alex Elliot said...

Good luck with your move and congratulations on your pregnancy.

chelle said...

Thanks so much for having me! It was wonderful having a Blog Exchange with you! Consider yourself stuck with a new stalker errr fan :D

Jenn said...

moving is one thing, but moving without a destination? now, that's a whole other ballgame. here's to a smooth move (and smooth delivery!)