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BIG News!

No, I’m not pregnant. 

Just wanted to answer that question before you even have time to ask it. Trust me, when/if I’m pregnant again, you will immediately see shares of Krispy Kreme soar 800 percent.

Give or take.

This BIG news is not quite as life-altering as giving birth, but it is (in my experience) no less stressful. By the way “stressful” for me is both exciting/fun and terrifying at the same time. I actually enjoy a certain level of stress in my life.

Probably because I just love the taste of Pepcid.

We found out last Monday that Brian’s application for the VSP was accepted by the Air Force.

[Are we supposed to know what that means?]

VSP stands for Voluntary Separation Pay. In other words Brian applied to voluntarily separate from the Air Force, and they accepted his application.

In other words he’s getting out of the military in September.

In other words we’re moving this summer.

In other words Brian is looking for another job immediately.


To say we’re elated is a slight understatement. I found out the news on Monday the 19th of May and began packing boxes on Tuesday the 20th of May. It doesn’t matter that we’re not moving until July or August (still not sure), I needed to do SOMETHING immediately or else my brain was going to explode with excitement.

Don’t get me wrong, we have loved almost every minute of our 9-year military experience. I say almost because I didn’t love it when my husband would leave in the middle of the night for a TDY or a deployment. I didn’t love not knowing where he was going or what he might encounter when he got there. I say almost because we didn’t love the idea of our kids knowing the neighbors better than they know their father. I say almost because nothing could have prepared me for the marital challenges that accompany a lifestyle of constant change, uncertainty, and time spent apart.

But despite all of the difficulties of our military life, we truly have LOVED it. I’m incredibly thankful for our military “family.” I’m proud of what Brian has accomplished, and I’m grateful for his willingness to sacrifice. When I look back over the past 9 years, I am astonished by how God has orchestrated every trip, every move, every job, and every moment of our lives for His glory.

I’m sure I’ll get even more sappy and nostalgic as we get closer to the end of the summer, but I don’t have much time for that now.

I’m too busy dancing around on bubble wrap. 

Like this:

Please hang out with me here this summer because I have so many hilarious and/or disturbing house-hunting photos to share. It’s incredible to me what people will post on the internet.

It’s like they have no discretion whatsoever. 

[*Cough* Pot calling the kettle black. *Cough*]

Stay tuned because Katy in a Corner might be moving to a city near you!


Comments to "BIG News"

  1. Emily

    May 30, 2014

    Ok, did you talk about dancing on bubble wrap just so you could post that video? Because I can totally see you doing something like that for some odd reason… And I haven’t even had much of a chance to get to know you that well!! 🙂
    Excited for you, Katy!!… I know (from that one conversation we had that one day) moving has been high on your priority list, and even though we will miss you in KC, I am excited for where The Lord takes you next! Praying for you! 🙂

  2. Name*brooke

    May 30, 2014

    Move to nc! I could seriously write your blog posts, we are so alike. And i mean that in a non crazy, non stalkerish kind of way. 😀 lol. Message*

  3. Heather Schmitt

    May 30, 2014

    WOW! Congrats, you guys … I know this is a huge transition for you but I know that God will provide! Just breathe deeply, pray, and it’ll all be over before you know it! LOVE!

  4. Dona

    May 30, 2014

    Don’t toy with me child! I know you’d never move to Arizona! Or….would you? Built in babysitter here! Good luck and looking forward to sharing all your summer fun!!!!

  5. Name*

    May 30, 2014

    Didn’t you say you loved Indiana?

  6. Sarah Kim

    May 30, 2014

    My name is not “name.” My parents were more creative than that.

  7. Katy's Mama

    May 30, 2014

    I am praying that you move somewhere in the Southeast, that Brian finds a job that he loves, and you find a house “move in ready” with windows the size that you have now!! Conyers, Georgia sounds good to me. So excited for your next adventure!!

  8. Colleen

    May 30, 2014

    Let me know if consider the Northwest – I could sing the praises of living up hear four hours on end! Congratulations!

  9. Shawna B

    May 30, 2014

    Pick me! Pick me!
    Come back to the south… Southern California, that is. Ha!
    It’s only THE most expensive place to live in the 50 states.

  10. Jennifer Waldorf

    May 30, 2014

    Brian should look into applying with Samaritan’s Purse. Then you could live here in the lovely mountains of NC with us!

  11. Kat

    May 30, 2014

    That IS exciting!!! Way to go honey!!
    Kat recently posted…Fish Bowl Drink FRIDAY!My Profile

  12. Jaimie

    May 30, 2014

    Come to Rochester NY!!! We get alit of snow, but the seasons are beautiful and the weather won’t kill you or destroy your house! LOL

  13. Dan A.

    May 30, 2014

    Wow! Seems like many of our best people are leaving via VSP. Best of luck to you two! Brian, you were a great pilot to fly with, nothing but the best. Good speed.

  14. Kelly

    May 31, 2014

    Texas! Congratulations. I am so thankful for your family’s service & sacrifice, but also so thrilled for you. DFW has large job market, many writing & speaking opps, and more support systems than you could throw a stick at. Plus, we’re within driving distance of close friends. 😉 Talk soon!

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