Monday, August 29, 2011

Happily Homemaking in......Oregon!!

In case you haven't heard we will be moving to Oregon the first of
March 2012!!

Eli got a Faculty job at Oregon State University in Corvallis!!!!
This is a wonderful opportunity for him and our family. I know he will do a great job.

Go Beavers!

Although we are sad to be leaving our friends and family here in Texas
 we are so excited to be moving to this beautiful State and wonderful City.

A little about Corvallis:
We are an award-winning City that has been recognized as one of the best college towns, one of the top ten places to live, and as having the highest Peace Corps volunteers per capita and the most green buildings per capita. The City was recognized for exceeding standards established by the International City Manager’s Association Center for Performance Measurement and was ranked #1 on the Environmental Protection Agency's national list of Green Power Communities. These are just a few examples of why we are a one-of-a-kind community that is sure to capture your heart! (Source
Designated a "Bike-Friendly City", Corvallis has many miles of bike paths, trails, and roadside bicycle lanes. Many miles of mountain bike trails, ranging from easy to very technical, abound in the outskirts of the city, with the highest concentration present in the Oregon State University research forest. (Source

According to the federal Environmental Protection Agency report on its “green power communities,” Corvallis buys more power from renewable resources than any other city in the nation. Corvallis purchases more than 100 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which amounts to 13 percent of the city’s total purchased electricity. (Source)
These among many other things makes Corvallis a great place to live and raise our children.

As of now, Eli will end work here at UT the end of February and we will leave the beginning of March. I'm sure it will take us at least 4 days to drive there. I don't like to drive after dark and we will have a 3 and a 1 year old! 

Over the next few months I will keep you updated on "The Move" progress. There is not much we can plan and put into action this far in advance in regards to moving. As for now, we are just talking and dreaming of our new life!

1 comment:

Brandy@YDK said...

oh wow- that's exciting! i hope y'all love it.


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