Prepping for Goodbye

It’s not exactly common knowledge that my husband is in the military.

For the most part, I don’t consider myself a military wife. My husband is active duty in the Air Force National Guard here in Portland. He’s never been deployed for longer than 2 months. We’ve never moved, nothing.

This however is all about to change.

In just 5 months I will be leaving the state I was born and raised in. I will be leaving the support of my family and friends and will be packing up the house for a cross county move.

Yes, I said cross county.

portland to dc map

My husband has been offered a great position at Andrews Air Force Base, so we have decided to go on an adventure.

I know this won’t be easy. I mean, I cried for a full week after I found out. But the excitement of what’s to come is slowly taking hold and we are looking forward to all the amazing opportunities that we will having when living near our National’s Capitol.

Our kids are going to be able to spend the next four years immersed in the wonderful history of our country.

In the upcoming months the posting may shift a bit to focus on the upcoming move and may even include some tips I learn along the way for other military families experiencing their first PCS or Permanent Change of Station.

I hope you all are as excited as we are!


  1. Will he be active duty? Congrats on the move, but I know it’s bittersweet. But there are wonderful schools in Virginia too! and all that history too! Wish you & your family the best Tina!!
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  2. WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! Luckily social media will make it seem like you’re still here in Oregon. Except that you’ll be online wayyyyy too early with the time difference. 😉 Congrats on the new opportunity!
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  3. Congratulations on your move. Oregon will miss you but I will continue to follow your new journey on line.

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