On Sunday we had my parents come up to have dinner with us. They were living in their home in Higland, Utah at that time. Without letting them know our situation and soon to be homelessness, they told us some news of their own. They had received a mission call to serve in the Atlanta Temple. They would be leaving soon and needed someone to look after their Highland home.
It was another answer to prayers. It couldn't have been planned better. They were eager to have us move in for a season while we were eager to have a home. While it was definitely a longer commute to work for Micah, nothing could be more timely than a place to live while we were in this transitioning state. We moved in with them at the end of July after we had a yard sale and sold everything we possibly could. It was nice to simplify our lives, especially considering what was to come. This video below was taken after the yard sale. It was almost bedtime and we were trying to keep Bridger awake.
After a few weeks of being home Micah learned that the NFL had gone with the other candidate. Our spirits were a bit dampened but we did not lose hope. In the meantime we had not heard back from the NBA. We were enjoying the summer months with Grandma and Grandpa Clegg, Bridger especially. I think it was a real blessing for him to bond with them. They really loved entertaining him, taking him for walks, and watching Words World (PBS kids) with him. I enjoyed making meals for the whole family, It was nice to share these moments with my parents while they were in good health. Pretty soon, Grandma and Grandpa Clegg realized their date to leave would be the end of October. We still didn't know when we would leave.
At the end of September, almost three months after the in person interview, Micah received a phone call from the NBA. They offered him the position in their events department. We accepted and put in two weeks notice with the church. During the next week we sold any remaining furniture and packed the car for NYC. We took only what would fit in our Passat Wagon. We had a furnished apartment in NYC, so we didn't need much. Bridger and I flew to NYC to save space in the car, while Micah made the 32 hour drive with a stuffed bear and loaded car as his companions. The transition to moving there was especially simple because we had the vacant studio to move into, and no home in Utah to sell.
Bridger watching the Highland, UT parade!
Watching Signing Time, my favorite show!
Bridger 1st Haircut (at Grandma and Grandpa Cleggs' home)
Helping mom and dad pack for the move to NYC, with shoes and cell phone I'm ready to go!