It Only Took 14 Months For My Daughters To Move With The Rest Of The Family

2014 September 25

We moved across the country over a year ago.
And overall we are really smitten with the Charlotte area and the Carolinas in general.


Welcome to South Carolina state flag palmetto and crescentWhy is there a Palmetto on the S. Carolina flag? —Pick me! Pick me! I know the answer!
Just how warm are the waters off the Carolina beaches? —Um.. yeah.. 82 Glorious Degrees.
How far are the Blue Mountains from my house? —About 3 hours and the drive getting there is really THAT gorgeous.

So why didn’t my daughters move with us a year ago if it’s all so wonderful?

First. Let me tell you a story.

We moved from a Teeny Tiny town in Southern Oregon. So tiny we don’t tell you the name, just you know… a small town near the California Border on the other side of the Cascades where there aren’t green lush trees and it rarely rains, instead it snows and spring comes in LAAAATE June

South of Bend, close to Crater Lake and 75 miles from the nearest Costco.
THAT kind of small.

KFalls, Klamtucky, OhKlammy…
Klamath Falls, Oregon was our home for nearly 5 years.

And while there wasn’t much to do. We had a lot of fun and we fell in love with the people and friends we knew. This is true of myself (oh how I miss those late night book club excuses to get out!), and it’s especially true of two teenage girls who were about to enter 7th and 11th grade.

And thanks to the magic and mystery of modern day social media – Snapchat!, Facetime!, iMessage! — my daughters really never left KTown. Not for months.

Fast forward to last week when I brought up the OH-SO-Exciting news that a Hollywood movie with SNL stars is being filmed in KFalls this month! I swear if I still lived there I would find a way to be an extra on the set… I might even lie about it. I guarantee we would have a blast stalking the stars just a little bit. Or at least talking about stalking, that’s a thing, right?

brothers-in-law movie in KFalls

Taran Killam posted photos of the cast and filming of the movie comedy, “Brothers in Law” on his Instagram account. The movie is filming in Southern Oregon (shh we can’t tell you where). (Instagram)



My now 8th grader knew about the movie news, but she didn’t like… KNOW every detail about what was happening, whose house was filming that day or which restaurant was the best place to catch a photo of this or that star…

My now Senior had no idea there was a movie being filmed there.

At all.
Think about that for a second.

I paused.

I got up and gave my daughter a hug.
“Welcome to South Carolina, we’re so glad you could join us.”

She did it! She finally arrived!
It only took 14 months.

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8 Responses
  1. September 26, 2014

    Ohhh…that is a great story! I’m glad they are finally “home”. 🙂

  2. September 26, 2014

    Hilarious! I love happy endings.

    • September 26, 2014

      Right… it’s like they were lost in the midwest all those months! 🙂

  3. September 26, 2014

    I can’t imagine a cross country move as an adult, let alone as a teenager. I’m glad they’ve finally adjusted enough to be here rather than there.
    Twitter: mamamommymom

  4. September 27, 2014

    I completely understand! My almost 16 YO hasn’t “moved” to the area yet either!
    Twitter: mym0mmybrain

  5. September 28, 2014

    I love it! And maybe you can be an extra 😉 Hope your kiddos love it here.
    Twitter: mommybknowsbest

  6. September 29, 2014

    Ha! I’m not sure I’ve completely made the move and we’ve been here for 6 years :).
    Twitter: wcornelison

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