Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Kansas City here we come!

Well, close anyway. :) The results are in...and we are headed to WHITEMAN Air Force Base, about an hour East of Kansas City, Missouri...and, yes, less than 4 hours from where we currently live. :) It was our 14th pick, so we aren't TOO excited about it, since we would have loved to explore a little more. But, it will be our home from August 2008-June 2010!

Cooper is excited to be Royals fans, and have a Great Wolf Lodge (indoor water park) close. :)

We laugh that we are making the "mormon trek". Even though we started in Utah...we have since lived near Palmyra and Kirtland (in Cleveland), now we're close to Nauvoo, and we are heading toward Independence, Liberty Jail, Far West (all super close to Kansas City)....the trek continues. :)

Another exciting thing, is our base is home of the B-2 stealth bombers, the A-10 Thunderbolt, and T-38 Talon jets. That is a lot more exciting than the refueling wing here in St. Louis. :)

The other residents here are headed to Mountain Home, ID (their 1st pick), and Little Rock, AR (his 5th pick). I guess they did say 80% of people get one of their top 10...we just must be the other 20%.

There really were a LOT worse places we could have gone...at least we are close to a bigger city, and a major airport. :) There are a lot of positives. The move won't be far! Start planning your trips to Kansas City now. :)

17 comments:

The Erickson's said...

Well, yeah, it could have been more of an adventure, but oh well! Go Royals! It's meant to be. I'm sure you'll make the most of it!

katie said...

That's exciting to know where you'll live for the next 2 years even though its not your first pick, just to know where your off to is settling. When are you due? I know its coming up-3 kids, its crazy but good!

Elise said...

Cassie, I'm glad you figured out where you're headed, and at least they have a baseball team right?

Scarey tornado drill! Glad you were safe!
Good luck with the move and everything!

Hammons said...

Congrats on your new "home" for the next couple years! I think it would be so fun to try out new places just like that... good luck.

wurstens5 said...

How fun for you. Be glad it is a bigger city, and there will be things to do. Good Luck.

tracey said...

You are always so positive and are able to find such awesome things every where you go so I am sure you really will love your new home! You guys are amazing and Kansas City is lucky to have you! I'm sure there's a reason you are headed there!

510Jen said...

Congrats! I think you are heading closer to me. What is your new address and maybe we could mapquest it out! We should really get together. I am going to be here in Iowa ALL summer long.

gregandlaura said...

Bummer, I was getting so excited for you guys to come by us!! :( thats ok, I actually hear really good things about Kansas City!

Lane family said...

Cassie! Hi! I'm so glad you found me! WOW- 3 boys! You ready?! I am in heaven with my little boy. I think I would take 10 more. He's a handful, and into everything- but I wouldn't change a thing! Looks like life is good for you. Congrats on your 14th choice! I really LOVE your positive attitude. I hope I'm that positive after we match for residency! I will be checking your blog often! Good to hear from you!

Zipporah said...

Another adventure, how fun!
So...are you really okay picking me up from the airport on Wednesday? I come in a little after 3 on United. Will you email me so we can coordinate things? mikezipk@comcast.net
Thanks SO much for this. It will be fun to get together. : )

Andrea said...

Sounds like another adventure. At least now you know and can start planning. How are you feeling, only 4 more weeks left. I'm sure you are as anxious as I am. Good luck.

Zipporah said...

Another adventure, what fun!
Hey -are you really okay picking me up from the airport? Will you email me to coordinate things?
mikezipk@comcast.net
That would be so nice of you! It will be fun to get together. : )

All Run Out said...

It's all good right? I think it sounds fun to move around like you guys. Every time we move it's like 3 blocks, big wow! You'll love it I'm sure. Too bad it wasn't Hill Field.....was that even a choice?

natj said...

It's always so good to find out where they are sending you- even if it's your 14th pick. I can't believe that! Oh well- you guys will have a great time. We loved Mississippi even though most people commented that it was an awful place to go. (People that had never lived there, of course)And Wyoming wasn't half bad. Granted, it's always easier to live somewhere when you know it's temporary. And good luck with that baby- you are SO ALMOST DONE!

Matt and Adge said...

Hey Cass! Congrats on finding out where you're headed next (even if it wasn't top of your list). I've been so bad at blogging...it's good to get all caught up. And look how much i missed! Those tornados are kind of scary! And you still look so cute. When i get to that stage i just look like an inflated balloon...big and round everywhere. 25 days to go...woohooo! it was so fun to chat the other day. i promise to be a better blogging buddy now that we're back in town!

Danna said...

That's exciting! You guys always make the best of everywhere you live, so I know you will love it there. But, it just seems like so long until you are coming back! We miss you!

BEN & LAURIE said...

Cassie--I'm so glad you are blogging, so we can stay in touch over the years. I always wonder what happens to the students who graduate before us. I'm really excited you will be near KC too! We lived in Columbia, MO for our undergrad and really loved it. We will definitely have to meet up sometime!!