Ohhhhhhh boy, do we have some NEWS to share with you today!
I know – Decisions, decisions.
What YOU Thought
Although it may seem a bit dramatic, I thoroughly enjoyed sitting back and watching what YOU thought our big announcement is, via comments on Facebook. Let’s see how you did!
The most popular choice – by a landslide – was B. We’re Pregnant. I will admit to having baby fever a time or
twenty two this year, but I can tell you in confidence that no, we are not expecting a baby.
I am not going to lie… seeing everyone’s excitement over the possibility of us welcoming a little one got me a tad excited for when we really do announce that type of news. I do not know exactly when that will be, but I can say that it will most likely be sooner than later.
Someone’s thrilled at the thought alone…
Okay, so we’ve ruled out B. Included in “we are not expecting a baby” would also implicate adopting one, which eliminates C. We’re Adopting.
Scott and I have actually discussed this topic before, a few times. We have said that after having children of our own, we might entertain the idea of adopting another child down the road. Granted, this is part of our plan. We can’t always live on a plan, now can we?
Back to the question… we are now left with answers:
A. We’re Moving – OR – D. We’re Starting a Business.
Last call for any guesses!
and the answer is…
drum roll please…
Were you right?
Yup, you got it. Come mid-October, Scott and I will officially be living “Up North” just a river away from Canada. Holllllly moly, can you believe it? This native Floridian is going to FREEZE!
As you know, this past year has been a crazy one, and left us a lot of time to think, grow and pray for the future. After going out on a few limbs, thinking outside of the box, and being the true professional he is, Scott nailed a one-of-a-kind job opportunity with the Detroit Pistons of the NBA.
Scott and I met working together in the NBA, and it is exciting to know we are going to be thrown right back into it after a year’s hiatus. The first home game is in just six short weeks, and we have that exact amount of time to get packed, drive up, and settle into a new home in Motown.
Our New Home
According to the Orlando Sentinel, The Palace is pretty impressive, being in the the Top 10 Arenas in the NBA. Auburn Hills is located in Metro Detroit, which is a metropolitan area in Southeast Michigan.
Scott is leaving on Wednesday to get settled into the office and start scouting out areas to live, and we know we want to stay as close to the arena as possible. With a Farmer’s Market, a handful of community parks, and a Friday Night concert series, this city might be where we end up. Only time will tell, my friends.
I need to take a second to thank all of our close friends and family who have supported us during a trying time of our lives. From talks of moving to Philadelphia, then to New York, and most recently to Oklahoma City, you guys encouraged us to make the decision that felt right and have been there with us every step of the way.
With the opportunity waiting for us up in Detroit, I am confident in sharing that the right decision has been made.
Of course, we are going to miss Orlando. I have lived in this city for my entire life, with the exception of four years at school in Tampa at the University of South Florida. I am going to miss our friends, teaching at the barre studio, and especially my family.
Moving away from what I have called home for twenty-seven years is not going to be easy, but we are both ready to move forward and see what adventure is around the corner waiting for us next.
What I Am Looking Forward To:
• Having a white Christmas (Ahhh!)
• Settling down, and hopefully ready to buy a house in the near future
• Starting over in a new place, as a newly married couple
• Going to all of the Pistons games, watching Scott do what he loves
• Buying an entire new wardrobe! Should I invest in The North Face stock now? 😉
Thank you for sharing such a special time with us! I’ll be sure to keep you posted on how packing and the process of moving is going.
Questions the Day
• Have you ever moved to a completely new city, state or even country?
• Has a second city you have lived in ever felt like “home”?