September 1, 2013

oh, the places you'll go!

I feel like the title of Dr. Seuss' book would make a great tagline of our little family's life.  Since Adam and I have been together (which, in December will be 8 years) we have never "settled." I think the longest we've stayed in one town is when he was finishing his degree at Alabama after he retired from pro ball.  We were there from September 2010  until August 2012 and ever since then we've been on the move!  Adams dream is to be a college baseball coach (preferably at a pretty big school) so, that's why we move a lot.  It's like a totem pole, you have to start at the bottom and work your way up once better opportunities arise! 

Our latest quest?

The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana!

I can't tell you how hard I prayed for something like this.  We were literally days away from our apartment lease ending in Huntsville, AL and he still didn't have a job.  We had a few things in the works, but we were really panicking!  He got a call late Friday night (August 16th) and was offered the Paid Volunteer coaching job and within the next week we packed up our apartment, said goodbye to family and friends, loaded up the Uhaul and headed north!

We came into this move without having a place to live, so we stayed in a hotel for a few days until we found a cute little townhouse.  If we stay here for a few years then we will look into a house or something, but for now? I will gladly live somewhere that provides snow removal :)

Yeah, snow--about that.


I am currently taking any and all winter clothing donations.  I don't know about where you live, but in Alabama schools and businesses shut down just at the thought of sleet.  I've been told that up North, you learn to deal with it and go on with your life.  If I go missing from November-March, I will most likely be hibernating in my warm house!

I have stashed my Alabama shirts into one pile and have literally worn a different UA football championship shirt for the last week.  Not even kidding.  I haven't gone anywhere without being asked where my accent is from and I still haven't found the nearest H&M. I did, however, find a Noodles & Co. and a Coldstone Creamery.  Fatty McFatterson--party of 1.

Sorry for being so absent lately.  We've been pretty busy getting settled in and we are still trying to find a preschool for Presley.  After that, I start a new office job (and by "office job" I mean it's just one office--and it's mine.  I will be working A-L-O-N-E!)  I know that will give me SO much more time to blog rather than doing it from home.  

So, butter my butt and call me a biscuit--let's get this new adventure started, ya'll!

xoxo,
Lindsay

9 comments:

  1. This is so exciting!!!! I wish I had any cold weather advice but living down here in Florida, yeah, I don't know the meaning of "cold!" Congrats on the awesome and spontaneous move!

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    1. Our other job offer was in Orlando, so it was basically two totally different locations! I was sort of rooting for the FL job, but it would have been a high school coaching job and that's not really the path he wants to go down.

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  2. How exciting! I LOVE snow:) Congrats on your families new adventure!

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    1. Thanks girl! I am going to need any and all advice you have dealing with snow! Also, congrats on your latest move!

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  3. Congratulations! My family lives all over IN, primarily central- Anderson/Alexandria/New Castle, but I also have some family farther north in Fort Wayne, Syracuse, and Lafayette. I love Indiana. I hope you do too!

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    1. Oh, fun! I don't think we are too far from Ft. Wayne!

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  4. Congrats! Hope everything went smooth with the transition.

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    1. So far it's been pretty easy! It actually feels a lot like Alabama--minus the rednecks (besides me!)

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  5. Woohoo! Congrats! Couldn't be at a better school! Go Fighting Irish! It's beautiful there!

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