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Tuesday Talk: Adventure Awaits!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hi friends!! Happy Tuesday!!!

So last week, I alluded to some big things happening for our family in 2017...and I am so excited to share all the details today!

Just a little back story for those of you who don't know about the journey we have been on for the past 10 years....

A year after Aaron and I met (and 2 months after we got engaged), Aaron made the decision to go back to school- medical school specifically. Because his bachelor's degree was in Political Science, he had to first get an associate's degree in Biology before he could even apply to medical school. So for two years, he went to school, full time at night, while working full time during the day as a rehab technician. THEN- after the "fun" application and interview process, he got into medical school and we moved to Cleveland, OH, where we lived for 4 1/2 years while he went to school.  THEN- he graduated and we moved to Indianapolis in May 2014 and he began his 3 year residency.  And now we are here- less than 6 months away from him graduating from residency!!!
The last 10 years has been QUITE THE ADVENTURE. HA!

All of the stress, countless hours of studying, and LOTS of time not seeing each other have been totally worth it because Aaron has been pursuing his dream and he absolutely LOVES what he does. And- he is really good at it :)

The question we have been asked a lot this past year is: "What are your plans after Aaron is done with residency?"  We have had several different sets of plans...but really wanted a certain "plan" to work out.  And I am SO crazy excited to share with you that it DID!
After a whirlwind interview in early December, Aaron was offered a position with an incredible practice in GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA!

We are moving to the South Ya'll!!! :)

Our goal, ever since Aaron started residency, was to get a job in North Carolina...but there were quite a few hoops to jump through to make that dream into a reality. As with this whole entire journey we have been on, we just stayed focused, stayed positive and did what needed to be done. Well- Aaron has been the one studying, taking ALL THE EXAMS, interviewing, ect...but we're a team- so I say "we." :)

Living in Greenville, will mean that we are 1 1/2 hours from my brother and his family (they live in Raleigh) and 1 1/2 hours from Aaron's brother and his family (they live on the NC coast). We have NEVER lived that close to any family since we have been married- so to say we are just giddy with excitement would be a mild understatement :)
We are also only 1 1/2 hours from the ocean...EEEKKK!!! :)

We just signed papers to start building a house- the builder should be breaking ground in the next couple of weeks and our house should be complete by the beginning of June- which is a very good thing- since we will be moving in the middle of June! 

We are just SO very excited for this chapter of our lives and SO very thankful!!!
So- that's our big news!!! I still can't believe in less than 6 months we will be moving to a new state and a completely different part of the country!!! 
We are ready for the adventure that awaits us!


Also- I posted about this yesterday- but wanted to share it again today!
JohannahHeatherJennifer and I are hosting a fun little nail polish swap!! 
We would love it if you joined us!! 


 
Here's the details: click on this LINK and it will send you to the sign-up form.
You will get paired up with a friend to buy some nail polish for- the maximum you can spend is $15 (not including shipping).
Send your friend her nail polish by Jan. 31st and blog about your goodies (or share on Instagram if you don't have a blog!) on February 7th! SO easy and FUN. The perfect little pick-me-up to give and receive during this kind of BLAH winter season! :)


Hope you have the BEST day!
 Let me know if you have any questions about the nail polish swap!


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28 comments:

  1. Wonderful news! North Carolina is so beautiful, and it sounds perfect to me because they get four true seasons, but the winters aren't too bad. I'm so excited for y'all. Being close to family will be priceless!

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  2. Eeekkkkk! I'm so excited for you sweet friend. I can't wait to see all the progress!! Being so close to family will be amazing!! Oh and the beach.... just sealed the deal!
    Happy Tuesday!!

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    1. Thank you friend!! I appreciate you sharing in our excitement!! I can't wait to share pics of the house once it starts getting built!! :)

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  3. Ahhhhhhh! So stinking excited for you guys! Seriously, that is the best! Building a house is a dream of ours. Tell me your plan! I love everything & anything house related. Seriously, house hunting makes me giddy. How did you decide on a builder & lot being so far away?? How did your parents handle the news? You are fairly close distance wise to them, correct? CONGRATULATIONS!

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  4. Congratulations! That is such exciting news!

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  5. Congratulations! What great and exciting news! Being so close to family will be wonderful!

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS ON ALMOST BEING DONE WITH RESIDENCY! Yay for finding a job in a place like that-North Carolina is wonderful!

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  7. I am just so beyond excited for your entire Family =) North Carolina is a beautiful state and the winters there aren't horrible which I am incredibly jealous about! ha!!! What a journey you have all been through the last 10 years, it will be so worth the wait!!!!

    Have a great day friend!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Johannah!! It has definitely been a long time coming and we are just so ready to settle into our new home and new community! We are really looking forward to putting down some roots!! :)

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  8. I am SO excited for you! We love living in the south! Have a great day!

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  9. So very excited for you all! You'll still get cold weather (well, to this Florida girl!) but it will definitely be different than the Midwest! Congratulations!

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    1. HA! Yes- we are ok with the cold temperatures Greenville gets...nothing will compare to the winters we survived living in Cleveland!! :) Thanks for sharing in our excitement Aja!

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  10. I think you will love the warmer climate! With you gang you will be outside so much and I am sure you will love love love the new environment!

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  11. Oh I am so happy for your family, that is so exciting!

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    1. Thank you Susan!! I appreciate it!! :)

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  12. Oh my goodness!! I am so excited for you!! The only thing better would be Greenville, SC - where all of MY family is!!! Such great news for you. I can't wait to hear about the next 6 months of your families life!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness!! That would have been TOO MUCH if we ended up in the same Greenville as your family!! Thanks for sharing in our excitement friend!!

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  13. Woohoo! So happy for big wonderful changes for your family! xoxo

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  14. That's HUGE news!! Congratulations!! So many wonderful things going on and answers to prayer - moving to warmer weather that you LOVE, living in the South, being so close to the ocean AND family - y'all are going to LOVE it. I can't wait to hear more about the house you are BUILDING!! What a fun process. We put in a solid 9 years of graduate school time so I can completely relate to that process. Lots of great memories, but glad to have it behind us. SO now the obvious thing on my mind is that our Indianapolis meet up must happen in the next few months because I cannot have you leaving Indiana without a proper visit :) So excited for your family!! Thanks for sharing your big news :)

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  15. This is SUCH exciting news for you all!! What a great opportunity to be near family and to BUILD YOUR NEW HOME! Welcome to the South, you'll love it here!

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    1. Thank you Erica!!! We are so stinkin' excited!! :)

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  16. That is so very EXCITING!!! I'm really happy for your family! Congrats!!!

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  17. Love your blog! I was catching up on reading and just saw your news of moving! Greenville is a beautiful city. They have a beautiful park called Falls on the Reedy and the Greenville Zoo is amazing. I live about 40 mins away. We love it! You'll enjoy every bit of Greenville!

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  18. Ahh just catching up on your blog and saw you are moving! I live in Raleigh and went to school in Greenville! It's a great place to raise a family and so many things are in driving distance (beach, mountains etc.) Congrats!

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