Monday, November 28, 2011


This past week was our first Thanksgiving as a married  couple...and wow we had so much to be thankful for. Living away from your family really makes you appreciate those little things that we so often take for granted. We definitely took some time to enjoy those special family things that only happen on holidays. Just to name a few:
  • The ever-present separation of men and women--men to the TVs women to the kitchen
  • The family dinner (J and I rarely even eat at our own table...)
  • Morning coffee--J never drinks coffee so I love having coffee time with our families because I am pretty sure he is the only one who doesn't have coffee in the morning
Of course I enjoy every moment spent with our families, but those are some of those cozy moments that I miss way up here in PA. Speaking of...our moving day is set, and we will be residents of Roanoke, VA by January 1, 2012. New place for a new year!

We found a new apartment in Roanoke that we are super excited about! We will be living in 300 more square feet than we currently have for $1 less a month than we currently pay...still deciding what to do what that $12, any suggestions? Seriously though I can't wait for another room--I'm thinking craft room/office/reading area, I can't wait to decorate! AND in other news we will be having our very own WASHER/DRYER in our apartment...for those of you who don't have one you know how awesome this is!

So needless to say, J and I had so very much to be thankful for this year. We have had an amazing year in 2011 full of awesome experiences and now we are looking forward to the next chapter of our lives. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful large family and so many great friends and now we are going to be a little bit closer to everyone.

Now we just have to pack up everything and get ready for our big move...easier said than done.

Monday, November 14, 2011

J and C and a NEW City

Just as we were getting used to our new location up here in PA--its time for another move.
Drumroll please.....

Salem VA here we come!

We are quite the excited pair because this move is taking us much closer to our families and friends back in SW-VA, and J is especially excited to be back in VT country!

So for now we are scouring the internet for a new home for J, C and little P in the smaller and more familiar city of Salem. Just like our last move, we only have a few weeks to get ready for the 308 mile trip to our new home.

Hope Salem is ready for us-we can't wait to get back to Virginia. Time to start packing...seems like we just got organized :-)