We’re Moving!

Chad and I have a huge announcement that we’ve been dying to share with you (and no, there are no babies headed our way anytime soon – though somebody guessed that. Yikes)!

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We were both born and raised in the Philadelphia/Delaware areas. We’re Philly sports fans through and through and we will never, ever pledge our loyalty anywhere else. Our memories and histories are on the East Coast. Everyone we know, love, and treasure is here. Yes, there are brutal, cold winters and yes, the humidity level in summer isn’t anything to brag about either. There are three tiny counties, and more chickens in Delaware than there are people (#fact).

But, Delaware is and always will be our home. There’s a lot of love packed into this teeny tiny little wonder. We are deeply rooted in families and communities that it truly hurts to leave.

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So, why are we moving? If we’re being honest – we’re just sincerely craving adventure. Craving to live a little bigger and a little slower. To build these memories together.

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I’m grateful to be married to a man who believes in the importance of taking risks and pursuing dreams, even if a few eyebrows or “but, why?”s are raised along the way. We know that it’s not forever, but we know it’s what we need for now. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness. I’m just so glad that I get to have all of those seasons with Chad by my side.

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I’m so looking forward to getting back to the city, mountains, beaches, and friends that I called home for a short while. The last time I moved away from San Diego, it was with a heavy heart. I was thrilled to be going back to my sweet roots, but torn because I knew a big part of me would stay in Southern California. It really does ruin you for life.

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What I didn’t know at the time was that I had to go back to Delaware to soon after meet and fall in love with a man (hallelujah for that) who would one day be the one to encourage me that moving back to California wasn’t selfish or a pipe dream. If that’s what my heart wanted, that’s what his wanted, too. And, also – his belly wants acai bowls from OB Smoothie on the daily. Can you blame him?

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And so, the first week of March, we’re packing up our SUV with our essentials and our pup and driving across the country, sleeping on floors and crashing with friends along the way. We have some answers as to what our home and life will look like in San Diego, but honestly – not many. We’ll hope and pray and plan; we’ll figure it out as we go. So much is riding on faith in God and trust with each other, but we know that everything will unfold exactly as it should.

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To our friends and family who it hurts to leave back home: we’ll dig those sunsets, but they got nothin’ on you. You all have made our lives, together and separate, so rich and beautiful and full of belonging. We are forever grateful. We’re dreading to say goodbye and already looking forward to when we can squeeze you tight and say hello again.

And, we eagerly welcome any and all visitors. Nuestra sofá es su sofá. There are these burritos with french fries in the middle that we’re dying for you to try. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “We’re Moving!

  1. So happy for u both I have not been back since I lived there it is truely gods beauty here on earth I’ll see ya and your sofa for sure

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  2. Hip, hip, HOORAY! I can’t wait to have you back on this coast. I’m so proud of you two (or three! Sorry, Chasey) for taking this huge leap.

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