Thursday, September 5, 2013

Big Changes, Coming Soon...

I have never been one to like change. If I had it my way, I would love to have everything stay the same but without change progress isn't possible. Jeff and I are about to experience some major changes in our life and with the support of one another we will start a new adventure together!

Jeff has been offered a promotion with the company he works for, ADM. This promotions also requires a transfer and together we will be moving to...(drum roll please) Indiana! When I received this news from Jeff, I felt all these emotions in one- excited, nervous, and scared! How can I leave my job? Where will we live? Can I find a new teaching job? All these questions came flooding to my mind as I realized change is coming ready or not. I am so very proud of my husband for getting offered this new position in Frankfort, IN but it is going to be hard leaving my family, friends, and job here in Illinois. Thankfully, it is only about 2 hours and 15 minutes away from home so we can still be able to visit often on the weekends/holidays. Even though Jeff will be starting his new job at the plant in a couple of weeks, I will stay teaching at my school until December (because I just couldn't leave the staff and students that quick). Then at the start of the new year, I will begin to look for a new job hopefully in the education field. Living apart during the week won't be ideal but Jeff and I did long distance all through college and it only made us stronger as a couple, so no worries about that. As the news has settled in, I am starting to get more excited as I think about all the fun new things we will experience together, all the firsts in a new city, meeting new friends, and creating a new home for our family! With change there is growth and I hope to grow in this next chapter of our life, not only as an individual but as a married couple.

If I have any blog friends out there that live in Indiana, please comment and share any helpful information about good cities to live in or places to go! We are currently looking into Lafayette, Lebanon, & suburbs of Indy. Thanks in advance :)


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Labor Day Weekend Fun

Hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day weekend with family and friends! Jeff and I sure had a busy yet fun holiday weekend with boating on the lake for Jeff's dad's birthday and my friend Luke's wedding! Let's recap the weekend's festivities with some memories captured on camera by yours truly :)

Happy 53rd Birthday Steve!
Saturday, August 31st was Jeff's dad's birthday and what other way to celebrate than a boating day out on good ole' Lake Decatur! It was definitely a hot scorcher of a day but we all had a blast singing songs, getting a tan (or burn in my case), and enjoying one another's company. Even Jeff's brother Ryan's dog joined us for the day, Wrigley (as seen in the pic above). I am so lucky to have married into such a kind, down to earth, fun loving family like the Neisslies. I look forward to our next family gathering :)
Lovin' the lake!
Me, Chris (Jeff's mom), & Allie 
Neisslie Family
Jeff & I enjoying our boating day!
Sunday, September 1st- Jeff and I attended my long time friend from school Luke Hockaday's wedding. It was a beautiful, hot day for an outdoor wedding but even the heat couldn't get in the way of this wonderful couples big day :) The bride, Tessa, was absolutely stunning as she came in on a horse and carriage. The ceremony was lovely and the reception was so much fun with a live band providing entertainment for the guests to get down on the dance floor. Fellow blogger and friend, Bekah Bruce @ The Bruce Brood was my wonderful dance partner for the evening while our husbands chatted (away from the dance floor). It's safe to say we burned a lot of calories that night with non stop dancing! Congratulations again to a great couple, Luke & Tessa Hockaday, wishing you both many years of happiness together :)
Here comes the bride
Beautiful Couple
You may kiss the bride
Cut the cake!
Me & my date :) 
There you have it, my last weekend of the summer, I'm so ready for fall!! Now let's hope this short work week goes by quickly, so I can start my girls weekend in Chicago with all my favs :)

Quote I'm loving...
"I'm gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life"

XOXO, Sara