Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ready For What's Next

Cole and I just found out we will be having a baby girl this December! It was so amazing to share this experience together as we watched the ultrasound and found out our fate! Not only will we be growing our family, we'll also be making a new home for ourselves in Fayetteville, North Carolina where Cole will be stationed at Fort Bragg as an Military Intelligence Officer in the Army. These two big changes, along with some inspiration and encouragement from my friend, Kerry, prompted me to start this blog.

We are thrilled by all the possibilities our futures hold, but more than a little sad to be moving away from family and friends in California and Nevada. For me, home will always be California. It's where my parents are, where I grew up, and where some of my most cherished memories live.
However, as I grew up, got married, moved away and went to college I found a new town that felt like it could be our home: Reno.

After spending over five years in the biggest little city, Cole and I made amazing friends through school, jobs and our fraternities. It's hard leaving this group of friends, but it's time for us to take the next step.

Last December Cole was accepted to attend Officer Candidate School (OCS), where he excelled and later branched Military Intelligence. After graduating from OCS, we packed up everything in Reno and caravanned with our little dog, Griffin, to Fort Huachuca, AZ for four months of schooling. From here we're headed to North Carolina!

So, in short, I hope this blog will provide me:

  • a way to stay connected to friends and family

  • a place to share our adventures

  • an opportunity to write

A side note: I decided to title this blog "Math in My Head" mainly because I can't do math in my head. I guess it's my own funny little metaphor for figuring things out. I'm young without a myriad of life experiences, but I have confidence in myself that I can figure it out...eventually (and sometimes with the help of a calculator)!

Current craving: Hot Chocolate with whipped cream (yum!)