My Journey

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Big Secret

.... we haven't even told some of our closest friends, so feel special ladies! doesn't really effect any of you, well maybe except Robin who I was hoping would come and visit me in Baltimore and go to Fleming's together....


Last Wed Jake accepted a job offer in Utah. He starts in 3ish weeks. (I know, not that exciting for the blog world)

So..... this is a big deal. I mean its over 2,000 miles away. We have little kids, a  4 bedroom house to pack and  sell, 3 cars, and my career will switch from teacher to full time mommy (at the moment).

(Did I mention I also have 4 cupcake orders and my huge wedding I'm planning, a trip to NY, Zoey's bday and my parents coming down all in the next 3 weeks as well?)

I'm a bit.....overwhelmed, but it honestly feels so right.

I really feel good about letting it be Jake's time to take the lead and provide for his family. He has really be struggling to find a job out here and this bank in Utah loves him and have offered him the job multiple times. This time we just realized that our savings account is vanishing quickly with our ever increasing mortgage and utility bills, my school district prob wouldn't be giving teachers raises for a long time, and if we ever wanted baby #3 we are going to need some family around to help us (Jake's fam is all out there). So, it just clicked and we are taking a leap of faith.

I actually will be finishing out the semester here in Baltimore and will be in charge of packing, cleaning, selling the house and cars. Jake and the babies will go and live with his parents until I can wrap things up out here. I will be making trips back and forth to see my babies, skyping DAILY and crying my eyes out most night...but in the end I feel like this is going to be great for our family.

More to come I'm sure as we figure it out! But off to finish some cake pops and then drop into bed after a killer Zumba class by the awesome-est guy Zumba instructor tonight! It was intense!!


  1. First, congratulations to Jake.
    Email me so we can get together before your semester is over and you leave.

  2. Congrats to Jake! I am so excited you will be able to be a SAHM. I know how hard it is to juggle work, kids, hubby, you being the crazy gal that you are, like to throw in cupcakes and more!!! I know it will be a hard couple of months w/ out the kiddos around everyday. It will go fast and just think of all the time you will get to have with them starting in Jan.!!!!

  3. Congrats on the big move. It sounds like your plate is full.

    Also, you look just like Alanis Morissette in your profile picture! lol :)

  4. Congrats on the big move!!!!! I hope you love Utah!

  5. Congratulations on the move and the job for Jake. I'm sure this is going to be a great opportunity for your family.

  6. Congratulations to ALL of you - how very exciting!! I am sooo thrilled for YOU!

  7. Sounds like a great decision and I'm sure everything will fall into place. Poof ! If you weren't so busy I'd ask for some tips on making cake-pops. Mine don't ever really turn out that well :(

  8. Congrats! I'm jealous ~ Moab has some great mountain biking and its beautiful out there!!! Good luck with the transition!

  9. Congrats! These next 3 weeks are going to FLLLYYYYY BY!

  10. congrats! I know it is a scary time, but it sounds like you are doing the right thing, and you seem to be embracing it. It will be difficult, i'm sure, to be away from your babies for the time being, but think of how great it will be in the end! Best of luck to you!

  11. Wow, that is a huge change! Tell Jake we all said congrats!!