Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2 Weeks and Counting

Hello from New Mexico!  And according to our favorite bumper sticker we've seen on this trip so far... "It ain't new and it ain't Mexico".

As of today, we've been on the road for 2 weeks.  And that whole "oh yeah, I'm going to blog a bunch in the next few days" thing I said in my last post... Ha!  That obviously didn't happen.  It is way too hard to try and blog on the road.  I rarely have internet connection and hardly ever want to spend time in front of my computer when I can be out enjoying all the things there are to see!  So for now, all I can manage is a short update post every once in a while.  Once we get settle in California, I will do some major trip recaps, don't you worry!

Anywho, on Sunday I celebrated my 28th birthday (woof, too close to 30 now!).  We spent the day wandering around Santa Fe (where we were staying for a few days), checking out the sights and eating lots of delicious Mexican food.  I can't even talk about the amount of Mexican we have eaten since we've been in New Mexico.  It is a lot and it is SO good.

Tomorrow, we head into Colorado to visit our good friend, Alan.  And then from there, we've got Utah and Arizona on the agenda.

And since no blog post is good without a picture, here's one of me at "Lighthouse Rock" in Texas.  Good times!

Till next time, adios!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

On The Roooooad!

Hello, hello!  I'm currently blogging from a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas!

We finally left on 'Our Great Adventure' last Wednesday and as of today, we have been on the road for exactly one week.  We've made it through eight states so far and have been having a blast.  We've been doing a lot of camping, hiking, and visiting awesome towns.

I just wanted to stop in and say hi real quick since I haven't blogged in a whiiiile!  I'm hoping to get some pictures posted from our trip so far in the next few days!  For now, here's one of us right as we were leaving Pittsburgh to embark on our trip!!

Till next time, adios!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Our Great Adventure!!

First of all...
Happy May!!
The best month of all, my birthday month! ;)

So, I've been getting a lot of questions about our Big News, so I thought I'd let you know more of the details of it all.  My official start date at UC Irvine is July 1st and from now until that date, we've got a lot planned!!

My last day of work at my current job is this Friday, May 3rd!  Since I don't start my new position in California until July, we are going to spend this two month gap during May and June traveling around the United States and slowly making our way to California.  I am deeming this "Our Great Adventure".  :)

Originally, I was going to work at my current job through June and then head straight to California to start my new job.  But after working out the details with my current manager, I was able to put in my notice much sooner to allow for this once in a lifetime mini travel gap.  And Brett's company offered to have him continue working for them remotely from California, so all he will need to do is check in every once in a while during our travels before continuing full time remotely in California.  I cannot even begin to explain my excitement!

This is all happening so fast.  Between finishing up at work, visiting with friends & family, renting out our house, the insane packing process, and planning out our cross-country travels, things are getting crazy over here!  You don't even want to see my to-do list, trust me!  But in the midst of all the craziness of picking up our lives and moving them across the country, I can't help but stop every so often and just pinch myself that this is all happening.  I am so so grateful to have opportunities like this.  And I'm even more grateful that I get to experience this great adventure with Brett.

I hope you stick around to see how it all plays out.  I am definitely planning on blogging along the way during our summer travels cross country.  And of course, I plan on blogging about our new California life once we get there!  And as always, I'll be posting on instagram / twitter / vine because I have a serious social media problem.  :)  Hope to hear from you along the way!

And now, continuing on with the craziness that is this week!
Is this really my life?!