Goodbye Las Vegas... We are moving home!

*You can follow our road trip fun over at my personal blog, Late Nights & Lattes*

Three years ago, Parker and I graduated college and were looking for something "fun" to do.

After a not-so-long walk to the park, we had made up our minds... we were moving to Las Vegas. What could be more "fun" than that?! We were young, we didn't have jobs or much money, or any idea what to do when we arrived in Vegas, but we knew we would make it work. After all, that is the way do things - we are NOT planners.

A couple short months later, our bags were packed, tears were shed and we were out on the road for a cross-country road trip! Vegas or bust was our mentality... and bust we almost did. After our first stop our car broke down and needed a $900 repair to get moving again (which was about one-third of all the money we had to our name).

After seeing Chattanooga, New Orleans, Austin, and Albuquerque we finally arrived in Las Vegas!

Then came the harsh reality:
It was hell for both of us to find jobs and took much longer to get on our feet than we had initially anticipated. We could not have done it without the help of our family - most of all my sister-in-law who let us rent some rooms in her house. We love you, Romy!

Once we did get settled, we were amazed by how much we loved it here. It is here where we got our first "big people" jobs, got engaged, made new and lasting friendships, and created (then disbanded) 3 different businesses -ha! It is here that we learned we could do anything we set our mind to... and we could do it together.

As I sit here, only an hour away from leaving the city we have called home, I am teary-eyed thinking of all I am leaving behind. All the friends, families, and students I have met have given me so many memories that I will keep for a lifetime.

I am anxious to get started on the next chapter of our life together as we look forward to getting married, starting our family, revisiting our old friends and family we have left on the East Coast, and our exciting road trip that starts right about n-o-w!

To all our friends here in Vegas - WE LOVE YOU and we can't wait to come back and visit!
To all our friends and family back East - we love you too and we are on our way!!

Until next time...


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Thank you Anna from Crazy for First Grade for the cute image!


  1. What a sweet story! You are such an adventurous couple!!! Best of luck to you! :) Melissa

  2. Hooray for using wicked! Gotta love that New England lingo!

    What a great story! I'm sure this will just be another wonderful chapter in your life! Have a safe trip back East!

    The Polished Teacher

  3. Thanks for the laugh! My sister lives in MA and she uses the word wicked a lot.
    Good luck with your move!

  4. So exciting. I wish I had moved and visited some places right out of college.

  5. Be safe in your travels! I know what it's like to have to say goodbye a lot- I moved 8 times growing up. The joys of being an Army Brat. But I know I got meet great people and see interesting things so it was all worth it. Now I'm happily settled with my own family. Glad y'all had that great experience and are ready for something new!!
    Mrs. Landry's Land of Learning

  6. I don't know what kind of hole I've been living in to miss your cute blog! Love how adventurous you two are and how sweet it is that you are moving back home. Good luck on the move!!

  7. My Aunt and Uncle did the same thing! They lived in Vegas for years (which was awesome because we would visit) then decided they needed to come back home. It was a crazy move to bring everything back east but they looked into the best moving companies to help them out! Good luck!

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