Tuesday, June 12, 2012


We have found it!!  No, really!!

For those of you who don't know, we moved from the West coast to the East coast!

We put this plan in motion over 4.5 years ago and it in March we made it happen!  It's truly amazing how all the stars aligned and got us to our dream locale!

Here's how it started:

Back in 2007, I had just started at my company and the twins were 10 months old.  I had been at said company for about 7months when I started talking to James about the fact that my company had another location (amongst others) in Raleigh, NC and what did he think about us possibly moving there.  He was up for it!  Right off the bat!  So, we decided to fly there in October 2007 for a quick trip there to see if it was even a place we could see living.

So, we went!  And, of course fell in love with it immediately!  We fell in love with the people, with the climate, with the housing prices (:)), with everything!  We toured some housing developments in Raleigh, Cary, Apex & Holly Springs.  There were things we liked about each city, but the minute we set foot in Holly Springs, it was a no-brainer!  We walked up and down the sidewalks in the division we liked and saw kids upon kids playing outside riding their bikes with the other kids in the neighborhoods.  We saw neighbors conversing with each other and hanging out on their front porches together!  We walked away from that sub-division and couldn't believe what we had just seen.  It was everything we wanted for our children.  We wanted to raise them in a community that put family first and this was it!   I knew that this was my Utopia!

So, we came home and put the plan in motion to sell our house and move as soon as we could.  I was told that I had a job in NC and the only piece missing was James getting a job. 


After a month or so of not feeling well, I realized I was pregnant!  Apparently, North Carolina really does agree with me, because we conceived Caroline while we were out scoping the place out.  Hence her name, Caroline after North Carolina :)

So, that put the plan on hold for awhile.  Once we were able to catch our breath, we put the plan back in motion and in September of last year, I approached my work again not only did I get a new job out there, I got my DREAM job!  In addition to supporting a great VP here, I am also in charge of all the Community Outreach for our RTP office! 

So, then I came back out in February to secure housing, which I did and got the house I wanted, but what really cemented that this was the right choice, was that while I was out here finding us a home, James was immediately contacted by a headhunter and an interview was set up with a company the headhunter believed was a great fit for James.  he interviewed via Skype and before I even got back to CA he had a job offer!  A great one and he took it!  That was it!

I am amazed at how the puzzle pieces fell into place and everything happened the way it did.  I was truly meant to live on the Southern East Coast!  In fact, right now it is a balmy 85 and instead of being inside in the A/C, I prefer to be sitting on front porch enjoy this beautiful balmy weather!

Life is glorious for me out here.  I haven't felt this at peace in a long time :)  Life is really good right now!!