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Life Update – Where Have I Been?!?! March 10, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — carly71722 @ 9:34 am

Sorry for the serious lack of posting in the last month and a half. Since then my life has taken a few crazy turns and I will be back to blogging more regularly in April. Here’s what’s been happening….

1. Joe and I both got in car accidents in January – we are both 100% ok, but the cars are a different story. His was totaled, we got a new car, and the night we signed for the new car I got in an accident in the new car. Thank you icy Cleveland roads. Luckily we both just hit the median/guard rail and no other cars were involved… and we were NOT hurt!

2. I found a new job as a personal trainer!  Great stuff, but that had me working 2 jobs for about the past month while I phase out of the old job. I’ve been teaching a bunch of boot camp style classes and loving it. But, I will be leaving this job because…..

3. I AM MOVING TO ARIZONA!!!!! The long and short of it… Joe and I have wanted to move there for about 3 years. A year and a half ago Joe expressed interest to his company about moving out there with no real response. So, sometime in February Joe heard that a new restaurant in his company was opening in Tucson in June. So, he put in for a transfer and also expressed interest in their two Phoenix area stores if something was to come available there. Tucson was a go (as a Sous Chef), but then he heard back from corporate that there was an Executive Chef opening in Gilbert, AZ. He got an official offer for the position on February 28th with a start date of March 28th! YIKES! A 2000 mile move in less than a month! We are beyond excited though because my brother and sister-in-law live in Scottsdale with their daughter and soon to be 2nd daughter (due on March 19th), and my parents have a vacation home out there as well. Plus… NO SNOW!  Seriously!?!? This winter has not treated us well, so definitely an added perk. So, packing, getting the house ready to sell, and still working full time has definitely pushed blogging to the bottom of my priority list.

Thank you all for still checking out the blog and I promise a good post once we are settled in our new apartment!  Speaking of, I am headed out for 4 days next week to find said apartment. We officially fly out of Cleveland on the 23rd!

If any of you are in the Phoenix area, let me know!  I definitely need to find some new peeps out there 🙂



14 Responses to “Life Update – Where Have I Been?!?!”

  1. Carly! That is so super exciting! (well minus the car accident parts!) 🙂 That is absolutely amazing! I know how badly Joe had deserved a promotion for years now, and you see m so happy about AZ! SO SO happy for you! Perhaps a going-away dinner could be put in the works? Perhaps at Joe’s restaurant?? Let me know what you think!

    • carly71722 Says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I would LOVE another get together, but I can’t commit to it right now. We are shipping our cars and I don’t have an exact date for the pick up yet, which means I may be carless for a few days 😦 I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

  2. Bite Buff Says:

    Well that is exciting news for the both of you! I agree with Allison- a going-away dinner would be nice if you have time. Good luck with everything!

  3. Kali Says:

    OMG I can’t believe you’re moving! That’s awesome! I’m coming to visit haha. Let me know if you have time to hang out before you go!

    • carly71722 Says:

      I’ll let you know. As I said to Allison above, I might be left carless for a few days since we are shipping them out there!!! I definitely want to see everyone though!

  4. Alana Says:

    How exciting. I went to ASU…you’ll love AZ!

  5. Good luck in Arizona!!

  6. Anna Says:

    Just found your blog recently and I love it! =) Ohh AND I live in the Phoenix area, Tempe to be exact. As much as I love snow, I love the weather out here(until it’s July and 115 degrees outside lol)

    • carly71722 Says:

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’m so excited to be out here and I can’t wait to get blogging again as soon as I get settled. We are going to be in Chandler!

      • Anna Says:

        Ooo Chandler is not too far away. Everything is pretty convenient with all the freeways in the Phoenix area.

  7. SO glad you’re both ok!! You never know about car wrecks..even the “least severe” kind can cause really bad damage. Thank goodness you’re alright!

  8. heyhey! poise in parma actually recommended your blog to me because much like you, I’m from NE Ohio (Akron to be exact) and I moved to Tempe, Arizona last August! I’m so glad you love it so far! It was the best decision i’ve ever made 🙂 (you really won’t miss the snow, promise!)

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