This was going to be a birthday post – because yesterday was my birthday. But to be honest, it was probably the worst birthday I’ve ever had. My husband forgot, and in fact I almost forgot too. But we had good reason. You see after 3 years in Iowa, we’re moving. To Virginia. Over the late part of last week, Chris was over there at a job interview. He was so excited, because it was exactly the work he’d been looking for, and the team he interviewed with were amazing. I’m so proud of him, because they offered him the job that afternoon. It was a really good offer. He spent most of the weekend checking out the area, and absolutely fell in love with it. We’ll be 45 mins south of Washington D.C., an hour or so from the coast, and an hour from the Mountains. But we’ll still technically be in the countryside, which is exactly what we want. It couldn’t be more perfect. Even better, it will be easier for our families to visit us. I’ll have more details on exactly what we’re doing soon, but that’s all I’ve got for now!
Of course it seemed quite appropriate to take photos in a harvested field as my farewell to Iowa. We’ve loved Iowa. It’s been so good to us. It’s where we bought our first house, had our children and for the first time managed to live a comfortable life. But it’s time for a seachange, and this offer was just too good to pass up. We’re not sure on the exact timing yet, but we do know they want it to be soon. Which unfortunately means a lot of work for us getting ready to move, and also means I have to put a hold on any new orders for my Fall collection, until things calm down a bit. As always though, you can sign up for the newsletter to be notified when the store re-opens
And don’t worry – the birthday turned out just fine. I still turned 26. We had a lovely dinner out, and I got a new adventure.