Thursday, June 27, 2013

Next Chapter

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I’ve been keeping a little secret that some of you caught onto on Instagram. Have you noticed my sneaky little hashtag #lindsaysnextchapter over the last week? ;) I suppose I have some explainin’ to do! No, I am not pregnant (although that is a very understandable guess, especially considering my unintentionally misleading photo on Sunday). Just when I accepted that we’d be in Houston for quite a bit longer, life decided to get all turned up-side-down in a really great way.

Some back story. One thing you should know about my husband is that he leaves no stone unturned. When it comes to making a decision, he researches every possibility. Most people may write out a list of pros and cons. My husband? He scours the internet for reviews, discreetly gathers information from colleagues and friends, reads up on the topic, mulls over the possible outcomes with me over dinner, requests my opinion every step of the way, and then Googles the answers to every question he may have. He is diligent about making educated decisions, and he never waits for opportunities to present themselves. He creates them. It is one of the qualities I admire most about him. When he is in that mode, he is on fire!

Long story short, a former colleague of his e-mailed him about a position opening for an entertainment company. It was a job right up my husband's alley but something that he had stepped away from for a few years. But again, no stone left unturned! It seemed interesting enough, he applied, he had a couple interviews, he got an amazing job offer during my San Diego trip, and after a lot of discussion with me, he accepted the position as the associate director of a corporate entertainment company! He’ll be installing shows in three venues/states. We worked in theme park entertainment together, and I’ll just say that stepping into this job is like... being the top dog in a theme park entertainment department. This job is a total game-changer for him… and us! I am so proud of him, and I know he is going to rock it!

The point of this post is less about his new job and more about where his new job is located. Yes, the big news is that we’re moving – and very soon! As of July 9 or 10, we’ll be residents of (a small town in) Knoxville, TN!


Smoky Mountains,
Gatlinburg,
Pigeon Forge (which will be fun when we have a kid),
rolling hills of lush fields and trees,
and a gorgeous rental home deep in the country.

I’ll soon be doing my blogging from my new backyard:

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We’ll be so tucked away in the country that I’m not even worried about posting a photo that shows the exterior of our house. It doesn’t even show up on Google Maps street view, and it’s relatively new, so sometimes it doesn’t even show up as an actual address. Good luck, stalkers. ;)

It’s going to be a hectic two weeks ahead (as if the last two haven’t been?). Wish us luck! And if you’re ever in the Knoxville area, let me know! We’ll go play in the Smoky Mountains together! 
 

40 comments:

Life in the Heights! said...

Congratulations!! Oh my goodness!! I'm so excited for y'all's new adventures!! Going to miss seeing you at the blogger meet ups, but the best thing about blogging is that we are still always in touch!! So happy for y'all!! XOXO

Ari @ The Pace of it All said...

That is super exciting, congratulations!! :)

Belle Vierge said...

My long-term goal is to live in Tennessee. It's halfway between my southern home state and my current midwestern state (aka where my boyfriend's family lives). Plus my boyfriend's current company (the one that pays really well and offers good benefits and good vacation time) has two locations in Tennessee, so he could still work for this good company. I'm excited to start reading stories from a Tennessee blogger!!!!

Whitney Hough said...

Again, all I can say is: I'm so glad that it's not somewhere I'll never see you again. I'm already trying to figure out how I can see you when we come home for Thanksgiving Nov. 23-31! Of course I'll miss you FOR SURE, but it's not goodbye. Only see you later. :)

Lisa @ MMT said...

So happy for you two! Congrats to your husband on the new job! I was secretly hoping you were pregnant after seeing your hashtags haha. Your new house looks gorgeous! Totally a place you want to take a vacation to. I know you will have lots of fun there!

Allie @ Between Dreams said...

That sounds like such a wicked opportunity!! Good on him for creating his own opportunities :)

And that view?! To die for!!!

Heather Mora said...

Exciting!!! You know the Rebolds live in Knoxville, ya? Well, Robyn and her family and then her parents too. So so excited for you!

Heidi said...

Congratulations to you both on the big changes ahead! And what a beautiful part of the country to be moving to!

Breonna said...

Congrats!!! I thought you were just on vacation lol. This sounds super exciting for yall! Make sure you get stellar internet connection and no more indoor camping :)

Clare said...

Congrats! That is so exciting! TN is gorgeous! I went to college about two hours from there in Sewanee and absolutely love that area. Y'all are going to love it! Good luck with the packing and moving, and yay for Lady Sapphire's next chapter :)

Breanna Pair said...

Oh my gosh!! We will miss you soooo much! But I am so happy for you guys! This sounds like such an amazing opportunity!

Ditto what Bre said! ^ Make sure you have amazing internet connection, and since we will all be missing you here you must blog all the time! :)

And oh my word, 2 weeks! That is a very quick and short time to pack! Please let me know if you guys need anything at all.

Sew Much To Say said...

Beautiful view of your new backyard! congratulations to the both of you. Your future child will love the new location.

Amanda Rose
http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

I'm SO EXCITED for you! What an exciting new adventure for y'all. Houston will miss you, but this is so great for you and your hubby!

Kathleen Uhran said...

You are leaving just as I am arriving to Houston to start my next chapter! Best of luck to you and your husband and that is a pretty nice backyard to do your blogging. Safe travels! :)

thenerdykatie said...

OMG!!! I'm sad you're leaving but also totally jealous because TN looks beautiful! Houston is going to miss you sooooo much, you're going to have to come back & visit!

Blake - One Eighty Blog said...

Congratulations! I wish you both the best. Yall will have so much fun exploring the city and making a new home there!

Callie {FirstComesLove} said...

Whoa! That is awesome. I wasn't quite sure what Lindsay's next chapter was going to be but this sounds awesome and exciting!

Emily said...

I thought moving might be it! Congrats, very exciting next adventure!

Darby Hawley said...

Wow what an awesome new adventure for you two! I am thrilled for you but of course sad for myself in a selfish way. You're such an awesome woman and I'm so glad that blogging brought us together. Thank goodness that it will also keep us together. I am definitely looking forward to reading all about your new life in TN!

Heather said...

I totally caught the Pigeon Forge instagram the other day and meant to ask what's going on!! We'll miss you in H-town, but that is such an awesome place to live!

Katie Price said...

Congratulations Lindsay! What an exciting move to be making :)

RadiantKristen said...

Congratulations,that's incredible!!! Good luck on this new journey, hope it brings you both joy and success!

Gesci said...

I thought that might be the cryptic hashtag! Congratulations, and how exciting!!

Nilda said...

I totally caught the hash tag and wanted to ask but didn't want to come off stalkerish!
That's such a beautiful place to live! How exciting for you.
And your husband sounds EXACTLY like my fiancé. He researched every possibility before making any decision.

Jenn said...

Whoop! That's so exciting. You both are going to do great in TN!

Leanne @ Simply Beautiful said...

Big congrats! So excited/happy for you! It'll be a big change, but a good one. Can't wait to see how well the both of you settle in. I know you'll enjoy that part of the South, I just love that area, soo beautiful! Can't wait to hear/see more :)

Rebecca A. said...

YAY! We'll be neighbors! Welcome to Tennessee! You'll love it here! I am in Greeneville...other side of the Smokies. Somehow I need to give you my text # so you can let me know if you have any "newbie questions". :) We moved to TN in 1994 and have loved it ever since!!
Sending you some virtual UT ORANGE!!
Go Vols!

Lauren {Adventures in Flip Flops} said...

This is so exciting! I love when life drops fun little surprises on you like this!

Michelle said...

Just to reiterate...I'm so happy for you and can't wait to sit on that porch with you someday ;)

Meg {henninglove} said...

thanks for stating right off the bat you aren't pregnant, helps all of get over the wonderful shock if that was the news!! how cool you are moving and to knoxville, i think tennessee would be a wonderful place to live and now i get to experience through your blog :-)

TheRealNovelate.com said...

oh wow! congrats! moving is exciting and nerve wracking all at once. wishing yall the best!

TheRealNovelate.com said...

oh, and how could i fail to mention? be sure to drink plenty of sweet tea!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

YAY YAY YAY!
So glad that I heard the news beforehand :)
#sisterperks

Y'all's place is gorgeous.
I can't say it enough!
Congrats to Mr. TBS on the new job and YAY for new beginnings!

Do you know what you're gonna be doing job-wise?

I LOVE YOU, SIS!

Kate said...

Wow! I was wondering what your mysterious hashtag was about :) Congratulations on your new adventure!

Millie said...

Oops, that's super exciting! And your new house looks gorgeous!

Meg O. said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Ok, I'm being selfish. But honesty I'm really happy for y'all! What an amazing opportunity for your hubby! A big congratulations to you both! Greg's grandparents and some cousins live in Mount Juliet (outside of Nashville) and we typically go once a year. So, a meetup is in order! I have no idea how close that is to where you'll be. Haha

tara said...

how exciting!!! fun changes ahead! :)

Alicia Manzano said...

This is so exciting!!! Good luck!!! :) :)

Kimberly @ The Simplicity said...

This is so wonderful! I used to spend so many summers in Tennessee, right by the Smoky Mountains. Definitely get some inner tubes and go floating on the rivers :)

Aunie said...

THAT'S YOUR NEW HOUSE?! Lindsay, it doesn't get any more rustic than that. I'm incredibly jealous and so happy for you!