Thursday, December 30, 2010

We're Married! ... Now what?

For Caleb and I getting married didn't greatly change our relationship. We were well aware of what we were getting ourselves into and what to expect out of our marriage, so we easily (and very happily) fell into our roles as wife and husband. Being married has been a blessing that is hard to explain to anyone who hasn't also experienced it. We thankfully haven't had any adjusting to do, I know he's messy and he knows I am even messier. We are both horrible procrastinators, so that's nothing new and at any given time we can be found on our couch playing fetch with Paris, or catching up on our favorite shows.

Since we didn't have a ton of adjusting to do we immediately began planning our lives. We would talk about our futures, where we saw ourselves in 5 years, and tons of other random things. We both knew we didn't want to raise kids in Florida, not because Florida isn't a great state, but because we want our kids to see their grandparents and that wouldn't be possible in Florida. So, the more we talked, the more we started to open up about how we REALLY missed our friends and family. I talked about my sisters constantly and Caleb talked about how his friends had such awesome jobs in Nashville and how he felt like he was missing out. Eventually we came to the conclusion that we would like to move as soon as possible, but it seemed like that possibility was years down the road. We had decided we would be moved in 5 years at the longest, and then Caleb found out about an opening for a position in Nashville and it was all downhill from there. We literally made the decision to move 13 hours away in about a weeks time.

Now, here we are! Moving to Nashville Tennessee in 20 days! We have our lease signed and we're ready to go, minus that small hiccup called packing. Which we have yet to start (did I mention we're both huge procrastinators?). I am SOO excited to be closer to my sister, Saige (who I am sure you will hear tons about) and my best friends and family. I will be about 2 hours from my hometown! Yay!

Random fact: the day we move to Nashville will mark our 5 month anniversary. How many newlyweds can say that within the first 5 months of their marriage they could get married, move 10 hours away, get settled, find jobs, and then move 13 hours away, and still have jobs! Go us!

First Post

Hi all!

This is my first attempt at blogging, so we will see how it goes. I have been wanting to do this forever, but found that I am terribly blogging illiterate, thanks to my good friend Amanda I have now (somewhat) figured it out.

I'll start off with a little about the Hamiltons. We are both recent graduates of Auburn University (War Eagle!), we were married on August 21st of this year, and we live in Melbourne Florida. My husband, Caleb, works for a company called Harris Corporation as a Software Engineer and I work as an Assistant Manager at Hollister Co. We both love our jobs and are very grateful to have them, but we have decided that Florida is just not for us. Being a plane ride away from your friends and family really takes a toll on you and we have decided to relocate to Nashville Tennessee! We are SO excited about this move that is happening in just 20 short days! When we move I will be staying with the company I am with and Caleb will be working with a company called Metova as a Software Engineer. He will be making phone apps and he's super excited to get started.

Now a little about our Dog! She's a Yorkie named Paris and she will turn 5 on February 22nd! She keeps us laughing and never ceases to amaze us with her clumsiness. When we were first married I actually thought Caleb and her wouldn't get along so great, but he has fell in love with her. They are 2 peas in a pod, for sure. Wanna see what her cute self looks like? Of course you do! We love her :)

Anyways, that is all for my first post as an official blogger. Get ready for a fun ride with us!