Pack it Up, Baby!

We are so excited to be moving back to the South that we can't see straight.

This has been somewhat of a long process (you know, Corporate HR hold ups and all that jazz) but we finally have the official papers in hand, so it's as real as it can get.

We've been asked a ton of questions and quite honestly, I really don't have many answers, but I'll do my best!

Blowing the Popsicle Stand that is Northern Maine FAQ:

When are you moving?!
As soon as we sell our house! 
We hoped all of this paperwork would have wrapped up a month or so ago because the window to sell a home in Maine is very tight, thanks to the seasons, but we've already met with our realtor and are hopeful we can sell our house before the season shuts us down. If we don't sell it then I guess we'll stay in Maine (with Justin working remotely) until next Spring when the market opens again........that would be the saddest thing ever.

How long have you known???
About six weeks or so.
I never believe any of the moves will happen until the paperwork is in so even though Justin is already working his new job remotely, I thought it would all fall through. I'm super positive.

Is Justin leaving his current company?
Nope, he is just taking a new role on a new team. The new job is very different than the work he's done since graduating but he's super excited to try out a new gig. I don't talk about it much but Justin typical works 10, 12 or 14 hour days. He goes in around 6am and works until around 7pm. This new role will send him out of state/the country occasionally but we're hopeful that his day to day hours will be a little more normal. 

Will you miss Maine?
Um....actually a little. We won't miss winter, and hope to hell that we are out of here before the first snow flies (we won't be, that could literally happen any day). But Maine will always be special to us because our baby was born here. We love the 0 humidity, perfect Falls and our home here.

Ya'll sure move a lot.
That's not a question, but yes we do. 
We moved from SC to ME right after our Honeymoon, have lived in Maine for 15 months and will head back to SC for the next couple of years. And yes, we own our homes/buy and sell each time.

What are you most looking forward to?
Being closer to our family, finding a new house and decorating the shit out of it, never hearing the following terms again:
fuel oil
frost heaves
-23 degrees (not including wind chill)
cord of wood
ice damn
forced hot air
Mud Season

And the most common question of all:

Will you rename the blog?
Well, what do ya'll think?
I think that I should and have a name in mind but others (my husband) think that re-branding is not ideal. Would ya'll be up for a name change/new Insta handle/new vibe? Or should we rock out with Newlyweds:North?

We are so beyond excited and will have so, so much going on in the next few months....I can't wait to take ya'll along for the ride!


  1. We will love you no matter what you do, I would love to hear some new names, but happy with Newlyweds: North!

  2. I hadn't even thought about the real estate seasons there... eek! Good luck, y'all did some really great updates to the house so hopefully it sells asap! When you get here we'll have to plan a lady and/or baby play date :) I like the rebranding idea but I also like N:N.. it reminds you where you've been! (Obviously that was not very helpful advice... my bad. haha)

  3. ahh CONGRATS! that is so exciting!! and perfect timing, i really hope you dont see any snow before you leave. that's been the nicest thing about moving to the south -- im so excited to miss out on chicago polar vortexes :) congrats again and be sure to let us know if you have any tips about moving with a small child (i might need some advice next year.) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. Keep the name! Can't wait to have you back!

  5. Where in SC are y'all going to be!?

  6. This is so exciting! Make sure to take lots of pictures of your babe in his first house before you pack up! Newlyweds:North is a great name but a new name would be more reflective of ya'll. I'm sure everyone will keep following regardless! Hope your hubs is enjoying his new role!

  7. I think you should keep the name! And congrats again on the move! :)

  8. You three are too cute! What a fun way to announce it! Love the shirts!

  9. Congratulations! And just when Target started carrying lots of moose-themed baby boy stuff!

  10. ahh love all your answers and now I'm sitting here thinking about the name. My initial thought was definitely keep the name! But looking in the long term...I think you might be happier with a new name. Tough one gal! Love the family pictures too :)

  11. Wait, wait WHAT!!! How did I miss this?! Where are y'all moving? CAN WE HAVE LUNCH WHEN I VISIT?

  12. Congrats! It's gotta feel good to be moving closer to home! I don't know about the name. My gut says change it to something that's more reflective of you now and can continue to be more reflective of you in the future regardless of what happens in life, but the branding would make it more difficult. It would be great if you could find something that would fit with N:N although I have zero suggestions for you. :)


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