I’ve noticed that I have some new followers around these parts so I’d like to formally introduce myself again and get to know you, too.
I’m Rachel and I’m married to B. We have a West Highland White Terrier named Malcolm and a Dorkie named Oliver (we like sophisticated names). No kids yet — mainly because I’m terrified of giving birth. The horror!
I’m originally from the Midwest and B is from the Midwest and Florida. We met in Washington, DC while we were both working there. We like to tell people that we met at a happy hour (even though it was later in the night) because that usually sounds better than saying, “Yeah we met at a bar and we were both a bit tipsy.” Especially when some of our friends and former colleagues met their significant others/spouses at church. Anyway… It was clearly love at first sight. Who could resist this face?
A few weeks after we got married in August 2011, we packed up our apartment, put everything in storage, and moved to Aberdeen Scotland for B’s job. I must admit, getting married and then moving abroad was one of the most stressful times of my life. But we endured the chaos and I’m so happy we did. We had the opportunity to travel throughout the entire year of living abroad and experienced wonderful things. You can read about some of our trips here.
We moved to Arizona after arriving back in the States last summer and we’ve been here for almost six months. On Saturday we will be packing up our car with our most prized possessions (dogs and a Nespresso machine) to move to Florida for six months, and then it’s off to Massachusetts for… you guessed it. Six months.
I started blogging when we moved to Scotland to keep my friends and family up-to-date and I continue to do so.
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