Our Big News!

I feel awful that it has taken me so long to spill the beans.. It just took much longer than we expected to lock things down, and I didn’t wan to jinx it… But finally I can tell you all that…

We’re Moving to Amsterdam!!!

Some of you guessed it a couple weeks back πŸ™‚ Needless to say, we are so super excited to embark on this adventure. Corey and I fell in love with Amsterdam after we spent a couple weeks there (and Corey proposed!) in 2009. We always knew we wanted to live abroad before we owned a home and had kiddos, we just weren’t sure if we could actually make it happen. This proves that if you put your mind to anything and put in the effort, you can make dreams come true! Cheesy, but it’s the honest truth.

So you’d like some details? Sure! Here’s what we know. Corey will be studying for his MBA at the University of Amsterdam and also working. I was lucky enough to keep a job on the team I’m currently working on at my company, just located at the European Headquarters in Hilversum, so my transition should be pretty smooth. Corey’s MBA program is two years, so we’ll be over there for at least that long, but probably more like three. Neither of us is on a definitive work contract, so we can pretty much come back whenever our hearts desire. We’ll be moving over at the end of July (exact dates are still being worked out) and Corey starts classes in September. And oh, how could I forget the most important part? Henry! Our sweet little man will most definitely be joining us in Holland. Maybe he’ll even get the chance to go back to his French roots (French Bulldog, get it? ha. ha…).
Anyhow! I truly appreciate all the excitement and anticipation leading up to the announcement! I couldn’t ask for a better group of readers and I really hope you guys will stick around and follow along on this amazing new journey in our lives.

69 thoughts on “Our Big News!”

  1. this is super exciting and thrilling for you! I'm getting a little taste of “life abroad” this summer, and would totally love a longer term experience. You will love it, I'm sure!

  2. oh wow, that is amazing!! congrats to you to, cant wait to see some blog posts “From Amsterdam to Azaleas” πŸ˜‰

  3. That is such exciting news! Congratulations to you guys! I can't wait to read about the adventures in your new home (and to see pictures of course!) Best of luck with the big move πŸ™‚

  4. Gefeliciteerd! My family all live in Holland, it is such a gorgeous country. Utrecht is a beautiful town that you should definitely stop by on your future adventures.

  5. WOW!! I'm so excited for you! That will be an AMAZING experience, one that will absolutely never forget. Happy moving!

  6. well shut the front door…me, you, sarah from fairy tales are true, sophie from the littlest things, and jenni from jenni austria germany are going to have an americans living in europe blogger meet up party when you arrive.

    it's happening. whether everyone wants to or not.

    i mean…can you imagine the blog posts that would come out of that??

  7. omygosh i am moving to amsterdam this summer too!! My boyfriend is relocating with his job, and of course I am going along for the ride. πŸ™‚ We will be there for a minimum of two years as well.

    this is my first time visiting your blog, and i ALMOST didnt click on your amsterdam label, and probably never would have if wasn't at the top of the list.

    I think this is a sign that we should be friends??

    – ellen @

  8. This is amazing! My and my husband have always wanted to move to Paris for a year before we had kids. Still no kids, but now have jobs we're pretty tied down to. I'm in awe of couples that pick up and do this. Congrats!

  9. Wow, thats soooo exciting! I had to go find this post so i could figure out why & when you are moving and that's awesome! It's one of our dreams to live abroad too, so you give me hope that it can happen πŸ™‚

  10. i was too impatient to not find out immediately! what amazing news for yall!!!!!! so happy you get to enjoy a new adventure and new city <3 ill be following to see how adapting to the life there is!!!!

  11. Just recently found your blog! We've talked about living over seas, as we could do it fairly easy in the hospitality industry, but the dog is one stumbling block. From what we've researched, the dog MUST ride under the belly of the plane over seas. Was that the case for you guys? Our pup is a little rescue and would literally be scared to death. She flies inside the cabin fine, all of the time, but we'd never be able to put her under the plane.

    Love your blog!

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