Friday, April 21, 2017

A New Adventure!

So, I quit my job. And today is my last day.
Gosh it still feels really weird and sad to say that after five years of working for a law firm I have loved so much. Turning in my notice two weeks ago was honestly one of the toughest things I've ever done. My co-workers are like family to me. I adore all of my attorneys. I love my firm.

To be completely honest, I hadn't really thought about leaving. And I've been given a lot of opportunity through the years at my firm. But a really fantastic opportunity with another firm just a few doors down was presented to me. After several months of interviews, many nights of tossing and turning and tons of conversations with Matt, we ultimately decided the position was too good to turn down. In fact, it's an exciting promotion for me.

So today I am packing up my office, turning in my badge and saying my last goodbyes. I am so thankful I took this job five years ago. I had an incredible opportunity to grow in my career and learn from some of the best and brightest minds in the industry. And I've made some of the strongest friendships along the way.

My new adventure as a Business Development Manager begins May 1!
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Carolina Charm Re-Branding Reveal!


Something look different?! Here's a hint...
Carolina Charm got a facelift!  

Over the past few months my bestie Laura has been designing my new look and I couldn't be happier with it. I love how simple and clean the header is, the new navigation bar, the fonts, the colors -- the everything! Isn't she talented? This is the third blog design she's created for me over the years and I think it's my favorite yet!

With so many exciting changes in my life, it felt like a good time to re-energize my blogging with a re-brand!

One more big announcement to come soon..stay tuned!
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Weekend 2017

Easter weekend was a little wild for us this year. Since we are still living out of moving boxes we kept it pretty simple. On Good Friday daycare was closed and we had tons to accomplish so we had Ms. Jamie take the kiddos all morning and then later that afternoon Matt dropped them off with his parents for the night. This was tremendously helpful for us to knock out a ton of tasks (sans kids) like assembling the kid's rooms, running to Ikea followed by a late night of assembly, installing light fixtures and unpacking as many boxes as possible before our wild toddlers were returned to us. Caroline was especially excited for her first slumber party at mimi + grandad's house (without mommy and daddy tagging along) and couldn't stop talking about the neighborhood Easter party...
Auntie Ann was also home for the weekend from New York City and Caroline was so excited to spend time with her.
 
The Easter bunny encounter is always so unpredictable. I thought we had scarred Caroline the two previous years with scary EB's but she tolerated it well this year with cousin Morgan! Thomas on the other hand...
Later that night after the kids were in bed, Matt and I dug through boxes and boxes to find Easter baskets, Easter outfits (unsuccessful) and chalk for bunny prints.
Matt nailed the bunny prints again this year and the kiddos got such a kick out of them.
We stuffed their baskets with books, bath toys and a few other small things.
After we opened Easter baskets we did what everyone does -- we went to church! Juuuuuuust kidding. I couldn't even find the other half to Caroline's jammies, let alone outfits for all of us! So instead we went to Lowes for the 34594656 time in 3 days.
Then we had a fancy Easter brunch at Cowfish where Thomas polished off a rice crispy treat covered in ketchup.

Our Easter may have looked a little different this year (I'm still pouting over not being able to find their adorable Easter outfits I purchased for them) but it was our first holiday in our new home -- and for that I am thankful!

See our more exciting previous Easter celebrations here:
2016 Easter
2015: Our 1st Easter with Caroline & the Scary Bunny
2014: Too pregnant to celebrate Easter
2013 Easter
2012 Easter
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