5 on Friday: Life Lately (+ an announcement) | Enduring All Things

Friday, September 22, 2017

5 on Friday: Life Lately (+ an announcement)

Well guys. It's been a while since I've done a 5 on Friday post. But I think it's time I caught you guys up. If you saw my Instagram and Facebook posts on Monday with an exciting announcement, you know it's time too.
It's time for a life update: We're moving to Oregon! But first, we're going to Disney World.

First of all, it's FALL!!

Today is the first day of autumn and I could not be more excited! This fall is going to be crazy busy for us (more on that below), but I'm still excited for it. Halloween, cooler weather, changing leaves, football.

This year I'm especially excited because it's our last in Columbus and I want to try to experience everything we can. We will be apple picking, doing a fall festival with friends and so much more!

OH! And I'm in a fantasy football league for the first time in my life. Sarah of Venus Trapped in Mars manages an all girls league every year and I literally got the last spot this year! And I am currently 2-0 right now, thank you very much! #VTIMGirlSquad2

Secondly, we're moving to OREGON!!!

So I'm sure this part you already know, but Pearson is graduating with his PhD in December! Y'all. It has been 5 long, terrible years. But we're almost there. Gah I can't wait! I'm planning some awesome stuff!

What you may not know (or maybe you do because I didn't do a good job of keeping it a secret) is that he accepted a job at Intel in Portland, Oregon and we're moving there in January! He finally got the official offer at the end of last week and accepted at the beginning of this one. We knew he was getting an offer seven weeks ago, but didn't want to say anything publicly until it was official.
I Googled my symptoms. Turns out I just need a trip to Disney World. So we're going!
This is a picture of a picture that my mom took on our trip to Disney World back in 2001!! #FlashbackFriday

Thirdly, we're going to Disney World!!

Don't tell Pearson, but this might be the news I'm most excited about! I've been dying to go to Disney World, just the two of us, ever since we got married. And it's finally happening! We will be celebrating graduation, our 5th anniversary, and my birthday (we will actually be there on my birthday) in the Happiest Place on Earth!!!!

I've spent the last few days planning everything for Disney down to what socks I'm going to wear with each perfectly planned outfit I have for each day we're there. Oh and I should mention that we'll be there for 6 full days and 2 of those will be spent at Universal. We gotta see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter while we're in Orlando.

So yeah. Pearson graduates on December 17th. All the family that will be here for graduation will leave the next week. Then we'll spend Christmas here in Columbus packing, selling furniture and getting ready to move. At the end of December we'll fly out to Portland to look at apartments. Then we'll come back, pack everything up, ship our stuff off to Portland, and leave this city for good! Then we'll drive to Orlando, spend a week there, and then spend two weeks driving across the country to Oregon!! It's gonna be crazy. Pray for us!

Number four, FULLER HOUSE!!!

Fuller House season 3 comes to Netflix today!! You're probably thinking "this one doesn't belong in this list." You're right. It's not quite as exciting as some the other things in this list, but it's pretty close! Wanna make bets on how long it takes me to get through the season? I'm thinking tomorrow around 3:00 pm at the latest.

And lastly, I need some Hashtag Help!

So hashtags. Pearson and I usually use a hashtag for all of our trips. And even my trips without Pearson. I used #MrsMaugeriAtUniversal when I went to Universal with my roomie a few years ago. We use #MaugerisHolidays2K16 (with different years) at Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. #MaugerisDoCali was when we went to Southern California in 2016 and #MaugerisDoOregon was when we went to Portland for Pearson's first interview. I always used to use #MrsMaugeriInTheOffice whenever I went to Atlanta for work.

Maybe that's a little excessive but I like it so I don't care.

So anyway, should I use a hashtag for the entire two months to include graduation, Disney, our road trip to Oregon, etc. Or make a different hashtag for everything. Or both? And help me pick the hashtag(s)!

#MaugerisDoOregonTrail? #MaugerisFinishGradSchool? #MaugerisAtDisneyWorld? #MaugeriHolidayRoadTrip2K17? #MaugerisBigMove?

So there you have it. Lots of updates! Lots of very exciting changes going on over here!
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  1. Umm... does your route from Orlando to Portland take you through Utah?? Maybe it should ;)

    I was going to watch the entire new season of Fuller House tonight while Joe was gone, but now he's not going to be gone, so.... I'm not sure when I'll watch it.

  2. Unfortunately, it doesn't :( We're driving across the bottom half of the country to California and then up the west coast because we're seeing a bunch of family along the way. And because we don't want to get stuck in the mountains or anything in January. But we will be much closer when we're over there. We should totally get together!

  3. Oh, yeah, i didn't think about that. You don't want to travel through Utah during the winter. Your drive up the coast will be much prettier!

  4. Congrats on the big move! Finishing a PhD takes what seems like forever, I would know :)

  5. Instead of Oregan Trail why not do #MaugerisTrail?

    Also, congrats on all the fun stuff!! You'll love Disney around Christmastime. It's my favorite time of the year!!

  6. Man, you guys really have a lot of exciting stuff coming up! Going to DisneyWorld will be so fun! I've never been there with Angel (instead I'm just dragging him to all the DIsney parks that are closer! :P ) And making the big drive across the country will be cool, too, although it's not really the ideal season for a road trip in January! Brrr!

  7. Yes that's true. That's why we're basically driving around the perimeter of the country. From florida we're going back up to Atlanta then through the southeast, across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, over through San Francisco and up the coast. Hopefully the weather won't be too bad. Maybe a few years down the road we'll go across the northern part in the summer.

  8. 1) #MagicalMaugeris or #MaugerisMakeMagic for your Orlando trip. Because there's both Disney magic and Harry Potter magic.

    2) I think I said this on Instagram, but if not, CONGRATS TO PEARSON AND YAY FOR NEW ADVENTURES IN OREGON!

    3) I think Dan and I are on episode 5 of Fuller House. Whenever we finish, I plan on watching all 3 seasons by myself. Also, it's so different watching it now that I've seen the set! The backyard is inside, and I just can't look at the outdoor scenes in the same way.

  9. I love the idea of having magic in the hashtag! Thanks! And thank you for the congratulations. :) And yes I bet it's difficult to watch now! I had no idea the back yard was inside. We toured the WB lot but we didn't get to see the Fuller House set. We did see the Big Bang Theory set though. And we should definitely meet up while we're down there! I'll keep you informed!

  10. Woohooo you're going to love the PNW!!!!

  11. We just went to Universal a couple months ago and the Harry Potter section is FANTASTIC! You will love it!

  12. Yay! I'm so excited! I've actually been to Harry Potter World once but this will be my hubby's first time.

  13. PORTLAND?!?!?!? I'm only an hour and a half from there! We'll have to get together sometime!!!!

  14. Yes we definitely will! I know know so many bloggers in the PNW and I can't wait to be out there!


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