Exciting stuff is happening for the Noel’s…

No, I am not pregnant.

Now that we have that out of the way, I am excited to finally be able to say…

The Noel’s are moving to Richmond, Virginia!

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This move has been in the works for several months, but we’ve been waiting for key pieces of the puzzle to fall into place. And over the last few days they (finally) have.

I really miss my family and being able to spend time with them on a regular basis. (Praise the Lord for Face Time and technology, though!) Thankfully, my husband is incredibly selfless and understanding and loves my family dearly as well and is willing to leave the only state he’s ever known as home for us to go on this adventure.

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We settled on Richmond because:

A) it’s a big enough city, which he is used to (sorry, Harrisonburg, you’re just too small for my city-boy hubby),

B) it’s close to family (a 2 hour drive vs. a 14 hour drive!) and

C) my best friend and her husband (and adorable little girls!) live there! Byrd and I haven’t lived in the same city for a loooong time and now to be in the same place at these stages of our lives is going to be so great.

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(Annie is super excited for play dates with Aunt Kate obviously.)

I will be joining Operator Jonathan Lighty at his new restaurant, Chick-fil-A Willow Lawn, which opens on June 15th!

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I can’t wait for Grand Opening week and to be a part of this new team. Emily is flying down next week to keep me company as we drive up on June 8th since Ron has another few weeks of work here.

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Ron will be working for BroadSpectrum as a Project Manager for the Pocahontas Expressway (above); very similar to what he does now with the Selmon Expressway here in Tampa. (HUGE answer to prayer!)

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I can’t wait to see how much the restaurant has changed since I was last there!

It’s hard to believe this season of life in Florida is coming to an end… honestly, it still doesn’t quite feel real!

Stay tuned for more updates on this adventure of ours!

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