Sunday, June 29, 2014

Top 10

1. Sweet tea and potato salad are my southern weaknesses. I could have both. Every. Single. Day.

2. Hayes was introduced to the Icee. No time like the present, especially when you move to Louisiana in the summer. He loved it, of course.

3. We had a fun weekend at the Peach Festival in Ruston. It was wonderful seeing so many familiar faces. And eating peach ice cream. That party was really wonderful...

4. I am super thankful for my R&F business...especially during my speech therapy hiatus.

5. I wish Miguel would come out with some tour dates. Just in case he reads my blog....Miguel, add some tour dates!!!!! Preferably in the south.

6. I neeeeeeeed some new grown up clothes that aren't scrubs. I think a shopping trip may need to happen soon...

7. Louisiana people think I sound "like a yankee." Ohio people think the southern accent is back. I'm on the verge of an identity crisis.

8. You know what's awesome? When Pandora plays like 7 awesome songs in a row.

9. The Epps sisters are starting a blog. It's official. Get ready to laugh. Hopefully.

10. Pray for people to find the strength they need to make good decisions.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Top 10...back again

1. It's about time the Top 10 made a comeback. No time like the unemployed present, right?

2. I must be the sweetest person on earth. If you doubt me, count the mosquito bites covering me. The bites on the back of my right shoulder and arm almost look like a constellation. If you want proof, I'll send you a picture. It's amazing and disturbing all at the same time.

3. I always knew I loved the structure of daycare. I crave it now that the boys have been out for 2 weeks. I think Ryan does too. And Nana.

4. We visited a new church this morning and loved it! It feels good to start putting new roots down.

5. It was so good for my soul to see familiar faces today.

6. I need a Stitch Fix. But it just doesn't feel right when I don't have a job...

7. I do have a birthday coming up though....if you need ideas, see #6;)

8. My mom is my waistline's worst enemy. And my stomach's best friend. How much sense does that make? If you know Robin, you get it.

9.  Ryan had a coke icee for the first time this week. Now to find a peach icee....

10. Pray for that job for this mama!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Living the dream...

Or at least some version of it.

Ryan starts his new job on Monday and we are still so amazed at how quickly he found a job!

I have signed up for PRN work with 4 different companies. Hopefully one of those jobs turns into something more permanent soon...

We have an amazing realtor and some exciting house things happening...but everything is on hold until we find the Katie-job piece of the puzzle.

I don't think we are driving my parents crazy. Yet.

We are starting the search for daycares and a new church home! All recommendations are welcome!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


McCormick update:

1 employed
1 jobless
4 still homeless

Congrats to Ryan for getting hired today! It's about time one of us was gainfully employed.

Prayers are appreciated for a job for this McCormick.

You know I'm a good speech therapist. Someone hire me. You won't regret it. Seriously.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Homeless and Jobless

I decided to pay a long overdue visit to my poor, neglected blog. Y'all. Life has been crazy. Hence the lack of blogging.

Why has life been crazy? Um....we kinda moved to Louisiana. Oh...and we are homeless and jobless.

Moving to LA has always been in our plans. Over this last winter, we talked a lot about selling the house and moving this summer. So, when winter was almost over, we found a realtor (who was amazing, by the way) and got ready to sell. For two weeks, we worked hard to de-clutter, spruce up, and stage our house. Then, for about 3 more weeks, we worked hard to keep our house picture perfect for potential buyers. And then...the best offer ever came in. It was like God was saying "time to hit the road, McCormicks."

And so, we did. The last few weeks have been filled with saying goodbyes, finishing jobs, packing, applying for new jobs, looking for new houses, tears, excitement, stress, celebration, etc. See why I have disappeared from blog land?

Leaving Ohio has been one of the hardest things I've ever done. We had an amazing life there and despite the wretched winter we had this year, I am going to miss it terribly. I had a job I loved, friends who rocked my world, awesome family, the best neighbors ever, a daycare who loved my babies like their own, and a house I made our home. I didn't even know how to tell them goodbye, so I said "see you later" instead.

Even though we left so much behind, we know we have so much to look forward to in this new phase of our lives. We are so excited about being even closer to family and friends and are looking forward to making our home in Ruston. We still have a ways to go before we feel settled, but we are excited to see where this adventure takes us.

We can't even say thank you enough for all of the help we have had so far. The packing, baby watching, coffee dates, and prayers have made everything so much easier. We have been so blessed to have so many amazing people in our lives. And hopefully some of them will move to Ruston soon too...ahem. You know who you are...

So here we are. Homeless (thank goodness for parents with spare rooms and an awesome realtor in Ruston) and jobless. Stay tuned to see what happens next!