Kansas City – The Big Move

  • life & love & littles
  • I’m going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come
    I’m going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come
    They got a crazy way of loving there
    And I’m gonna get me some.
    Blog family, have you wondered where I’ve been the past 2 weeks? I’ll give you a hint. I haven’t been cooking and I haven’t been blogging. I’ve been……MOVING! Chris and I have finally made the move from Birmingham to Kansas City! We are both from the Midwest and have been eager to get back to our roots.We got here earlier in the week and have been exploring already! For the time being, we are living with my sister-in-law, Jordan, and she is showing us the ropes. The one sad thing is that my whole kitchen is packed away in storage. ALL OF IT! So my cooking and blogging will be very minimal for a while. That being said, we had such a wonderful time in Birmingham and I just wanted to reflect on that for a bit.

    A few weeks ago, when I was making the practice Memory Bread for Christmas, I got kind of sentimental during the process. I knew it was going to be my last thing to make in my Birmingham kitchen and that made me really sad. You see, that is where I STARTED cooking, because before we got married I never cooked. Like, not at all. So, after the bread was baked and cooled, Chris came into the kitchen and we each had a piece and started talking about the great times we had shared there. It was kind of like our own Memory Bread. After that, we stood up and with a shaky voice I said, “Well, I guess it’s time to pack up the kitchen,” only part way through that little sentence, I burst into tears. Brooks and Dunn were wrong. Cowgirls DO cry. I know there are many great times ahead of us in Kansas, but we made some unbelievable friends in Alabama and that is what I will miss more than anything.

    The past few weeks I have been looking back at lots of photos from our days in Birmingham {and I do mean lots} and one thing I realized was we were there during such a fun part in life. We were able to be a part of and attend several of our friends’ weddings. Call me sentimental, but I love weddings!

    Then there are all the great girlfriends that I’ve made and roommates that I’ve had. {Oh yeah, I used to be blonde.}


    Last but not least were just the great hang out times with good pals: the Halloweens and New Years, the trips to Nashville and the beach, the supper clubs, pool days and church small groups.

    The friends and memories we made are irreplaceable and will always have a special place in my heart! Sweet home Alabama, you will be greatly missed!

    So bare with me, everyone. I will try and post every once in a while, but it will be a little slow for now. I appreciate you all being patient with me and for joining me in this new journey! Hopefully we will find a house soon so that I can start flooding you with new scrumptious recipes again. :) XOXO

    • http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/ Macaroni and Cheesecake

      Congratulations on your big move!! That is so exciting!

    • http://www.bevcooks.com/ Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks)


    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11912164636084718557 Taylor

      welcome back to the Midwest!! I absolutely love KC…hope you do too!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13424497703477681982 AndiWinslow

      Welcome to your new home state and we will hang around and be waiting for your return to the new home and kitchen. good luck andi

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11322375856566229251 Carrie

      I hope everything goes well for you in your new city! Best of luck <3 My husband and I are thinking of moving soon as well though it is exciting I’m very nervous. Can’t wait till your back up and blogging!! ~Bakeaholic Mama

    • http://www.southercharmnola.com/ Liz @ Southern Charm

      Aww congrats on the move!!!!

      I wish y’all the best and can’t wait til your back blogging :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14949488018870216759 bourgeois z

      Awww! Totally honored that we made the blog!
      Got on here to print the crinkled cookie recipe again…love!
      Miss you lady. Come visit us in Knoxville anytime you guys want a mountain retreat!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09234678984137982414 Mary

      I’m sure you are in the process of creating new memories in your new home. Thisis my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier entries. I’m so glad I did that. I really enjoy the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01955902374940558547 Grubarazzi

      I hope your move is going well! How exciting!