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Once upon a Midnight [Cheery]

 We’re moving to Maryland! Woo-hoo! When Aaron got the official offer letter in his email yesterday morning, we called each other and practically screamed, “We’re going to Maryland!” We couldn’t be more excited!

Aaron’s will be working in the sales and marketing department with a startup company called Accelereyes. They do something with computers and GPUs (I don’t understand computers, but apparently it’s pretty cool). The company is going to be located somewhere in the Washington, DC area and his start date is around June 17, so that means that he’ll start his cross-country journey at the end of spring term. I have to stick around in Provo through summer semester, which means that I won’t be able to join Aaron until we both graduate in August. But it’ll be OK, I have a plan.

We’re so excited to start a new adventure on the East Coast! My family and I took a trip to the East when I was about thirteen, and I can’t wait to go back and see it all with Aaron! Not only are there a billion things to do in Washington, DC, but it’s so close to so many other cool cities, like Boston, Pittsburg, and New York City! We can go visit Allison and Jordan in NYC by taking a 3-hour train ride. We’re also hoping to go see some of Aaron’s family in North Carolina (one of Aaron’s favorite places in the world).

Needless to say, I have started a major to-do list for things to do in Washington, DC. I can’t wait to start crossing things off the list! I haven’t even started a list of things to do on the East Coast in general. I love to-do lists. I also love marking things off of to-do lists. One of the reasons I love my Franklin Planner.

Here are some highlights of my list:

I love watching DC Cupcakes on TLC. Dying to try one.
Watch Aaron’s face light up at the National Air and Space Museum
Go kayaking at the C & O Canal.
Walk along the National Mall. Have a picnic. Visit Abe.

Have I mentioned that I’m excited?

We posted a silly picture on Facebook to tell people we’re moving to Maryland, but believe it or not, it wasn’t even the silliest way I thought of.

The winner.

The rejects:

“So we’re moving across the country next to this really big house. I think people call it the White House.”

“We’re leaving the states . . . and moving to the District of Columbia!”

And then I got a little confused. Sometimes Washington, DC confuses me. I said,

“We’re leaving the continental United States!”

to which Aaron replied, “Are we moving to Alaska?” OK, I get a little confused. Let’s just blame it on how excited I am.

5 thoughts on “Once upon a Midnight [Cheery]”

  1. Allison says:


    I feel like it’s my birthday :)

  2. Jessica Depies says:

    So I saw a link to your blog on your Pinterest (gotta love technology!), and I just wanted to congratulate you on this! You HAVE to visit me in Boston at some point!

    1. Rachel Taylor says:

      Thanks Jessica! You betcha we’ll be in Boston some time! I’d love to see you! Congrats on getting into Boston University! If you’re ever in Washington, DC, you’ve got a place to stay!

  3. Jessica Depies says:

    Thanks so much! Definitely do let me know if you’re ever in the area. Look at us, moving to these cool cities. Anyway, best of luck with everything. :)

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