now that i've recapped italy, i should probably tell you what else has been going on with us. matt and i had been craving a change for awhile. although we loved our little cottage, we were itching for something different… for an adventure, together. matt started sending out applications, and we spoke with a realtor about putting our house on the market. we didn't even get a sign in the yard before we accepted an offer at our asking price. the couple requested to push back the closing, so we had a bit more time to figure out our plans. coincidentally, the day we signed, matt received a job offer from a company in minneapolis. it was as if it was meant to be.

the month of june was a whirlwind. we moved out of our house, spent ten days in italy, flew home, and made the drive halfway across the country. although it was tough to leave our friends and family, we were (and are!) so excited to explore our new city. we've only been here for a few weeks, but so far we have discovered some beautiful parks and lakes, stocked up at bountiful farmers markets, dined at some great little restaurants, and enjoyed so many sunny days.

there are still many details that are up in the air, but we feel so fortunate with the way things have fallen into place so far, and we're thrilled to be on this adventure.