moving to columbus.

So… Travis and I did a really random thing the other weekend. We dropped the kiddos off at his mom and dad’s and we drove out to Columbus, Ohio just to see what it was like. Well, it’s not all that random. We do have family that will be nearby. And this was the biggest city that would be within a few hours of them (I thought it would be an hour and a half, but it looks more like it will be two). So, we planned the trip and came out here to see why the housing was so affordable! And we found utopia (at least for us).


Here’s a snapshot of me calling Katie to tell her about all the doggies we saw running around the park downtown.

Things we were amazed by:

  • The cute and affordable homes in Bexley.
  • The Panera around the corner on Broad Street.
  • The wide open feel of everything in the city, even the “congested” areas.
  • The lack of traffic, even when Hurricane Ike knocked out half the lights in the city.
  • All the highways, major roads and three lane streets.
  • All the green grass!
  • The Easton Mall (Trader Joe’s, Archivers, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, every shop the Limited Company runs).
  • The Northstar Cafe (in the Short North district).
  • The fancy Kroger in Gahanna that sells FURNITURE (Okay, actually, that freaked me out a little bit).
  • The Hickory House restaurant, also in Gahanna.
  • The job market is much more promising than anything around here.

And so we are packing our bags and heading out to Ohio come November 28th. It’s a big step, but it feels like the right one to make. It’s scary and exciting all at the same time… big stuff!

7 Responses to “moving to columbus.”

  1. Leah Says:

    I wish you the best of luck on your move! I bet it will be awesome!

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  3. Bryn Says:

    it totally cut me off.

    I said, I love how random this move is! You sound like me! This is why you are my internet princess friend.

  4. Erin Says:

    Hey! I live south of Dayton, and my friend lived right next to Gahanna in New Albany. I am a huge fan of yours, what a small world! P.S. I looooove Easton!

  5. Pati Says:

    Wow, how fun. And you hair still looks cute. Email me!

  6. Amy H. Says:

    All the best, Nicole! What a huge year it’ll be – with being “transplanted” and then welcoming a new baby. Very exciting!

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