Monday, February 22, 2010

Moving Day

So I guess I need to post about WHERE we are moving to and why. Joe has wanted to start a cleaning company for quite some time. Really his passion is business but a cleaning company presented him with a low risk, low overhead opportunity to be his own boss. I thought he was nuts at first until I read up on the cleaning industry and now I wonder why more people aren't in it. So after a LONG conversation on the subject (two years) we both agreed that it was time to jump in. We also agreed that Idaho winters are too cold for two wusses like us. So....
We decided to move to ST. GEORGE, UTAH!!!

We drove down about a month ago to feel things out and I fell in love with St. George. I'd been there a few times before (Joe proposed at Zion's) but this time as we were driving down from Cedar City, past Zion's National Park, the clouds parted and a single beam of sunlight illuminated our first glimpse of the famous Southern Utah red rocks. I almost cried. It felt like home.

And now it is home. Last weekend we loaded up a Budget Truck and moved down all our material belongings. Goodbye, Boise! Well, okay.. not quite goodbye... we're actually back for a few weeks. We're staying with my parents until the first week of March. Hopefully by then we will have finished all the necessary equipment testing, logo/business card/flyer designing, card playing (when you live with my parents this is a must), and loose-end tying that is required to start a new business. Joe's a trooper. He's been training with several local carpet companies for the past few months. Every spare moment he spends reading business and marketing materials. I wish I could post all the different uniforms he had to wear but he FORBADE me. My favorite outfit was a pair of brown, 70's style pants that were about an inch too short and two inches too wide paired with a matching (equally as dated) brown polo. Precious.

We're very excited to get back to our house in St. George. We found a cute little house in a cute little neighborhood in a cute little part of town. It's very... cute. And nice. Coming from our last house I feel like one of the Beverly Hillbillies. "What's this?... Running water!"

Anyhow, our plan is to eventually come back to Boise. We both want to raise our kids in Idaho. St. George will hopefully just be a very warm adventure. Maybe 5 years.

10 comments:

Sam and Livi said...

wow! i can't believe you moved and are starting your own business. GOOD LUCK! I hope it works out perfectly for you.

The Nielsons said...

Wow-what a change! Good luck to you all on your new adventure. Too bad I won't run into Joe anymore at late night runs to Walmart :) Beautiful house too!

Kade and Teann said...

Wow! Look at you Boiseans branchin' out and movin' all the way to St. George! Best of luck with the new business! Way to take that bold step, Joe! As Heather said, it's an adorable house. :)

So you know, next time you take a little trip to visit Amy, if she doesn't have enough room, you're ALWAYS welcome here! :) And I'll let you know if we ever get down to St. George....

Ashlie said...

I love the house! SWEET!

James and Chelsea said...

Good luck! I guess that means no Philippino food. And a new place just opened. I'm sure St. George will be good to you. James said that is the only place in Utah he would ever move, so I guess it is okay for you to go there too.

Shannon said...

The house is BEAUTIFUL Stacy!! You guys must be thrilled! Now I just have to figure out when I'm going to make it down there to visit you...!

Love you!

Amy Bates said...

Man!!! I so wanted to see the uniforms..are there pictures that you just aren't allowed to post...'I'm just an e-mail away!

Davis and Laura said...

AWESOME!!! that is so exciting. best of luck to you guys. i love st. george as well and am jealous you will be in the warm weather. your house is super "cute." !!! :)

Camille said...

That is Awesome Staci!!! I love that area!! I worked there near Zion for 8 months after high school and fell in love with Southern Utah and it is a second home to me too. Good luck with the cleaning job. Have fun and enjoy the heat :)

Christie said...

WOW!!! This is so exciting. Did you guys buy that house or are you renting? It looks incredible. No wonder you used the term "cute" a million times. You will have to keep me updated on how owning your own business goes. My husband wants to start his own business and it scares me. Enjoy St. George. It is gorgeous there.