Friday, January 21, 2011
We have been planning our move to Florida since 2007, when it was more of a dream. A plan to do “someday”. In 2008 we became more serious about our long-term goal and in Fall 2008 we set our moving date as September 15, 2012. It still seemed so far away.
We discovered The Relocated Tourist blog www.relocatedtourist.com, looked at each other and thought, “What are the odds?” Here was a family in Wisconsin who was planning to do exactly what we wanted to do. In June of 2010 we set up our own blog to document the moving process. We initially had some discussion on what to call it, but decided on “Wishes and Pixie Dust”, because we felt we would need a great helping of each to achieve our dream of moving our family to Florida! We chose When You Wish Upon A Star as our theme song because the words fit perfectly, and we have clung to those words over the past several months.
Last fall Jen picked up her dream of becoming an elementary school teacher and attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh part time. This meant pushing back the move to June 2013, after graduation. While it was for a worthwhile reason, it was also very disheartening to have to wait even longer.
A couple of weeks ago we had the distinct pleasure of meeting Amy and Craig Petermann, www.relocatedtourist.com, and over dinner their enthusiasm in their move to Florida made us re-evaluate our plans. Afterwards, Mark and I had a long discussion, and asked ourselves, “Can we do this in a few months?”, and the answer was a resounding “yes”! We have waited to share who we are with the Facebook community until we were sure details were worked out with Mark’s workplace. It is definitely in place, and we decided to use the Petermann’s blog as a way to reveal who we are.
So, we are the Vitek family: Mark, Jen, Catie and Ben. (Nick is our oldest son, but is not choosing to move with us).
We will keep our Wishes and Pixie Dust presence on Facebook, and this is where we will share all our moving updates. Some of our friends on Wishes and Pixie Dust are also our friends on our personal Facebook pages. If you are not, please feel free to add either Mark or myself as a friend. We will keep our website up and running, but the Facebook friend Wishes and Pixie Dust will disappear after we make our move, and we’d love to stay in contact with everyone.
We so appreciate all your support and love all the new friendships we’ve made.
Jen and Mark