Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What Brings Me Back to Ohio

Last week, I shared a short list of things I'm going to miss about living in central Texas. Moving from a warm climate like Texas to the cold and chilly one Ohio offers takes a lot of gusts. Especially at the end of January. As much as Texans love Texas, I truly love being in Ohio and can't wait to get back.

+ having family and friends nearby
+ Fall weather
+ good drivers
+ grocery shopping at Krogers
+ built in sitters with grandparents and aunts and uncles
+ Skyline Chili
+ spending afternoons with my Mom
+ a less expensive cost of living
+ snowy days spent indoors
+ amazing pizza options
+ day trips to Columbus and Cincinnati
+ watching Connor play with his cousins
+ spring rain showers
+ Subby's lunch dates with Dean and Mae
+ light traffic
+ The Boonshoft Museum
+ watching football games with my Dad and brothers
+ never missing a family gathering/holiday

Ohio was my home for 30 years. And while there are plenty things that drive me nuts about the Buckeye state, I will say that nothing makes me happier than raising Connor among our family and friends. I want him to feel and see their love daily, the same way we did growing up.


  1. I am so excited for you guys to be back home close to family. And fall weather WAHOO!!!!

  2. I grew up in central Indiana near Indiana/Ohio border. I have moved to northern Indiana. I try to get Skyline every time I go home. They don't have it up here. And I love the Boonshoft Museum! I used to take my daughter there for their special programs during the week. It was a bit of a drive, but worth it every time.

  3. I don't know about the skyline part of the Chili but now I could totally go for Chili. I have a good chunk of family in Ohio but Idon't know most of the specifics you mention looking forward to. But how exciting! It's been a while since I've been back to visit. Mostly went as a kid. I loved the snow and the houses. So different than what I knew. And all the cousins.

  4. Ohio has the BEST fall weather ever!!!

  5. O-H-I-O!!!!! ;) it's really a great state. And YES to skyline. I feel bad for people who have never experienced it! ;)

  6. That's awesome you be close to family and friends again. We've talked about moving to a different state but I refuse to be more than an hour away from our parents/siblings.

  7. I've said it a million times, and I'll say it again: I'm so jealous you're going home.
    I literally laughed out loud at the "good drivers" bit. I feel the same way about here versus home. And the never missing a family gathering/holidays.
    So happy for you guys to get back home!!

  8. Yay! It's so nice to be closer to family! Hope the move goes smoothly!

  9. Having family and friends nearby is so, so important. I am so happy for you that you get to go home!! Nothing beats HOME, ever. I’ve never been to Ohio, but hope to visit there one day.

  10. My BFF lived in OH and we visited almost every other weekend it seems. We considered moving there at one point.

  11. I live in PA and I agree fall & spring soo beautiful!

  12. I'm so excited for you guys to get to move back to Ohio! I know how excited you are and how much you love it. No matter how hard it is right now and how much packing and moving and tossing things out, it will all be worth it so, so soon!

  13. This made me cry. So excited to have you home.


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