Thursday, July 23, 2009


It has definitely hit the fan. We have absolutely zero free time for ourselves and our sanity is waning because of it. It seems that every free moment of our lives is spent planning out our move or tying up the loose ends of North Carolina. It also appears there are many hidden tasks underneath the completion of a task on our list. For example we sold one of our cars (my Jeep) and we just thought we had to sell it and not think/worry about anything else. WRONG. We have to cash the check then write another check to our bank with the loan and then in turn turn our license plate into the DMV and cancel our car insurance (chaotic). We are looking forward to the end of this vicious transition to Chicago. Please keep our sanity in your thoughts and prayers. As a side note we are excited about getting some new furniture. We have been pricing couches, televisions, media-stands, you name it for our new place that we have yet to see. It should be awesome well I guess it is back to work. 

Thanks for reading 

The Hobans

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Two weeks away and the excitement continues to build. This week has a somber mood to it though as we have started saying our goodbyes to friends which quite literally might be the last time we'll see them. Life journeys on to new relationships to shape us and challenge us in new ways I guess. Stacy has begun to become obsessed with selling our stuff on Craigslist which is awesome she has really created for herself a small business. We do look forward to the day when we no longer have to repost our items on Craigslist. We are also over staying home for an appointment with a potential buyer who does not show or have the courtesy to call and let us know of thier disinterest in our items. We are almost ready to move...physically by having most of our packing done and emotionally by saying our good byes to friends and family. Stacy and I celebrated one year of marriage this past week. Unbelievable how fast it has gone. It has been an awesome year and we are truly looking forward to the years ahead of us. We went down to Charlotte to IKEA and had dinner the other night. We found an awesome dinning room table for the apartment and maybe a sofa too. That store is so neat with all their creative ways to organize your living space. Well we are in our last couple of weeks as North Carolinians and we hope that Chicago brings us just as much fun and adventure as we found here. Thanks for Reading Guys...We'll miss Y'all.

The Hobans 

Friday, July 3, 2009

28 Days and Counting...

So much excitement this week. After what seemed like a hopeless search for an apartment, a gem appears on craigslist. Also exciting dogs are allowed. For those of you who may not know Stacy and I were accepting the fact that we may have to find a new home for our puppies Joshua and Josie. Stacy was incredibly upset at the very thought of this and seeing how important it was to here I decided it was necessary that the dogs come if possible. I am s stoked to be heading to city life I have literally spent all night tonight researching our neighborhood bars, reataraunts, churches, coffee shops etc. We are so excited for this move. The journey became really exciting for us on Wednesday when we recieved our approval for our new apartment.(pictures of it are all around)
Apart of us is really nervous because we will never see the apartment first hand until we have the keys but I guess that also adds a bit more excitement to the journey of moving to Chicago. I am really excited about going back to school. I hope my classes are awesome and interesting because I think we all know what my track record at school looks like. If a class doesn't keep my attention it rarely keeps me. AHHH I forgot also the same day we found out about the apartment we both were placed at new STARBUCKS stores in Chicago. I am very excited to move down to lowly barista while in school although I will miss the pay. Anyways I will be at a store on the corner of Greenview and some other road I forget... and Stacy if she takes it will be a few blocks away. Our stores will be in the Lakeview neighborhood/area of Chicago. I am going to miss my peeps here but it just so hard to not be excited/anxious/ and flat out ready to move on. Today was my breaking point at work. I just stopped caring, I am ready to move on. To move to CHI town and onto the next phaase of life with Stac. I can't wait until we get settled there buy some bikes ride them to the local farmers market and just explore the city. IT IS GOING TO BE CRAZY AWESOME. I will miss the mountains and the ocean...tears, but I will be living on the third coast(Lake Michigan). We'll see..anyways I hope y'all stay tuned in for the next phase because I'm sure it will be exciting and there will definitey be some stories to tell in the next coming months pray for Stacy and I as we ambark on this journey and also that we can have as awesome of a second year of marriage as our first was. Our 1 year anniversary is next week. We are going away for the weekend it should be fun. Thanks for reading.

The Hobans via Ryan