Dan and I have some exciting news, and couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate and share it than by enjoying a box of the classic, iconic food from everyone’s childhood — Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. What does mac-n-cheese have to do with our news? Dan recently accepted an awesome opportunity to work at the in-house legal department of Kraft Foods, and consequently, we are moving to Chicago!
To be more precise, we are moving to Evanston, which is a suburb north of downtown Chicago. It’s going to be a pretty huge change for us (especially for this born-raised-lived-all-her-life in Texas girl), but we are thrilled to begin this new chapter of our lives together. The opportunity came out of the blue — Dan had not been looking to leave the firm where he’s worked his entire career, and neither of us ever really considered moving to the midwest. But life is funny like that — sometimes the direction you expect it to go is unexpectedly fraught with roadblocks, forcing you to detour onto an unfamiliar route. We are absolutely confident that this new path is the right one for us, as difficult as it will be to leave cherished local friends and the law firm and colleagues who helped make Dan the successful lawyer he is today. (And don’t get me started thinking about how hard Chicago winters are going to be, or else I might just chicken out and opt for a long-distance, commuter marriage.) Moving halfway across the country is change enough, so we don’t expect much to change with respect to Foodie Laywer, other than perhaps a bit less regular posting while we’re in the process of selling our house and moving, and definitely more reviews and restaurant-related content as we eat our way through the exceptional Chicago food scene.
Does it get more American than a Chicago-style hot dog with a side of mac-n-cheese, served on Labor Day no less?? This new adventure has inspired us more than ever to count our many blessings — including being Americans, being given chances to work hard and take advantage of amazing employment opportunities, and most of all, carrying forward lifelong friend and family relationships, while at the same time becoming part of a new community and family environment just waiting to bloom. How lucky are we!