The BIG Announcement!



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And there it is, our big announcement. October 29th, we are fulfilling our dream of full-time travel and hitting the road for an entire year. We had a little bit of fun with this photo announcement since we’ve never had the opportunity to do anything like this. We never had engagement photos, we eloped and kept our wedding photos to ourselves, and we never had birth announcements. To continue our streak of being unconventional, we thought a “quitting our jobs, leaving a normal life, and living in a teardrop trailer full-time” announcement would be fun!

October 23rd is my last day as a medical social worker. It may actually be my last day ever as a “professional” social worker. I’ve come to realize that there is more to life than advancing my career and I feel a bigger calling with this trip. Clayton ends his job in hospitality on October 28th although he hopes to find something similar along the way. Our first stop is Beaver Creek, Colorado then we will head into Utah for an entire week while slowly making our way to California. We plan on exploring northern California and Nevada for about 12 weeks then we will head to the Pacific Northwest.

We are so incredibly grateful for all of the support we’ve received since launching our blog. Please continue to follow us as we take our blog and Instagram followers with us on our journey!! We are so nervous and excited to explore North America for an entire year!

And to conclude this post, here are some quotes we’ve found online to be very inspirational!



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12 comments on “The BIG Announcement!”

  1. I’m sooooo excited for you guys!!! I can’t wait to live vicariously through your adventures!!! Good Luck, take lots of pictures, and jump in a couple waterfalls for me! You guys are amazing!!!!


  2. looking forward for you Philippine adventure…Hope to see you and your family soon….Enjoy Emmy, Clayton and Riley…Have a fun….


  3. Very very excited for you and the fam! You are truly living now! Enjoy, learn, and get great footage! Hope you can make it to Yellowstone in the springtime 🙂 must be goooorgeous! Miss u!


  4. I am so excited for you. Live and love your dreams. My door will be open when you are in the neighborhood. You have your whole life ahead of you. Go out and live it.

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  5. Clayton and family, enjoy your great adventure and god speed, this is Jayson’s dad incase you don’t recognize the name.


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