Thursday, July 9, 2009

Quick Update

I didn't ever anticipate being a blogger but with family and friends spread so far it seems most appropriate to dive into the blogging world to keep everyone updated on our lives.

For those of you that don't know, Nathan is finishing grad school at UF in Gainesville, FL this summer. We have been here for four years and have made so many wonderful, lasting friendships. We will miss our community here, living in the Swamp, being in grad school, going to football games, teaching.....the list goes on. But we will always remain Gators even as we move to our new place of residence.

Here are some photos of our memories in the G-ville:
Amelia Island

FL vs. TN game with the Millers
Nathan's Grad School Friends

My kindergarten class 2008

Teaching buddies from Norton Elementary

The Jones family

Our Church's Young Married Group
FL vs. GA Game- Tailgating Casie :)

God was gracious to us as we were able to find a job for Nathan in Charlotte, NC where he will be working with a company called MCI (Mechanical Contractors, Inc). This company designs and builds HVAC systems for commercial buildings and Nathan will be working to advance their efforts in renewable energy and efficiency. We feel very blessed to have found a job in this market and Nathan is very enthused about this opportunity!

I just finished my fifth year of teaching, packed up my classroom, we sold our condo in Gainesville, and moved into a temporary place for two months until our move to Charlotte at the end of August.

In the midst of all of this craziness we will be having a baby. :) Ella Grace Mitten is due July 25 and we can't wait to meet her!!!! With only two weeks from our due date we are getting more and more curious when she will make her appearance! Check back often for baby updates!!


  1. I'm so happy you've joined the blogging world!

  2. Love it, Naph! Thanks for letting me know about the blog...I've already linked you from my blog. Can't wait to see pictures of Ella Grace!

  3. Fun :) Can't wait to keep up w/ you all as you move to exciting new adventures!!
    We sure love you guys,
    Kala (Tim & Tucker, too :)

  4. Soon, soon... you and I will be reading each other's blogs from only 15 minutes away! Yayyyyyy!