We are Ryan and Laura, high school sweethearts from Birmingham, Alabama and Auburn University alumni. After graduation and our wedding in May 2008, we moved back to our hometown to pursue postgrad education. Now, Laura has graduated from dental school and Ryan is heading back to seminary. So we have embarked on a new journey, a major move to Arlington Heights, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago. This blog is our way of documenting our experiences as southerners in Chicagoland, our journey as husband and wife, our walks as Christ-followers, and the struggles and joys of work/school, plus a collection of stuff we think is funny or interesting. Thanks for reading.