Making Moves


Are you sitting down?

We’re moving to Costa Rica! 

The short version of a long story is, it was time for a change. After an amazing almost ten (!) years in Chicago, it crossed our minds that having a baby would have changed our city life into something we weren’t sure we’d adjust to. But the truth is, beach life was buzzing in our brains long before a baby was, she just made us realize it was time.

To step out of the comfort zone.

To take a leap of faith.

To say “yes” and figure it out later.

When I named this blog, I had no idea how fitting it would become. Obviously, there are lots of details and logistics to work through as we start the “figure it out” phase but we are sooo excited for this new adventure (effective immediately) and I hope you’ll follow along on this journey.

Speaking of following along and moves, I’ve recently switched my blog platform from Blogger to WordPress. What’s that mean, you say? Basically, if you’ve been visiting via, you’ll be automatically redirected to  All of my content has moved as well but please let me know if you encounter any glitches just in case. This transfer will give me more options for the future of this blog, (expect lots of travel posts and pictures!), and I sincerely hope you’ll keep visiting!

Back to the big move…I know this is probably coming as a shock, and I truly apologize that I’m not able to hug, and cry, and have proper goodbye’s with each of you. Hopefully, you understand that there are reasons and timing that couldn’t be helped and aren’t too hurt at our abrupt departure.  Please allow me to make it up to you by offering a place to stay should you decide to vacation there (and I hope you do!)

I guess it’s also a good time to remind you that you I’m also on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, where you can find original updates and behind the scenes scoop! (You can also subscribe by email via that little box in the sidebar.)

So, yes, we’re really going. No, this isn’t an April Fool’s, and yes, you’re welcome to visit!



10 thoughts on “Making Moves

  1. Ash, Alex & Little E

    Congratulations on your big move! I’m
    Very excited for you guys and your new adventure! I’ll bring Johnny down for a visit so he can meet his future wife

  2. Good luck on the move! We’ll all miss you in Chicago, but excited for your new journey (and to watch it unfold via the internet)!

  3. So happy for you and your beautiful family! I can’t wait to see what adventures you’ll find. What a lucky girl your little one is to grow up in such a stunning place! Congratulations!

  4. I am truly surprised you are moving. I actually thought this was an April Fools Joke. Wow! And to think Costa Rico is on our list to vacation next year! As well as Dusty’s list. Make sure you send me your mailing address! I am so proud of you and I know Mimi and Pap are too! Love you sweetheart

  5. Wow – Ashleigh that is incredibly exciting! If you are interested in sharing your story on City Leaper, I would be absolutely honored! I think it’s so interesting and inspiring that you are making such a big move and the fact that you’re a Mama also. Feel free to shoot me an email: or ping me on Twitter! @alisonkinseym :)

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