Monday, November 20, 2006


Family & Friends,

I would like use this medium in lieu of a bunch of awkward phone calls and people being insulted for the order in which they are told. With three of our four parents in the know, Amanda and I would like everyone to know that we are relocating with Carmax to the gorgeous city of Chicago, Illinois!!!

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The direct details are not around yet but I will tell you all that I know

I will be working in a suburb to the north called Glencoe, Illinois, when asked people who live here compare it to the Southpark area of Charlotte. I am going to attempt to live as close to downtown as I can afford and reverse commute (while everyone is coming into town, I will be leaving town.)

I am to be moved and ready to work by January 15th 2007.

Amanda will be staying in Charlotte through June to finish out the school year at McKee road.

This does not in any way affect the wedding date, location, or any details.

This does not change any vacation plans I have made(i.e. Pittsburgh for Xmas, Duquesne v. Charlotte game, Ashley's wedding, New England cruise, and our Wedding / Honeymoon)

If you know me well or have read much of this blog, you know that I have been wanting to get out of Charlotte for a very long time. Also, I have been a very big fan of the city of Chicago since Amanda and I went there in August of 2004. I have wished for an opportunity to leave this place and try something new, like a coward, I allowed the chance to slip by when I first graduated from college, I was not going to slip up again. I am thankful for such a wonderful family and superb friends that I know will support Amanda and I through this exciting, scary, and adventurous time!!!

Love, JON

p.s. I will throw out details as I get them


Anonymous said...


I was the first person to leave Pittsburgh for a job. I do congratulate both you and Amanda. The jealous side of me wishes that you stay in Charlotte. But the reality of it all is that it is time move on with both your lives, wherever that may lead.

Both Barb & I will miss your physical presence ,but you'll always be in our thoughts.
P.S We have 4 bdrooms here, and can only use 1 at a time. So you'll always have a place to stay when you come back to visit.

Love Uncle Rege & Aunt Barb

Allison said...

Well, I wouldn't be as nice as Rege and Barb so I won't say anything except for good luck.