Who Are The Stones? Trey and I were recently married and living happily ever after with our dog Cash, in beautiful Charleston, SC. We loved our jobs, our city, and our people. Trey, born and raised in Charleston, SC, and I living in Charleston for nearly 8 years, we found charming Charleston comfortable, and proud to call it home. However, the need for adventure and desire for travel was still imbedded in our minds. We both realized we had a blank page in our book, and we wanted to write our story our way. We traveled many places together in the United States. For our honeymoon we traveled to Costa Rica. When we would return from our travels, Trey and I would begin planning our next 4 day weekend trip. Our conversations and discussion began to trail off about broadening our horizons, to the extent of living abroad. Each time we discussed on next step in life as a newly married couple we continuous asked ourselves now what... The WHAT IFS of moving abroad became more and more prevalent, and were then quickly shut down by, what we thought, was "practicality". Life would continue to happen and so would the conversations of now what... One fall afternoon our conversation of living abroad did not end in "practicality" but ended in our reality. While walking the Charleston Greenway, with our dog Cash and our lovely neighbor, we were discussing our second year anniversary trip of two weeks in Europe. In a semi-joking manner I said, "Well we could just move to Europe and travel as much as we want... right?!" Setting my sweet husband up to be the "practical one". Then it happened, Trey stopped dead in his tracks, looked and me and said, "Okay really, let do it! Why not?!" My reasoning and practicality AKA fear settled in just long enough for Trey to say, " Chelsea, we have talked about the Dream long enough its time to live it!" He claims, that he knew what he said then and there, would ignite the fuel in me to keep pushing through no matter what. He was RIGHT! That evening we stayed up way past our normal bedtime of 10pm, with several bottles of wine, and discussed "The PLAN". For the past eleven month's we planned, plotted, and prepared ourselves to live our Dream. The DREAM to move to another country and experience a new culture, and different way of life. In June we finally made the BIG plunge and moved to Madrid, Spain. Yes, Cashman made the big move too! In our blog we will share the ins and outs of how we became Expats, helpful sites, articles, and other blogs we find helpful along the way. Oh, and please believe we will also be blogging on things we didn't have the most success with...they will not only make for a good laugh, but we learn from others mistakes right?! In a nut shell this is our journal about living abroad in Madrid, Spain, and our journey through Europe living OUR DREAM.