This past April marked one year since I quit working and decided to spend the summer with the boys. When they went back to school last fall I started to look at getting back into the work force and then we started thinking it would be good to look into starting something for ourselves and for the future of our family. As a big fan of Nothing Bundt Cakes from our Dallas days we started meeting with them last October and after several meetings I realized the numbers don’t lie and Melanie and I made the decision to pursue a franchise, which was awarded to us in December.
After very long and complicated lease negotiations we will be signing our lease for a building in Fairview Heights, Il on Monday. For my non St. Louis friends, the location is about 20 miles from downtown and more importantly a few miles from my hometown of O’Fallon, Il. For my Illinois friends, our location is 5915 N Illinois (Hwy 159) about a mile south of the mall right next to the St. Louis Bread company. Our current projected opening date is November 10th, but we are doing everything we can to move that up to be sure we are fully prepared for the holidays.
As our family blog has been dormant I suppose now is a good time to get it back up and running. I will do my best to post regular updates on our progress in an effort to keep everyone up to date and probably more importantly to provide me a release of the stress that runs non stop through my head.
Below is a video that we put together as part of our application process for the franchise. It’s cheesy and fun, which is pretty much a great description of our family.