In a land far far away, two gals took a big gamble and left their long-term jobs in search of a new beginning. Norfolk Early Learning Center began as a brainstorm and quickly evolved to something more. Suddenly we found ourselves ripping up carpets & prying open paint cans. Our excitement grew as we made all sorts of lists, one of which we were very proud of ourselves for sticking to (we love you IKEA!) Six months later, we had yet to put down our paintbrushes and continued to work diligently as we waited rather impatiently for the arrival of our child care license. On April 26, 2013 we were official. In fact, we're willing to bet our neighbors on Laurel Way heard screaming and felt the ground shake as we quite literally jumped for joy. We hope that this blog will serve not only as a vessel for our experiences here at NELC but as a journal of sorts, documenting what we hope will be our "happily ever after".