I Wasn’t Born in Texas, But I Got Here As Fast As I Could

Might I highly recommend moving back to somewhere that you recently lived? Having moved several times in the last five years, I can say with great authority that this is the true way to move.

You can call someone (named Ralphie) and make her come pick you up at the airport. Then you can stay at her house for two days and have her feed you delicious meals and also lend you all the baby stuff her baby has just recently outgrown. This was very well planned on my part.

And the nice friends from church have brought us in dinner nearly every night since we arrived (and we’re talking some seriously good meals here).

You go furniture shopping and know where all the stores to check out are (and if you don’t, you have plenty of people to ask). And then you call some other friends and ask to borrow their truck to bring home your couch (so that you don’t have to pay more than 25% of the couch’s cost on DELIVERY, thank you very much). Those same friends offer you sheets (since yours haven’t arrived in the mail yet), a pack and play (since your crib hasn’t arrived yet), and some tall drawer sets to maximize your closet space.

If you’re Bart, you go wakeboarding on Saturday morning.

So, yes, the move went smoothly. The baby slept through most of the flight. We’ve bought a couch and a bed and a kitchen table. Ella’s crib arrived on Saturday and is all assembled. Bart’s job is going well. I have a washer and dryer in my very own apartment. 

But most of all, I’m just happy to be back in Texas.

And Ella is happy to be here too.

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  • Reply Packrat August 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Some things are meant to be. So glad you are "home".

  • Reply My Well Calculated Life August 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Moving to somewhere, that you know people has got to be the most enjoying. We are pondering a move and are stuck on the thought of moving back we're we are from and my fiancee passing up a big promotion or moving somewhere new and embracing the change. Big decisions!

    I'm so glad you're back. I've missed your posts!

  • Reply Jess August 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Yay! I'm so glad you guys were able to make this happen for yourselves. And Enna is still one of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen.

  • Reply The Liddells August 17, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I must say I love Texas, as well! Glad your move went smoothly. Enna is just adorable. And I love that you're teaching her young with the pacifier!

  • Reply Claudia August 17, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Love the longhorn pacifier. I moved back to Fallon after being gone for 18 years. I love being home again and yes it was just like I have never left. Good friends.

  • Reply emandtrev August 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Ahh! Sweetest picture ever! I'm so glad things have gone smoothly. I can't say enough good things about the hospitality we received when we lived in Texas. So glad to hear you're doing well and getting settled.

  • Reply Alison Stewart August 18, 2010 at 12:29 am

    The benefits go both ways! I already got to read a book that hasn't even been released…..that I really liked! Ahhhh- so nice!

  • Reply Kay August 18, 2010 at 12:58 am

    And clearly you have your computer!!! Happy Anniversary! AND welcome "HOME"!!!

  • Reply Tamsen August 18, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Glad it all went so well, definitely sounds like the way to move:)

  • Reply Chelsea August 18, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Sounds like you guys are pretty happy! Congrats on being able to move back somewhere that I know you loved!

  • Reply kristen August 18, 2010 at 4:05 am

    You KNOW the first thing I noticed was the clip, not the binky. 🙂 we might not be as happy…

  • Reply Terri B. August 18, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Love that longhorn binky! Glad to hear you got moved safely and are being well cared for by church & friends :o)

  • Reply KT August 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    such a cute picture. I'm glad the move went well – moving is so hard.

    I'm super curious how the sell/ship everything move went, if you feel like sharing.

  • Reply Jenny August 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    sweet little Texan… don't let her forget her Boston roots!

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  • Reply Science Teacher Mommy August 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Enna mostly looks happy to have the enormous binky, regardless of the variety.

  • Reply Marie August 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Ha! Love the pacifier. NONE of my kids have ever taken one, don't know what I do wrong. Glad your move has gone so well.

  • Reply Marie August 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Ha! Love the pacifier. NONE of my kids have ever taken one, don't know what I do wrong. Glad your move has gone so well.

  • Reply heidikins August 18, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I'm so glad you made it safe and sound! Yay for Texas!


  • Reply Emily August 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    So glad the move went well! You sound so happy!

  • Reply Laurie August 19, 2010 at 2:16 am

    I'm so glad the move went safely for you! We moved to a small town 2 years ago and had my parents as well as good friends in the town already. It sure does make things easier, doesn't it? From introducing us to neighbours to babysitting our kids while Brad and started the unpacking process.

    Now for something completely different …
    I was recently awarded the Versatile Blogger Award and one of the stipulations was to forward it on to my favorite blogs … and you're definitely one of them!

  • Reply Brianna Soloski August 19, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Glad you're home. I'm still seeking my home.

  • Reply Shelly August 24, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    So glad the move went well! And Enna is gorgeous! Congrats!

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