We’re HERE!

Hello, friends!

You have no idea how much I’ve missed y’all over the last week or so as I’ve been moving, unpacking, and settling in to our new home. I have so many things I want to share, and I’m so excited to be back and blogging again.

I’ll be honest and say that it still feels very weird to actually be living in Austin. Corey and I have been talking and dreaming about it for so long, it’s very surreal to actually be doing it. But, we’re here and we’re here for good so I guess we’d better get used to it! It’s still kind of hard to believe that it was just over a week ago that Corey and I packed up everything we own into a moving van, took a few last minute photos of the empty house, and headed out of College Station for good.

Our last photo in front of our little duplex

Corey and my dad loading up the UHaul

Our sad, empty duplex

For the first few days we lived here, it was absolute chaos. There were people all over the place, installing things, spraying for bugs, and for the first week or so my house kind of felt more like a train station than an actual home. It wasn’t until this past Thursday or Friday that Corey and I actually had a full day in our house without anyone else being there – and it was glorious.

After having our duplex be so incredibly messy for the last couple of weeks we lived there, it was kind of sad to realize that there aren’t any magical moving fairies that come and make your new house look perfect from day one. Instead, I had to deal with this for the first few days:

Oh, the joys of moving.

But thankfully, we’re almost completely unpacked, organized, and settled, and it’s starting to feel a little bit like home.

The dogs have definitely settled in, and they’re loving their huge new backyard. Of course, when we first moved in the yard was practically a jungle because it hadn’t been mowed in a good two or three weeks and we didn’t own a lawnmower. Oops.

You probably can’t tell, but Cullen is actually in that photo, underneath Ranger. He was pretty much completely invisible in the grass.

Thankfully, we have since invested in a lawnmower and the grass is a much more manageable length – and I can actually see Cullen when he’s outside!

I have an insane amount of stuff to share with you, and I can’t wait to get started. But first, tell me what’s new with you – anything new in your lives in the past week? Also, if you’ve made the move from renting to owning, did you forget that you’d need a few basic things (like, um, a lawnmower!) like we did?

13 comments

  1. Sandi says:

    We did have to make the trip to Home Depot when we bought our new house for a lawnmower, edger, weedwacker and such. Found the same issues of unpreparedness when we moved to the country last October: chainsaw, tractor, chipper, bushwacker. Glad things are going well and you seem to be enjoying the whole process of moving. We will miss you here. Keep those photos coming.

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  2. Allie says:

    We keep having to run to Lowe’s to pick up random things we didn’t know we’d need when we bought!
    So jealous you don’t have to live in CS anymore either.
    Can’t wait to see what you do with the new place!

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  3. Lauren says:

    I’m glad your move went well! You guys unpacked quick!

    I don’t own my house, but when we made the move from an apartment (that we shared with some other girl the office stuck with us because you rent by room) to a rental house, we forgot big things like a trashcan for the road and a vacuum (the other girl owned the vacuum in the apartment).

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  4. JeeYoung says:

    Awww! So happy for you and Corey! I can remember two summers being in your exact shoes! Starting a new job, moving into a new home, SO SO exciting, but SO SO much chaos too! :P

    Nothing new up here in MI, just crazy work, but this week is my bday week! :) I’m trying to make the best of my depression as each bday closer to 30 seems to be saddening. David is taking us (pups & me) camping this weekend. And we booked our trip to Cabo for our 1 year next month! So the vaca countdown has begun!

    I can’t wait to read your upcoming blogs, good luck with settling in and starting your new job! :)

    XO
    JY

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  5. Mina says:

    congratulations on the move! moving is such a big pain. sounds like things are coming together though, and we can’t wait to hear more about the house!

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  6. shoshanah says:

    We moved into our house in January, which meant we didn’t have to worry about a lawn mower for a few months. But once it started heating up we definitely needed one. Definitely something I really didn’t think about when we moved into out house

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