Friday, July 27, 2012

little things

good morning, friends. it's 7:36 am on Friday and I slept a whopping 12 hours last night. Yes, I did fall asleep at 730 on the couch. It was probably the best decision of my whole week.

If you've been reading, you've probably noticed that the transition to Austin and this new job has been rough. Well, rough may not even cover it.  So, this week I'm linking up with Hello Hue and focusing on those little things.

If I've learned anything at this new job, it's to really cherish and hold on to those little things. I've got a new appreciation for time at home and my husband (who worked a hated job for nearly a year and a half).

so, without further ado here are my little things for the week:

mid week snow cone date was the perfect way to celebrate making it halfway though. I'm a "seasonal" person, and love summer favorites. Peaches, watermelon and snow cones are absolute musts for me in the summer.  

after reading this post by Ellen, I woke up a few minutes early and caught a sunrise on Tuesday. It was the perfect refreshing quiet before starting another day.

since I work in a basement, it was an awesome surprise to get to go work in the greenhouse on the roof of our building for a few hours yesterday. Just seeing the sun brought new life into my day.

and finally, early this week I got some super happy mail from my friend moxiemandie.  I'm loving my burlap bag--it rides the bus with me daily and holds my lunch, book, and all necessities for the day!  definitely buy a bag from her--you won't regret it!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

authenticity: Austin

there are days now that make living in Houston seem like a lifetime ago.
a life filled with smiling days, golden sun and breeze.

and although the time in Austin is short, if I'm really honest it's been hard.
hard to swallow, hard to keep down and blink back the water that's ever springing from my eyes.
it's not what was expected.
it's not as easy as it was.

my heart keeps longing for what was.
hanging to any feeble thread of life as it used to be.
work as it used to be.

and yet my body is here.
in this new, foreign place.
new people, new rules.

and it makes me wonder:
is this what we wanted?  is this really what God gave?
is this really good?

and it is. my mind knows it is,
but my heart's still lingering on something else.

Friday, July 20, 2012

the boxes are gone

and we are officially moved in.
It's Friday and I'm just plain done in.
It seems like months ago we were packing up and leaving Houston, and it's only been a week.
Let's just say we've crammed enough in this past week and a half to last any normal schedule at least a month.
This Friday is especially sweet, it's the end of our first (although short) week at our new jobs,
and the start of our first weekend in our new home.

We're all settled and we worked seemingly around the clock (with LOTS of help from our wonderful families) and everything's in it's place.
While my heart still resides in Houston, this new place is looking and starting to feel a lot like home.

(Our awesome master bedroom--looking good thanks to my sister in law, Kara, and her rad skills)

I'm hoping to have some sort of normal schedule soon, and a little bit of regular life happening.
But until then, I'm going to dance because all the boxes are gone and I finally have my pots in my kitchen.
have a great weekend, friends.


to celebrate the end of the boxes, I've left the coupon code MOVEIT up for 40% off in my shop!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Goodbyes are no fun

So much has happened in just a short amount of time.
Let's hit the big stuff:

1. Sam got a job with State Farm in Austin.
2. I didn't know if I could get a job in Austin in time to move with him. Plan for me was to stay here and work at my job until I found one.
3. Two weeks later, I've got a job at UT that starts the same day as Sam's job.
4. We've got a place to live.
5. and we're even sneaking in a little vacation between jobs

and this week is our last week here in Houston.
Goodbyes have started, and it seems that I will never quit crying.
we have been so unbelievably blessed by friends.

we're sad, happy, anxious and everything inbetween.

this week is a hard one.
but it's going to be filled with soaking up our place.
and eating a lot of frozen meals.

but come Friday, we'll be loading up our truck and headed to Austin.