Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Texas so far!

Kill me now.
Monday it rained. All of a sudden the wind picked up out of no where and my heart stopped. I'm terrified of tornadoes and thought for sure one was coming. Luckily it was just a thunder storm. What's funny about Texas is when it rains during the summer. The water is warm. It's still muggy and warm out but with warm rain. I'm sure I looked super cool running Jack into VBS in a tank top.

All ready to check in at the airport!
Flying wasn't so bad, the checking bags and going through security stressed me out! I was ready to cry by the time we got something to eat. We flew United and got to pick our seats online when we booked the flight. So you can imagine our surprise when we got to the gate and THEY GAVE AWAY OUR SEATS! They put my mom in row 3, me and Ryan in row 9 and Jack by himself in row 8. The guy taking our tickets couldn't have cared less either. Oh you're 5 year old is flying by himself? Oh well, not my problem! Luckily a lady in row 9 switched with my mom and the father of another boy they put in row 8 next to Jack switched to. Get your shit together United.

Taking selfies on the plane.

He slept for the last 45 minutes of the flight. Praise Jesus!

Breakfast my MIL made me.

Jack's new best friend Brandi.

Banana pudding Blue Bell. I'm not sorry.

Brannan's new lunchbox.

Jack caught a firefly all by himself!

That's a fact Jack :)

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

I'm leavin', on a Jet Plane...

Fun fact: I hate when people use this song as their status when they leave. I hate even more when they misquote the lyrics. However, I didn't know what else to title this post. 

In 1 hour we leave for the airport. Brannan is already in Texas, he's with his Aunt and cousin. This week has been rough. I said goodbye to my Godmother on Saturday. It was awful. I cried so hard. She's always been so special to me. I said goodbye to my brother on Tuesday and we both cried all day. And then there's my best friend Leah. I could not muster 1 tear for her!! I feel awful!! Her son and Jack are best buds. They're 5 weeks apart and so sweet. 

They are so precious. Leah is also Ryan's Godmother. 

So I'm spending my final minutes in California drinking wine and watching the episode of Friends were Nana dies. :( I hope everyone has a great week and next time you here from me I'll be blogging from Texas!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Bye Bye California.

Thursday night, me and the boys will be boarding a plane for Dallas. Brannan leaves tomorrow night, he's driving the truck out. Let me start from the beginning. 

On Jack's birthday we drove to Palo Alto to have dinner at the Palo Alto Creamery. As we drove down University we saw an open house and joked that we should buy the house. (University starts off at 101. It has big homes then turns into upscale shops and restaraunts) We got to talking about how frustrating it is living in the Bay Area and trying to make a decent living. Homes are so expensive and you get so little. Gas, food, child care is ridiculous. I wouldn't be able to go back to work until Ryan was in school. We very quietly started looking at homes in Texas. Brannan's mom lives in the Dallas area and his brother lives in East Texas.

A few months later my mom mentioned something about moving to Texas and I blurted out that we were looking to. Holy Crap. What a relief! I was so sad to move away from my parents. I grew up super close with my Grandparents and want the same for my boys.

A litte after the new year we started to tell people. It's been so hard. I've lived here my whole life. My siblings are here. My Aunts and Uncles are here. Jack has all his friends from Kindergarten. I keep worrying that were making the wrong choice. I'm worried about my boys fitting in. I'm so sad to be leaving everyone. Especially my brother and best friend.

I'll update as soon as we get settled. I'm pretty excited to stalk Brandi and Becka. If anyone has any tips for moving, flying with 2 kids, or just some great Dallas spots to check out please let me know!

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