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Friday, January 6, 2012

This post is brought to you from warm San Antonio. Our new home. Is this real life?

After hearing our gregarious mover's entire life story yesterday (no I don't want to know about your body's bloating habits or your insane ability to retain water), we finally got them to load up our small home. It's such a weird feeling to see everything you own sitting in cardboard. It made me realize that we don't actually own very much. (Don't worry, I'll be fixing this soon. I've already got the MiL scouting Estate Sales. "Hi, I just moved to Texas... might I buy your unwanted crap?)

We kissed our little one-bedroom apartment goodbye and hit the road!


Grahm and I had to drive separately. The whole stinkin' 9 hours. The glory of roadtrippin' is you can sleep for ungodly amounts of time and no one can judge you for it. I once made it from Tulsa to Nashville without blinking an eye. Literally. This time I kinda had to pay attention, since I was driving. I called Grahm about every ten minutes with a new joke I had made up. (The best one was: Why didn't the man getting executed go see his girlfriend for lunch? He got hung up.)

The drive down here was challenging because scream singing by yourself is only entertaining for about an hour. Also, I'm directionally challenged which is the nice way of telling you I'm a terrible driver. I'm incredibly slow (SAFE!), and I never know where I am. It's like you let your crazy grandma loose on the freeway.

Once we hit Dallas, all hell broke loose. I had no idea where I was. Siri wasn't processing my requests (can she do that??) and the Gary (the Garmin) was rereouting me every five seconds. I was a hot mess, swerving through heavy downtown traffic and yelling at the GPS like it could understand me. I almost died like 8 times. Needless to say, the Dallas fiasco was a bit of foreshadowing for my life here in San Antonio. If I can't make it with an iphone AND a GPS... this just doesn't bode well.


But we made it! Jackets and all. (We're clearly noobs to SA, cause it's 75 degrees out. I could like... go swimming if I wanted. My entire winter wardrobe became obsolete overnight. Goodbye, pretty scarves!) The apartment people somehow convinced themselves that we were responsible enough to live here. We signed our names and got the keys to our new home. All 1200 sq ft of it. It's HUGE.




Now remember, we're used to living in ONE room. Now we have like a million. I got lost in here earlier. Two bedrooms, two bath. And closets. Oh my, the closets. They made me drool a little bit. Thank the Lord for storage space. Won't my clothes look fabulous in this bad mammajamma?


The movers get here tomorrow, so tonight we're cleaning/camping out on the floor admiring all the space. I'm excited for a full day of unpacking. I love deciding where everything should go. I'm slightly OCD so tomorrow will be like Christmas all over again because I get to organize everything. Yesss. Don't worry I'll be posting pictures of my fabulous Pinterest-inspired decorations and organizational plans. There's like 8 million windows, so I need to figure out my new sewing machine real fast!

After three months of anticipation, we're finally HOME.

41 comments:

Liz Brown said...

Awww. The pouty picture is sad. :(

BUT! The new apartment looks rad!

That totally rhymed.

Meagan Bechtel said...

Your blog is the cutest. Welcome to Texas!

Nagehan said...

This made me tear up! How cute! Oh, don't you dare get rid of your scarves now. You can always, always use a scarf at night to accessorize your outfit! I can't wait to see you getting crafty in the new house.

Dutch said...

wow, the apartment looks beautiful! Hope the moving process goes smoothly. After having to pack up time after time in a military family, I know how much of a relief it is to finally have stuff out of boxes!!

Alma said...

congrats!
welcome to Texas weather :)

L-Kat said...

You only last an hour with scream-singing to yourself? Huh. I can go at least four, but I'm used to driving 5+ hours on a regular basis. Your new apartment looks amazing! Go crazy decorating! That's always my favorite part of moving into a new place! :)

Breanna said...

Yay!! I hope you enjoy living in SA as much as I love visiting it. Such a great city!

Gig-ee said...

Oh girl. You are in for some fun times driving is SAT, especially down town! Have fun in the new home and HOWDY!

Gig-ee said...

Oh girl. You are in for some fun times driving is SAT, especially down town! Have fun in the new home and HOWDY!

Basil. said...

how exciting! Your place looks amazing!!

The Greers said...

SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! Love the new apartment, and can't wait to see more pics. Welcome to Texas! :)

Amira said...

I love all the windows!! Congrats on your new place :-)

Karla said...

hahah your the cutest! But oh my I can only imagine us moving to a huge apartment like that.. the closets??! oh my!! Well congrats to making new memories!!

smalltown20something said...

Love the new place, looks gorgeous!

Also, sorry to hear that Siri and Gary were giving you problems.. that's no fun!

Dina said...

Love.

Katie Tracy said...

1) The apartment is PRESH
2) I got you that black t-shirt no less than three years ago.
3) Love you! Can't wait to visit your new home!

Tom said...

Congratulations on the new home. I'm kind of excited to see what you do with it!

Chelsea L said...

Yay! It's beautiful! Ha, I was LOL reading about your navigation skills...mine are exactly the same. Hate it. I can't wait to see how you decorate it! So fun!! I am also jealous that you live in warm. Its the one thing I want in life that i'll never have again :'( Have fun moving in!!

Kell said...

Yay! This makes me happy. And the part about ungodly amounts of sleeping on road trips is too true! We made a 2 1/2 day trek from California to Illinois and I probably slept 95% of the time. Your big apartment is beautiful!

Liesl said...

Congratulations on your fab new house! I, too, get freakishly excited about unpacking and organizing... Can't wait to see how you decorate your new place, how fun! Have a wonderful weekend! xxx

Christina said...

so fun! Your place looks like it is going to be a great home for you two!

Lauren said...

Congratulations Jena!! It looks great! Now you get decorate - i'm super jealous! x

Sara, Luke, Brooklyn, & Bentley said...

Congrats and welcome to Texas! If you ever plan a trip to Corpus, let's get together!

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

It's beautiful! I can't wait to see it filled up!

And that joke was so wrong but it was funny

Steph said...

How exciting! Your new place is gorgeous! Hopefully I will be following in your "spacious" footsteps soon!

Kylie said...

How exciting for you!
Congratulations!

Kim said...

EXCITING!

And yay for the wardrobe. Walk is are the best. I have one, but it goes by another name: Spare room.

Good luck with your new life in SA! You're gonna have so much fun!

Bekah said...

Love your apt! Its finally sinking in that you are married and an ADULT now! mmeerrhhh... I miss you. :( I want to run around in your apt doing 2 manned summer saults and cartwheels... I guess that's grahms place! :) And I love all the windows! I will see you soon deary.... can't wait to road trip to come see you!

lilmoomoo said...

Awww hooray for a new apartment!!
That closet is HUUUUGE!!

Have fun unpacking!! :) We still haven't finished ours.. (oops)

lovelovelove,
moo.

Renee said...

Yaaaayyy!!! Those Closets look A-MAZ-ING!!!! Congratulations on your new Big place!!! Looking forward to seeing the pics of your decorations!!

A party and A HALF said...

Glad you made it safe, btw that closet is ridiculous. I am extremely jealous right now!

Kaitlyn said...

Hi there, I just found your blog through 20SB. It's adorable! Love your new home, it's beautiful! I hope you enjoy living in San Antonio. I love that city; I'm originally from Fort Worth. Looking forward to following your blog! :)

Sexless C said...

Roughing it that first night in an empty apartment/house is the best. Congratulations!

Nikki said...

Congrats on your new place! I'm super jealous of all the closet space you have!!!

Mimi said...

awwwww, yay! your new place looks beautiful, and i know it will be even more beautiful after you organize everything. your closet is huge, so exciting! :D i wish you the best of luck for 2012!

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Kathy B. said...

Ah I am so beyond happy for you! Your new place looks incredible, and I can't wait to see how fabulously gorgeous it is once you've both put your incredibly inspiring, quirky stamp on it!

And as for that closet.... I am definitely partial to a good closet! Enjoy it, you beautiful woman!

xXx

Shannon :: The Scribble Pad said...

Hooray! Congrats! Goodbye scarves!

Ashley said...

Yay so glad you made it! I can't wait to see pictures of the new place! It looks cute!

Amy said...

Yay!! Love your new apartment - it does look pretty huge!! Miss you guys here - but have fun in SA! I wish it was in the 70s here right now...

Samantha said...

New to your blog, congrats on your new place and new adventure!! Definitely loving that closet : ) Have fun getting it set up just the way you want it!!

wHiT said...

My husband had training in San Antonio for three months this year. I got to visit twice. He loves Texas. Hopefully you do too. Thanks for the comment. Consider me a new follower. I'd love if you could do the same.