Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We made it to Texas!

Well, it's official - we are alive and well in Texas!
Here's a quick recap of what we've been up to.

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Last weekend we made the (very long) trek from Scottsdale to San Antonio.  The whole journey, which should have taken 15 driving hours, took about 20 - it was a longgg day!



When we were passing through southern New Mexico there was a ridiculous amount of hail - yes, hail. In New Mexico. And in October.  So much in fact, that it looked like there was snow on the sides of the road!  

We had to pull over and take cover for a few hours before continuing on - it was took foreverrr... and as cute as my puppy is, she was freaking out.  And I had a screaming cat in the backseat - ugh, it's still too soon to talk about all of this...


After a really long day of driving we finally made it into San Antonio around 2AM, but didn't have the key fob to get into our community, so we had to get a hotel for the night.  I can't even tell you how exhausted we were; we couldn't even move - let alone unpack anything.


Shortly after moving in, we learned that there are deer absolutely everywhere throughout our neighborhood - everywhere!!  Maybe because it's new (or the fact that we lived in the desert), but it always seems like a special occasion seeing them. But, Scout is not a fan! She is the ultimate watch dog and does not like those big, strange looking animals one bit (she watches for them out of our windows!).

You know when get a puppy and you're supposed to introduce them to 7 sounds, 7 textures, 7 people, 7 animals, etc. all within their first 7 days of coming home otherwise you're a terrible pet owner?  Well, apparently, we failed as puppy parents because we did not socialize our puppy with enough deer, cows, horses, etc... she does not like large non-dog animals!


Although we had no energy to do any unpacking, you best believe I made sure to hang my DIY wreath and buy some mums and pumpkins for our front door!


By the way, what in the world are these pumpkin tree branches from Trader Joe's?!
I've never seen such a thing, but I think I like it!


John has been in the market for a new truck for awhile, but we had to wait until we closed on our home before pulling the trigger.  Well, we finally made our way to Austin this past weekend to get his truck.  

It was wonderful, for the full 20 minutes that we owned it before we got on the freeway to go home and was rear ended, pushing us into the car in front of us.  The car that hit us was completely destroyed, the airbags went off, and John and I feel so thankful that we weren't injured.  The truck on the other hand...

The cars had to be towed off the freeway, and we are currently waiting to hear back on whether it will be repaired or totaled.  Needless to say, it was a terrible situation, and we are so thankful to be safe.

And to add icing on the not-so-fun cake, John and I had plans that evening to get together with Kelli and her husband, and we were so disappointed about having to cancel.

The whole thing, although terrible, was a good reminder about what's important in life.  Beautiful homes and new cars are nice, but they are fleeting.  It reminds me of Matthew 6:19-21... Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


John and I have been appliance hunting and purchased a new refrigerator and washer and dryer this weekend.  When scheduling delivery dates, John was absolutely ecstatic knowing that the washer and dryer would be delivered this week because he has been wearing dirty clothes... Bless.


Along with shopping for appliances, home ownership comes with many trips to Home Depot.  And they have already started bringing out their Christmas trees. I am a little bit giddy about our first Christmas in our new home - it will take everything in me not to go overboard... :)



23 comments :

  1. Wow so thankful you guys are safe. So sorry about his new truck though UGH :( Hope you guys are getting settled! Can't wait to see pictures as you unpack and decorate hint hint ;) Xoxox

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  2. So glad you guys arrived safe and sound despite the hail in NM. Loving your wreath on the front door, and can't wait to see pics once you're settled and rested <3

    Green Fashionista

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  3. Ahhhh! I'm so glad that you're here! We missed getting to have y'all over but I'm so glad that y'all are safe. We have plenty of time to get together! Scout's face in that photo in the car - so sweet. Hail is no joke. Oh yes...the deer. Our dogs grew up knowing what deer are and they STILL bark at them and want to catch them. There are a just a ton of deer in the hill country, even in the city. Our neighborhood is super full of them...hence the barking all the time. Haha...John's been wearing dirty clothes...too funny. I like appliance shopping! I already love your front door. I need you to help me decorate. Glad to have you here, Lisa!

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  4. Oh man, y'all have had quite the moving process! Glad that you are finally there and settling in though :)

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  5. Okay WOAH! I've been a bad blogger, I totally missed this?!!! Yay for a new home!! I'm so sorry to hear about your trouble getting there and all the stuff with the new truck, but like you said, you're all safe!!!!! That's what matters. Praying for you with this new transition :) so excited to continue keeping up with this new adventure you guys are on!!

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  6. Moving is exhausting and moving with pets is tricky! It's stressful on everyone. Glad you survived the hail storm and are getting settled in TX. I'm sorry to hear about your car accident, but glad you're both okay. Things can always be replaced. Loving your fall decor and all the firsts in a new home are so much fun.

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  7. Lisa, I'm so sorry about the truck and the tough weather/long move! The verse from Matthew is a good reminder to put those events into perspective. I'm so glad you made it safely, and begin to make your new house a home! I'm sure with time sweet little Scout will get more familiar with the deer (or just enjoy barking at them ;)) Your front door is beautiful, and I know your Christmas decor will be also! Go easy on yourself with the unpacking, it is all part of a process! Congratulations on your new home in a new city :) Wishing you and John the very best! Sending love and hugs!

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  8. Wow, you have been busy. Congrats on the new home and new town. Can't wait to read all about it and see pics!

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  9. Wow you guys have been thru so much!! Glad you made it and are settling in!

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  10. Oh no! Car accidents are so traumatic! How awful that that happened right after getting the truck, too. I am thankful that you guys are okay though. At least you have the right perspective. A car is just a thing that can be replaced. Annoying but fixable. Your front porch looks gorgeous! I hope you are enjoying your new home! xo

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  11. Wow - what a journey. I'm so happy you made it, though, and can finally start to get settled. On the bright side, John's new truck is great!

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  12. Bless your hearts!! I hate that y'all had such a rough time but so glad y'all are okay!! I love that verse and it's always so reassuring to read that one. Y'all are home now and can finally get settled! Praying for a smooth transition from here on out for y'all :) Love your front porch, it looks great with your fall decorations on it!!!! I walked in Home Depot the other day and about flipped out over all the Christmas tree's LOL. Christmas isn't too far away...yay!

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  13. Oh my goodness y'all have had an eventful moving week!! I can't imagine driving 20 hours (especially in 1 day) and then not getting into your house! Good thing you won't have to do that again ;) That's awful to hear about the car - so thankful y'all are okay. That is so scary! Enjoy appliance shopping - my hubby loved researching the perfect appliances and I loved having brand new pieces!

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  14. Wow, I cannot even imagine going through so much in so little time! It is truly incredible that you are still able to stay positive and put things in perspective. Knowing someone else is going through a little bit of a struggle has really helped ME to put things in perspective too. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  15. Ooooh girl!!! Moving is not for the faint of heart in the first place. Then add in everything else and oof!! Know that I'm sending you a giant virtual margarita. Luckily you're in TX and they know how to make em!

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  16. Phew! Sounds like you've had a rough go of it lately! I'm glad you got out your fall decor though. At least that brightens things up! Good luck with getting all settled in...we're still working on that 1+ month later. :)

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  17. Congrats Lisa! Your new home looks lovely! I'm so sorry about the accident! Frustrating, but thankful your angel was watching out for you!

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  18. I am so glad that you were not injured in the car accident. Definitely awful timing but your safety is most important!

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  19. Wahoo! You're Texans now! Glad to see you priorities are straight: decorate the front door, then unpack. I'm so sorry to hear about J's truck but, praise God for insurance and safety! I'm glad y'all are safe and sound--and Christmas tree shopping!

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  20. WELCOME TO
    THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS Y'ALL!!!
    You're going to love San Antonio, TX, there's SO much to do and see. I'm only 2-1/2 hrs south of y'all, in Corpus Christi, TX right on the coast.

    Glad to hear y'all made it safely.

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  21. WELCOME TO
    THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS Y'ALL!!!
    You're going to love San Antonio, TX, there's SO much to do and see. I'm only 2-1/2 hrs south of y'all, in Corpus Christi, TX right on the coast.

    Glad to hear y'all made it safely.

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  22. 1. Welcome to Texas!!!!
    2. Deer?! In your neighborhood?! So crazy!!
    3. NOOOOO. Poor truck! But - thank goodness you are okay! That's so scary (and unfortunate)!
    4. Oh getting settled.... All the adventures! I'm with John, getting washer/dryer is a BIG day for me, lol...

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