Welcome to Texas


You never know how much stuff you have until you have to box it up. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, moving is NOT fun. Unless you don’t have to do any of the organizing. Or packing. Or shipping.

For those not in the know, I just moved to Dallas, Texas, to where my husband (still getting used to writing that!) Cent has been living for the last three years. I had quite the task of boxing up all my belongings to move from California to the Lone Star state. While I filled a couple of black Glad bag with items to donate to charity, I still had quite the mountain of boxes to ship. I think I overwhelmed Cent’s (now ours!) apartment with shipments, between my stuff and gifts being sent by guests, it was crazy!

Check this iPhone photo I took when we arrived to Dallas on Tuesday:


Miraculously, through mostly Cent’s tenacity to get rid of as many boxes as possibly, we made a serious dent and can now walk from one side of the apartment to the other. I’ve barely moved in and we’ve already outgrown the place. Time to go house hunting!

You know how they say everything is BIGGER in Texas? Well it’s true. The weather is much bigger. And by bigger I mean of thunderous proportions. I weathered my first thunderstorm and observed the after effects:


This is the apartment complex pool closest to us. Yes, it is green, that is not the screen fooling you. Pretty gross. So much for swimming.

We partook in our first married date night at Zaxby’s. For those who don’t know, it’s only in the South. Come visit the South and try Zaxby’s, you won’t be sorry. (The iPhone was combating the lack of light):


I do really like the big North Park Shopping Center. Like I said, they do things BIG in Texas. Seriously, this mall makes the shopping centers in the San Francisco Bay Area look little. We saw some interesting things in the Barney’s window display:


I’m a big fan of Mr. Potato Head. I don’t really know what the concept was in the Barney’s window, however.

So that’s the first of my moving chronicles. First impressions of Dallas. Hello new home. :)

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  • Reply Auntie Kathleen 08.04.2009 at 9:27 am

    Oh, the Mr. Potatoheads are a good omen. Yes, everything is BIGGER in Texas. You’ll see us there yet!

    The vintage pix are beautiful too. You captured an authentic 1940’s look. (And I watch a lot of Turner Classic Movies).

    Well, I can’t say I miss you, because here you are. I know your folks do, but they’ll adjust as parents have to. You’re still here, and only a keystroke away.

    Uncle Bud and I wish you all happiness. Lots love to Cent!


    Auntie Kathleen

  • Reply Jen 08.04.2009 at 11:53 am

    eww that pool looks grossssss. i miss you friend!

  • Reply Amanda 08.04.2009 at 1:46 pm

    I always love reading your blog, Catie. You turn everything in life into an interesting read. I’m glad your move is going well!

  • Reply Mercy 08.04.2009 at 6:37 pm

    always thought mr. potato head smelled funny in a good way

  • Reply Liz K. 08.04.2009 at 9:07 pm

    I miss you catie! Ry needs some of those boxes, i have no idea how I’m going to move him into my apt. I saved him no closet space. 😛

  • Reply whitney elizabeth 08.10.2009 at 2:26 pm

    haha, oh i can’t help but laugh because this reminds me of one year ago when i got married, went on a honeymoon and then moved…and it took me like 4 months to get everything arranged…i hope it doesn’t take you as long as i did! i want to see some hawaii pix catie!!!!!

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