Sunday, June 7, 2009

Happiness is Texas in My Rearview Mirror

OK, OK, it's not total happiness. Who could be happy about leaving friendships like this:


Emily, Ashlee and I had one last ultimate girls night and made sure to karaoke again. Friends like this don't come around often. And I find it especially hard to make friends as a stay at home mom. How come it was so much easier when I was younger? It's hard to believe we became such close friends in such a short amount of time. They were very natural, instant, reciprocal friendships. We've made SO MANY memories and I will miss these girls IMMENSELY. Saying goodbye was really sad.

And if you're wondering what in the world I'm talking about...we've moved. Can you believe it? I know it comes as a shock to most of you. It kind of comes as shock to me, too. I kept meaning to blog about it in between packing boxes, but the next thing I knew our computer was packed, too. Besides the previously mentioned friends, Texas really wasn't going well for us. I didn't like it there. Job opportunities for Spencer were grim. And his education was kind of a joke. He was really missing Ohio State. And to top it off, we still own our house in Ohio.

So after weighing all this out, we decided to put our house on the market. Then the unthinkable happened. Our house sold in one day. The very first looker put a really good offer on it that day and wanted us out in a few short weeks. The problem is, our house in Ohio still has renters in it. So we're stuck in a lousy apartment for a few months until their contract is up. We did not expect our house to sell so fast. We had people we needed to see one last time and never got to it (sorry Brooke and Jeanine...it makes me sick to think how little we saw each other when were were so close).

But we're here and it feels good. Driving in to the greater Columbus area just felt like coming home. Spencer and I lived here longer than we've lived anywhere else in our married lives. All three crazies were born here. And my mom moved years ago so going to her house isn't really home for me anymore, either. This is more like home than anywhere else is for me. I didn't realize how much I loved Columbus until I left. And it's nice to come back to the welcoming arms of friends and not have to start fresh. Friends have already watched kids, invited us in for dinner or dessert, offered their homes while we were waiting for our apartment, let us stop by at a moments notice to borrow their washing machine or internet, etc, etc. Thanks Abbey and Autumn.

So my last several weeks have been all consumed with packing, moving and unpacking again...not to mention our lack of internet. But I'm back! And I feel like I have a TON to catch up on, but I'm not that great at back tracking on my blog. I'll try to get some of it posted soon.

26 comments:

Jen said...

I've been wondering if you'd moved. Can't believe you sold your house so fast, just means it was meant to be, right? Hope all is going well. Can't wait to hear how things are moving along.

Nicole said...

I'm so happy for you! Since I completely understand how hard it was for you in Texas particularly, to be able to go home to a familiar place will do wonders for your awesome, talented spirit! Congratulations on the quick sell!

Traci Elizabeth said...

I am so happy for you!!! yay! except for the apartment thing, everything sounds like it has worked out perfect!

Amanda B. said...

I am so glad you are home!!!!! You have sooooo been missed! I am happy to help however too- with your boys, or whatever you need. There is a group of us going to see Angels and Demons friday night (kelly, Suzanne, me, several others....) wanna come??? I can't wait to see you!!!!!

Kim said...

Wow, I can't believe your house sold that quick, how great is that. I'm glad you are moving to a place you already know and have friends.

Sheryl said...

what a quick change for you! You sound so happy about returning to Ohio. It is amazing how our prayers can be answered quickly and well. I am at Heidi's..we had a baby girl last night!

Kelly said...

We couldn't be happier!! WElcome back!! Come hang out with us girls on Friday- movies and fun!!

jeanine said...

I was wondering if a move was in your future... I'm so sad that I didn't get to see you. William will be sad too... he talks about Parker and Reid all the time. If I had known you were going to move so fast I would have made it a point to stop by when we were in Grapevine!!!
I'm glad that your house sold though and that you are back "home."

Jessica said...

Wow!! You guys are as crazy as us. I love it. I am so happy that you are back in Ohio. I know what it is like to be away from somewhere you love. What are the plans now? I am so happy for you guys. Even more happy that I am here in Kentucky for another couple of weeks. I would love to try and see you. You guys could totally come down and stay with us if you like. I will email you. Congrats!!!

Sam and Becky said...

I'm glad you're back home. :D

Genn said...

Wow. What a crazy whirlwind this must all have been for you and your family. Congratulations on selling your house in Texas so quickly! Hope you get settled in soon.

Autumn said...

I was so wondering when you were going top put something on the www about this! It was fun to have Parker today.

Brooke said...

I am excited for you and I am sure things will go so much better for you there but I am sad that we didn't get to at least say good-bye. It's terrible that we lived so close and only saw each other once. I love you.

Kris said...

Wowie!! What a whirlwind of activity. I know you didn't care much for Texas Katie. I am happy to hear you are in a place that feels like home. At least the state, and soon you will be back in your old home and all will be great.
I have wondered where you were!!!!
Welcome home!!

Amber Nish said...

Glad to hear you made it!! And I am glad that you are back where you feel most comfortable!! I hope everything turns out wonderfully, and that you can get into your house quickly. Take care, it was fun to have you guys here while it lasted:)

Violet and Thomas said...

That is so great! Isn't it so amazing how everything works out when it's the right thing? Well except the whole apartment thing. I'm glad you are "home".

amelia said...

I've been wondering where you went in blog land...this definitely explains it!

It sounds like this is a better move for all of you. Good luck with apartment living for the next few weeks!

Erin said...

Had me worried where you had run off too. Sounds like you are happy so that is great!!

Heidi said...

man... having a baby really put me back in the 411. Hope it all went well!

trentnjeanmorello said...

welcome back!

Kristin said...

What?! You moved! I knew I was out of the loop, but not that out of the loop! (: I am happy for you guys! We will definitely miss you though. I hope everything works out for the best!
Love,
Kristin

The drama known as Greens.... said...

Girl! I'm blinking back the tears! I MISS YOU! I'm counting down the days till we get together for our new annual girls weekend...don't think for a second you're getting away from me! :) Tell your crazies I'm checking my mail for our pen-pal letters. I want pictures of the batman leg. I'm really glad you made it and found an apartment and your friends are taking care of you! xoxo E

tcup said...

Hey there woman! Well I had no clue you moved! But I am so happy that you are back home lovin life! I will be sad that Cash's next bday party won't have the cool theme and fun handmade stuff but I am sure by then maybe I can order from your ETSY shop!

Kelly said...

I was wondering what happened to you with no new posts in a couple weeks! Congrats on the move. I'm glad you're happy in Ohio!

Anne said...

Katie, you will certainly be missed here! At least I still have your hilarliously funny blog to keep up with and watch your boys grow! Good luck!

Danielle said...

Opps! That was me Danielle who posted the comment by Anne. Just stealing my friends identity for a moment...you will be missed!