Life Lately


Changes. Life lately hasn't exactly been peachy. There's been so many changes in the last few weeks that have made me switch my focus to getting things back on track. I left my job after working there for six years which was pretty sad for me but since then I accepted a new and much more exciting job opportunity to run my own marketing department for a local company. There are sunnier days ahead and I start this new adventure one week from today.


Hurdles. We closed on our new home last week but then some complications arose with selling our current home since the buyers decided to delay another month. After a million phone calls, financial transactions, and tireless signing of documents we were able to successfully close and move in to our new home over the weekend. We spent the entire weekend moving, unpacking, and organizing things. I do believe exciting days are ahead in our new abode while we wait patiently to officially sell our current home.


Escape. In the midst of the chaos, K and I had a trip already booked and planned to visit Denver so we spent Memorial Day long weekend exploring the city and catching a ball game at Coors Field. We were blessed with good weather for the entire trip which allowed us to explore the city on foot and take in all that downtown Denver has to offer.


Sharing. After returning and settling back at home, Kerri and I met up for a happy hour date which was so fun catching up over some delish sushi and wine.


Reality. Other than some leisurely happy hours and lunch dates with friends and previous coworkers, there has been lots of Home Depot trips which probably won't be ending anytime soon.

Adulting. Home Goods also took my wallet for a run over the weekend. That store really has the cutest things for a great price. I was so tempted to buy gifts for everyone. I foresee a few more trips there as I finish up designing and decorating our home.


Celebrate. After moving all day on Friday, we met up with friends at Kobe Steakhouse in the evening to celebrate the birthday of Kate's hubby over some hibachi and sake. It's always a good time with this great group of friends.



Crisis. Within 48 hours of living in our new home (in a brand new gated community), our neighbors house got broken into on Saturday night and then the neighborhood flooded on Sunday because of torrential rains and thunderstorms. Nothing seriously affecting us or our new home but it has us in a serious scurry to get a security system to secure our home.


Release. The bestie and I have been enjoying Yoga in the Park on Sundays when we're not traveling or busy moving.


Bonding. K and I ended the weekend on Sunday with a date evening after a busy weekend consumed with moving and unpacking. We had to go to Home Goods for some final things, then Buffalo Wild Wings for a beer because that's an even trade-off in his books and ending with some barbecue for dinner at Texas Roadhouse.


Recap. Our last Wanderlust Wednesday is happening this week so please help us end with a bang by sharing your favorite travel recaps. I'll be sharing all the details about our trip to Denver.



Joining the lovely Biana for her weekending linkup.

26 comments

  1. Oh sweetie I am so sorry you have had to go through all these trials but I love the precious little moments you found and your sweet smile never fades!!! I am proud of you, excited you got in the new house, excited over your new job next week and happy your future is bright!!!

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  2. Buying a home and selling another is so stressful and never goes as planned. That is the one thing I hate about moving!! I hope everything gets worked out for you and good luck on your new job! We've had so much flooding in Texas, I was stuck at home all week. They had to close off most of the downtown since all the buildings were falling into the lake, so crazy!! I hope your week is a less stressful and good one!

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  3. Oh my gosh girl - you've had two of life's biggest milestones in basically a few weeks of one another! Congratulations on the new job - that is so exciting and I can't wait to see more of your house!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. You guys were total troopers coming out to celebrate H after tirelessly moving all day, I can't begin to tell you how much that meant to him! And I couldn't be happier for you with your new beginnings, this new job will be perfect for you and you'll be much more in your element. Everything happens for a reason, and now it's time for you to truly shine <3
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  5. Wow! SO much is going on, you weren't even kidding! I'm glad you've had some time to get away and escape it all. Changes can be difficult and then having them kind of all happen at once (and not smoothly) is super stressful. Soon it will settle down and it will all be worth it! Hang in there :)

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  6. I can't wait to hear all about your new job! Sometimes it takes getting forced into change that really puts life (and your happiness) into perspective. I hope you are much happier at your new job! And I can't believe all the drama with your new house/neighborhood and old house! Hope everything works out with getting it sold! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. SO much craziness lately i must say! but you know what - you're so much stronger and will be soon, happier, because of it :) new house and new job = new beginnings and i can't wait to see it all settle into place for you. i loved happy hour with you - and we must do it again sooner rather than later mi amor!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. Ugh, sorry about the selling delay. That's frustratin I'm sure. Congrats on the new job though!! Should be an exciting new adventure! I'll be interested to hear how you choose a security system because that's on our list of things to do as well!!

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  9. Congrats on the new house & new job! I hope the chaos is starting to wind down. Yoga in the park looks like a lot of fun!

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  10. WOW, talk about a ton of changes. Congrats on the new job, it is bittersweet to leave something but glad you enjoy the new opportunity. Hooray for a needed Denver trip, sometimes an escape is the best thing for you.

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  11. So moving and a new job are two huge things on their own-- combined with so many other things going on! I'm so glad you guys were able to take your trip in the middle of everything and it sounds like you're making time for friends/date nights and a little bit of 'me time' to help balance out the stress! Hopefully things in the neighborhood settle down and I'm glad it sounds like you didn't have any damage from the flooding.

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  12. You have a lot on your plate! Glad you got to get away for a little while and have a good time in Denver. Good luck with the new job, it sounds exciting!

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  13. So much going on with you guys! Glad you were finally able to close/get into your new house - such a busy time now but will be so enjoyable once you're settled!

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  14. Buying and selling houses is always so stressful, so I'm so glad that everything ended up working out for you in the end! It's always tough to leave a job that you've been at for a while, but like you said, the perfect opportunities just come up, and it sounds like you've got a great one! I can't wait to see what your new house looks like and how you decorate everything!

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  15. Getting a new house is very exciting but that is bummer you had some issues getting it all taken care of :(. Congrats on the new job!
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  16. You've had a wild ride! I hope you get settled in and settled down in the new house and job quickly. Breathe! You got this!

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  17. oh my goodness! i am so sorry about everything, jeepers the neighbour being broken into and the troubles with your house selling - that's not good at all. congrats on the new job, though i'm sorry for anything bad that may have caused you to switch jobs.

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  18. My goodness you have been through a lot lately!! Congrats on the new job and the new home!!! Sorry to hear about the sell of your other house falling through a little and the whole new neighborhood thing sucks. Hopefully you can look back and laugh at the first weekend experience. Nothing like a break in to prioritize ADT, am I right??? We have a security system and cameras in our house. Decorating and unpacking and setting things up is always fun!!! Good luck at your new job!

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  19. Congratulations on your new job! I'm so sorry you've run into problems with selling your old home-I hope everything works out quickly!

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  20. Congratulations on this new opportunity and career for you! I know you will shine...sorry to hear the home process didn't go as smooth as one would hope but you still have a great attitude! Can't wait to see and hear more on your beautiful new home!

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  21. The yoga on the lawn looks so neat. I wish we had something like that. That is scary that your neighbors house got broken into. There's nothing scarier than someone invading the place you feel safest. Kobe is my favorite. Home Good's and Tj Maxx always equal successful days of shopping. We bought pasta sauces of all things from TJ Maxx a couple months ago, and just got around to using them this week. Our pasta was absolutely delicious! I think it was seriously the best pasta dish I've ever had. The sauce was everything!

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  22. Sorry to hear life hasn't been the greatest lately, but it sounds like things are definitely on the up and up. Especially starting with a great weekend!

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  23. Wow so much chance and craziness. Congrats on the new home and job though - those are both two things to celebrate! Xx

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  24. Cannot wait to hear all about Denver! Sad leaving a job that you've been at for so long, but hopefully this new place is even better! That's so scary about your neighbors being robbed just hours after you guys moved in, but hopefully that was a fluke one time thing and security is tighter. HomeGoods is my happy place because they have so many unique and affordable things for the house :)!

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  25. Sounds like you've been super busy. Congrats on getting a new job and a new place. My husband and I just found out a couple days ago that a house we were interested in is now ours. So we will be frantically packing and moving within the next three weeks. We're renting though, not buying.

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  26. Sorry, I am catching up on old posts! Wow, you have had a lot of changes lately. I hope a week later things have settled down!

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