We’re Moving to Texas!!

minted christmas cards

Our big news coincided perfectly with the holiday season, so we’re sending out our Minted Christmas cards with the announcement that we’re moving to Texas! 


We’re sharing a big family update in our Christmas cards this year

Whoa! We have some big, exciting news to share today in our Christmas cards!

We’re moving to Dallas, Texas!

A week and a half ago we received the news, and it was perfect timing to put on our Christmas cards, so we quickly put them together with this fun “We’re Decking New Halls” card from Minted and our beautiful family photos from our Seattle trip so we could announce to all our friends at family all at once!

Moving Announcement Christmas card from Minted
loving these custom stamps from Minted


A few more details about our move to Dallas

The last few weeks have been a complete whirlwind as my husband applied for a promotion in his company, had a phone interview, had a fly out interview, and then was offered the job in Dallas.

Here’s the kicker — he starts at the new position in the middle of January. 

This means we have to sell our house in California, buy a new house in Dallas, find a new school for the boys, pack up all our stuff (thankfully his company provides movers), and all the other logistics that come with a move WITHIN THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS.

Oh, and Christmas is somewhere in there too. Goodness, it’s going to be busy.


How everyone is feeling about the move to Dallas, Texas

We’ve shared our news with some close friends and of course our family, and the biggest question is how we all feel about it.

Here’s how that’s going:

  • Philip is over the moon about the move. Dallas has been at the top of his list for positions in his company, so this is honestly his dream job. He couldn’t be happier, although he’s shouldered MOST of the moving logistic responsibilities so far, so he’s feeling pretty stressed with all that.
  • I am really excited about a new adventure. Of course I’m sad to leave SoCal, but we kind of always knew this day would come and I’m feeling really grateful that if we have to go, it’s somewhere with so, so many pros and very few cons. Also I’ll be traveling back to California every month or so for a fun project I’m working on, so knowing that I’ll be able to see my friends makes the big move a lot easier.
  • Benson was devastated at first, and begged us not to make him move. There were a lot of tears, and it’s definitely going to be the biggest and hardest transition for him. BUT after talking through it a lot (he’s a thinker and worrier, so that’s really helpful for him), and reassuring him that Dallas is very far away from ocean so we won’t have to worry about hurricanes (one of his biggest fears), he’s completely turned his attitude around and is feeling much better about the move. Also we’re all really grateful that this move came in 3rd grade instead of middle or high school when it would be so much harder.
  • Foster has been excited since day one. He’s super excited for a bigger backyard, new parks to play at, and he’s really hoping that we buy a house with a basement for some reason (although that’s not looking particularly likely, but a kid can dream, right?)
  • Sanford is much too young to know the difference, or what “moving to Texas” really means, but once he heard the news he has shared it with everyone he meets. There’s no keeping secrets with a two year old around!!
Minted Christmas cards
minted Christmas cards announcing our move to texas

If you’re still wanting to do cards, Minted Christmas cards are incredible quality

It was really fun to team up with Minted and create these fun announcement Christmas cards, and of course, as always, Minted is impeccable with every detail.

The beautifully printed addresses on the front, the customized stamps, the envelope inserts, and even the tissue paper between the folded card so it didn’t transfer.

If you’re still needing to get Christmas cards, we’ve done our cards with Minted for the last three years and they’re honestly the most amazing quality and have gorgeous designs. Check them all out HERE, and see all their delivery deadlines HERE!


  1. Dani says:

    Wow! Congratulations! How exciting for you all.

  2. Cortney says:

    How cool! So exciting! Me and my fAmily live about 2 hours from dallaS- near college staTion! I love your blog and its kinda coOl yall will.be closer!

  3. Wow! congratulations! Praying that everything goes smoothly for you all!

  4. brianna says:

    i know how benson feels. i’m being uprooted in a month or so (at 36 years old) to live in a place where i don’t know anyone, except my parents. but third grade is a good time to move – my cousins moved across country a month before their oldest kid started his senior year. he’d gone to school with the same kids his whole life, was involved in youth activities, etc. and then bam, they moved to north carolina.

  5. Sharon says:

    What a clever way to announce your move! I’ve always been curious, what does Philip do a living?

  6. Lindsey says:

    Wow! What a busy time to uproot, but you seem to have a wonderful attitude about it all. I am happy for your family and look forward to following along as you build a new life in Texas!

  7. Lindsey says:

    Welcome to TeXas! I have to say it will be very different from california! But dallas is fantastic. And although there AREN’T HURRICANES, you do have to worry about tornadoEs. Just dont tell benson Ha. So exciting to land a dream joB and best of luck with the move!

  8. Holly says:

    Congratulations! We live near dallas and love it. Happy to helP anSwer questions. Good luck!

  9. Christine says:

    Dallas is the best spot in Texas:) we get snow, no hurricanes, amazing thunderstorms, and tornadoes are rare. Plus the wards up here are fantastic! Good luck gwtting everything done in 4 weeks, that is intense!

  10. Jeanine says:

    Praying that YOU ALL WILL be blessed as you move! Have you heard of the blog called mix and match family by shay shull? She lives in McKinney, which i believe is right outside dallas, and it sounds like a great place to live, so you may want to check it out. I moved to another state at about your age with 3 boys, it was really hard at first, but i know you’ll do well. just hang in there through the first few months! In our case, we adopted a daughter through a local agency in our new town, and so ,we clearly have seen god’s hand at work in our life. praying you will too!

  11. Lia says:

    We moved to a different neighborhood and tHerefore different school when my oldest was about to Start third grAde. I was very worried about dropping him off The first day, but he made the best friends and does not even EVer mention his previous school. He is now in fifth grade. CONGRATULATIONS on your move! Yeah for states without income taxes!

  12. Claudia says:

    How exciting! We live in the DFW area and are loving it! I moved Here from Germany, Which was a big change at first. However, i truly love Texas now. Just be warned – the summers are extremely hot. ☀️

  13. Alexis says:

    Congratulations! We moved for a job from portland, OR to boston in october with a 3rd grader and a kindergartener. It’s been crazy, but also really great exploring a new cIty and everyone’s settling in better than i could have hoped for. Good luck with everYthing!

  14. Hayley says:

    Congrats! That’s so exciting, but I know also so chaotic. My husband and I are born and raised Dallasites, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions!!

  15. Elise says:

    Dallas is great! We’Re right outside of Houston. Texans are very friendly!!! I wish yall tge best of luck!

  16. Jamie says:

    You will love Texas and you’ll Get used to the tornado warnings. (Hahaha, we have one tonight….in december!?!!)

  17. Sally says:

    Welcome to texas! I’ll be so excited to see the outfits you create to beat the heat. we melt here in houston about nine months of the year 🙂

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