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