7QT: Keeping it Classy

09 August 2013

Because we're not ghetto at all, and you definitely want to be our friends.

- 1 -
Here's how our move went down.


LA to TX. Really and truly.


My grandmother graciously offered her garage so we could avoid the rain for the couple days that we pit-stopped at my parents' house. As we geared up to head to Houston, she watched Jacob and my brother wielding the ratchet straps and we had the following conversation.

Nana: "This reminds me of that Henry Fonda movie." 

Me: "Grapes of Wrath?"

Nana: "Yeah... But this is worse."

She then went inside and came back with some money.

- 2 -
And then my clothes started literally falling apart. The sole of my shoe fell off at the end of a night on the town with some old college buddies. For Sunday brunch at some new friends' house, after I spilled water all over myself and the couch, I managed to rip my shirt, and I mean like 5 inches of a tear not on a seam. This would of course be a bigger deal if my shoes and shirt weren't 7 and 8 years old respectively, and if 95% of my life weren't spent in a tank top and cut offs.

- 3 -
We found a syringe under the seat of our newly purchased car.


Shiver. Squirm. Dry heave.

- 4 -
Maybe just maybe. Papa Jacob took the little man on an errand sans diaper bag, and maybe that was a VERY bad idea that ended up with him rinsing out a pair of little person shorts in the bathroom, and just maybe an employee at the place of business teased Jacob about knowing what our son ate for dinner the night before.

 - 5 -
Perhaps on our first night in our cheap new apartment - as we slept on the floor with our pillows stuffed in XL t-shirts -  after long debate we did a test that involved going into the kitchen, turning on the light, and letting the number of roaches on the counter decide whether or not we'd try to find a different place.

- 6 -
And as God is my witness, I will someday acquire a piece of furniture from some place other than Craigslist...or the curb.

But until then, the house becomes a home the cheapskate way.


- 7 -
And for #7, I'll break with this lovely trend and give you an offspring update.

Little man has been doing a lot of this

and this


and not as much of this

or this


as he'd like.

He's also been insisting on a lot of selfies of us howling. 


So yeah.

I promise to follow up shortly with some info about the soon to be second born. We're approaching 30 weeks which means I can link back to one of the three preg photos I took last time around and won't that be cute?

Off to Jen's for more links.


  1. Love the chairs on the back of the trailer! Very impressive that they made it from LA to TX.

    What did you decide on the apartment?

  2. You guys, down right, rock. Man, what a trip! Enjoy the adventure as it comes. Don't be afraid to ask for help if it gets to be too much. And I'm glad you have family near by.

    Your biggest fan,

  3. SO glad I'm not the only one with a home full of second hand furniture that doesn't match. At least yours looks put together (trust me, it does).

  4. Embrace the eclectic!
    Hope you are starting to find your footing.

  5. Your grandma's comment was so funny! Here's to getting settled before the little one arrives.

  6. I'm sad you're in an apartment. I just found you guys a swarm of free honey bees on Craigslist.

  7. I'm sad you're in an apartment. I just found you guys a swarm of free honey bees on Craigslist.

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