As I sit here, plopping myself on the couch after another day of moving stuff, I can’t help but think about all the memories that were brought about this weekend.
I like to think that most weekends are for “making memories.” Ya know, the fun nights gathered around with friends/family, the crazy adventure races we decide to do last minute, and the restaurants that make us savor every bite! Well, this weekend was all about remembering those times. I laughed with old friends, celebrated with my old college roommate at her baby shower, and spent hours packing up our first apartment together as husband and wife. So many great memories ran through my head and I still can’t believe where all those memories have taken me (us).
Those memories have opened up doors that I never would have thought I’d walk through. And you know what? I’m ready to create more! The good, the bad, the exciting, the scary. Memories make the journey, am I right?
Okay, so maybe packing is not a great memory.
I know this girl can relate.
Packing breaks were filled with old friends and lots of pregnant bellies. I think I was the only one NOT pregnant.
Janetha, where were you when I needed you?
After the babyfest, it was back to packing. But not after making a few “Austin” memories for the weekend.
Yes, it’s Fall yet 95F. What, no Fall lake swimming in you’re city?
The last of the boxes have been packed………
but I can’t find it in myself to pack up this last picture.
What was “memorable” for you this weekend? Corny? Yes, but you know that’s how I roll!
So I am catching up. And I would so have been on your team at that matter! hahaha <3
ya, baby fever is not in this house yet.
Can I tag along to LA with you? please!
Tessa @ Amazing Asset
Ugh packing is just the worst…. I dread it every time I move to and from school and that is only one room!
My weekend was memorable because I earned a PR in my race 🙂
and I was so excited for you! your PR came from hard work an proper CARE! memorable for sure.
packing is the worst, i’m so glad to finally be out of my old place and into the new– new memories to be had 🙂 Sprint tri this weekend and some time with the rents and other family. Crazy busy, but good!!
oh yes, I bet you are SUPER glad to be done with that! And settled!! Glad to hear about your fun weekend. Tis the season, right?!
(what runs) Lori
Sometimes it’s great to go through old things or think of all those old memories and sometimes… it’s not wonderful, ya know?
Hope all is well with you and it seems like you are making time for savoring each memory!
yes, to see where we’ve been or what we’ve been through really leaves you feeling at peace. Ya know? Hope you are well too friend!
Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
I’ve moved quite frequently in my life, and I’ve always found packing to be therapeutic. It’s neat to relive memories–both happy and sad– that have almost been forgotten. It’s kind of like a celebration of the past and preparation for the future, all in one process!
I would LOVE to go swimming in Austin’s 95-degree heat right now! Fall is definitely in the air in DC, and I’m missing summer. 🙂
I hope the rest of packing/moving goes well!
oh I agree! and packing always allows me to make room for those new memories. Kinda like starting fresh. Ya know? Hope DC sends some fall weather our way!
Christine @ Merf In Progress
Girl, /enjoy/ not being pregnant. Pregnancy is for the birds!!!
LOL! yes, i agree….for now at least! haha. I’ll let you do the mommy thing for me.
kate @ pomelo sunshine
My husband and I spent time together downtown, checking out a local art competition. The whole city seemed alive and it was so nice to just walk around together and enjoy each other’s company. That was a nice memory made.
wow, i would have loved that. Just exploring the city and its vibrant life! Memories made my dear!
I LOVE that last picture! Packing is a good way to go through memories. I did some deep cleaning recently that did the same thing. I found a journal from when I was 8 until 18. Now if that doesn’t bring up some things…. I’m excited for you and your big move. What an adventure! And we’re still in the high 80’s here. Not quite 90’s but it’s still so nice!
I love those journals. I found a prayer journal from 1999 and it was so fun reading it. I can’t even imagine what your journal was like. Its bittersweet reading, isn’t it?
okay lindsay i am confused!!! are you guys moving out of your home or just packing for new zealand? hope you are having a good monday. my weekend was great. jsut time with the hubs is wonderful!
haha, no we don’t leave for NZ till thanksgiving but we had to get out of our apartment by october 1st. So now we are just staying with friends and family for the next 7 weeks. EEK! its crazy. I am so glad you are feeling better. Time with hubs is best!
I had a lovely weekend, despite all the schooling – I took an art break and it was totally worth it! Plus, spending time with my lil sis and parents – made Monday so much easier! I always think that Monday’s are easier to deal with when the weekend has been good!
thats true! a good relaxing weekend with family makes monday feel relaxed. How’s school going??
Looks like a great wknd! I love your hair! My wknd was spent on business traveling so not much fun. What are y’all doing until you leave?
Katie : )
where did you jet off to? Any place fun?! We leave in november, so we got time to be crazy insane…as we are!
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List
Moving is ALWAYS bittersweet…but look at what God is doing in your life. Like you said, the new journey is BRIGHT!!
God is definitely working in us, the good and the bad. Its such a learning time. Eager to see what he brings and eager to get past what we’re enduring. But its all about finding contentment during, right?
AW! It must be bittersweet to be packing up your first “home” as husband and wife, huh? But just think of what this next chapter is bound to bring!! Amazing things, amazing things – and LOTS of memories. I’m sure of it! PS. My weekend? Nothing short of amazing. Lots of time spent with Scott, totally disconnected, totally just he and I. Was exactly what we both needed. Perfection in my book. 🙂
ahh music to my hears.Time with hubby! We all need that and it feels …….refreshing!
Oh moving! It’s exhausting, stressful, emotional, and sometimes just a pain in the butt. You think you gave yourself enough hours to pack, but it always ends up taking WAY WAY longer. Doh! My memorable moment this weekend was being able to have a nice family dinner with my Mom and sister. Simple and meaningful!
yep, all of the ABOVE! The hours are still going, but hey, its a good strength workout, right? haha.
What a fun post! Several things I could relate to:
1. Moving sucks. Well, maybe not the moving, but the packing! I’d way rather unpack than pack. 😉
2. ALL our friends are pregnant too! And although I didn’t comment on her post, I’m with Janetha on her baby-making thoughts (and you too, it seems?). SO thrilled for them, but grateful to be kidless for now.
3. Weekends ARE great for making memories! My husband and I took advantage of the great fall weather (for Calgary! Not as hot as Austin, that’s for sure) and climbed an 11,354 ft. peak! Caught in a snow storm at the top and saw lots of fall colors in the valley below. Beautiful! Grateful for those late-minute adventures too.
Hope this transition goes as smoothly as possible! And enjoy the moments in Austin while you have them. Glad you could celebrate some friends and enjoy your memories this weekend, Lindsay.
yep, agreed! one day we will have kids, but if we had them now, we’d be bunking up with family just to get by. haha. So good to hear about your MEMORABLE weekend. Send that weather this way!
Aww! Sounds perfect, I love this post! My weekend? Clearly memorable amid te grapes 🙂 more on that soon!
oh and i can’t wait for the recap!!! dying to see pictures!
Oh I can totally relate to this post. We are moving my parents from my child hood home right now and oh the memories. So so sad to leave them behind but so excited for the opportunities that await my Mom and Dad. I spent the entire weekend with my family reminiscing and it was perfect.
oh i bet that was a sweet time together. Its crazy how much stuff we collect over the years. All the little things that are party of our past!
Lindsay @ biking before bed
Sounds like an amazing and nostalgic weekend:) I always take so long to pack before a move because I want to look at every item I put in the box. I always get sidetracked looking through photo albums and cards I had forgotten about. I feel you about the warm weather. I was able to go to a wine festival in a tank top.
i know! its like a vortex we get sucked into. MEMORY LANE! haha, but its a good one. Wine fest sounds fabulous!
95 & fall outdoor swimming?!? totally jealous. I’d freeze even with my wetsuit on here right now!
I think if I lived in Austin I’d be crying right now, but that’s one good things about me living in Canada- nothing will change even when you move halfway across the world!! I’m so excited for you and James to go on this adventure and I can’t wait for 2012 to start….I’m ready to cheer as James takes over the 70.3 world again! 🙂 you are going to have so many great memories from this adventure!!
oh bre, you’d be in heaven in this little lake. I wish you were here! and i wish you could come with us. You have been our backbone support throughout this whole year and i cannot THANK YOU enough. Love you friend.
I worked all weekend, but had some great memory-making with friends at work, and a WONDERFUL dinner with my Dad & his wife on Saturday night to celebrate my birthday (early). We had a blast! And running outside on Sunday morning was great, too – reminded me of training for my 1st half marathon last year. 🙂
youre gonna be making a whole lotta memories soon! ITS A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!! I can’t wait to be part of it.
Aw what a fun weekend. I think everyone is going to miss you. When do you guys head out? Stop in Pittsburgh on your way??
You’ll still have me! I’m not leaving the blog world, just shifting time zones….a lot! haha. But i say you come to NZ instead, deal?
Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers
I’d be hitting the lake too if it were still 95 here!
come on down to AUstin, i’ll buy you a beer and take you to the lake.
I thought you guys weren’t moving to New Zealand until like October/ November..? Maybe I read that wrong. I hate moving, but nice that you were able to take little breaks in between to enjoy your weekend 🙂
I LOVE that ‘dream’ sign- so pretty & inspirational!
This weekend was spent making FANTASTIC football memories- 😉 Ha! Go Ravens!
football memories as your first season as a wife! I like that! we are moving to NZ in november but had to get out of our apartment this week. So ya, we’re nomads at the moment. hehe.
Oh, ok, thought I was missing something. Hey, sounds like it could be an adventure 🙂 xo
Moving is SO emotional! It is good that you are reflecting and taking positive things out of it!
reflecting and cleaning out the closet at the same time! feels good.
Heather @ Dietitian on the Run
Aw, I bet it was kind of hard to pack up that apartment! I get SO nostalgic, no matter how excited I am for the next adventure 🙂
This weekend our Saturday long run was very similar to one of my favorite races that I’ve done twice in DC now, it brought up a lot of great memories, and made a new one, too!
double the fun then, eh? You must have a lot of memories that are coming back now that you are in DC. Such a good feeling!
Ahh is this a temporary move or the big move to NZ? So what should we do with dear old brooks?
yep, temporary. Our stuff is totally scattered. haha. Not sure what we should do about brooks. We gave it a shot, no worries. Thank you for doing all that! I will be there in spirit cheering you on!
Yay thank you darling. We are going to find a way to get together at some point!!
Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
Not corny at all I don’t blame you for having memories pop up with all the packing!
We had a wonderful weekend making new memories exploring beautiful new england 🙂
aahhh jenny, you are so good at making the most of those weekends. I love hearing all about it!
Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner
Looks like you had a jammed-packed weekend of FUN. you so deserve it!
Swimming in the lake? that’s amazing!!
yes but it is still 104F here. Its amazing and crazy! haha.
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
sounds like such an amazing weekend despite all the moving stress. Glad you had some fun memory-making moments in there too. 🙂
yes indeed. I still can’t get over how fast time goes by. Seems like the older we get, the faster it goes. I’m sure you can relate with your kiddos!
ahh yes, the moving stress did not go away but the memories with old friends helped ease that. Thank goodness!
packing is always so tough, but there will be so many more wonderful memories ahead at your new home!
oh amen to that! hey, hows your back??
Sounds like you had a nice weekend!!! This weekend, I enjoyed just staying at home, watching movies with my family!
family movie nights. THose will always be good memories Gen!
[email protected] In Sweetness and In Health
I love that dream picture! A memorable part of my weekend was getting a new kitten- I unfortunately had to take back the little boy I had gotten a few weeks ago, but the girl I got is fantastic!
oh no! what happend to the little boy?? i hope he is okay. I like girl kittens better, yes I did just admit that. EEK
Heather (Where's the Beach)
Our evenings are getting really chilly here so no more swimming b/c it’s cooled the water down significantly. So, I’m jealous 😉
i keep telling you, austin is calling your name! Not to mention all the vegetarian places!!
Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner)
Aww moving is so emotional!! Especially when you’re moving out of the country!! And packing is not so fun either haha! I am SO jealous of your hot weather though!! Lucky things 🙂
GOOD LUCK with the rest of your move!! <3
yes, want to come with me?! I’ll feed you hummus.
Kath (My Funny Little Life)
Ahh, packing! Love-hate. 😉
I spent a couple of hours with two good friends at the autumn festival in the inner city of Heidelberg and we had a wonderful time. 🙂
Hope everything goes well!
The memories evoked from moving help to tone down the annoyance of packing!
This weekend I had a wellness fair that took all day, and I had all kinds of food and info presentations going on—my 7 year old nephew wanted to come and help. I figured he’d last an hour and then my mom would have to find something else for them to do. But…he stayed the whole time, and he even poured a few smoothies for people. It made me realize how much it means to him to be a part of my life—he already told me he wants to help next year! We spent the rest of the weekend bike riding and doing things he likes—so he’ll know I feel the same way about him!
oh that is precious! I’d keep him around forever! He seems to really look up to you. Such a blessing to have a close relationship with him too! The packing was still annoying, memories helped for sure, so did wine.
Sweet and Savvy
Looks like such a fun weekend! 🙂 glad you had a good time!
i’m glad you have so many good memories to think back on. I hope your move goes smoothly and that you enjoy you last bit of time in Texas! this weekend I made memories just relaxing with my family 🙂
I love the relaxing weekends with the family. Its just what you need sometimes. No rush rush weekend, just calm and content.
Kris | iheartwellness.com
Awwwww, I love you!!! I’m going to “miss you” even though I have never met you in person, live near or anything…its strange!! LOL!
My weekend was full of me realizing a LOT about myself through coaching, reflecting and loving. It was huge!
Are you gonna miss your apartment?? Awww….
Don’t worry, I am not leaving you! I could never leave my Kris. hehe. Sounds like a good “growing” weekend. Memories in the making (i know, that was corny!). I am gonna miss our apartment, but not our neighbors. haha.
Ahhhhh, this weekend was perfect. I took ALL of my kids to the movies – including Gabby for the first time in 10 months! We saw the Lion King (corny :D), and my 12 and 10 yr olds, despite their faux-all-grown-up exteriors giggled, and held my hands, and laughed hysterically… Fittingly, Lion King was the first movie I saw all on my own, when I was a very grown up 12 yrs old, too. Perfection, in a 2 hour block.
I don’t know how you do it, but your posts are always timely.
YEA GABBY! I bet she smiled from ear to ear. This warms my heart! Those are some serious GOOD memories Heather!
You just previewed my weekend next weekend. Only I’m moving less than a mile, so I don’t think there will be much reflection. Just anger.
Can i come visit you in New Zealand? I’m going to need a serious break after this semester! 😉
don’t get me wrong, there was some anger in there too. I just happend to take it out on the poor hubs. haha. And I’ll find you a rugged Kiwi man in NZ so once you visit, you won’t leave! deal?
aww, you’re my little corn on the cob! 🙂 today i did a charity walk with the boy & my mom – i’m making memories of him becoming part of my family! 🙂
i’m glad your’e able to have a proper goodbye with the city you love & the people that made it home!
this gave me litte goosebumps T! Those are sweet memories. And it means MORE are coming. DOes that family like the boy?
Moving is so hard but really the best thing in the long run. I wish I’d moved around more when I was younger and before I had kids! I’m still planning to do so, hopefully soon, it’s just that much harder, you know?
Oh yes, the more stuff you collect the harder it is. Especially with kiddos. We basically threw away or gave away everything this weekend. I don’t want to collect things until we actually buy a house. Ya know? I also vote that you MOVE out of LA. Maybe Austin??
Julia @ Pain, Pride, Perseverance
ahhhh. everything has been memorable which makes it even more tough to leave. but it has been worth it. sad to return but there is so much to remember, enjoy and also to look forward to in the future 🙂
you totally had a memorable MONTH! And now you can look back at your blog and remember those times.
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
I was going through the same thing unpacking this weekend. We finally got things cleaned up and it brought on a whole bunch of memories from the summer. Life is definitely about making memories…the good, the bad and the ugly. How else do we grow? Get some rest! I know you are beat!
oh I bet it feels good to be settled and HOME! Love all those memories you are making with your sweet family. And yes, I am out! so tired!!
Kristina @ spabettie
big memorable weekend for Jason and I – just getting away and reconnecting, really. we laughed, we played (on the beach! it was warm!), we drank amazing Oregon wine.
memories most definitely make the journey – and you are about to embark on another wonderful chapter! you know, the New Zealand chapter, it comes before the Portland chapter 😉
you don’t know how happy this makes me! those weekends are needed. Reconnecting with your man is like reliving the first date!
awww yes moving causes me to get all emotional – remembering everything that happen in that place
i still cannot believe you guys are moving…i guess now i will have to come visit you in New Zealand 🙂
most memorable thing for me over the weekend was meeting Heather!!!
oh you better. But I might not let you leave if you do! so glad you met little summer and HEAB. Special weekend!