The Siberian American: Friday Favorites: Moving and Tulips

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Favorites: Moving and Tulips

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a long week around here, but Chris is finally finished with his ICU rotation, and we have six weeks until he is finished with intern year! It’s crazy to think we are leaving in less than two months!

My phone broke last Tuesday night, and I couldn’t get a new one until this Wednesday. (Of course it happened the night before I found out my MRI results, so I couldn’t tell anyone, but that’s a story for another day). It was so strange to be without a phone for a week, but I ended up enjoying it in some ways (I might have to write a post about that). Even so, I love my new phone, and I’m glad to be able to talk to people (and check social media) again.

We got our photos back from Lex Nelson Photography, and we love them! They are so fun and a great way to remember our time in Chicago. I will do a full post about them next week, but I thought I would share one of my favorites today.

One of the best parts of Christopher’s new rotation is he doesn’t have to wake up in the middle of the night to go to work. It’s amazing to have a normal sleep schedule (and weekends!) for the next two weeks.

We found a place to live in Texas! It’s not a super ideal situation because we can’t move in until late July and will have to stay with family for our first month home, but it’s in a great walkable area. I can’t wait to explore our new home.

Since Chris has the next two weekends off, I am hoping we can do a day trip to Holland, Michigan for their Tulip Time festival. The tulips should be in full bloom next week, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed the weather (and my health) cooperates!

Let’s address the elephant in the room, shall we? I got my MRI results last week. They’re not great. Chris has been encouraging me to write a blog post about it, but I am holding off until my follow up appointment next Thursday. Waiting for the appointment has been super hard because everything is basically on hold until we can make a decision. Thank you so much for all of your sweet messages and prayers. I appreciate it more than I could ever express.

Linking up with AmandaKarli, and the High Five for Friday girls.

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! 


  1. Prayers.

  2. oh congratulations on finding your place in Texas! That's so exciting. Also.. those pictures are beautiful!

    The Midwest Darling

    1. Thank you, Sarah! I am so glad we finally have a place to live! :)

  3. I'm so sorry your MRI results aren't what you were hoping for :( It sounds like you're finding lots of ways to stay positive in your life, though, and that's so wonderful. Good luck with your follow-up!!

  4. I'm sorry to hear about your results, I hope everything turns out ok! I'm glad you found somewhere awesome to live in Texas though!

  5. Yay for finding a great place in Texas...I'm sure your family will love to have you to themselves for a month!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. Love that pic of you two! Enjoy your last few weeks in one of my favorite cities! And yay for finding a place back in TX. Sending you lots of *hugs* and prayers in terms of your MRI results. I'm here for you gurlie if you need anything <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. Oh, I'm so sorry that the results weren't what you were hoping for, but I hope you'll be okay.

    I can't believe your time in Chicago is almost over! That's gone so fast!

  8. That picture is STUNNING. I can't wait to see more! I'm so happy you have weekends with Chris now and he has a normal schedule and that you have a place in Texas lined up!

    You are still in my thoughts! I will think about you even more on Thursday for your appointment.

  9. Sending prayers, good thoughts, happy vibes, and everything your way!!

    A big YAY to Texas!!

  10. Hooray for a better schedule, getting a regular amount of sleep, and for weekends off! The tulip festival sounds like such a blast! Your pictures turned out beautifully too, and I can't wait to see the rest of them! Still sending lots of prayers your way!

  11. Ugh I'm so sorry about your MRI results- praying <3 I'm looking forward to seeing more of those pictures this one is gorgeous

  12. Still praying for you, girl!

    I am so looking forward to seeing the rest of your photos! I love that shot of you two! :)

  13. a) that image is so sweet! Lovely idea to capture some pics of this chapter in your life. How fabulous to carry with you moving forward. Amazing that you are going to Texas now!!!
    b) It's sad how hard it would be to imagine going week without a phone!
    c) I will think good thoughts for you with your MRI. I'm so sorry you are going through this :( Hugs, hugs, hugs.

  14. How great you are coming back to Texas! What area will you be living? Those photos look absolutely gorgeous! Have a great weekend!!

  15. Congrats on finding a place! That's really exciting. And how nice for him not to have to wake up in the middle of the night. That would be a hard schedule. I'm sorry to hear the results weren't good; I will send good thoughts your way.

  16. So sorry to hear the MRI results weren't great! I hope you will update us after getting more clarification in your next appointment. Sending prayers your way! Your Chicago photo shoot looks gorgeous. What a great way to remember your time there!

  17. That picture of you two is stunning! Praying for you, friend.

  18. hugs about your mri results and i hope thursday brings good news. thinking of you, and if there is anything i can do, please let me know.

    i am happy you found a place in texas though, and that photo is gorgeous. what a good idea to get photos like that done.


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