The Siberian American: Friday Favorites: Hello from Under a Pile of Boxes (A Life Update)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday Favorites: Hello from Under a Pile of Boxes (A Life Update)

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a crazy week full of moving, but the dust has settled enough that I can share a few updates. Sorry for my lack of answering comments and commenting on blogs. I should be back on a regular schedule after this weekend.

Christopher started his radiology residency today. (For those who don’t know, July 1 is the official start of the medical new year.) It’s the start of an exciting four-year adventure, and I couldn’t be prouder.

The moving on Tuesday went really well. I’m so thankful for my in-laws, who helped Christopher unpack due to my limited mobility. Even though we downsized, they converted our “study” into a closet for Christopher, so we have a ton of storage space!

Speaking of moving, we live in such a cute neighborhood! I’m already so eager to explore all the fun shops and restaurants in walking distance. It’s way too hot to walk for long right now, but it will be great in the fall. For now, I’m grateful to utilize all the (free) parking! Check out this mango sticky rice dessert we had on our first full day here. It was seriously so delicious!

Many of you have asked me for a health update, but I don’t really have one right now. I have an appointment next Thursday, and I’m praying I will have a surgery date then.

Because Christopher’s first few days of residency are orientation (he has already been through several days of hospital-related orientation. Now he has radiology-specific orientation), he has both the weekend and Fourth of July off! After intern year, a three-day weekend feels like a gift!

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

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! 


  1. Enjoy your much deserved 3 day weekend with Christopher and exploring your new neighborhood! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. It sounds like you are getting settled in, and I hope you will enjoy Dallas for the next 4 years! Also, hope you are feeling ok and have a wonderful 3-day weekend. Hang in there! Tanya @The Other Side of the Road

  3. That mango sticky rice thing looks so good! I hope you enjoy your much needed weekend and congrats to him for starting his residency!


  4. I hope that your appointment next week goes well! I'm glad that you're loving your neighborhood!!

  5. Happy medical new year! Praying you get some answers at your next appointment!

  6. Hooray for having a great new neighborhood to explore! Enjoy your three day weekend with Christopher and praying for your appointment next week!

  7. That sticky rice...YUM! Have an awesome three day weekend!

  8. That dessert looks delicious! I hope you guys have an amazing long weekend =)

  9. Um. That dessert looks incredible!
    I'm so glad you're in-laws could help out a little and you and Chris can celebrate this weekend with a few days off TOGETHER! That's awesome! Happy 4th of July!

  10. Glad all is well with the move . . . hope your doctor's appts go well! And mango sticky rice - yum!

  11. Good luck to Christopher on residency! I've heart it's tough! And I hope your dr's appointment goes extremely well and you get answers! <3

  12. So glad you hear you are settling in! I bet its great to be back home!


  13. Oh yay! So good to hear you two have the entire long weekend to spend together. I know how stressful moving is so I hope you can slowly get those boxes unpacked and everything organized. I'm still organizing a month later. lol

  14. Yay for being all moved in, and having lots of help! Cheers to the next 4 years, and sending hugs that you'll have a surgery date and some relief soon <3
    Green Fashionista

  15. I love this little update. I'm excited to hear more about your new home!

  16. Glad to hear you're settling in...! Moving is never fun!! Hope you're having a good 4th!!

  17. If only for this dessert, I would love to visit your new neighborhood. :)
    Glad to hear the transfer went smoothly.


  18. oh wow, a three day weekend!! hope you guys had a blast. i hope your doctor's appointment tomorrow goes well xx


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