Thursday, June 27, 2013

That time that Vera Bradley's 3,337 bags came to Michigan.

My daddy, and husband and brother for that matter, have long held the opinion that one can in fact have too much Vera Bradley.

Obviously, my sisters, momma and I hold a different view on the matter. Yesterday we received the vindication we waited for every so patiently.

But I'm getting ahead of myself....

As you know, we're moving to Arkansas. But what you don't know are the details and bells and whistles of the deal.

Brandon packed up and headed out about two weeks ago now. He's been working for almost two weeks with his new job.

The way it all worked out was that I'd be in Oklahoma soon after he left because of my high school reunion. (I'll have a post on that tomorrow most likely.)

But before he left, we were looking at two issues:
  1. He needed a new vehicle.
  2. I was going to live by myself. 
I called my dad about the vehicle issue and it worked out that we both got new vehicles!

But the part about me living by myself, well no one was crazy about.

My sister, Jessi, is currently finishing up some last prerequisites before nursing school. But she won't be able to start nursing school until next fall. And if she takes those prerequisites in the spring, she would still be able to start in the fall.

So I asked if she would like to come spend the next 6 months with me. I told her she could work and save up some money.

And it would be like her freshman year of college all over again. (We lived together that year FYI.) She'd get to experience Michigan for herself. Michigan is a wonderful magical place from now until December.

And I wouldn't be up here by myself.

She told me she'd think it over and let me know.

A few days later (although it felt like an eternity) she told me that she would be joining me in Michigan and that I wouldn't have to be afraid of the Boogey Man.

I headed to Oklahoma few days later, had a great time and then it was time to pack.

This past Tuesday morning, we loaded up my new car (name STILL to be determined by the way!) with approximately every Vera Bradley bag she owned. The only bag that wasn't Vera was a bag that carried her purses.

(Side note: Jessi has a shoe and purse fetish that would put some Real Housewives to shame.)

I should note that one of the purse options she brought was Vera.

Either way, she was able to finally prove to our dad that yes, all of those Vera Bradley bags are in fact, necessary.

I'd say Jessi's off to a stellar start in Michigan.

And we are gonna have a ball!

Here we are all loaded up and ready to go. We look 'rachet' as my baby sister would say, but it was early and we had been crying. I am sorry to say that we did not document 3,337 Vera Bradley bags. But no worries when we move and I use my 3,337 Vera Bradley bags, we'll make sure to get a shot. Because let's be honest people, 6,674 Vera Bradley bags (...and counting) has got to be some kind of record, right?

We made sure to get some Sonic before we hit No Man's Land. P.S. We'd highly recommend the Peanut Butter Cookie shake. We would not, however, make that same recommendation for the Oreo Cheesecake shake. In fact, we'd give it a hard pass.

Happy Thursday!
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In all seriousness, my little family would covet your prayers in the next few months. Being away from one another has sucked a big one already. We want to be present and enjoy the beginning of Arkansas and end of Michigan. We are looking forward to our next adventure and chapter of our lives. We're just ready for those things to be together.

2 comments:

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

We need pictures of all this! (-:

~Kathryn

Tyly said...

I love your blog design! I had been a client of Jenn's in the past, and I'm going back!

'm surprised to read that Oreo cheesecake was a hard pass! Wow! That sounds like it would be great. Boo. Peanut butter cookie sounds amazing. That's the problem with Sonic shakes. With 50 billion flavors, how on earth am I supposed to pick just one?!?!

And yes, ALL THE VERA BAGS are necessary!!! :)

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