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We're Moving!!!

TONY AND I ARE MOVING! (Only 15 min away. Relax. I’m being melodramatic.) We are so excited! It is still in the hills, but closer to Hollywood. And when we are ready to expand our family (perhaps to a few more dogs), it has a big yard perfect for epic games of Capture the Flag, so the kiddos can entertain themselves and don’t have to bother Mommy while she’s having her bottle of wine. It was built in 1939 and was designed by Paul R. Williams.┬áIf you don’t know who he is, do yourself a favor and read about this incredible architectural pioneer. It has so much history, and we feel like the luckiest people in the world to be next in line as its caretakers. #blessed is 100% the grossest hashtag of all time ever, but that is where we are at right now.

It is thrilling and terrifying, and the reason why Xanax has become a food group for me as of late. It’s also been what has sucked up all of my time and emotional energy for the past several weeks, and I didn’t want to share until it was real. But as of yesterday, it’s real! Thank you for bearing with me, and thanks in advance for continuing to do so as we prep for the move in early July. You’ll probably be seeing more guest blogs than usual (Barbara King will be posting every Thursday about being a mom in L.A. for the next month or so), and maybe I will even convince Tony to write a piece about How Moving Turns Your Wife Into The Devil.

Change is hard for me. I’ve lived in this house for nearly 7 years, and have a lot of memories here. I have loved it. I thought about writing about that today, but the thought made me cry and I’ve done enough of that over the past week wondering if this new place would actually work out or not. So, I will write about that another time. Today, we are just celebrating! I can’t wait to share more details along the line, and all of the fun home renovation projects. Change is also good, and we can’t wait for this next big adventure.


  • Carol Aceves says:

    Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see pics.

  • Anna says:

    Congrats! So happy for you. I’m sure it will be stressful and rewarding.

    • Annie says:

      Thank you so much, sweet girl! It has been both already big time, but we are super excited and grateful. Can’t wait to share pics!

  • silb says:

    Is there a special reason, if I’m allowed to ask to move after such long time? Is it only because of the cell phone reception, kidding :D.
    It must very special to move into house with its own history. Did someone famous use to live there? Have a good time at your new place.

    • Annie says:

      Haha no, the cell phone reception was just an added bonus!! It was time for a change, and we found our dream house and jumped. It is such a special place, and we’re so excited to renovate it a bit to honor its classic Hollywood history. I can’t wait to share more over the coming months! Thank you again for reading!!!

  • Hannah Stein says:

    Congratulations!! That’s so exciting :) Coming from someone who has moved from 3 different countries in the past year and a half, moving is STRESSFUL, but it’s also super rewarding. It’s hard to leave memories behind (I understand more than you know!) and it’s hard to leave somewhere that feels so familiar it could be the back of your own hand, but it’s really exciting to be in a new place and turn that new place into somewhere that feels like yours and truly personalize it. It’s stressful and terrifying, but also exciting and it’s important to remember all of the exciting bits every day because otherwise the stress will eat you alive (am I getting morbid?). Anyway, congrats and super excited for you!

    • Annie says:

      You have no idea how much I seriously needed this advice. THANK YOU. Agreed on all of the above – stressful, terrifying and also exciting. We can’t wait to do the renovations, but we CAN’T WAIT to be done with them and actually move in! Thank you again, this totally calmed my nerves mid-packing breakdown :) xx