Thursday, June 23, 2016

We've Moved!

I'm sure if I combed through the many pages of this blog that I would find the words "I've never been so tired in all my life!" written somewhere. And while those words may have been true at the time, this past week trumps all of those other times. I'm tired. My body aches. I'm 32 weeks pregnant now and have almost survived another move. I say almost because we are only about 2/3 of the way settled into our new home. There are still boxes scattered here and there. There is still furniture that needs to be bought, rooms that need to be organized. But we're getting there! Always getting there....

We've already had the air condition repair man here. We had a scare that our refrigerator went out, once again, right after we had taken a trip to the grocery store. We have fixed toilets. And right now, as I sit in a sunny breakfast room with my laptop open for the first time in days, I'm noticing a lovely spot forming on the ceiling of our kitchen right about where our bathtub is upstairs. Welcome to home ownership. This is why we put it off for so long, haha.

But it hasn't been all bad! We have so enjoyed spending the last few nights here. The kids wake up extra early every day to tear through the house and play with all of their toys in their new basement playroom. And we have SO many people to thank with the move. Our moms were absolute champs last week, taking our kids for the day so that we could finish packing and cleaning the old place. We barely saw our own children for a while there, and while they've been driving me a little insane in their excitement here, I'm glad we're finally all back together in one place again!

Moving! Packing up the U-Haul and of course, our lovely dumpster which we filled to the brim and then some.


Here is a very short video that I shot from the window as I watched the moving trucks pull away with all of our belongings. I stayed behind to clean that day while the guys did all of the heavy lifting! 


To everyone who helped us move our junk: THANK YOU! This pregnant mama is eternally grateful. Thanks to my brothers and Eric's dad for all of your help. Thank you uncle Bruce for your time and your truck and trailer! Thank you to our friend Tony Frisella for volunteering a company trailer. Thanks to Bob Stockdale for all that you have done, and of course we really thank your lovely wife for feeding our movers and our family. ;) (The potpie was delicious!) We have already found family away from family where we are, and it has been such a blessing. We're having friends over tonight, which is kind of insane, but they've already seen this house in it's messiest state ever, so it's all good. :D

I love the area we have moved to. It's full of amenities but easy to get around. When we can't find something specific we want at say, Walmart...well, that's okay because there are two more down the street. Haha. And believe me...we've been to them all in the past few days! It's a far cry from what we are used to. But the best part is that is still has a small town feel, in some respects. In one direction we have every business imaginable, but just 1/4 mile up the road in the other direction is a popular local farm and our kids' school. We're surrounded by parks and family recreation, and I just can't wait to be all the way settled so we can explore some more!

That doesn't mean we don't already miss home. There are just some things that we will never replace, like being so close to friends and family that we love. But we're coming back this weekend for all of the festivities in town, so if you happen to see us out and about make sure to say hello!! We're going to enjoy the picnic and parade this weekend as well as spending one last Sunday with our church family.

And after we stuff ourselves with carnival food and watch the kids turn circles on squeaky rides, we get to do it all over again next weekend at our new town's Heritage and Freedom Fest. We are so looking forward to getting out and having a little summer family fun after nothing but packing and scrubbing, scrubbing and packing for weeks!

We're thrilled that this house is set up so much better for entertaining than anywhere we've lived before, so don't make yourself a stranger to us! We plan to have plenty of get togethers in the future, and if you still need our address let me know.

I wish I had more pictures or something of the new place to show you, but I've been too busy to do anything but unbox things for the past few days. So just a quick recap - our kitchen cabinets ended up turning out great. They are darker and just what we were hoping for. The few new things we had bought fit perfectly in their spaces. We're definitely getting new appliances and living room furniture asap. We put our old stuff in the basement! Our old dining chairs are currently being refinished, because our kids totally grossified the seats at the other place. Now we can save our formal dining for...formal dining. Doing two flights of stairs all day every day with a baby in my belly and one on my hip is a great built in workout, but my legs are SORE. :) I am christening the laundry room this morning with my very first load of laundry, and Eric is back at the office today after a week off. Oh, and I was just informed that one of my children called and left a message on grandma's phone to come pick them up. I guess they have finally gotten bored with all of their toys. Some things never change, haha. Welcome home!



2 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm super excited for your family. You're settling into a great area. One that I called home for 7+ years. You've got everything (except for Red Bud) within a stones throw. If you're looking for good pizza Stefaninas is the bomb. Be sure to check out Zachary's Playground off Orf Rd. In LSL. Congratulations again!

Adrien said...

Thanks! We lived around here for about eight months when we were first married, but with us both working and me being super SICK with a pregnancy we never had a chance to make it feel like "home." Looking forward to that!

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