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Saturday, June 6, 2009

We survived!




We survived moving out of our apartment, into my parents house, a trip to Boston and a drive to Missouri in a matter of two weeks. The kids seem happy too. I 'm not sure how we pulled that one off.
I have to thank my sis-in-law Heather for cleaning my apt with me, she is amazing. Then we stayed with my parents for a few days, I don't think it went too bad, I hope they think the the same.

Then we had an amazing trip to Boston for Chris' Graduation. It was so special and even though we couldn't afford to go, I'm so glad we did. It really made everything final and was a very nice close to the whole schooling thing. We also got to see people we hadn't seen for a couple years and got to see Boston's historical sights. In one trip we traveled on planes, trains, automobiles, subways, and even a duck (ww2 truck/boat). There were all sorts of things to see, hear, taste and smell. We had tons of fun with the In-laws (thanks for the duck tour), and I'm so glad I got to go with the big belly.

Then we had to drive for 24 hours to Missouri, I got pretty grumpy for some of it but it's all OK, and the kids were amazing. My aunts, and one of Chris's too put together travel bags, with movies, money, coloring books, pjs and new toys. The bags were so great! That was such a terrific gift. My dad and mom hauled all our crap out here, and I can never thank them enough for all they do for us.

So far our house is a much bigger project that we remembered it being. It started with cleaning because the people didn't clean it before they left. We had the carpets cleaned yesterday. Yeah! And an electrician came and gave us quotes today, ouch. My dad kindly reminded me of that movie Money Pit, thanks Dad! I don't think it will be that bad, but we are also getting a mower today and probably plants for the garden. $$ So I haven't taken pictures yet as no large projects have started but wish I had with the carpets, they look 95% better and are sanitized which makes me feel better. I cannot wait to paint! I know it isn't as bad as some houses (sorry Mel) but I get grossed out looking at dirty wall paper and spackled spots. I will take any suggestions you have on painting large rooms with vaulted ceilings, I really have no taste.

Well I should be blogging more now, no more working and a few weeks before baby #3. We still don't know what we are having! Any guesses?

9 comments:

Lyndsay said...

Im so glad to hear everything went ok, cant wait to see pictures of the house!

Emily said...

Yeah! Glad to hear you made it! Glad to see you guys went to graduation! (I thought Chris was planning to skip it for some reason . . .)

Did you buy a house, or are you renting?

We're neighbors now, so let's get together! We have space, so come on over!

Skeeter said...

you have to post before and after pictures...
I am so happy for you and Chris!!! CONGRATS!
I am laughing at the Money Pit reference, that's just funny! HAHAHAHA!!!
LOVE YOU!!!! MISS YOU!!!!

Ryan and Martha Cox said...

i guess a boy-but i'm partial! lol! you look so adorable preggers! i was just in philli yesterday and saw those duck boats! i wanna go on one so bad! we miss you guys, and wanna plan a trip to see you all! so after you have baby number 3, let us know! lol

Ryan and Martha Cox said...

p.s. did sher-bear take hair growth pills or something! holy cow she has grown!

Lyle and Jaime said...

Wow! What a crazy time in life! Now you can at least settle down and work on the house. I'm glad you guys made it safely!

Melanie said...

That is a crazy few weeks!! I can't believe you guys are there! Good luck with the house projects. Clean carpet and new paint make a huge difference. Your little belly is looking so cute. I can't believe you are getting so close! Good luck. It is so fun to have a surprise. Keep us posted.

Karabear said...

I think you are having a girl. Maybe just because I'm on Chris's side, and I -really- don't want to lose Hayden... BUT REMEMBER THAT IT'S A FAMILY NAME FOR JAMES. Doesn't that count?! haha, love you guys!

Ashley said...

I wish we could have all gotten together before you moved - we all feel really bad we didn't get to give you a big send off but none of us knew when you were leaving! We're bad friends! Next time you come to AZ for a visit we'll throw you a party I promise!! :) Good luck with the new house, we remodeled our house and 4 years later - it's still a work in progress! Gotta love it :)