Monday, July 1, 2013

Getting Settled

June 19th

We let the kids say one last good bye to our old house. It was their last night sleeping there so we had ice cream and sparklers. We talked about our favorite things from the house and what we were going to miss.

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This is how we had been living the last few days. Lance built the kids a fort with all of our boxes.

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June 20th

The kids headed out to my parents house after Reese’s swim meet. They stayed with them until Saturday evening.

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That night Lance and I did all the last minute packing while Hayes hung out with us.

June 21st

The movers came and started loading the truck. Lance stuck around and helped while I ran errands and kept Hayes out of the way. While they were unloading at the new house Hayes needed a nap. I fed him and he fell asleep. Since his bed was not put together yet he took a nap on the floor.

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June 22nd

Lance and I worked hard at getting the kids rooms put together so it felt like home to them when they got there. We met my family for hibachi that night to celebrate my dad’s birthday and we brought the kids home with us that night. All kids fell asleep on the way home. When we pulled in to the driveway Sam said, “I want to go home.” He didn’t realize we were home. They ran inside to see everything set up and played until about 11:00. Finally I said it was bedtime and they did great. They have slept well every night since then.

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Sam wasn’t feeling well when we picked him up and on Sunday we decided to stay home from church because of that.

June 24th

I took Sam to the doctor because it looked like he had strep. Turns out it was just a virus that was acting like strep. We had a lot of fun waiting on the doctor and drawing on the paper across the table.

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The rest of the week was spent unpacking and getting comfortable in our new home.

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Lance worked from home one day. Since we don’t have office furniture for him yet he set up the folding table in the office. Hayes was very interested in this.

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Friday night we had pizza and a pool night at our new pool. We had fun while there and had it mostly to ourselves.

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There is this cool little tree house at the pool that the kids were super excited to play in.

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And lastly, probably the most exciting thing we have been taking advantage of, we live in a cul-de-sac!

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About our new home:

  • I truly believe this is the house that I have prayed about for years. It is not in the neighborhood I had “planned” on it being in but I think it is better that way. It meets everything that was on our wants list except the neighborhood.
  • We will be in this house for at least the next 20 years. That should give us enough time to forget how horrible moving and selling the other house was. Ha!
  • We have a basement…that has a playroom…that is a total wreck right now…and I am ok with that because I can’t see it!!
  • The kids seem to truly like being in this house and I can see them as teenagers in this house.


Allison D said...

Congrats! Ohmigoodness I can relate to this! We just moved to our "25 year house" in March. I swear I will never move ever again! Hope it starts to feel like home soon. :)

Adrienne said...

Congrats on the move! I can't wait to see the new house.

The Randolph Family said...

Renee - I am so so happy for you guys! I hope you feel settled quickly, I am so glad the kids are adjusting so well! I am here to help if you need anything!!

Carrie Beth said...

Glad you all are starting to feel settled in your new house!