We moved out of our Texas home on the 19th or the 22nd of December depending on your definition of "we." We spent a wonderful Christmas in Tennessee and an all adult New Year's in Blowing Rock, NC. Yay friends with houses in beautiful places.
|S and cousins surveying their loot|
|The whole family gathered at Oma and Opa's|
|The women at Blowing Rock|
|S with her "frog"-google frog cupcakes, I swear you will see this!|
|The best gift ever-The princess salon|
Finally, we headed up to New Jersey. The trip wasn't too bad, just a bit boring. The first night in the house was AWFUL! The contractors who were painting, installing new doors, and refinishing the floors were JUST finishing up when we pulled into the driveway at 5ish. The house reeked (and still does according to recent visitors) of polyurethane. We opted to sleep on air mattresses in the basement the first night to be as far away from the smell as possible. Unfortunately we were not that familiar with the thermostat and FROZE while the baby was up all night most likely freezing her chubby little ass off. Not once did it occur to me to go upstairs and turn up the thermostat. My brain must have been frozen too!
The next morning came and so did the movers. As mentioned earlier they unpack everything, but put away nothing. As I looked at A's room I had a little breakdown. It looked like an episode of Hoarders. I made an emergency phone call to my friend Gina and she calmed me down. Now you know why she gets the gifts! Soon after that the driver/leader told two of the more unhelpful movers to leave. Everything calmed after that but I still told them to leave 10 or so boxes unpacked because other than floor space we had no other room for the stuff. The next several days would include a LOT of TV for the girls and a LOT of packing material for me.
It has been 3 weeks now. We have made 4 trips to IKEA, 3 to Walmart, 2 to Target and 2 to Costco. If you refrain from looking in certain kitchen cabinets, the guest room, or along the walls where all of our pictures still lean you will think that we are moved in. The kids go to school three times a week, but have yet to have a full week. We have had a bit of white stuff (
|On train-notice my new, very warm jacket!|