All in all, we had a good experience with our movers. We debated for a long time whether to do it ourselves or have the military handle it, and I think we made the right decision. We were really lucky that our things arrived the morning after we got there. Many people have to wait much longer for their household goods.
This is the street we live on.
Unpacking is sure a lot of work. Especially when you are trying to feed, clothe, and keep kids happy while you do it.
We found out real quick that we need to put repellent on the kids anytime they go outside. They all have tons of mosquito bites, especially Emmy and Natalie, and it has kept them up at night because they are itching so badly.
We have been to church twice, and we really like our ward here. A friend invited us to a splash park our first week here, and the kids really loved it.
We took advantage of an open Saturday and decided to try out the Metro. We were pretty confused about how things work, but we figured it out quickly.
We took the Metro to the National Mall. It's a pretty incredible place.
We didn't have a lot of time, but we wanted to make sure we at least went in the National Museum of Natural History. We could have spent hours there, and Jansen especially was interested in learning and reading about everything he could. We can't wait to go back.
I ended my last post with a comment about not wanting to be here in Maryland. Thankfully, I am feeling so much better now. It made a world of difference to get the house put together, some groceries in the fridge, see some sights, go to church, etc. I can tell this year is going to go by very quickly!