Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Moving Day and Utah

Our movers came on a Monday morning. I put everything we did not want them to load on the truck in the playroom, and we kind of "lived" in that room for the next 2 days. It was well over 100 degrees the day they started packing stuff, and the inside of the house got up to about 96. On Tuesday some different movers came and they too apart all the furniture and loaded all the boxes that had been packed the day before. It was hard to stay out of their way and keep the kids busy those 2 days. 

One of our movers got a big cut in his leg when he fell from a ladder in the moving truck. Lucky for him, Nate had decided to keep a suture kit with him (instead of letting them pack it) in case anything happened while we moving. Nate stitched him up in our kitchen.

We slept on an air mattress Tuesday night, and the kids were on the floor and in the pack n play. Moving is SOOOOO much work, even when someone does almost all of it for you! It took us forever to clean the house Wednesday morning and get last minute things taken care. We also found out that morning that the offer we had accepted months ago on our home wasn't going to go through. Back on the market we went. As we pulled away from our house forever to head to Utah I felt very stressed, but no tears or sadness as we left.

It was really nice to be in Utah for a few days before making the long drive. I think it was also a good transition period for the kids...something fun and familiar to do before heading to a new place and new home. We spent the 4th of July and also Friday in Orem and had such a great time with family.

Saturday and Sunday we met up with family in Salt Lake. We are so blessed to have so many awesome people in our life!

Monday morning we began our drive to Maryland!


Gord said...

Moving is always stressful! There's no way around it really. Hope your unpacking and settling is going well.

Lindsey said...

I can't believe your housing situation fell through. What a scramble. Moving is so crazy and frantic, no matter how hard you try to be organized and prepared. Oh, I get sick thinking about it.

P.S. I love Emmy's crazy eyed face when she is eating that ice cream sandwich. So funny.

Anonymous said...

You got some great pics. Love Emmy's picture on the swing, her ponytail in the air and moose's ball in flight. All the kid pics in general.

Kami said...

Oh man! So fun and so stressful! The thought of moving just me and Jason sounds horrible. I can't imagine doing it +3.