Thursday, April 26, 2012


WE'RE HERE!!!!!!!!

Oh the joy of not being in the car anymore.......Ruth feels the same way:) It actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, which is generally the case. I'm a firm believer in expecting the absolute worst so that it always turns out better than I expected. This way of think has only failed me once and that was my fault.

1-Watching the back tire of the truck go up on a curb and SLAM back down again as as soon as we left the apt. in Durham. Might as well get that over with right at the beginning:)
2-Ruth getting SUPER EXCITED upon see Mike every time we stopped for gas/food. She would hold out her arms and squeal with delight as soon as she saw him regardless if the car was still moving or not.
3-Lyle (my father in law) taking care of sleeping arrangements. It was one thing I was happy to not worry about.
4-Eating catfish and Cajun shrimp in Lake Charles Louisiana..........soooooooo goooooooood!!!
5-Mike's pleasure that the scooter was still standing up in the back of the truck every morning. We kept expecting it to fall over. But it did not due to my hubbies amazing boy scout skills.
6-Us destroying our mouths with sunflower seeds to stay awake. It took mine 2 days to recover.
7-Watching 3 men haul almost everything we owned up to the 3rd floor balcony by basket, rope and pulley. So Tough!!
8-Getting here and really liking the apartment....sigh of relief. Thank you Kasey and Rob for all your hard work!!!!

Truly it couldn't have gone better.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Move

Since Mike and Ruth are both asleep and I can't do anything for fear of waking them up I should clearly Blog.

Well, we're ready to leave except for a few last minute items that need to go in the truck and a bit of house keeping. I'll admit I'm sad to leave. Two and three quarter years ago I never would have thought it possible with how homesick I was, but with the addition of friends and babies it has slowly become home.....I hate goodbyes. I'm that person that always makes it weird. I'm either so excited to be off that they don't think I care or so sad my eyes kinda glaze over and I'm emotionless, also making people think I don't care. I'd rather be a gypsy and just disappear in the middle of the night, again making people think I don't care but at least I wouldn't have to witness it:)

I hear a little girl garbling so I must be off!

Goodbye Durham!! We're leaving you tomorrow morning.

Houston we will see you in a few days.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's HERE!!

The moving day is upon us! It's now 10:05pm on Tuesday and we leave after Sacrament meeting on Sunday. ACK! I've been packing and packing and packing and yet more packing. The Crock Pot, Kitchen Aid, Food Processor, Blender and Rice Cooker are probably going to be the last to go because I just have no idea how to pack them. There isn't a box out there that's the right size, except maybe the one's they came in which I do not have:(

Poor Ruthie had a temperature of 101.3 when I put here to bed tonight. Hopefully she's fully recovered by the time we leave. At least she didn't get sick on like Saturday....that would have been to much for my pregnant nerves........3 days traveling in the car with a sick girly.

On a positive note we now have somewhere to live:) We looked long and hard for a house to rent but that just didn't work. So, we'll be in an apartment for a year then we'll look for a house to rent....or maybe buy:) I can only dream.