Thursday, October 22, 2009

Moved, and on to new beginnings!

YES, we did it!! Over the course of two weekends we moved into mom & dad's old house. And when I say old, I really mean OLD. It's almost 100 years old in fact, but they've done a lot of work on it and the downstairs is pretty nice. We plan on making a few cosmetic changes to the inside pretty soon, but other than that it's pretty comfortable.

The move was quite possibly one of the hardest things I've ever done. Between two houses to clean, TOO MUCH STUFF, taking care of kids, Jeff working 7 day weeks, and being very pregnant, this was a very emotional time for me. I want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to those sisters from the ward who came to help me clean my old house & pack up. And also the sisters who came to help clean the house we're moving in to - as well as sisters who brought meals!! Although there are still boxes here and there, and two rooms are still in a constant state of chaos, we're finally getting settled in & able to actually LIVE in this home. If anyone wants to help me, I still have a room that needs to have it's carpet pulled up & a couple rooms that need painted!! I'll probably end up having to do it myself so I could really use the help!

Our old house will be up for sale shortly. There's a guy in our ward who is going on a mission in January. We've made an agreement with him that he can live there & take care of the place, clean it up, paint etc... for us. So our house won't be empty, and I won't have to worry about painting & making repairs to the old house. This is an enormous blessing for us since the baby is coming so soon!!

The baby's crib is all set up, and we have a changing/nap area at the top of the stairs. The bedroom set I found on Craigslist was so adorable!! So now I'm KIND OF feeling like maybe the end of chaos is in sight & possibly I can be ready for new beginnings.

Shortly I'll be posting pictures of our home (something wrong with Blogger today - it won't let me) We're still in the last moving stages!! Most of the rooms in the house are 90% set up, but there ARE a couple rooms that ended up being the DUMPING GROUNDS. The dining room & family room still need lots of work. But all in all, we're happy to be here & the kids really like it here! There is so much more room for them to run around & play than our last place. Living in the country will take some getting used to though!


Becky said...

So glad you are all moved - - moving pregnant is NO fun!! I remember moving from Iowa to Sunnyside while pregnant with Lillian . . .

I hope you are able to get some help with all you have to do - - our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Rob and Rachel said...

Looks great! We're happy that the house is still in the family! Hope we can see you sometime soon, maybe Christmas! Good luck with the Baby!
Rob & Rachel

Melissa DeLeon said...

So happy for you that you are all moved - such a relief for you too, I'm sure.