move. After months of preparation, that day is finally coming. Tonight I sat down with the Hubs and made a
list of final countdown items that need to take place before we all pack up and
head out! This week may be as adventurous as the years to come. We have a lot
on our plate. But forget this week for a
moment. Here is what has been going on for the past few months.
my husband slaved away the busy season at his new job, we are finally reunited
this week as we prepare to pack up and get the whole family moved to California.
ride to say the least!!
that have taken place….
-We somehow managed to move our 38 foot RV to California in
the dead of winter. We faced the daunting Donner Pass, and ended our journey in
bumper to bumper traffic in the Beautiful Bay Area. But angels were present, and miracles occurred.
We made it there safe and sound, and in
one piece. Alleluia!!
|Cold Weather and a dusting of snow on the day of the move.|
|Sunshine and warmth in California!|
also a treacherous journey with a bunch of bumps and road blocks. Not a
particularly fun experience, but so happy and grateful it is a done deal and
out of our lives.
6-7 days a week. It is now official he has completed his first busy season for
a big four firm. It turns out had we moved down the same time as him, we wouldn’t
have been able to see each other much anyway! He was working in San Francisco,
staying in a hotel most of the time and was crazy busy!
February to celebrate our sweet little Tino’s first Birthday!! Happy Birthday
Tino! We love you so!!
|My cutie pie!|
front yard. As silly as it may seem we were so sad to see it go. Our kids love
to play on the tree, and it has been a wonderful provider of shade to our
home. But the age of the tree was
showing and it wasn’t a healthy tree. I cringed with every wind storm and after
removing the tree we saw how risky the situation could have been. The tree was
splitting and was beginning to rot from the inside out.
|60 Year old Elm|
|Kids enjoying the shade one last time.|
|One last climb|
|Looking for bugs!|
|Down she goes!|
|The tree guys were awesome at geometry and not hitting our house!!|
attempting to get my daughter her backpack as she was running to the bus. I
slipped on a broom that was on our porch (Lil’ Miss had been sweeping up sawdust
from our tree). I landed falling wrong on my left foot, with a pop. I somehow
managed to not drop the baby and pick myself up and get my kids on the bus. I
had a wide eyed audience of a bus full of kids as I hobbled back into the
house. After a couple x-rays the doctors were still unable to determine if it
was a fracture or a sprain. Treatment was the same, wear the boot! And so I did.
was able to take a leave of absence for a week first week of March and came
home to help me around the house. As unfortunate it is to be injured, it was a
blessing in disguise. Physically and mentally we all needed Daddy to come home
for a little while. I needed a break from the kids. My foot needed a break from
me pushing my limits. And the hubs needed a break from the crazy work schedule
he had been slaving away at. And we all needed each other!!
went to Grandma and Grandpa’s, my sister and friend Erin helped me pull it off
as I hobbled around in my boot. It was
an awesome success. We got rid of loads of stuff!! Even with donating two huge
truck loads to the thrift store we still brought in over $1000, including a few
big items I had sold through Craigslist and a local Buy, Sell, Trade site on
the kids while they were on Spring Break. Since we are moving out of state away
from family we thought it might be a long time before we have family near to
help with our kids and they rallied around as we pawned them off between their
grandparents and aunts and uncles, they were well taken care of and I got a
nice retreat vacation.
at the mall and Ikea (which I never do), take a quick trip to the beach, and go
on several dates with my husband (another rare treat). This little trip was the
first and last time I will ever be “vacationing” in our RV. I enjoyed it while
it lasted. I can hardly imagine our next jaunt will be a vacation in our RV.
|I can’t wait to live so close to the Ocean!|
sifted and sorted we have some final packing to do, but over all we are as ready
as we can be. We still have a trailer load to take around to family members who
are taking some of our stuff, a load for the auction, and an additional trip to
the thrift store and we will be on our way. RV life here we come!
still to do. Lil’Miss is turning six next week and after watching several YouTube
videos on how to make Barbie princess cake’s she is just sure that is perfect
cake for her birthday. So in the morning
I will give my feeble attempt at pulling it together. Lil’Miss wants me to
video tape making the cake, just like she has seen on YouTube. She has even
worked on a few lines, “Hi guys, this is how we make a Barbie cake!” Oh boy!! What
have I gotten myself into!
found out that Uhaul’s options aren’t going to work for our situation. So that
is on the agenda this week as well. Hopefully one of the trailers we looked out
over the weekend works out! And we may even buy a new car for the Hubs this
week too. We are crazy!