Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Movin' On Up to the East...ern Part of the State

This is kind of old news, but we are completely moved out of our house! Our closing date was May 20th and we have had a very interesting few weeks. I really just wanted to share a few of the pictures I took along the final leg of this crazy chapter in our lives.

Let me first say that as soon as we can afford it, I am going to treat myself to a manicure and pedicure and possible hair color. Not because it has anything to do with moving, but I am giving myself a reward for moving our little family. I had lots of help from my sister and Mr. Bug helped when he was home, but the long and the short of it is that I nearly went insane packing us all up. Packing up closets, sorting through clothes, sorting through toys, cleaning out desks, organizing cabinets, showing the house, running to Menards, ordering windows, reordering windows, and signing papers upon papers. Add to that the fact that I was hauling around three screaming angelic children at any given time and I think I’m entitled to spoil myself a bit, right? : )

Anyway, here are a few pictures and my reasoning for sharing them. Even if it doesn’t make sense to you, it makes sense to me so just go with it, okay?

Here is the start of my pile of boxes. I’m not sure how I forgot to take a picture of said pile right before moving but needless to say it was about 20 boxes bigger. How do we have so much crap?!

Here is our little bug on the day we moved all of our big items out of the house, which just happened to be his 8-week birthday : )

This is the only picture I have of Mr. Bug actually lifting anything even though he was like a superhero that day. There he is with our good friend Bradlee who was AWESOME on the day of the move. He and my hubby got nearly everything loaded just the two of them.

That’s Brad again on the right (his face this time) along with Uncle Bug carrying my dresser out to the trailer. Hubby is assuming more of a supervisor role in this photo. (Does that sound familiar to anyone in my family?) : )

Here is my front door. I know it might seem silly but I want to get a print of this made and hang it on my wall in a kind of photo collage wherever we move from here on out. Call me sentimental, but this is where I brought all three of my babies home from the hospital and where we went from “just the two of us” to a real family.

Sissy decided that baby bug needed a hat on during the final stages of packing, so she talked Mrs. Potato Head into letting him borrow hers. I’m not sure he was thrilled about it.

Our last time walking through the house. The girls kept going from room to room and gasping at how different it looked empty.

I remembered to get a picture of our little family the last time we were in our first home. Eden’s face here is so funny. I’m not sure why she was making this face—she was in a good mood I swear!

This is all we left behind. Don’t those keys look kind of sad sitting there? Maybe that’s just me.

The last picture I took. It was starting to mist a little bit, which seemed fitting. I kept waiting to get emotional about leaving our home but it never happened. I’m sure it will hit me sometime and then I’ll be a wreck. I’ll let you know. ; )

So there you have it! Our big move! We are now getting settled into our apartment in Lincoln and I’ll share that soon too. Whether you want me to or not. Hehe. You know you love it!