Ok. So that word is potty talk in our house, and we don't say that word. But I feel like that is the only appropriate word to use when describing a family moving their entire house from one, to another.
We are now officially Parkersburg residents, and we are completely in love. In love with our new house, the space, and all that comes with a new house.
The boys and I went over to the new house in the morning of the 12th, to look things over before the closing. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked through the doors to "Congratulations on your new home" balloons, and a beautiful potted plant from the previous owner. The previous owner was so extremely sweet, and so amazing to work with. The boys also got to run around the empty house, which they found to be so much fun. I think they played with nothing for an hour. Just ran around. That made me smile, and so happy, because that was my first glimpse of them in the new house. A very happy memory, no doubt.
We closed on our house last Friday, the 12th. I had a wedding that evening, and family pictures Saturday morning. We were set back a bit with getting a jump start on moving, but we kicked butt after pictures. The boys spent the weekend at Aunt DiDi's, and that was definitely a highlight of their weekend. We can't thank our family members enough for being so amazing when it comes to helping out with the boys!
We were completely done with our old house on Tuesday evening. I haven't felt such a huge weight lifted off my shoulders in a long time----until that evening. We were struggling with the last bits and pieces, cleaning, and painting the basement floor. All things neither one of us wanted to deal with. We eventually got the job done, and it feels so good.
I didn't really get any pictures of us physically moving. I did get a picture of the truck and trailer, but that's about as far as I went. I was one of the active participants during this move, and I didn't really want to get hurt by my few helpers with busting out the camera to take a picture of them working hard. :)
|Carson admired this truck and trailer for the entire week we had it. Notice him standing there with his hands behind his back. He really studied this thing, and asked a bajillion questions about it.|
Another highlight after moving into the new house would be doing a load of laundry. It sounds crazy to some, I am sure. But when you are without, you are very happy when you get it back. The boys were also very excited. This lasted a long time. Extremely cheap entertainment, hands down!
We have already had little friend visitors over, and have met most of our neighbors. We have had banana bread, cookies and brownies brought over to welcome us to the neighborhood, and we are so grateful for such generous people.
Onto the millions of memories that are waiting to be made in our story book of life..........