Monday, August 29, 2011

The Big Move

I cannot believe that we have already been here in California for two weeks. Time is flying by. Before we know it, our two years here will be over. I need to catch up on some blogging, so I'm going to go back to our move...

It all started on a Saturday. I woke up early and got ready to move. I was determined to get it all done before noon. We had a ton of awesome helpers and we were so grateful to all who helped. It made the move go really fast!

My dad had told me to get a 17 foot truck. I assessed the truck size in my mind with all of our crap and decided a 20 foot truck would be better. It's a dang good thing I listened to my brain. Once we got all of our house outside, I thought there was no way it would all fit into our, what now seemed tiny, truck. My amazing father used his puzzle skills and wah lah, he got our entire house into a 20 foot truck with no room to spare. It was spectacular!

That night, we spent the night in Elk Ridge. We got to watch Salem's fireworks from my parent's deck. It was beautiful. It brought back a lot of memories of the year before when I sat there on their deck eating an omelet and watching the fireworks. I had just been released from the hospital a few hours earlier after one traumatic week. Memories flooded my mind at that moment.

Sunday, we woke up, and off we went! We had me, Ryan, Scarlie, Bella, Josh, Megan, Dad, Mom, and Neutron. We squished into the truck and Eduardo (the car), and we left. It was kind of sad saying good-bye to Utah, but at the same time, I knew our new adventure would be so worth it.

We drove down to St. George and stopped to see Ryan's dad. He had never met Scarlet and we wanted him to finally be able to see her. She went right to him and snuggled right into him like they had known each other for years. It was so special.

Sunday night we stayed in Mesquite. I think it was about 200 degrees outside. It was awful! To let off some steam, we decided to go bowling. It was a blast! Seriously so much fun. We all had matching shoes and I'm pretty sure we were the entertainment for all who were there.

Monday morning we woke up, ate a delicious breakfast and headed for our new home. It felt like it took forever to get here. I think I was just so excited to finally be here and get settled.

Once we arrived here, all of our neighbors stepped up and helped us move all of our stuff in. My family stayed for a few days and helped us get all settled. I'm beyond grateful for all of their help!

What a great way to start our adventure! We're so excited to be here and can't wait for all that is to come!

Oh, and Scarlet has discovered the stairs and how to undo her diaper. Lovely.

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