Find Good In Every Day

One mom's attempt at finding good in every day of this chaotic world.

The Moving Chronicles Part 1 July 9, 2012

Filed under: Daily Blog — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 1:54 pm

Honestly, I have been dreading writing these posts.  The further away from the move we get, the smoother it all seemed to go in my mind.  The reality was that it was a very painful move.  We had several unexpected issues come up that made the whole thing something we quickly wanted to forget.

Let’s start at the beginning…  Oh wait, we’ve done that.  We’ll start at packing.

Jeremy and I had a schedule in place for what to pack when.  While we didn’t exactly follow the plan, it was good to have it all written down.  There were some long days in there.  Jeremy took off the last week before the move, and the grandmothers took turns watching the kids, so we had several days to focus only on packing.  Thank goodness for that.  We had so much  more stuff than we thought!  I guess 8 years in a house means you acquire a lot of stuff.  Just packing our basement storage room spanned over several days.

By Friday, we had filled up the basement den and our second bedroom with boxes and stuff.  Add into that all the furniture we had all over the house, and I was starting to get worried.

Of course, the last couple of weeks weren’t all packing related.  We made time to see some friends and go to some of our favorite spots.

Golfing at Meema’s

Celebrating Hayes’ 2nd Birthday

Dutch Wonderland with the Niles

Wheaton Park with Jen and Hayes

National Zoo with the Harris kids

A grownup dinner with Megan and Roger

A last meal at Urban BBQ

Ok, so it looks like we didn’t have any time to pack with all the socializing, right?  ha!  These were our sanity breaks – excuses to take a shower and see our friends and family.  And it was all worth it.  Everyone kept asking me why I wasn’t so stressed.  At the beginning, I was more concerned about seeing friends and family than I was about packing.  I didn’t want to have everything packed and wonder why I didn’t spend more time with the people I love.  I would have rather stayed up late every night for a week to get it all done than to actually get sleep knowing I had my packing done but hadn’t been socializing.  It was all worth it!

Especially given that on move day, we had to somehow figure out how to fit everything we had into this truck.

The 26 Footer – the largest residential truck you can rent.

So the question is…  did it all fit?  You’ll have to wait for Part 2 to find out!

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Settling In July 4, 2012

Filed under: Daily Blog — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 7:44 am

The “move” is officially over, but we’re still wading through boxes and trying to figure out where everything goes in our new house.  Space is a little tighter here, but we’ll make it work.  And once we get everything put away and pictures on the wall, I’m sure we’ll start to really feel at home.

The move itself was an epic event, so I’m going to have to break it down into several posts.  Now that we have internet at home, though, I’ll be able to post more frequently…  you know, in between unloading boxes, exploring and playing with the kids.  We have managed to do several firsts in the few days we’ve been here…  First trip to Target.  First trip to IKEA.  First trip to the liquor store…  ha!  Last night was great because I managed to cook our first meal (instead of going out to eat yet again!), and we joined the crowds in Warwick for fireworks on the beach  (before Cooper got too upset and we had to leave.)  I’ll leave you with some pictures from last night.  (Please excuse the iPhone quality.)

Stay tuned for The Moving Chronicles!

Mason lost her second tooth in a week last night!

Cooper spent the entire night with his fingers in his ears… even before the fireworks actually started.

I think they’re adjusting well considering all the mayhem. The beach certainly helps!