Charlie, Evie and Ford

Charlie, Evie and Ford

Monday, June 27, 2011

Moving On Out...

I know I have been a terrible blogger lately, but we have been busy, busy, busy. Because Charlie wanted a yard, Baby Girl wanted a room of her own, and Dada wanted to keep his home office, we decided a move was in order. We were lucky enough to sell our house, but the buyers needed to get in quickly, things moved faster than we expected, and since we haven't found a new house yet, we found ourselves in a bit of a bind. Thanks to lots and lots of help (many thanks to Ali, Sam, Audra, and Mimi!), we moved half of our worldly belongings into a great little apartment, and sent the other half off the storage. Although we were glad to sell our house, the move was bittersweet. We LOVED our house, and it had developed a special place in our hearts since it was our first home (purchase) and Charlie's first home. Leaving his room behind was really hard for me--I loved that little nursery! Luckily, Charlie is very adaptable and loves the new apartment. He has stayed extremely busy exploring his new digs--the cabinets don't have locks yet, so those are a source of great excitement, the printer is sitting on the floor rather that its usual stand, so he's learned to make copies, and there is a pool very close to our unit, so we have already spent many fun hours in there. Thanks to my mom working all hours of the night, we got moved into the apartment and organized in record time, so Clint has managed to start residency with relatively little disorganization at home. The apartment has been wonderful, but I am hoping we find a permanent home soon!

Here's Charlie "helping" the movers on moving day. He loved the boxes and the ungated stairs!

Charlie's other favorite thing about moving is the truck that comes with it. The truck that came was HUGE and very exciting. Charlie said "vroom vroom" every time he saw it. (This truck makes it look like we have enough furniture to fill a castle, but sadly, that is not the case. Our stuff filled about the front 1/4 of it. :)
Charlie wouldn't look away from the movers long enough to look at me for a photo...
My mom and I had to get creative in order to entertain Charlie while packing. What is better than an old-fashioned nekkid swim in a wading pool???

I see this imperious look/reach FAR too often... :)
I love this wrinkly little bottom. :)
In the midst of closing and moving, we took a few days off to travel to Ruidoso, NM with my family to celebrate the end of Clint's "summer" and graduation. We had a wonderful time, and I'll be posting pictures of that little get-away, as well as pics of us in our new digs, very soon!

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