Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Move

I cannot believe its been over a month since I've blogged my last entry. I have thought about blogging a few times over the past month, but truly, I just didn't have the time or energy to sit down and figure out exactly what to write. Since I wrote last, so many things have finally fallen into place... All the things that I have worried/day dreamed about have finally happened.

Since our trip to Williamsburg back in early July, we have:

-Finished getting our old house organized and ready for the movers.
-Survived the two days of packers in our house boxing up all of our household goods.
-Laughed at B as he ran into a wall and cracked his forehead open just 5 days before he had to report to work in DC for his first day :-)
-Watched as the movers loaded our boxes and furniture onto the big moving truck. It was odd to see our house so empty.
-Said good bye to our friends...lots of tears - lots.
-Slept on air mattresses for a few nights.
-Spent about 10 days in Atlanta visiting friends and family. (This included an awesome trip to the Georgia Aquarium!). B in-processed to the White House Communications Agency for a few days before he was able to take leave and fly down to Atlanta to pick us up and drive back up to our new home with us.
-Drove 10 hours to Fredricksburg, VA to spend one night in my Aunt and Uncle's house before we received the keys to our new house the following day in our new town a little north.
-Celebrated our 7th Anniversary (and realized this is our 8th move in 7 years.)
-Slept on air mattresses again for a few days.
-Watched as our furniture/boxes came back to us in our new home.
-Began the incredibly long process of unpacking and setting up the new house.
-Flushed D's eye out when he got a hold of the Tilex Mold and Mildew - note to self, NEVER forget to put it away and leave it out within his reach...
-Shopped like we've never shopped before :-) Ikea, Lowes, and Target probably know us by name now.
-Put C's name on the pre K waiting list here on post.
-Survived without the internet or TV for almost 2 weeks once we got here (which may be why we did so much shopping).

And just today, we bough ourselves a housewarming gift... A beautiful framed print for our living room. Its a limited edition numbered painting of one of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. B and I both fell in love with the solitude and serenity of the painting and the suede double mat and deep cherry frame make it look amazing. We knew we had to have it :-)

Now that we are officially here and back in business, I can get back into blogging. Please forgive me for my hiatus. I am back and will continue writing more regularly once again :-)

In the meantime, please pray that C and I can make some friends soon. She is so lonely. She even told me the other day, "I am just a lonely kid..." (in those exact words). She is very excited about doing ballet and soccer - but they don't start until October. Unfortunately, Pre-K is full here so she isn't starting school anytime soon. Pray that a spot opens up for her in the next couple months. Hopefully, she and I will both make friends as we begin to get to know our neighbors and start visiting a church. :-)


  1. Yay! Glad you're in the new house! Praying for those new friends! I know they'll be along in no time!

  2. Be sure and blog have so much to share and there are lots of us out here that love to read about your precious family and daily lives!