We moved a couple of weeks ago, and we are finally settled. While we were going through the moving process and unpacking I wasn't sure if we would get to this point. I knew it would be stressful, but I didn't realize just how stressful this whole process would be.
Before I go into detail about our move I wanted to share this picture of Ella and Paige in front of our old house.
When we moved in this house on Elizabeth Lane Ella was only four years old, and Paige wasn't even thought of yet. We made many happy memories together here. We celebrated birthdays and holidays. Ella started kindergarten while living in this house. I remember pulling in the garage and getting out of my car crying while I told Adam (who was standing in the doorway of the garage) that I was pregnant.
We brought Paige home to this house and watched her grow from a baby to a toddler. Adam's career took off all while working from the office in our backyard. Lots of things changed while we were in this house, but I can honestly say we only have good memories. Our home on Elizabeth Lane was a great house for that period of our life, but we knew it was time to move on.
Moving day finally came on 8/6/16. Only we would move two days before school started. That just added to the stress. The week prior to our move we had to deal with a delayed closing and a couple of other bumps in the road. When the day finally came we were thrilled.
The movers showed up at 8:30am and didn't get us completely moved in until almost 8:30pm. Believe me when I say it was a LONG day. Adam took Ella and the dogs to our new house to wait for the cable company while I kept Paige at our old house. It turned into a disaster zone pretty quickly. Not only was it a mess, but flies were flying around everywhere since the door was being left open for long periods of time. Paige was also not able to take a nap on moving day so that just added to the stress. She did enjoy micro managing though. ;)
By mid day Paige became pretty chummy with the movers, and they were nice enough to let her watch. Ella was in her room by the point stewing over the fact that she couldn't get to another pair of underwear. It's always something!
Paige was EXHAUSTED by bedtime. I rarely see her just laying on the floor, but she did that afternoon.
On Saturday we should have been unpacking, but we had to enjoy the pool. We absolutely love having a pool. Since the water is salt water there isn't much upkeep which is great for us.
Adam made four trips over to our old house to pick up what we had not packed yet and dumped it all in our dining room.
We have all adjusted fairly quickly to this house. Even the dogs! Sometimes I feel like we have lived here forever.
We had our landscaping redone shortly after we moved in. It was all overgrown so it was nice to pull some of it out and add new.
We have a nice deck overlooking our pool/backyard so it's nice to sit out on it for the occasional cup of coffee or wine.
We handed over the keys to our old house this past Friday. It felt good to have all of this past us. It was a stressful couple of months but definitely worth it in the end. We love our new house and can't wait to make many happy memories here.