We are here.
In Georgia, and 800 miles away from our home in Illinois in our new home.
We are still unpacking and working on getting settled, but I’m ready to get back to blogging. I didn’t intend to take such a long break, but this move ended up taking a whole lot more out of us than we thought. Our last week at home (in Illinois) was spent spending time with family & friends, and then after my dad left (you may remember he was visiting and staying at my house until about 3 days before we had to leave for Georgia), we had to kick things into high gear!
We started packing like crazy. And we never would have finished on time if it hadn’t been for family and friends taking turns watching the kids for us.
We purged a lot of stuff that didn’t fit into the truck. We made our neighbors and random people driving by very happy. Ruben put some of the things that didn’t fit into the moving truck by the curb with a huge sign that read, “FREE.” It went fast.
We gave away our groceries to my brother, who was more than happy to take them off of our hands….hungry college student, you know. Thank you, Jason!
We met with the landlord. We handed over the keys.
We said final goodbyes. We left later than we expected to….the packing and loading at the very end felt like it would never end. We started dumping stuff in garbage bags and shoving it in where we could.
We drove around 18 hours including stops. We spent the night in two hotel rooms.
We closed on the house on Friday morning, April 20th.
We bought a house!
We are homeowners!
Praise the Lord!
We are unpacking…..ever so slowly. Who knew unpacking would take so long with a 3yr. old that never seems to stop and a 4-month-old baby girl? We’ve moved so many times in our marriage, and for some reason I looked backward and thought this move would be like the rest…..not thinking that we are moving – this time around – with more children, more stuff, and less time to transfer things between one house and the next.
Oh well. We are reassuring ourselves that things WILL get unpacked. We will be able to walk through the garage one day or, better yet, fit our car in there.
And we will get settled.
This is home. Georgia.
And here are some pictures of our new home!
All in all, though, we love our new home.