Friday, July 13, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (Take 64)

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Lucia and I are home in Colorado! We arrived here Tuesday morning.  My husband and brother are still on their way with our vehicles and belongings, but they should (hopefully) arrive here later this afternoon.  They were originally supposed to arrive here last night, but ended up only getting a few hours of driving in on Tuesday instead of all day because fitting our items into the moving trailer turned out to be a fiasco (see #2).

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It turns out, we have a lot more than we thought we did (even after selling almost all our furniture and taking several trips of items to Goodwill).  We couldn't fit everything into the moving trailer we rented and had to end up getting rid of several things, throwing out quite a bit, shipping several hundred dollars worth of boxes, and I had to bring five huge suitcases with Lucia and me on the plane.  Thankfully, my husband and brother were awesome and managed to packed everything "important" (including the rocking chair which we were sure wouldn't fit and I was heartbroken to leave behind).  The only thing we had to get rid of that we will miss is my husband's barbecue, which we won't actually need while living with my parents, but it was a wedding gift and he loved it.  We did give it to friends though, so we know it's in good hands and appreciated.
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It was all worth it.  Well, I guess you'll have to ask my husband and brother if the all-nighters of packing, the 1,700 mile drive, and all the accompanying stress was worth it, but in my opinion, it's so good to be home.  I know I shouldn't get too comfortable here since we may have to move again soon if David gets a job elsewhere, but I can't help but feel that this is where we are supposed to be.
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I spent the day yesterday with my new sister-in-law. I can't tell you how amazing it is to just be able to drive 40 minutes to spend the day with her.  She's only lived here a month but she already  bought a pack and play, baby toys and toiletries for Lulu when she visits. (Can you tell she just adores her neice and goddaughter?)  And she taught me how to knit!  She is absolutely the queen of Pinterest (unlike me who pins and pins and never makes anything, almost their entire apartment is impeccably decorated with homemade, upcycled decorations she learned about on Pinterest), so I'm hoping some of her craftiness will run off on me - I am going to try really hard to make our rooms here into a "home"!

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Our 2nd anniversary is on Tuesday!  My parents are going to be watching Lucia while David and I go out for a romantic dinner.  Last year we were moving from Indiana to North Carolina on our anniversary, so we purposely planned our move out here to happen befor our anniversary so we can actually celebrate. 
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After my brother flew out but before the packing madness began, we took a trip to the beach.  I can't believe we lived only a few hours away, but almost left North Carolina without making it to the ocean!  It was so worth the drive.  Lucia cried when we put her tootsies in the cold water, but she loved the sand (well, she loved eating it anyway).  It was a beautiful day, the sand was so soft, and we finished it all off with donuts from this tiny donut shop by the beach.  Perfect! 

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We saw the first of Lucia's six month pictures today! The photographer just sent out the disc and I can't wait to see the rest.  I sense that I'll be making a new blog header soon to incorporate some of these gorgeous shots! (If you are in the Raleigh area, I highly recommend Red Fern Photography. Rebecca is amazing and very reasonably priced!)

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  1. We moved A LOT when I was growing up, and I remember my mother always cautioning us as we were looking for vans "People always underestimate how much stuff they have and how big of a van they need". She's SO right. Even knowing that, my husband and I have still made that same mistake.
    I'm so bummed that we missed you guys!

  2. What a long drive!! Hope they make it there safely and the unpacking goes smoothly! Love the pictures of Lucia!

  3. I know, I feel guilty that I got out of it because of Lucia! The drive and unpacking went great and made up for the early issues!

  4. Very wise advice! We had room to spare on the last move but sold almost all our furniture this time so we thought we could go smaller...not quite! Perhaps we'll be back in NC someday and can meet up!


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