Monday, June 2, 2008

We're Off!

It was quite a disappointment packing up our moving truck. Our stuff wouldn't fit in a 26' truck. So after taking 7 pick up truck loads to our storage unit we got a late start on our drive across the country. We had booked a hotel in Topeka Kansas so we had to make it at least that far on day one. We made it in a little less than 12 hours. Which was good considering we had 3 vehicles to keep gas in & 2 little bladders & 2 toddlers in carseats. The big boys enjoyed riding in the moving truck w/ Daddy the entire way! On Sunday we slept in and left for our final leg of our journey around 11am. We made it to middle of no where Hays Kansas. Hays boasts the most awesome Mcdonalds playland ever. The kids loved playing, but inclement weather was moving in so we took off in hopes of driving away from the TORNADO. Instead we drove right into it! Scary lightning, hale crazy wind , fires and Tornadoes. We kept driving even though the radio was asking that everyone take shelter including those in their cars. Where were we to go? And the babies? Honestly! We actually passed the official Storm Chaser mobile on the freeway, fortunately they were headed the opposite direction. We rolled in to our new city around 9pm just after dark. The kids traveled remarkably well! Our new place is interesting! It has it's issues, but overall the floorplan is wonderful and it is roomy enough for our needs. The boys seem to like their surroundings we got them library cards and found their new school. They are waiting for the neighborhood pool to warm up so that they can swim.Matt flew out this a.m. to Indianapolis for a couple of weeks. He has to rent another moving truck to haul the rest of our belongings and pull his Mustang. I landed a great job on a Labor & Delivery unit, I will start June 9th. We didn't bring the babies crib because they were climbing out of it. In the inter um of getting them a new bed we have set up both pack-n-plays in their room. We have actually separated them and they are sleeping just fine. We are on the hunt for new beds and dressers for them. Overall we are making a smooth transition, Carter is having the hardest time, but I think with a little extra love he will get through it. We are on the countdown for Daddy to come back!


Sandy said...

Congrats on another big move for you and your family! Can't wait to see pics of the new place! and you all settled!

Heathelyn said...

How scary!! Glad you guys made it ok. When you get a chance, you should post some pics of your new place.

Melissa said...

I'm glad you made it safely. It looks like you are doing lots of fun things with your kids. How is work going?