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Sunday, February 17, 2019

A Move Most Successful

What a weekend last weekend was! Hard to believe a week has passed already. My Dad and brothers flew out to help load and unload the moving truck on Friday. We made the long drive to our new home where my Mother and sister-in-law were waiting. Of course, on the days we chose to move, the temperatures dropped to lower 40's. We also had nearly non-stop ice pellets (sleet) to deal with.
Loading and unloading the truck was very trying. I overdid it throughout the day, so I struggled keeping up and my pain lasted for several days afterwards. But the guys persevered and did a fantastic job. On Saturday, my Mother and sister-in-law came by as well as my husbands grandparents. They did so much, helping us unpack and arrange the furniture. We could actually walk around and find things!

While we are not 100% settled just yet, I'm absolutely thrilled. My kitchen is just as I've wanted it. My oldest son even helped me set up the pantry so nicely. He said he was making it just "like a store".
 The rest of my kitchen is Star Wars themed.
From the towels to the X-Wing knife set, and even the salt and pepper shakers, we are decked to rock the nerds we are! Don't worry, my husband will have the Star Trek office to show off his own space love.
And we love meal time even more. The food isn't the only thing that excites the kids at the table these days. They now get to pick their character! We have also begun a new dinner tradition. We play trivia. I ask questions and the one to answer correctly gets a sweet treat. They love playing and I love teaching them through it.
The kids have more space in their bedrooms.
Which is great, because the toddler needs to move in with her sister and out of my room.
When we get some shelves and a DVD case, I can finally finish unpacking that part of our house. Being OCD about being neat and orderly has me "twitching" according to my husband. 

We also get to live near the SpaceX testing center. We hear the rockets rumbling quite frequently. I hope that my husband can one day go to work for them. We are in a happy place. Sunday lunch with family, better schools and hope for our future! 2019 is looking great!

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  1. Yes, family is so important. I teach my kids that and it is so fun to see how close they are. I find myself watching them at the dinner table "playing" with one another. I look forward to seeing all of them married with kids running around. I tell them to make sure their future spouses understand our family dynamic so they understand all those inside jokes and everything is done around here in fun. The house looks great! Glad your dad and brothers could come and help out. But they came to do the work so why were you messing up your back? I mean 4 big guys Jesse, Ethan, Daniel & Dad) can handle a lot.

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    1. I'm glad they get along so well!
      Mainly because I had to do all the cleaning. And even then, they told us we didn't finish everything so Andrew and I have to go back. And we were in more of a rush than we originally planned.

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  2. Everyone should decorate in what way they enjoy. Looks fun and makes for great conversation pieces the way people decorate.

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  3. Congrats on the successful move. Creating new memories are always exciting! God bless.

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  4. I’m glad you move was a success and that you get to live near many attractions. KeshiaRichmond

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  5. Im glad you successful moved. Creating those memories are so wonderful. god bless, and enjoy your new home.

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura! We are loving the choice.

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  6. Looks like this was a great move for everyone, although moving is always a difficult situation. It is really neat that you guys are near SpaceX too!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, but we did really well. And I love it! Hearing the rockets all the time can be a little weird. Sounds like thunder sometimes. And we wonder why so often haha

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  7. Moving to a new place is not my favorite kind of activity, but we have to deal with it! However, the feeling of relief when you finally settled in is so amazing you needed a kickass reward!

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  8. Oh my gosh, the rest of my kitchen is Star Wars themed??? No way! I want one! Anyway, glad you are all settled in your new beautiful abode. Thanks for sharing your house moving adventures.

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