Monday, August 24, 2009

moving across the country

so tyrell found out he got the job in june and we moved the middle of july. it was short notice but everything worked out really well.

this is (well i guess i should say WAS) our adorable michigan house. we moved to michigan without a place to live and were so blessed to find this cute house. it was a great place to live and in a great neighborhood. we had a great landlord/neighbor, it was in a great ward, and it was 3 miles from work and stores. we enjoyed it. but all good things must come to an end.

this move was very similar to the last. we rented a penske truck. packed all our things in boxes. and had tons of help from the ward. thanks to everyone who helped us move we really appreciated it!!!

as moving day grew closer i got more and more sad to leave michigan. i just kept thinking of all the things i liked about it (the spring flowers, the green trees, the changing colors in the fall, our back yard, the squirrels, our friends etc.). we were just getting settled and comfortable, you know? and i was especially sad to leave our adolescent garden. it was just starting to develop and there were lots of small fruits and vegetables. too bad we would never get to harvest them. but our neighbor told me he would take care of it and enjoy it. i hope he did.

so this was our rig and it was pretty huge. tyrell did a great job driving us across the country and in traffic. it was a little stressful for him but we made it safely.

we all rode in the truck together which was nice. i think carter liked it because he could see us the whole time and we could play with him. the diesel was really loud (which made it necessary to turn the volume way up, so we could listen to our books on tape) and a really rough ride. so i was worried that perhaps between the two, carter might have a little hearing damage and shaking baby syndrome. luckily, he has not shown signs of either. he did really well and i am grateful that he is such a great traveler.
we drove the distance in two days. we stayed the first night in omaha nebraska and the next (thursday) at the beardsleys in pueblo co. it was nice to move where we knew people and it was great to have a place to stay. we house hunted the next day and found a place friday night. it was the last place of the day. we moved in the following monday and we were so grateful to again have help from our new ward. i was surprised but we had 8 men out to help at 8 on monday morning. it only took an hour to unload the truck. and unfortunatly our belongings looked a little weary from the journey. moving is not good for your furniture.
i am so grateful that we have been so blessed to find places to live so quickly. so we only have to be homeless for a few days. the only mishap was that my cell phone got left at the hotel in omaha; but don't worry, they mailed it to us.


Stef and Bry said...

How sad that you had to leave your garden. But, what a fun adventure!! Grow where you are planted, I guess. Good luck!!

Summers Family said...

Packing and moving are NO fun! At least you got to ride in the truck with Ty. We have 1 too many kids to fit, so I had to drive too. At least we only moved 10 hours away!

Andy and Michele said...

So, when can we come visit? No, really, we want to come do a skiing trip this winter, so plan some time for us! I'm glad you guys made it safe and sound. What a good baby Carter is!