Since the last post, I've...

  • hosted a three-year old birthday party for 40 or so guests at my parents' home
  • packed randomly assorted things like socks in boxes with cleaning supplies, craft items, & pictures
  • driven through 2 states to get to my new "home state" with a 1 & 3 year old (with the much appreciated help of my mom)
  • watched movers unpack crates of boxes and move them through my muddy yard into my front door and down to the basement all while getting very few scratches on the paint
  • unpacked NUMEROUS boxes of randomly assorted things packed by others - for instance a sewing machine with Christmas decor and an Easter egg
  • lived 12 days without cable tv or internet (which, I must say, was easier than I expected)
  • unpacked things I never knew we owned
  • separated the "immediately necessary" items from the "can wait to be unpacked" items
  • re-packed the "can wait to be unpacked" items
  • taped paper over our windows for privacy until our blinds are installed " in 3 to 4 weeks"
  • said a tearful goodbye to my mom at the airport after 10 days of her wonderful help
  • visited a new church by myself (due to storms on saturday night with kids in & out of our bed)
  • enrolled my son in VBS at a church down the street & took him today
Now, I am finally in communication with the rest of the world - pictures will follow soon.


Jessica said...

oh ash, i know all too well the myriad of emotions that come from moving. i hope you are all holding up well! :)

i AM glad you are back to us via internet now! can't wait for the pics!

Carrie said...

Ash--whew...your post wore me out!! Glad you are there, safe and sound! I pray God will bring the perfect friends to y'all!! Yes, you had Dis. Now at my parents house...I heard 10000000 million things about you for a while after that...they were quite impressed with y'all! hehe! Keep us updated as time allows!

Elizabeth said...

So glad you made it, I have been wondering. Your post made me teary. I am praying for you to get settle quickly.

Michelle said...

praying you guys adjust soon!

rachel said...

And He has said to you "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore i will rather boast about my weakness, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

praying God's will in your life today

Gordon Family said...

I'm glad to hear you are settling in there. We miss you guys in Sunday School and hanging out with you. Grant keeps asking to go see Stone. E-mail me your new info when you get a chance.

A day in the life of the Smith's said...

Glad to hear you are getting settled. You can let your mom know anytime she misses the kids she can come and borrow mine! I hope your blinds come in soon!!!!

Megan said...

i'm glad to hear you are getting settled in your new home. i've loved every move we've made. i'm sure leaving family behind is difficult, but i'm sure you'll have a new "family" before you know it!