Happy New Year! It’s been a whirlwind 2 weeks around here– probably the craziest Christmas we’ve ever experienced. After planning for a month to close on our new house Dec 18th, we had all sorts of delays. At one point the expected close date was looking to be as late as Dec. 29th. But then a mini Christmas miracle happened, allowing us to close the 23rd. Too late to do Christmas at the new place (which turned out to be utterly fine). But soon enough to move a few things over on the 23rd, and a few more the 25th– “Merry Christmas, kids! We’re putting your mattresses in the van!” And then on the 26th, the moving van rolled into our new neighborhood, and it was time to unload that beast.
Thanks to fabulous help from all our kids (not just the ones living with us) that entire semi truck was emptied in two hours flat. And then the slow work began– unpacking all those boxes. I’ve done little else in the week since Christmas. But we’re finally winning over all those boxes, and I am just thrilled with how it is all coming together. Here are a couple shots of our new living room….ahhhhh.
We had most of the kids over for Sunday dinner this week, and instead of the usual press of a mob of us all together, we actually had space to move, even after John and the grandkids dumped out alllll the Legos! I think it will be a wonderful home for us.
I will show you more photos soon. But at the moment we don’t have internet (it’s coming FRIDAY– hooray!!! Finally!!!) so I am very limited in my blogging time. I will call this post good for now, and plan to write much more regularly in this new year!
Oh, and here’s our whole clan on Christmas Eve!