Whew!!! Girls, we are a mess over here at the new house. I'm talking a HOT MESS! I think moving is kind of like having a baby. Right after you deliver you think, "I'm never doing that again", but then that cute, chubby baby makes you totally forget about all that pain you went through for that sweet little prize. You know what I mean, right? Moving is totally like that. We moved only two years ago and I'm 99% sure my brain had blocked it out. Right this second I completely understand why!! Moving ain't for the faint of heart. That's for sure!
We've had a couple Griswold moments along the way and I'm sure there will be many more to come. I thought I'd document moving weekend, give you guys a peek into the new place, and show you what we've done so far. Here we go...
This was Friday morning (can you tell because I'm still so chipper?). Tab and I made lots of trips hauling things like lamps, pictures, bedding, etc. The movers arrived at 2:30 and we really got to work.
Then this happened. Nixon's bunk beds are a beast so the movers decided this was the best possible way to get them out of our house. Too bad for us, we still haven't figured out the best way to get them into the new house. I wish I was kidding.
Our new house was built in 1998. This house had been taken care of well, but we wanted to instantly change some things to make it more "us". These rooms are being tackled as I type-some in big ways and others just a little.
The day we moved in the floor guys came in and removed all the carpet from the downstairs. We're replacing the office and living room carpet with hardwoods.
They also removed the kitchen island (it was really small and a weird shape). We want to do a major kitchen renovation, but it's later down on the priority list. For now the entire downstairs is being painted and the floors are being done.
I have nothing but fabulous things to say about the moving company we used. Local ladies, I'd highly recommend AB Moving in Allen, TX. They got one truck unloaded and then a little summer storm hit. It was raining hard!! Those guys worked quickly in the pouring rain. It took them about six hours to move our entire house (other than the random trips we'd moved). We had six guys and two trucks. By the end of the night, we were all laughing and somehow having a great time (in the middle of moving-that's HUGE). Seriously...they were great!
I took a quick break while the movers were loading our house to go grab some paint samples. I went around painting these five samples all over our house to catch the different light. Our painter came on Saturday morning and started.
The box with my pajamas and athletic clothes is MIA. I have no clue where it is, so I've been getting creative with my outfits. This day I slept in a sports bra and Tab's athletic shorts. I had to make a run to the old house and I threw on Tab's huge sweatshirt. I'm telling you....we're a MESS!!! Think I should include this in my next "What I Wore Wednesday" post? haha!
All weekend long we hung in there with great attitudes, but on Monday-we finally hit our limit where we just wanted to dump anything that was left. You know that limit? When you're internally fighting about how cute that little orange bucket will be by the front door in the fall, BUT you just want to throw it all in the trash at the same time? We were there.
This is what we're currently living in....a BIG OL' MESS!!! I'm keepin' it real, girls! I'm trying my best to not completely shut down our life and just move. As much as I'd love to do nothing but unpack for the next week that's just impractical with three kiddos. So...we're embracing the crazy, taking a break, and heading to the pool today. After our weekend I think we all deserve it!! Just like that sweet baby is worth all the pain, I know this new house will be too. We're in the trenches now, but looking forward to making some amazing memories in our new place. Thank you for all the sweet comments about the move. I can't wait to show you our work in progress!!
Also, if you've e-mailed me in the last few days, I'm so sorry for the delay! My plan is to do my best and get caught up over the weekend.
Happy Wednesday, Girls!!