Thursday, July 21, 2011

Back In Action

Meet Betty the Bomber.  We sold our broken down van and bought this in April.  We packed her full of everything we could--clothes, essential toys and books, our photo albums and other memorabilia--and sold the rest.

This is how the past two months have looked.


Six weeks visiting family (and being homeless--literally without at home AND internet, but family graciously provided both).

Thirty-two hours of driving on the road.

Seven different states.

An 11:30 pm arrival to our new, but empty, home.

Over 1500 miles and we all arrived in one piece, well...except for the microwave and Ben's fishing pole.  Everything/one else? A little battered but happy.

Moving In

Four days and 10 stores yielded great results:

Cupboards full of dishes, pots and pans, and food.

Fridge full of goodies.

Drawers packed with utensils.

Living room decorated with a coffee table, sofa, couch, chair, and TV.

Dining room fitted with dining table and chairs (and plastic to cover the carpet from toddler messes).

Settling In

Favorite meals served once again (including the cherished hot dog spaghetti--with the hot dogs burnt).

Suitcases full of dirty laundry unpacked, washed, folded, and put away.

Toys and books stored in a convenient location.

Internet and cable hooked up.

Yes, we are [in our new] home! Furniture, dishes, and all!  

As I've had limited time to access the internet, I feel a bit lost.  Tell me, what have all you been doing? Feel free to link to some of your favorite posts, I would love to read them! I've missed all of you dearly.


  1. I've been thinking about you, hoping you settled into your new place! :)

    Nothing really new in my little part of the blogosphere.. except we got a puppy.

    Hope you're doing alright! xoxo

  2. Wow, you guys have been busy! Hope we get to see pics of the new place!

  3. Yea! Glad your back. Can't wait to hear stories from your travels, family time and your move. Always lovely to see a familiar face in the blogosphere.

  4. Well, we've been potty-training!! Woohoo! *cough*

    And I've been NOT running because it's too hot and I refuse to suffer that much.

    Glad you guys are finally getting settled again!

  5. I've really missed you! Glad to hear from you.

  6. Glad that move went OK. Good to see you back! :)

  7. Congratulations. Your survived. And I am very proud of you. What's new around here is that I'm thinking of beginning a token earning system to get my kids to help more. Wish me luck.

  8. Yay! So glad you are 'home' and settled. I'm still so sad I missed seeing you before you left, though. What have I been doing these past months? Sort of trying to survive. Life can be so crazy.

    Hope we can connect soon!

  9. Wow, and wow. What a summer! (Glad you're back.)

  10. WHAT an adventure. You are much braver than me. Bravo. So glad to have you back.


  11. Hey Amber! Yeah for new beginnings!! Hope you are enjoying your new spot in the world!

  12. So glad you're in and settled. I look forward to reading all about this new chapter!


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