Friday, April 16, 2010

The journey begins

The 2 in a half day drive to Texas wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We were very lucky to have my parents with us or we would never have made it.  Jared drove the enormous moving truck, my mom and I rolled in the sweet mini van, and my dad got my white Toyota all to himself. We were supposed to get a trailer to pull the Toyota but of coarse they didn't have one like they promised. So we had to drive 3 vehicles. It worked out though. And I was quite a bit jealous of the alone time and silence my dad and Jared experienced. It was also weird to think that everything we owned was either in front of me in the truck, or behind me in the Toyota on it's way to Texas.
Luckily there wasn't too much of this...
but lot's of this...
We stopped in Moab on our way down to visit my Aunt and uncle. It's always an adventure when we visit Bonnie and Larry :) The boys went on a little walk to stretch their legs.
Then we stopped for a special surprise to see my mom's old "Dairy Freeze"!  This is the business my grandpa Nordfelt built when my mom was a kid. Her and her siblings grew up working there. Of coarse it was in MUCH better shape back then (my grandpa was a carpenter and everything he ever built was beautiful). We have heard stories about it our entire childhood. No fast food restaurants around will ever compare to "the milk shakes and french fries made out of REAL potatoes" that my mom used to make at the dairy freeze :)

We absolutely COULD NOT continue on our travels until we celebrated Parker's half birthday. He had been reminding me about it for weeks. But how much can you celebrate when your in the middle of nowhere? Really. Good thing there are more McDonalds than anything else. Even in the middle of nowhere.
I wish you could have seen what this looked like in real life because I'm telling you, I have never seen anything quite like it. That's what 2 days in the car and a couple of nasty hotel rooms will do for ya I guess! 
We finally made it into Texas on the 16th. And it wouldn't be Texas without a Texas shaped waffle. It just wouldn't. I expected nothing less from these proud folks.
Next post: Our new lives as true TEXANS!!! Stay tuned ya'll.

15 comments:

Marti said...

How could we have just gotten off the phone and you didn't tell me about this little pleasure! Could you please send me a waffle maker like that? Please, please find one for me! Classic Texas!!!

The R Crew said...

I'm excited to hear about your new adventures. Remember it takes time to adjust and get busy blooming in Texas.

Kristi said...

I am so happy that you are loving it! I love Texas with all of my heart. I am going to turn into one of those crazy people with giant Texas stars all over their house ;) And just endure the hot summer because come October you are going to be loving life all the way until May! Gosh freaking dang it, you got me all crying about Texas again!

Chris and Brittani Knudsen said...

Oh my goodness what an adventure, I am so glad that everything went well in getting there and that there wasn't much crying! Can't wait to see what it is like now that you are a Texan...ha ha ha!

Ali said...

Congrats on surviving the move! I love the waffle!

The Treasures said...

WOW. That is all I have to say. You have been busy! I cannot imagine getting all that accomplished in 1 months time. I'm glad you left a comment on my blog so I could see yours! We actually were Parkers teachers before the ward split. I was very preggo with London so they released me. Only to call me back to Primary right after she was born. ;) I hope all the moving goes well.

Jeanette said...

Hi Bowcutts-

Sis. Du Bois here...using a friend's email because I know her info and don't want to bother setting up a gmail acct.

I have a question for you.

email me at duboislm@ldsces.org

Tay and Teigan said...

Holy cow! First of all, I need that Texas waffle maker. I still have my Texas pride after all these years. Second, YOU MOVED?! You have been busy! I have been so out of the loop in the blogging world and in Nebraska. Did I miss where you said what city you were going to be living in? And just in time for the LOVELY Texas summers. Oh, but it's such a great place. I can't wait to hear all about your adventures.

Tay and Teigan said...

Ok, just saw Dallas. And your Blue Bell picture. I died of jealousy. :)

pam said...

I love your posts and can't wait to hear more about Texas! I'm SO JEALOUS about your stop in Moab! We have really been wanting to go lately. I'm also glad that you got to spend that quality time with your Mom and Dad before they leave for their mission.
Love you!

Momma Fish said...

What a fun adventure for you and your family! I am kind of jealous.

Kelly Nordfelt said...

What an adventure! I didn't know the Dairy Freeze was still standing. We should go see it during the Nordfelt reunion.

Keri said...

I hope all is well!! That is quite the drive and the road trip! You are a trooper!

Shelf said...

I am soexcited for you guys on your new adventure...I am only sad that we didn't get to say goodbye before you left. Also, I am bummed you aren't going to be around for the annual Bruse/Springer boating trip!

H-less E-less said...

Yahooo! I love Texas! Where ya' all at? Welcome welcome! We've been in San Antonio for the past three years. You made it to Texas just in time for the real humid heat! :) You'll love it here!