Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What a disaster

Moving seriously sucks!!! I'll never do it again (until I have to move out of our apartment in a year). It was an absolute mad-house trying to get out of our house in time.

We went from this...

                                                                          To this

To this... in 8 days!.

With a little of this in between :)
I hated every minute of it. But in the end it actually turned into a great blessing. My brother Ben described it like ripping a bandaid off. It stings really bad at first but when it's done, it's done. No reason to prolong the pain. We had no time to really think about what was going on because we had to be out so fast. Then we were able to spend the 3 weeks or so before we left for Texas saying goodbye to our friends and family. So although it was a huge pain to get out of our house so fast, it would have been worse trying to pack and say goodbye at the same time.

Here is a little picture log of what went on while living with Jared's parents, T.J, Dusty, Breck, Tanyon, and baby Porter for 3 weeks:

Tage wrestling loving Porter, (this happened every 2 minutes)

building forts/destroying Nana's house,
playing at the park,
Riding scooters in style
Lot's of Wii time,
Attempted to get a cute Easter picture of my boys in their matching ties. Not so successful.
Again destroying Nana's house. This time building "houses" in the pantry as Tanyon would say.
Celebrating my 8th wedding anniversary with my sweetie and some good friends (Val, I need a copy of that group picture!)
Playing going to Dallas with my good friend Marti to find an apartment. And to enjoy Blue Bell ice cream (yes that is all for just the two of us) and the American Girl store, (which is why I need a girl someday. Adorable!)

Enjoying Leatherby's one last time after the General Priesthood session with the Springers (some of them)

Playing "fire ball" with cousins and aunt Wendy
Flying kites on the golf coarse with Breck and Tanyon

Lunch with my oldest friends, Stacy and Emily (the other Emily couldn't make it. Because she's the lucky one who lives in Florida). But we sure missed her! We have been friends for over 23 years! That's crazy!
Stacy and I have actually been friends for longer than we can remember. When we were in like 3rd or 4th grade we had matching"bests friend" shirts made. Mine has her name and hers has mine. I found mine in my hope chest while i was packing and somehow stretched it out enough to fit me so i surprised her and showed up with it on. (I must note that these shirts were HUGE on us back in the day).
Watching uncle T.J. play baseball for Bingham high. (Don't worry fellow WJHS friends. I only cheered for T.J. not the miners)
Last play date with the Bowcutt cousins.

Here are all of the cousins except for the one in Ang's belly!
Cute Conner helping Parks fly a kite. We sure miss these kids.

Had a baby shower with my friend Brittani for this tiny princess
And her cute mom :)
Bought myself a mini van! finally! Jared swallowed his pride, but it was the best day of my life :) Our only requirement was that it wasn't blue. Ha ha. I guess price comes before beauty right?! I love it!
Dinner with our friends the Davis's, Springer's, and Behle's

Saying goodbye to Tracee, Brooks and Ellee  (Tracee is another friend I've had for 20 years! Seriously, I have the best friends) and as you can tell, Parker loves Brooks.
Jared saying goodbye to his other sweetheart, Gracie. We love this little girl. Her whole family actually.
Watched them open their mission call!

They are going to the Norway, Oslo mission!!!

And as you can see from the two awkward hugs pictured below, I am no good at saying goodbye. There were several times I forgot to take my camera out while we were saying goodbye to good friends and I'm so sad about that. But you weren't missing out too much because I'm a terrible hugger :) We miss you all!


Chris and Brittani Knudsen said...

Yeah so glad to see an update! We miss you guys so much already...when is it going to be June so we can see you guys again?

Meg said...

WE MISS YOU!!!! Please come visit soon!!!

Marti said...

Look at you and your power post! Love, love all the pictures- although I still want to see some pics of all of you and your belongings squeezed into that apartment! Miss you more than words- give the boys some loves from our little ladies.

KEYSHA said...

Okay, how did I miss out on all these good bye parties...maybe because I am a crappy cousin/friend. I thought of you and all you were going through! (Moving is a nightmare, especially as quickly as you did it! Holy smokes!) It was bad timing for us..Chad's grandma in Canada passed away, so that occupied a bit of time during your craziness. Still, absolutely no excuse...I was not there for you, and I should have been!

On that note, can't wait to hear how your settling in and how things are in Texas. (I hear that ice cream is to die for. Might have to make a special trip just to try it out!)

utahtripletfamily said...

Oh, Jilly Bean! I'm feeling for you! There is a 90% chance that we're heading off to "expand our horizons" out of state next year when school is FINALLY over. But I'm already feeling homesick about it! Promise me we'll stay in touch, okay?
PS We are really looking heavily at Texas, so....maybe we'll see you soon!
PPS Your kids are stinkin' adorable!

Kelly Nordfelt said...

I am loving the mini van. I love the splattered shirt. I was sort of hoping you would have sported the Garth fanny pack as well. Could you mail me some of that icecream?


Ali said...

I'm glad you survived all the goodbyes! That's the hardest part. I thought the other hardest part was having my kids move away from their cousins. I really missed the chaos of having all the cousins over to play at my house. But in time you will make friends who feel just like family! Good luck!

Adrienne said...

We miss you guys so much! We hope you enjoy Texas. Moving is hard especially when you are leaving so many people you love and that love you!

Kevin Kim Cade Ellie said...

Oh how sad! What a sad thing to think that you are so far away. Thanks for your sweet post, it is always good to hear from you. I am so glad to keep updated with your cute family.

val said...

wow, what a post. i seriously LOVE the mini van and am totally jealous. someday...
we already miss you guys. but am glad things are going well for you. it was good to talk a few weeks ago.
your photos are great! good work.
and you need to let me know what days you will be here so we can re-do your photos of your boys.
i'm still so sad i lost SO many photos!!

EMILY =) said...

Could have def done without that awful pic of me in front of Franchescos...You know what this means, don't you?..