Friday, September 18, 2009


Where to begin... Whew! Sure glad it is over and done with! I am glad to be in a place where I know I don't have to move again for at least a few more years... at least. :)

We have had quite the busy month. It has gone by in a flash. Remember when I wished September to come faster... now, I'm wishing it to slow down so I can get more done every day. I can't believe it's already the 18th!!! We have officially been Alabamians and Home Owners for the last EIGHT days! Wahoo! love it.

JC and I started the month off with horrible colds... yuck. We were still suffering when the movers came to pack our stuff up on Thursday the 3rd. Since we can't pack anything ourselves... (they have to do it or it won't be insured.) Zenock and I spent most of the day hanging out and playing outside. He loved watching all of our stuff being loaded on the BIG truck and for the next week told everyone that his toys were on the big truck headed to his new house. :) Pretty smart, huh.

We spent the next six nights sleeping on our trusty air mattresses and trying desperately to entertain ourselves and control our excitement of what was to come.

We spent our last days in Virginia as tourists (once again) visiting and enjoying: The Zoo, Famous Dave's, D.C.'s Eastern Market, Rita's Frozen Custard, The D.C. Temple, Georgetown, and downtown D.C. one last time.

We said our goodbye's to great friends, neighbors, Fall, and seventy degree weather and left on Wednesday the ninth... Where we headed to Knoxville Tennessee for the night.

We had a great time in Knoxville. We stayed downtown overlooking the Tennessee River on one side and the University of Tennessee and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on the other. Every time we have driven through Tennessee we have both thought that it was absolutely beautiful.

That night we were able to eat at Market Street down by the University. Zenock loved the fountains and decided to throw out any inhibitions he has had against water and throw himself right in. He probably could have played there all night long.

We loved the school spirit in Knoxville and literally laughed out loud at everything... I mean everything that was painted ORANGE.
Zenock did awesome on our trip. Every time we would look back he was doing something new to make us laugh.

We finally arrived in Alabama on the tenth... did a quick final walk through on our house, dropped Zenock off at friends house (Thanks again! Isn't it great to have friends wherever you move!) and then headed to the attorney's office for our closing.

We walked out with writer's cramp, a few thousand dollars poorer, and house keys in our hands... it was a great feeling. :)

Our movers arrived the next day with all our stuff... We started unpacking and unpacking and unpacking... It seriously seemed endless. I swear the paper pictured above is just for the boxes of items from my kitchen. I'm pretty sure they used an entire forest of trees to pack our boxes.
After staying up until 2 or 3 for the last week we are almost finished unpacking and getting everything organized.

I told JC, that we are pretty much done with spending money these days... I never knew I could spend so much in a matter of a week! BUT, the washer/dryer have been bought, blinds put in, lawnmower, weed wacker, costco/food storage, storage supplies, household supplies, home decor, etc...
Yeah... we're done.

But, we are here, alive, doing well, and living/loving life. :)

My favorite part about having my own house... Feeling the sun shine through from every side of the house. I love it. I get to wake up to a beautiful sunrise (and Zenock yelling at me that he wants a "WAFFLE") every morning out one window and an even prettier sunset out my front door. I couldn't ask for anything better. It feels so good to be "home."

I know. I know.

It's about time I update this little blog of mine. Moving sure takes a LOT out of you.
BUT, before I begin with the moving adventures... Just a few last pictures and moments of life in Virginia.

Zenock was such a great helper with the baby I watched for half of the Summer. He entertained her so well. When she wasn't around he entertained his stuffed animals as well. Too Cute. I'm thinking it's high time for another baby to come around.

Zenock loved watching ball games with Dad all Summer... especially if there was popcorn involved. (JC's bribe to make Zenock sit by him.)

I quit taking pictures for awhile... tears were all I got. August was the month for "no pictures."

Oh Virginia... You will always hold a special place in our hearts. We have fond memories and good times. Maybe even one day we will head back your way. But for now... we only miss you a "little bit."