Oh where to begin. It has been a CRAZY last 2 and a half weeks. So I guess I will start 2 and half weeks ago. We got our U Haul on Sunday and began the loading process. on Monday. We were able to hire a couple of men to help load the U Haul which was an huuuuge help to Cliff. They weren't quite able to get it all done so our friends the Schraders helped with the rest. It was a very stressful time for Cliff. I had it pretty easy just watching over the kids....We did, unfortunately, have to get rid of our train table for Aidan. Luckily he hasn't noticed yet and we can surprise him with a new one for Christmas. Aidan of course wanted to help and such a great helper he was!!!
That same Monday evening my three best girlfriends in Spokane came to help me clean the house. It only took like and hour and a half with their help which was amazing!!!!! Our property management company said however we leave it is how they will expect the renters to leave it when they vacate so I tried to make it as spotless as possible.
We really liked stopping at rest stops. We would get fast food and fill up on gas and the stop and let the kids run around for about an hour. It also made it convenient for Luther not having to be left in the car.
We were sooooo excited to stay with our friends Holly and Collin Packer in Denver. We haven't seen them in almost 3 years. The last time Aidan was a few months old and Holly was pregnant with Maddox. It was also amazing to let the kids go crazy in a house instead of being cooped up in a hotel room. We got there around 3 so it ended up being a really relaxing day. So great to catch up!
The next day was our longest drive to Wichita. Again, the kids were great!!!! We got to stay at my brother Travis's there. My parents came up from Hutch so it was a nice little family reunion.
The next day (Sunday morning) we pulled up to our home in Round Rock. No one was there yet since we were a little early. We did a quick inspection with the property manager and soon after everyone showed up to help us move in. It was amazing. There was around 20 people or so. Our good friend the Collwells brought lunch for everyone and the church even made sure there were babysitters provided. After they unloaded. They set up all the beds, the dining table, hooked up my washer and dryer, and helped me put together the kitchen. Such a huge stress relieved.
We went to bed that night feeling pretty good about our move. Our kids could not have been better travelers Lu seemed to be coming around since we were finally settled. Little did we know that the next week was going to be one of the most stressful we have ever had. I think that will have to be a separate post....