Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We moved!

Well, the move is completed and we are mostly settled into the new home.  So far we still love it!  There are always quirky things about a new house that you don't really think about until you start using everything, but for the most part this is a great house.  This is our "grow OLD together" house!

So here is a recap of the past week and a half...

Hope helped me pack up some of my scrapbooking supplies.  These are some of the GREAT labels she created for my boxes.  I am glad that sometimes I am a 4 x 10 cool cool mommy.  I will have to put that into the memory bank for when she is cranky about not getting her way.  LOL!


Hope had one last play date with her friend Brianna before we started the moving process on Monday.  They decided to put color chalk all over themselves.  I guess this is her tribal dance look....when it was time to clean up I let them hose each other off.


So...bright and early Monday morning we went and got the rental truck we were going to use to move all the smaller items and boxes.  Joe had it timed out that he thought he could get a row of stacked boxes in the truck every ten minutes.  We actually made pretty good time starting out, but we ended up moving on the HOTTEST day of the week (possibly year) and we quickly ran out of zip in our step.


Luckily we were able to get all the boxes and other smaller items over to the new house (we only put them in the garage) and got the truck back before a wicked storm blew through the area.  The storm was great because with it was much cooler weather.  AHHHHH!  The rest of the week the temps were awesome!

This was also the week of our church's vacation bible school.  Hope, Annie and Ally had a blast!  They had nearly 7,000 kids over the three sessions.  CRAZY!!!!


The music is a lot of fun and they do a skit each day to give perspective on a bible story and related verse each day.


This was the kids all singing and dancing during the Saturday night church service during the Taste of Hope celebration they hold each year.


At the celebration they have face painting booths...


...mini golf...


...frisbee painting...


Carnival games...


...and LOTS of food, people and fun.  The even crazier thing...all of it is FREE!  It was a pretty awesome Jesus party.

And here are a few other odds and ends we did through the week too...

Hope watched a movie out on the deck, since we hadn't unpacked any of her toys yet.


We watched Dawn's dogs for a while, so Hope and max watched a dog movie on the ipad.  LOL!


As I unpacked my scrapbooks, Hope had fun looking through the memories.


We bought a new kitchen table and Hope helped Joe put the bench and chairs together all on her own.  He only had to tighten all the bolts when she finished.  :)


Last night we played (rainbow) Farkle.  I called it that because Hope mixed up all the colored dice so we had one of each color.


And we also made time to go school shopping too for her school supplies.  We will make another trip (maybe) for a few new outfits too.  We will see...

Wow!  We were busy.  I think Joe and I were both looking forward to getting back to work so we could rest.  LOL!

So to end things I will share a few cards for you to enjoy...











Seems like there have been several birthdays I missed along the way during all the packing and moving process.  So if I missed your birthday....here you go!  Hope you had a great one!

Darla






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