Wow, so it's almost been a full week since we've moved into the house and I'll tell you guys one thing....it's HUGE!!!!. I think the hubby and I are still trying to get adjusted to the amount of space we now have. We spent the first couple of nights looking around just our bedroom both thinking the same question. What are we going to do with all this space? We were able to get almost all of our things moved in the same day as closing and got to sleep in our home that very night. While hubby was off to work the next day, the kids and I spent the day unpacking all the boxes on the first floor. Since hubby was off work the three days following, we alternated back and forth between cleaning out the townhouse and unpacking the new house. As of today, we are mostly unpacked just have a few scattered junk boxes around the house with things that will need to find a home.
My plans for this weekend is to finish hanging the curtains hubby started on Sunday and get the kids rooms in order.
We had our first visitors from PA last week. One of my closest friends, who I call my work mom A. and her hubby B. traveled down to help us get the house in order. I just realized how that looked but I swear her name begins with A and his B...lol! Initially, they were going to bring the entire family from PA, her daughter, son in law and grands to helps us move but since she knows me so well, only her and her hubby drove down. A. & B. got in early Saturday morning, helped us put some furniture together, picked up some things we needed, and helped us get settled before they left on Sunday. Although they were only here for a day and a half we really enjoyed their company.
Their visit really made me think of my relationship with my parents. It really kind of touched me in both a happy and sad way. I felt like it was something my parents should have done especially for such a big life event. I would have loved to be able to share our first weekend in my new home with at least one of my parents. But since I know not to expect to much I am grateful that God places people in my life to act as surrogates.
To A. & B. (because I know you read it although you don't comment on my blog)
Thank you guys for caring for us and taking the time to come and see that our family gets settled into our new home. Thank you for your words of encouragement, advice, and the gifts you purchased for us. For A. especially, thank you for being that motherly figure in my life, for always listening and offering advice (even when I don't want to hear it), and MOST of all thank you for being such a good friend!
I know I haven't commented on any of the blogs in a while but I am reading them. I'm still waiting on my Internet and have been super busy at work. I'll try to do better once I'm connected again at home.