It's been 2 weeks and 1 day since the big move.
I think back on those first few days, the first week really, and it just felt unreal. The area was beautiful and sunny and different, but really it just felt like we were away on vacation, hanging out in a condo. You see, we are currently living in an apartment. An apartment with contemporary bachelor pad-esque rental furniture. It's totally fine, I have no complaints, it just felt like I was staying in a condo. On vacation. Making this whole thing feel a little unreal.
That friday morning I woke in a daze. Just out of it and totally exhausted from the previous few days of moving, cleaning, good-byes, and travelling. I look at this photo and can instantly & vividly remember that feeling. But I had some cute pajamas and some cute toes to make me smile and remember that I have friends who are thinking of me.
Scott ran to the store to get us cereal and milk. We took the morning slow and eventually made it to the grocery store & parks.
Saturday morning was also a daze. Up way too early because the sun likes to make an appearance before 6am. Thankfully, the beginning of daylight savings time fixed that.
It made me smile when I was out doing some shopping and came across this cute little place. (Jenn has a daughter named Josie). And hello? It's frozen yogurt!
The rest of those first few days were full of shopping (getting things for the apartment), visiting parks, watching the movers unload our stuff into storage, enrolling the kids in school, more grocery shopping, back to school shoes for the kids, and just getting a feel for the place and being back together.
(oh, and some retail therapy for me. Loved #1, but too short. Purchased #2 -- all my
dresses were on the moving truck and I needed something for church. Love #3,
I think I'll go back to purchase it today.)
(I threw the mattress boxes on the porch and the kids had a great time drawing on them)
So here we are 2 weeks in. I really like the area. It's clean. Seems to be family oriented. The school is great. The people are friendly. Shopping is so close and accessible. But the traffic isn't crazy, which is nice. It doesn't feel Vegas-y at all. It just feels like a nice quiet town.
I'm happy to report that the kids are happy in school.
Anna finally found her groove on Monday. I picked her up and she said, "This was the best day ever!" Over and over again. She was smiling, giddy . . . "I feel so good inside!"
Payton was chosen as student of the week last friday which has meant all kinds of perks for him this week. He got to choose his classroom job (Hall Monitor - he hands out stickers to the kids who are really good in line), he made a poster about himself that has hung in the classroom all week, and he received a coupon for a free Frosty.
Conner was all smiles at pick-up on Wednesday. In the car he announced that he had found a friend! They both have blonde hair and glasses, so apparently that means they are a perfect match. Conner told him all about the book he is writing "The Dimension Surfers" and the boy really liked his ideas.
I'm almost done playing catch-up, getting the apartment organized, running errands, and finding an everyday rhythm. So far, that has been occupying my time. But I can see that very soon I'll be finished with all that. Other than finishing the scrapbook projects I brought with me, I need to figure out what I'm going to do next.
Watch Downton Abbey, perhaps?