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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Moving and the day after

This is moving day. All the men standing around are the helpers from church. In all we had 14 people loading the truck. It took 2 hours from the minute the truck arrived to the minute we locked the door. That is pretty good for a house. Here below is all we stuffed into our minivan for the trip. It took us 15 hours to get from one place to the next. 12 hours of actual driving and 3 hours of shopping and eating and bathroom breaks. It all went very smooth and the kids rode wonderfully. It was a blessing to have a DVD player in the van to keep them entertained for a couple hours of the trip.
When we arrrived at 12:30 am we found a note on the counter top. It was from the sellers welcoming us to the new house and letting us know that they knew we would be getting in late and thought we wouldn't want to deal with getting bedding out so they bought us an air mattress and sleeping bags and set them up for us to sleep on that night. They also bought us a gallon of milk and cereal with bowls and spoons so we would have something to eat in the morning. Where else in the world would you find that kind of hospitality?
In our back yard we have a short hill that is perfect for sledding. After we got all the winter clothes from Grandma Jo we put them on and headed out into the great white. Cosette LOVED the sledding and Isaac loved to watch. He didn't like the cold so he didn't want to sled much but Cosette and Daddy sure had a blast for a while.
Here is Isaac doing what he enjoys doing most...watching while being held. It was 15 degrees outside but still a blast. Emma stayed inside with Ethan and took pictures from the house.


Sera said...

LOOOOVED the photos!!! i cant believe how much snow you have at your new home thats fantastic!!! AND what great people that sold you the house, phil and i thought that was a real blessing!!!!!!!!!! Much love to you all, cant wait to get back to london and catch up over the phone...send me your new number when you can!! Love you all lots xoxo

Judaloo said...

How awesome! Your sellers seem like really wonderful people. Congrats on beig home owners and having such a great buying experience.

It was great to see you guys, even if it was only for 2 seconds. Guess what we are heading into now--more snow! We left the land of plenty to arrive in the land that will get plenty. Man, what a winter!!

Love you guys!!!

Kid Wisdom

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  • 6.8.15 Isaac: You know, the grass-watering hose thing? Ethan: You mean sprinkler? Isaac: Yes, the sprinkler.
  • 4.1.15 S: I not sleepy {yawn}. Emma: You just yawned. S: What's "yawn" mean? Emma: That you're sleepy. S: I not sleepy!