Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Moving Story....

July 17th, we took a U-Haul and van load of 'stuff' to storage. It's nice to have the boxes we've packed go away instead of being stacked in the house here! But if you were to visit us today, you wouldn't really see evidence that we're moving until you went out to the craft room and/or shop. those rooms actually have lots less in them. we're packing the things you don't see first. that way we don't feel like we're living in a half-empty house!

Kim, Andy and Donny met us at the unit to help unload. Donny wasn't a lot of help, but he sure was cute!!

Beth took me to a quilt show on Friday, and I was surprised to see the quilt I made for her and Matt on display! It's the blue and white one, and looked very nice hanging there with all the other quilts. Unfortunately Jack wasn't interested in looking at quilts. So our looking was cut short. I did get to browse a little longer though, while Beth took the little ones and went for lunch. I was in 'Quilt Heaven'!!

Here's our sweet little Katie, at 6 months old.

She looks like she's about ready to take off flying....

Kind of like her Auntie Jo -- when she was 6 months old!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Progress Report

I'm having a hard time believing we're actually moving, but we really are! (Maybe it would help if we knew WHERE we're moving to!)

On Monday, July 14, we rented a small U-Haul truck to take as much of our stuff to the storage unit in Vancouver as possible and make the final move (probably about August 15) easier. Heather brought Timmy down and they had dinner and spent the evening with us. Timmy helped with a few of the heavy items that evening. Then he spent the night while Heather went home so she could go to work the next day.

Megan joined us to spend the night Monday, which just happened to be her 13th birthday! Can you believe that?!! Happy birthday, Megan!! Then on Tuesday morning she and Marie passed boxes and things down from the attic so the guys could load them into the moving truck. Amazingly we got it pretty full and are ready to go take it up on Thursday. We'll pack up some more things and load them into the van or more into the U-haul tomorrow.

Joann has also taken more stuff to the storage unit, so it will be a lot fuller in a few days.

Now we need to find out where we're going to be, and get a place to move into....