Friday, September 26, 2008

Moving Day

Today was moving day and I was hoping we could get it all done in one day. HA, who was I kidding we have so much junk! (even after two garage sales)
The day started off with an unexpected guest. I was not expecting her in fact I don't even like her. I haven't seen her in two years and she usually doesn't show up till my babies are at least 5 or 6 months. But no, she had to arrive early and on moving day! Thanks for the inconvenience Aunt Red. (errrrrr)
Then Justin and Faith were feeling sick all day with some sort of flu. Justin kept having to stop and rest because he was getting so dizzy. Finley was extra fussy today because of her shots she got yesterday. Then Austin was messing around with a pencil and stabbed himself in the hand with it. Now his hand is looking infected, his lip is cut from football and he has a sore foot. (Thanks to Aunt Brianna for nursing him back to health)

On top of all that I have been having nightmares.
One of the things we love the most about the new house is the backyard and the pool.

We're all part fish and love to swim, but I have my nightmares about the little ones. I worry all the time that they will wander where they shouldn't. I have nightmares of the unthinkable. We bought alarms for all the back doors, and Justin is checking in on some other safety things. We have given the other children strict notice that they are NOT to go outside without our permission or they will lose every single privilege they have!!! The alarm will sound anyway, but still....
My nightmares are prevalent, warning me to be extra careful, it only takes one second, especially Landen that kid is (excuse my language) hell on wheels, gotta watch him very closely.

In fact the first thing he said when he saw the house was, "oh cool, I'm gonna swing from that like Spiderman." (talking about the chandelier hanging from the upstairs vaulted ceiling)
We will be going out tomorrow to buy baby gates and safety nets. (ok I shouldn't joke about this)

We are almost done and I have to say thanks to Justin's NEW steroid friends at the gym (kidding) Notice I say NEW friends, that's because all the old one's know better they have moved us plenty of times before. Justin's friend Mike brought a diesel truck so a big thanks to him and to all our family who well, are obligated (haha) to help. Everyone got assigned a kid and those with no kids had to march up and down the stairs carrying boxes and listen to me bark out orders. I was able to get a lot done with all the help so THANK YOU to everyone!

Here's Captain Austin's room

and Princess Faith's room

I will be working on Landen's room and the girls nursery tomorrow. I will post pictures later of the rest of the house.
Let's hope tomorrow goes better. I pray everyone wakes up happy and healthy and ready to move...I'm off to bed! Whew...


The Gustafson Family said...

Congrats on your new house..Lots of fun and exciting things happening in your family. I just wanted to mention that my brother in law and sister in law are in the process of buying a new home with a pool. They are paranoid about the they had a person from Katchakid come out an give them a quote. Other friends of ours have it and they absolutely love it. It is so safe and not hard to manage at all. Their website is I am sure Justin knows all about this stuff as he is a pool guy but I thought I would mention. Hope all is well!!

zeb4missy said...

Congratulations on your home!! One thing we did with the pool was put and extra lock on the top of the doors, just a sliding latch, and it has been the best deterrent so far. That also is a terrible fear of mine. The bedrooms look beautiful, and that garden area too. please put more pic's up when you can!

Twisted Cinderella said...

Congrats on your new house! The bedrooms look great! I know how hard moving can be. I have moved more than 40 times. 8 times since I have been married.

4kidscrazy said...

hey there i hope you are all moved and getting settled. i wanted to tell you about these turtle bracelets we had for our kids. the kids wore them and i had a key to put them on and off so they couldn't mess with them. we had a base thingy that was like a baby monitor and it would sound an alarm if the bracelet got wet. we took them with us to the river many times and checked them before we used them and they always worked. i got them at leslie's pool supply just one more thing to reassure you with a gate and a house alarm you should be covered.

The Tello Family said...

You are already sooo together! Good job Mommy!! Can't wait to see the rest of the house and come visit. It looks GORGEOUS!

The Achee Family said...

It's looks so nice and homey. We have the same table as you guys. I just love it, it's so comfortable. Good luck with unpacking.. fun fun!

Sarah said...

Okay, seriously ... you moved and have already decorated, taken pics, and BLOGGED about it!? :) And all the while schooling your babies, and with your "friend" right there with you the whole way ...!

You're amazing! The new house looks so cozy, by the way!