Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Whew! Moved!

This weekend was an epic weekend of moving. And I'm happy to say it is done!  My mom came and helped, not only physically but also helped out by providing her SUV.  We hired movers but because we had three days between getting the keys to the new house and the day the movers would come it seemed to make sence to move as much as possible ourselves.  It's about a 30 mile drive from one house to the other and with traffic it takes anywhere from 40-90 minutes to do the drive.  I think between our two cars and the SUV we took over 30 trips back and forth.  Now the process of unpacking has started.  The kitchen looks pretty good and is mostly unpacked but pretty much nothing else is yet.  I'm drinking my second cup of coffee right now in hopes of getting going on that.  S's mom came down this week to help watch Jude while I unpack, which is awesome.  We have great moms!

Speaking of Jude, he seems to love the new house.  He has been a hyper little fool ever sence we got here.  He loves having a play area and lots of new rooms to go In and out of and trying to get into the boxes, etc.  But sleeping isn't going that great, which we expected.  With everything going on his naps have been all over the place.  He is going to bed ok but has been waking up at 5:20 everyday on the dot, and last night he was up in the middle of the night too.  And even brining him into our bed doesn't get him back asleep, even though he is tired.  I'm hoping this will sort it's self out as he gets more used to living here, but until then, I'm one tired momma!

One last thing about the new house, every door knob in the whole house is a lever knob, which Jude can open, and he loves to do just that.  We have been doing a pretty good job of keeping all of the exterior doors locked, but it's annoying.  We thought about switching out the knobs but it's expensive and I think it won't be long til he can open round knobs too anyway.  And the child proofing stuff for the lever doors is almost as much as replacing them would be.  First world problems, right?
Here are a few before shots:
Giant living room
Jude play room!
Hopefully I can post some "after" pictures soon!  For now we are loving our new house!


  1. Glad the move went well and you have your moms there to help out. Looks great--can't wait to see what it looks like with your stuff moved in.

  2. Wow! What an awesome place! I think our whole apartment could fit into your living room. Glad to hear the move went well.

  3. Love that living room!!!! Can't wait to see some after shots! There are these portable lock things, cannot for the life of me think of the name but just google portable locks and something should come up, and it is fairly easy to use. You just slide this card looking wedge thing in the top of the door and when need to open you just pull out. Very simple. We travel with one to put on our hotel door because almost all hotels have lever doors that kids can open easy as can be! Good luck with the unpacking!!!