Wednesday, March 18, 2009

We Made It!

It has been a long time between posts and a lot has happened! We packed up and moved being the main one... all the way to California. I'll give the abridged version of our crazy trip that took a whopping 22 hours on the road over 2 whole days; a trip that would take two adults about 10 hours, but with a moving truck, infant twins and a 5-year-old, things took a little bit longer. In a nutshell, the move included: walkie-talkies, Abby peeing in a cup, screaming bored babies, rain, a hotel stay in Truckee, getting turned away for not having chains at Donner (it was only raining), going back to Reno for chains, getting help turning around by some of Nevada's finest, getting back to the pass and NOT needing chains, In-N-Out Burger, Mom crying, and help from Dawn and some nice folks from our new ward unloading our stuff.
Now, we are finally here and mostly unpacked; settling in quite nicely thanks to so many people in Utah and California. We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and have such a nice home in which to raise our little family. Abby tells us everyday how happy she is to live in our new home. I'll be posting some before and after home shots soon. Until then, here are some photos of the kids.


10 comments:

Brian and Courtni said...

California? Which part are you in? We will be back in the bay area in august. I am sure that the move was crazy, but glad that you all made it safe and sound!

Heather said...

Hey Bethany! Glad you made it. I bet you're so excited to have curb-side recycling! Luucky!

Erin said...

Hey, Bethany! Sounds like you had quite an adventure. Moving is never fun! Hope you like it in CA!

Stephanie said...

I was so crazy the past couple of weeks before I had Noah that I didn't get to say goodbye. I hope we can stay in touch. Goodluck!

Chellers said...

WOW what a trip. I'm glad you've arrived safely. I LOVE the photos of the kiddos too. So adorable.

Colleen said...

I have had to drive through donners in the winter and I know what that can be like. I also know how had it is to move with an infant. I did it moving to and from texas which was a 3 day drive. I am glad that you are getting settled in and that you like your home.

Kelsey said...

I'm so glad you guys made it! Sounds like it was a nightmare - why do terrible things always have to happen at the worst, most inconvenient times? I'm glad you're loving your new house, and we'll have to come down and visit you next time we're in Oregon!

lani said...

I'm glad you are there safe and sound--that is no small task moving with a toddler and twins! Hope you are enjoying your new home.

Micah and Cassidy Bate said...

I'm glad you guys made it ok! I love seeing pics of the kids- the twins have already changed so much since I last saw them... I'm glad you guys are enjoying your new home.

Curtis and Tania Farr said...

I just love the matching sweaters. So cute!