Sunday, June 29, 2008

Familiar Territory

We made it.

We are now in an apartment in Texas, settling in.

For a huge transition it went quite smoothly. We had a wonderful visit in Baton Rouge with Bill's side of the family. The kids behaved so well on the 10 hour and again on the 8 hour car rides. They never complained. Since Bill was driving the truck and I was in the car with them, I was especially grateful. Special thanks is also due to Cracker Barrel's Audio Book Rental Program. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane got us through Mississippi and Alabama, and Once Upon a Marigold carried us through Louisiana and Texas. (I'd link about three things in that last sentence, but my computer is running as slow as christmas. Apparently it took the move pretty hard.)

I cried all the way to Lake City, when Bo and Em encouraged me to "think about something else" which, to my relief, actually worked. It is hard to drive through your tears.

I'm ready to get my crafty area set up. It feels like forever since I've done anything creative, and I want to move in new directions. Not sure what those directions are.

Back to emptying boxes!

9 comments:

April said...

Godspeed on the new crafty area and wherever it takes you--can't wait to see! Glad you're in and settled and hope you have a good, ol' fashioned Mayo 4th coming up soon!

Kathryn said...

Glad you made it!! Give us a call when you get settled and we can all get together.

sahmqueen said...

Hi! I've been away from blogging for a while. So you're here, huh? Where is here? You can email me so the wierdos don't see. hahaha.

sahmqueen said...

Oh, I forgot to add my email:

gbeth76@hotmail.com

jayjay said...

Aw, coochey - tears as you went through Lake City - aw - what a feeling to be home again, aye? Good to hear you are over the worst of the packing and travel. NOw there's just the unpacking, but you're back with your Mum and Dad and that's got to be good. It all sounds like a good trip. Looking forward to more news when you're settled.

Gina said...

Prayers and hugs. Some wise kiddos you've got there. : ) (Or should we say younguns now that we're in Texas?)

Jada's Gigi said...

I recently unpacked a few boxes that were still packed up from our last move...4 years ago!! Stuff I'd forgotten I had and obviously was living quite well without....hmmmm
Love that Cracker Barrell for traveling! Moves are so emotional.

Pound said...

aww, i'm glad you all made it in 1 piece, and the kids were awesome for you. things will get into a groove soon. <3

xoxo

Goody said...

Yes, we are all smiling these days!