Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pictures are coming...


We are finally settling in! We moved into our new home relatively uneventfully and then headed back to New England for vacation and Kristen and Scott's wedding. We have been back here in NY and have completed a full week of work/orientation/day care. Owen is loving day care though Maddie is not so sure. Ben is working nights this week (5pm-7am) so it's just me and the kids. I finally found the cable to download from our camera so I'll do that this week sometime and then post pictures (a lot) from the last month or so!

Thanks again to everyone who has helped us out during this crazy transition time!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

All moved in...

So we left Virginia at 6:30 Tuesday morning (instead of 5:30 like we had hoped) but made good time, arriving in Rochester around 2:45 in the afternoon. Bruce and Becky were already waiting for us at our new house with our POD. Skip arrived a little while later and we started unloading right away. We hired a guy to help us and he showed up at 6pm and we were done unloading by 7:30pm. The only thing we had difficulty with was our queen size box spring... we actually had to cut the support bars underneath and fold it in half to make it fit up the stairs!

Wednesday we unpacked most of the stuff. Bruce and Becky cleaned and unpacked/organized the kitchen while Skip was in charge of watching the kids a lot of the time... both of which were HUGE helps!!! We also put dressers together and hung curtains. Skip left at dinner time and Bruce and Becky stayed the night again.

Thursday morning Ben and Bruce found a washer and dryer on Craigslist for $125 (for the set). They took my car and went to pick them up and were able to get everything hooked up and in good working order before Bruce and Becky headed home! Ben and I also made a Hope Depot run and picked up a whole bunch of stuff including fans and an A/C (no more central air).

Friday Ben and I got more stuff unpacked and organized at the house.

Yesterday we got up early again (though not too early) and headed out to Maine. We left at 8:30am, which is later than we hoped, but we did get to see the POD get picked up which was pretty cool! We met my mom and Kristen off the Mass Pike for lunch and then arrived in Maine at 6:45 last night.

Today, so far, we are enjoying just relaxing and the beautiful weather! It is just about perfect... warm, but not too hot. Quite the contrast to what we've been used to in Virginia. We are expecting a bunch of company shortly for a BBQ by the lake and to finally introduce Owen to his extended family.

As for the rest of the week, we will relax here in Maine until Wednesday. Then we will head down to Gloucester for a few days. On Friday we'll head up to NH for Kristen and Scott's rehearsal and then on Saturday the big wedding!

Sunday will be an early morning again as we need to drive back to Rochester and prepare to start work and day care on Monday morning! When we get back and settled in... again, we'll be able to post our pictures (there will be a lot) from our last few weeks. Until then enjoy the nice weather!