Sunday, February 26, 2012

Moving Day!

A few months ago, I posted about our journey of buying our first house! Since then, we closed on our house on December 30, 2011 and we moved in on January, 14, 2012! It's definitely been an adventure since then. Here's a little re-cap of our move:

It happened by coincidence that the same day we were planning to move was the same day that I was scheduled to attend a speech therapy conference for work.  For those of you who are SLP's, the conference I was scheduled to attend was the Beckman Oral Motor Conference.  I was thrilled to have the opportunity to go & learn more about this area of our field...and, my work helped pay for a large portion of the cost to attend! So, it's not like I was going to skip out or miss the conference, but at the same time-I felt like I needed to be an active participant in helping us move. I was a little torn, but I ended up going to the conference (and loved it! If you're an SLP, I highly recommend it!). Fortunately, Kyle was able to recruit some wonderful friends/coworkers/his brother to help us move the big items.  I packed our boxes the weekend before & the week of, so we were ready to go! I left for my conference Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. I got home around 6:00 that evening, and EVERYTHING had been moved from the apartment to the house. I was in awe.  I felt a tad bit guilty, but I was so thankful for all the help we had from friends & family!

My sweet parents also came into town to help us get everything moved over & set up in our new place.  Thanks to my sweet, self-less Mom who laid contact paper in every single cabinet and drawer in the house AND for my technology savvy of a Dad who set up our computer and new T.V. (and who later helped us fix both toilets! More on that in a bit...)

Here are a few photos of the day:

 Mom & I upacking the kitchen

 Boxes, boxes & more boxes!

 Sweet hubby setting up furniture in our room

 The GREEN bedroom! Woa...
 Our new T.V. :)

 Sweet Daddy

The Peter Rabbit Bedroom

At the end of Day 1, our hall bathroom toilet decided to overflow. Awesome. And, it didn't just overflow a little bit, it was more like a river flowing from the bathroom to the room across the hall...
We looked at each other and said, "Welcome to homeownership. :)"
Ha, later that weekend, Kyle & my Dad spent countless hours fixing both toilets.. Thanks to these wonderful men in my life, I now have 2 functional toilets in my house. Ha, TMI?

Just a little tired at the end of Day 1

The next day my extended family drove over from Ft. Worth to see our house! Thanks Papa & Grandma, Tim, Ruth, Brittany, Beverly & Ben for making the trip across DFW to visit us!

 Everyone on the front porch!

Everything was moved out of the front room by the end of the day!
You can actually see the pretty wood floors!

Later that evening, my sweet brother-in-law and sister-in-law brought us dinner!
It was just what we needed & tasted SO good.

We are loving our new home! However, with this house has come lots of projects big & small...seems like we have a constant to-do list. Through it all, we really are enjoying every minute of it!

Come visit us, please! :)

More pictures of the house & updated projects coming soon. Stay tuned!

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