Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our Cross Country Move

Where do I begin? How about with, we've officially decided to pack up and head east! I have moved across country before, but not with 2 kids and an entire home to pack. The school year is coming to an end and if that didn't keep me busy enough I am packing, tossing, and sorting our entire household. I'm selling items on Craigslist, Ebay, and at our near future garage sale. I'm organizing leaving here, while preparing things for our arrival there. I'm scheduling movers, getting in last minute appointments with hairdressers and eye doctors, having lunch with a different friend everyday who wants to say goodbye.  I'm not dying people, but this move might just be the death of me! Poor kids. Let's just say the other night Chloe had cucumbers and cheese for dinner.

My entire formal dining room is covered with items I'm not taking with me. We must have gotten rid of 95% of Chloe's toys. It was bittersweet. Sad to know she doesn't have any interest in those toys anymore, but also so happy I won't have to move them, store them, or clean them up! I'll do Nash's room this weekend. His is not quite the daunting task. Besides his bookshelf of books and baseball memorabilia, there are only his clothes, hats, wall ornaments, and some things of sentimental value. I always say the same thing after a move..."I'm never shopping again!" Let this blog post serve as a reminder.

Furthermore, I have made two separate promises to Nash and Chloe. They each had school field trips they weren't participating in. Chloe because she has already been to Old Town. Nash because his school was going to Disneyland and there are so many reasons I'm not allowing him to go. First, I don't think either of us wanted me to go with him. Second, there is no way I am trusting a few adults to keep a solid eye on the entire eighth grade class. I know they let them go off on their own and I don't approve of that for him at a place so big. Go ahead, call me overprotective. I'm used to it. But I digress. I had to take Chloe to Sea World last week. I admit it was quite nice. We stopped at Hilbertos for some breakfast burritos, hit up Sea World for a couple hours, and still got in some errands.

I took Nash, Chloe, and their cousin Katie to Soak City water park today. Another day of not  packing, oh well, it was a welcome break. I also promised the kids I would get them to a swim day at my aunt's uncle's next week. Will I be able to get it all done? Thank goodness for Starbucks and Redbulls! Luckily all this stuff to do doesn't give me any time to be sad.

Do you have any advice for a cross country move?


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Megan said...

Wow!! Good luck...I'll be praying for a smooth move!

Anonymous said...

We moved 21 times in 44 years and I can hardly stand look at a box. However, there are blessings from moving. You get to make new friends whilc staying connected to old friends. Most of my children became more out going. Thanks for the memories!!
Blessings to you!
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Sue said...

Wow, that's a BIG move! Best of luck to you and your family. I look forward to hearing about your new life in the east.
I'll miss having you in the same state as me:)