Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I'm Baaaaaaack!

I'm back!  We moved!  Oh don't worry, I'm only typing this in the loft of my brand new house.  :D

We finally got the internet, so I am sitting down to do a quick post.  I have so much cleaning and unpacking and organizing to do, so a full and more cohesive post about the move to come, but I thought I'd share some pics with you that I've taken over the last few days.

Missed you!  Glad I am back!

Very first pic ever taken in the new house.  I was sick with the flu and Cade was an unwilling picture partner.  The best we could do that first night!

Transporting Bobbi and Hairy on the 45 minute drive to the new house was TERRIBLE.  Mila was sick with the flu and had a double ear infection so she was in the backseat wailing the entire time, and then Bobbi was howling, and Hairy was having a panic attack.  I LITERALLY thought she was going to have an anxiety-induced heart attack and I was freaking out and chanting C'MON HAIRY YOU CAN DO IT MOMMY LOVES YOU BE BRAVE WE'RE ALMOST THERE for 45 minutes straight.  These cats are never going anywhere again!  Ever!  And for my sake as much as theirs!

Apparently we had a visitor to the new house.  That is a spider, and the picture doesn't do it justice, but it was literally the biggest spider I've ever seen that wasn't a tarantula.  It was thick and crunchy and I promise I am not lying, YOU COULD SEE ITS FANGS.  Brandon stabbed it like 20 times with a screw driver to kill it, and screamed like a woman the entire time.  And he actually had nightmares about it that night!  Geez that husband of mine.  ;)

Bobbi and Hairy exploring the new pad...

Getting into every nook and cranny...

So, eating is exhausting.  Who can blame a kid?

Bobbi is right at home in the new pad, as you can tell.  She also likes my popcorn.

Tonight we went on our first walk in the new neighborhood.  It was beautiful and so much fun!

Cade and Mila swinging...

Mila's first time on a swing.  She giggled the entire time; it was adorable.

Daddy and Cade havin' fun on the swing...

Love these two.

Taken with Hipstamatic, hence the green hue.  It looks like she ate grass or something icky!

She literally nose-dived into a chocolate donut today.  As you can tell, I'm not even kidding.  :)

So I am happy.  Exhausted and tired but full of adrenaline from all this moving drama.  In my next post I will regale you with woes on closing and all the drama that ensued - it was a nightmare and almost gave me a heart attack.  Lots of tears and panic attacks, seriously.  But all is well now.  :)  It feels so surreal though...Brandon and I keep remarking to each other that we feel like we're on vacation, and that soon we're going to have to go back to the basement apartment, like this was all a dream or something.  Living in this big and beautiful and immaculate house is so insane and surreal...but we love it!

More to come; I'm going to take pics of the house as soon as I get everything in and organized and decorated.  :)


Maeve said...

I'm glad you're all moved in! The new house looks spectacular and I'm so happy for you and your family. The house looks like such a wonderful place :)

simonattic said...

I've been wondering how it all went! Congrats on finally moving in! I can't wait to hear more and see some pics. Your cats seem to have setted in quickly......my cat would've been hiding in a closet for a month, lol! : )

Krista said...

Glad you're back. I want to see more pics too! I hope your doing well.

Sarah Hope said...

Congrats on the move! Love, love, love the exhausted food-sleep-coma picture. ADORABLE child!

The Kind Life said...

I'm so happy to be back to the blogging world. -- And we certainaly need to get together soon and hang. I could use some healthy and fun social gal time. :)

Jenn said...

so excited for you!!
i hope things settle down a bit soon and enjoy that beautiful home of yours ; )

Ash said...

Is that a spider shadow or the actual guy? It super faint... Looks menacing though. *shudder*

ania said...
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ania said...

Congratulations, my girl!

I hope things settle down for you all soon.

Cammy said...

Aw, it sounds like a wolf spider, they help with insect control.

I'm SO glad that you're finally in the new house, I know you'd been waiting for that day for so long! Sorry to hear that you were flu-ridden, really hope that cleared up quickly.

I had to transport my parents' cats on an ELEVEN HOUR DRIVE earlier this summer, for the love of all that is holy....I don't think there's a way to move cats that isn't traumatic for everyone involved, but I'm glad they are safely ensconced in your new place now, I'm sure they'll recover soon.

<3 you lady

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

I love that you were chanting to Hairy in the car. Poor kitties! It reminds me of when I last had to take my cats to the vet. I sang to them the whole way, like 30 minutes straight, a song I made up:

I have two kittens,
They're going to the vet
To get some medicine
And then they'll be all set!

Over and over and over...

They seemed to like it which is why I didn't stop. So I guess my point is, it's good to know you're as psycho as I am. :-)

All the pics are so cute! Glad you are loving the new housE!

Jonny and Haley said...

So happy for you!

ania said...

Dear Brie.

I hope you're doing okay.