Monday, July 25, 2016

The End














It has been almost 1 month since moving into our house, and 2 since leaving Sitka.  It feels like I can finally say we have come to the end of this move.  This, by far, has been the hardest move EVER!

Leaving a place you love, going to a job and town unknown, all felt very impossible to handle.  We still love the place we left...we still don't know much about the "job"...except Pete leaves the house at 5:30 and gets home about 7:30.  The town is great and the church we go to is amazing.  The sun shines just about all the time and we LOVE our house.

I got us moved in pretty quick.  We were anxious to be "done" moving in.  Pete was away on a trip the day the movers came.  When he first told me he would not be here the week the movers were dropping off our stuff I was speechless for several hours.  I could not even fathom doing all of that myself.  But I did do it myself.

  It reminded me of the time I changed the battery in the smoke detector while Pete was away ...of course at 2:00 in the morning.  I was always afraid of that happening when he was gone.  It did.  I handled it...and then kind of felt amazing.

I'm 40.  There are so many things I have yet to accomplish...but this move added several things to my "did it" list.  I have hung 95% of the curtain rods in the house..something I never did before...
I put together several pieces of furniture MYSELF!  Most everything I have done since getting here I have done alone...unless you count the little chickens with me...


Our trip here was fast and furious.  I was a horrible picture taker on the way..and never once recorded where we were or what we did.  I do know that these pictures are from Montana.  We stopped and fished as many times as we could.

We also went to the Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin...which we all loved.  We wish we did more and felt like we left a lot on the table..but right now I am very much living in the philosophy of "we are doing the best we can".

We did the best we could traveling with 2 heart sick teens, one rushed dad (he was starting work in 21 days), and a variety of other people with never ending needs.


  1. So glad to hear you're settled in--and after just one month! Wow! Took us the better part of a year to settle in here after leaving Sitka. Poor girls! I know it's hard for them--Sarah was heartbroken too after we left Sitka. So many tears. But this too shall pass and life will look bright for them again.

  2. Wow! I am impressed! I hope you settle in quickly and feel at home in MD!

  3. congrats on doing so much yourself and welcome to your new home/space. Time to settle and have the teens to be ready for school. Change is hard at their age, but I bet they find some great new friends there between school and church.
    God's blessing on you all in your new adventure.

  4. Congratulations on another successful move...and Blessings on your new home!

    ~Have a lovely day!

  5. Doing the best you can is all that you CAN do. Enjoy it and let the rest go...I need to take my own advice. :-)