We made it!
Actually it's going on 2 months already since we got here...crazy!
The moving process went well, overall. I will say that moving is NEVER easy, but this move had been slightly complicated, for several reasons. I'll share the story with you, if you're interested.
Here's a few pictures of the actual 'move'.
Thanks so much Jay and Christina!
The drive to MN went quite smoothly. We stopped in TriCities to visit Fro's brother and his family one last time, and stopped again the next 'night'/morning (from about 3am to 10am). The kids (and ladies!) were having a hard time sleeping and we needed some rest!
Arrived in MN and began looking for a place to live. No, we still didn't know where we were going to end up at this point!! Trust me, it gave me plenty of rough nights and stressful days off and on throughout the whole process!
We drove around all the country roads looking for something that would be rentable and livable. No luck. So we contacted a realtor who had a home for rent in a small town (not the area we really were hoping to be...and we weren't really wanting to live 'in' town either) and checked the place out. It was about our only option, quite a bit smaller than our last place, but a decent house. A couple downfalls, there was someone living in it who wouldn't be out for a few weeks...it was next to railroad tracks (!), and the location (basically in town/farther away from work). We signed the lease (we're here for at least 6 months) and moved from Fro's parents' house, into a VERY generous couple's home that was empty for the time we needed a place to stay. Thanks so much, Wilho and Diana!!
It worked out great to stay there, although the days got quite long. When a place isn't your own home, and the majority of your things are packed away, you find that there really isn't a lot to do to fill the days! While we lived there, Skyler (my baby boy?!!) turned 3!
So a few weeks after moving into that place, we packed up our stuff (again...the little bit that we had unpacked), and started moving into our own place. Here's a quick pic of the outside of it.
Here's a few more pictures of life around here...