[flickr align="left"]photo:2761500955 (small)[/flickr]We aren’t fully unpacked yet, but we MADE IT through the move! We thought it would NEVER end! Originally, we were supposed to move August 1st, but we weren’t ready. We ended up hitting the road with MOST of our stuff on the 6th. Before we hit the road, we were sure something would go wrong. We prepared for the worse. Why? Because nothing is ever easy when we do things. We must always leap hurdles and fall into manholes to get from point A to B.
August 6th: We made it on time to get our keys. Our landlord was really nice. She stayed after office hours so we could move in. She gave us a welcome bag of swag (something we are definitely NOT used to); a roll of toilet paper, a roll of paper towels, a set of cutting knives, a stationary set for the fridge, and books with business listings. Flip Flop Mamma stopped by with her husband and adorable kids bearing pasta and fresh baked bread! Daddy was too tired to even think about lifting anything so we planned to move everything in the next day. We stayed with his mother for the night.
August 7th: We had the hardest time trying to get out of his mother’s house to finally move in (life with an adorable new baby). Boogie was throwing all kinds of fits. He’s teething, perfect timing! It was a mess. The kids next door helped bring stuff in. It was sweet of them. They are a bit on the nosey side, hopefully that will pass.
The move was very stressful, but we got through it. We will NOT be moving any time soon unless we absolutely HAVE to or if we stumble upon a fortune. As stated before, we prepared for the worse, but nothing too terrible happened. We ended up having to pay extra for the UHAUL because we kept it an extra day and went over the mileage. Then there was the time when we tried to put more gas in it and our PayPal debit had been frozen. We had to leave our mattress (we’re currently sleeping on an air bed), tv armoire, and mini fridge because they wouldn’t fit. Coming back for the stuff was beyond OUT of the question since we are 6 hours away. We’re also out of 4 dinner plates, but these things are a walk in the park compared to drama in the past.
But with the bad comes the good. Mommy has some awesome mommies to hang out with now that we no longer live in the middle of nowhere. She can’t wait to meet (Ashlee) them (Steph) and the other mommies who she doesn’t know of yet who may have blogs as well! She is nervous as she will be the youngest in the bunch, so she will be like a kitty getting used to a new home.
In other news, we think we owe Sarah Buki, Victoria Lynch, Kelli, Naomi, Kimberly V., and Meg some prizes since they are the winners of the Seeing The Everyday: Finding Poetry In The Prosaic Giveaway! A subscription of Seeing The Everyday magazine (4 magazines total) and an Orville Redenbacher popcorn sample kit with bowl will go to Sarah Buki and Victoria Lynch. Two packs of popcorn samples with coupons will go to Kelli, Naomi, Kimberly V., and Meg! Congratulations ladies! And thanks to all who entered the giveaway! Everyone gave some really great answers! Be sure to add Seeing The Everyday to your list of reads!
There will be more guest posts, reviews, giveaways, and of course updates on Boogie ahead. Guest posts will be spaced out as we want them to receive a fair showtime. If we told you that your guest post was scheduled to go up on a certain date and it didn’t, that’s why.
Thanks to our friends who sent us emails, tweets, comments, and texts during the move! Oh, and we’re on Utterz so now we can record and post Boogie’s infant babble faster than using a video camera!
Typically what do you do to alert people of your new address (besides filing at the post office)? Make phone calls, leave bread crumbs, send Moving Announcements, mass emails, or smoke signals?
Feel free to use the text below when blogging the giveaway!
Check out our other current giveaways:
$25 PTA/BGCA VideoStore Gift Card (ends August
17th 20th 2008 @ 7PM CST)
Help Your Child Sleep, a Detailed Guide (ends August 18th 2008 @ 7PM CST)
And here are some other giveaways around the blogosphere:
Beco Butterfly Baby Carrier and Beco Toy Carrier (ends September 30, 2008 @ 12AM)
Win any two products (excluding Clip Caddies) from
Oopsie Dazie (EST, on Friday, August 22nd)
Now hopefully we can get back into the groove of things and get back to our regularly scheduled broadcast!