Monday, April 30, 2007

We have arrived!

Boy, I'm tired! It's Monday - our first full day as Minnesotans. We arrived yesterday around lunch and then spent a couple of hours at our new house. The kids picked their rooms and saw where everything is going to go. They love the yard and the playground at the school across the street.

Today, the kids and I spent the afternoon at the house working and playing. There were a lot of things that the previous owner left, so I spent the day going through that and cleaning cabinets. I think the last 3 days of driving are hitting me today.

Our furniture should arrive tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday - almost a week earlier than we were originally told. I guess that's good news! I just feel like I have to hurry and get things all cleaned up so that the house is ready for our furniture and stuff...Maybe not - life is so much slower here, I think I'll just take my time and do it right the first time. Oh yeah - but I do remember to call and have my washing machine delivered - OOPS!

I've met a couple of our neighbors already. There is an older couple who lives behind us. They moved to Adrian in 1960. They were very nice and helpful, which is good because I didn't even know where the post office is! I also met another neighbor who lives a couple of streets over. She was waiting for the kids she watches to come out of school today, so she was just standing in front of our house. She was also very nice.

I'm sorry if this post doesn't seem very coherent! Maybe it's because my brain is tired. I'll try to do better in a couple of days!


Melena said...

Yeah!! I am so glad you guys finally made it. I know you are all excited and we are excited for you. Tell Ashlyn that Reese misses her. She asked me yesterday where you were and I told her she was probably in her new house. I can't wait to see pictures....especially of "snaggletooth". I bet she is adorable. We miss you guys.

The Taylors

April said...

Lara - So happy for you all. I know you are loving the new house. Glad you all arrived there safe and sound. I will call you in a few days. It seems like forever since we have talked!!!


Jill said...

I'm glad you guys made it! I can't wait to see pictures of the house with YOUR stuff in it! Tell the kids we love them and we'll talk to you soon!

Judy & Marvin said...

Hi Lara,
Cleaning? I know how much you love that!!! Wish I could be there to help you. I would love scrubbing and seeing your new home and having Carter and Ashlyn give me the grand "tour" of their new house. Hope the furniture arrives soon and you can truly settle-in and feel like you are FINALLY HOME. I miss you guys so much already, I think of you every day and will always love you!! Mom

Alyson said...

Ok, so we are planning on Memorial weekend if that is ok with you, so don't unpack all the boxes or we will just have to play!!!??? I will email my itinerary once we get it!

Drew & Lara K. said...

So glad that you made it safely! I love that you have a blog now so we can keep in touch with you.

Lisa I. said...

Girl I'm so jealous of the slower pace, seriously. Enjoy your new home, breathe, breathe. Can't wait to see pictures. Much Love. Lisa I.