Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Moving!

It's about time that I do another post that isn't political in nature, that way people will actually want to come and see our blog.  As most of you know, we moved.  Yes, we moved again.  Yes, we moved again to another part of the country.  Yes, we moved for the 6th time since we have had kids (in 5 different states and our oldest kid is 6 years old).  Yes, we will move again 2 years from now, and yes we will most likely move 2 years after that move.  Now, hopefully you can understand why we refer to ourselves as "Nomads".  I do need to put this out there though...we HATE moving!  It is horrible!  I have so much envy for those of you who have moved once or twice in your lives.  That must be super nice!  I need to give a HUGE "shout out" to those of you who helped make this move possible from the cleaning, to the packing, to the driving, to the unpacking, to just being a support of our dream...THANK YOU!!!
A stuffed truck!
Good Bye ABQ!
Some of the things that will be missed most about ABQ, besides the great friends of course:
The daily hot air balloons
My job...Smiles for New Mexico Kids
The sunrises over the Sandia Mountains
Well, we are finally in Missouri.  We had a little car trouble in Stratford, TX where one of our brake lines in the Yukon decided that it had enough and it broke.  The guy at the mechanics' shop said that it was a good thing it was a home game (high school football) otherwise they would have already had the shop closed!  Lucky for us!  They put us in their break room where grasshoppers were on the couch, and their laundry was draping one of the chairs.  It was about a 2 hour delay for us and $87 poorer, but it turned out to be okay since we still made it to our pre-planned stopping point, Wichita, KS.
Stranded in Stratford, TX
Grampa with the kids at the hotel in Wichita
We left the most perfect location for us, in ABQ, NM to the Missouri countryside.  It is awesome here!  The boys love the yard, they love their room, their school is amazing, I could go on but will stop there.  However, the look on Emily's face was priceless when we pulled up to the house for the first time.  She was in disbelief, wondering how she will survive for 2 years in this house.  Luckily, she has had a huge change of heart and absolutely loves it now, the mice, flies and all!
Moving in day, babies were just hanging out in whatever we could find at the back of the truck
The boys exploring
The triplet table made it!
Getting settled
Dining/Entry
Family Room
The Boys' Retreat! 
Finally, here are some random photos from the last little while.  Enjoy!
Going Away Murder Mystery Party.  Prince Charming and Snow White
Cooper and his creation
Luke and his black eye
Ethan
Anderson likes Red Vines
Bennett does too
Taya especially loves Red Vines
While we were packing boxes, the boys found a good use for the cubbies in our bedroom
The 3 Musketeers
The Victor!
got legos?