Moves are stressful (I pulled out a gray hair this morning) and expensive. There are so many little things we had and still have to do that I didn't even realize. We still don't have any mail, I guess it takes 7-10 business days to forward. Registering our car has been a huge headache. I don't even want to think about getting a new driver's license when mine expires next month.
Went grocery shopping at Albertson's, which was a breath of fresh air. Wal-Mart is closer, but I hate shopping at Wal-Mart and now I'm so glad I don't have to go there every week for groceries.
Before we left Utah we got to see a lot of our friends and family and say goodbye. I was doing ok until I walked into my parent's house and my mom started crying. My sister is now the only sibling living in Utah still. We got together with friends Saturday morning for breakfast then went back to our place to clean. My mom, sister and Ryan's brother Devin came and helped. We went to lunch afterwards then to my parent's with Syd to spend one last evening with them.
Dinner with our YW
Breakfast with friends from the ward
Goodbye to Syd
Paul (our gamers)
"my dog" lucky
Ryan helping with cleaning our empty home after the movers came
This was our trial run with the cats. We had them in their carriers when the movers came and when the carpet was getting cleaned. They did great and we made sure they could see each other. HAHA
This is where they hid while we were cleaning
Lunch with my sister, Toni
The cats did great. They cried until about Spanish Fork canyon, then only for a few minutes at a time every hour or so after that. Once it got dark we didn't hear from them until we got to our hotel. Our vet suggested we use Children's benadryl to "knock them out." We tried it a few days before but they just spit it up and it ended up foaming out of their mouths, so we opted not to use it, and they did great!
We stayed at La Quinta Inn with our cats for 4 nights before our stuff got to our house. Thanks to my sister's recommendation. The cats loved it and really lounged around, like they knew they were on vacation. They were in heaven.
We found out they have a Rudy's BBQ here. Of course we went! If you've ever lived in Texas you know how good this place is.
We also tried another recommendation, Quarters BBQ. Yummy as well.
While exploring our city Ryan stumbled upon this and took me later to show me. That's a rattlesnake folks, made of stone, in the middle of the road. Crazy. It was huge, and rather creepy.
Wal-Mart. Packed. That's the checkout line. That day, swore I'd never go back.
First home-made meal in our new house. After eating out for nearly 12 days straight. Yuck.
The cats love our new place. They like to lay upstairs in the sun.
We're enjoying it here so far. Our neighborhood is quiet, and our ward seems great. We'll keep you updated.