Last week we said goodbye to Colorado – to our friends, to our home, and to that beautiful chapter of our lives.
Early Wednesday morning two kind gentleman showed up at our house and started packing. Somehow, those two guys had my house completely packed and loaded on the moving truck in just 3 days!! (I think it took me 6 weeks to pack when we moved to Colorado)
Our family flew to Minneapolis on Saturday morning. Clark asked if we were in “first class” because the flight attendant offered him a snack and a drink. (He’s only flown one other time – and that was on another airline)
We stayed the weekend in a hotel.
Saturday – lots of swimming!
Sunday – Mall of America!
Before we moved, I told the boys that when we arrived in Minnesota, I’d let them spend $20 each at the Mall. It gave them one more reason to get excited about the move.
Our first stop – the Lego Store!
George was THRILLED to explore this place and had a hard time just picking out ONE thing. $20 doesn’t go very far there, but he found a set that he was excited to build.
Clark chose to buy a remote control car.
Paul wanted new running shoes. (I gave him a little extra since he chose RUNNING SHOES!)
I picked where we ate – Wahlburgers. (It was great!)
They wanted to ride ALL the rides – but we picked one – The Ferris Wheel! It’s kind of crazy riding a Ferris Wheel inside a MALL!?
Monday morning, we met the movers at our house.
There were a few things about this house that made me fall in love with it:
- I could tell it was a neighborhood with LOTS of kids – nearly every house has a play set, a trampoline, a soccer net or a basketball hoop.
- It has a nice backyard…big enough for FOUR boys to run some of their energy out with a game of tag or soccer.
- It has LOTS of trees! Since I’d no longer be able to see Pikes Peak, I wanted something pretty to look at and I do! I love all the trees and water in Minnesota.
Within an hour of pulling up to our home, the boys had already met the neighbor kids on both sides. They played all day. Clark called it the “best day ever” and said he’d be sad if I picked ANY other house in Minnesota.
George agreed and said this is his favorite house we’ve ever lived in.
All the boys have been sleeping SOO good in this house. I haven’t been wakened at all by any child! It may have something to do with the fact that they RUN, JUMP, PLAY, and SWIM all day! (Maybe that’s the title of my new book?!!)
We are grateful for a smooth transition and looking forward to making many happy memories here.
Thanks for your prayers, comments, texts and encouragement through this process!