Monday, May 5, 2008

We're Here!

Well Lordy be! I am blogging to you from my apartment here in HOUSTON Texas! It's all said and done.

It has been nothing short of a stressful week, but everything is beginning to calm down. Boxes are unpacked, closet is organized, groceries have been purchased, and I just kissed my husband goodbye as he left for work at his brand spankin-new job! (Say a little prayer for him this morning please!)

The past week has been an absolute whirlwind. I worked at my last job Monday and Tuesday. It is so weird to think that I don't work there anymore! I find myself making a mental note to "check on this" or "look into that" for certain clients. And then, I realize that they aren't my problem anymore! WEIRD!

We had dinner with Grant's whole family Wednesday night. It was delicious and a nice time. Thursday Grant's mom was our absolute life saver. She came out to help us pack and clean and she was amazing!! I could not have done that without her. We are so grateful for you!! Thursday night after the entire apartment was emptied out (sad) we spent the night at Chase and Ronda's (cause we had no bed) and Katie and Mo joined us to eat some dinner and watch The Office. That was a really sweet time, although many tears were shed.

I never realized I would be so sad to say goodbye to our first apartment. That was OUR first home. The place where Grant and I lived together for the very first time. Just a little sentimental, I guess.

But now we are here. A 6 hour car drive, with a U-Haul truck, towing Grant's Civic, with Moxie in my passenger seat (who got car sick at a really inconvenient moment) and we are all moved in.

I love our new place! It is much MUCH smaller but somehow a bit more functional. We would not have survived without a storage unit. My mom met us out here and helped me unpack on this leg of the trip. (I must say, it truly is wonderful to have moms on both ends!!).

Last night I unpacked a box and found the cord to my camera! So I should be posting many many pics soon.

Thank you all for your sweet emails and comments. Your prayers were definitely felt and the stress melted away! I've missed you, precious friends!

10 comments:

Fran said...

I'm so glad you are there!! Can't wait for the pix and yes, I'll be praying for Grant today.

Hugs~
Fran

Heather said...

Glad you made it safely. hope you and Lindsee lou have a great time.

connorcolesmom said...

I have prayed non-stop for you
I even sat up on Thursday morning and said "the moving truck is here!" I know my hubby thinks I am nuts but I did say a prayer again for you that it would go smoothly and be a blessing
I can't wait to see pics
God bless,
Kim

Erica & Colin said...
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Erica & Colin said...

Welcome back to H-town, Jenny! We're so happy to have you back! I just said a prayer for Grant and his first day.

I hope your new place is starting to feel like home. I hope to see you in person soon!

Hugs,
Erica

Lindsee said...

Joy!!!!

Calling you tomorrow!!!

Rebecca and Allan said...

I'm glad y'all made it! What kind of job are y'all looking for, and what side of town are you in now? Allan and I live in the Westchase District right outside the Beltway. Have fun getting all settled in! :)

Dana said...

Yea! Your here safe and sound...question, when can you, Linds, and I have lunch?
Blessings!

Emily Williams said...

you make me sick.

How in the WORLD are you all unpacked?

2.5 months later I'm not even completely unpacked. There is still the extra room of chaos I haven't gotten to. YOur amazing, do share your secrets!

Em

Jonathan said...

Okay, I have to admit...I'm so jealous of you! All of my family is in Houston, and I'm dying to get back there. I'm so glad you found a good apartment and a new job. --Shanna