:: First things first, we moved! It has been a week since the movers showed up to our house and started putting everything in boxes. The company had estimated two days to pack our house, one day to pack the truck, and a day to deliver and unload. I felt like that seemed a bit extreme seeing as we don't have THAT much stuff, but I went with it. Yeah no. They ended up packing everything on the first day and loading the majority of it on to the truck. Wednesday morning they came back and finished loading, drove our stuff to the new place, and had everything unloaded by 6:30pm.
At any given time there were 4-6 guys working. They were incredibly impressive hauling all of our crap around. But apparently they SUCKED at labeling. And when you have movers pack you, they do it in the most efficient way possible. Not the most logical. We've opened quite a lot of boxes, and still are missing random things. The first day we spent forever trying to locate all the cushions to one of our couches. They were in a variety of random boxes. We're getting settled, but we've still got a LONG way to go.
:: I guess one major important thing before the move... Chris graduated from fellowship. HELL YES. He is done. Done done done. I mean there is the whole starting a real job thing, but it is going to be a real job with real hours and I don't know. It just isn't education anymore and that is the best feeling ever. Congrats Christopher, I am so very very proud of you!
The graduating fellows are so cool they got their names on the menu! Haha.
:: Another thing we tackled this past weekend? Getting Elsie in a big girl bed! I wasn't sure when to do it, but it seemed easiest (I guess) to just bite the bullet when we moved. We talked it up a lot, that when we moved to the new house she would have a big girl bed and it was going to be so awesome and comfortable and on and on. She was pysched. Sunday was the first night, and she was a little apprehensive at first. I think more because of the new house, not the new bed. But it didn't help. I had to go back to her room to comfort her, but then she seemed ok when I left the second time.
Until our new neighbors opted to blow up the LOUDEST FIREWORKS EVER what seemed like right out her window. Naturally she was freaked out. I ended up laying with her until she fell asleep that first night, but she has been doing great ever since. She has yet to consider getting out of her bed after we leave the room, and has slept the same amount (including naps!) as she did in the crib. She waits for us to come get her not matter what. So far we're two for two on my thinking the worst about the big kid bed transition, and the child proving me absolutely wrong.
:: And a few house pictures before we destroyed its beauty by moving all of our crap in. ;o)
On a side note, WTH flickr? I don't want to embed the photos with a border. How do I get rid of that?? Edited to add a thank you to Erin for passing along this info. Come on flickr, you seriously thought it looked better with those dumb borders? Now I get to edit photo code for every picture I post, or I need to find somewhere else to host. Dumb.