The last few weeks {moving from Monterey to AZ}

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of moving and packing, Max graduating and checking out of his unit, traveling to AZ from CA and the great car debacle that ensued, having a week with Max before he left for training in TX, and getting settled into somewhat of a routine here in AZ.  

Three weeks ago, my parents drove to Monterey.  They had offered to bring the kids back to AZ ahead of Max & I, so that we could do the moving/packing/house cleaning.  We gladly took them up on their offer, and sent the kids with them on a 12-hour car ride.  The movers came the next day, spent two days packing, and one day loading up the truck.  Once the house was empty, Max and I went crazy cleaning the house, and getting it ready for inspection.  Max graduated that Thursday, we finished getting the house ready, loaded up our vehicles, and checked-out (with flying colors) on Friday morning.
 a few of our sweet kid friends // donuts at our last church service in Monterey // George
early morning banana bread & coffee on moving day // 30-week belly on the road
rearview stop // can you spot Georgie? // much needed caffeine break on the road

We started our roadtrip adventure from CA to AZ that Friday afternoon.  We planned to drive a few hours, stay that night at a hotel, and get a good start for the rest of the drive on Saturday morning.  We got to our hotel Friday evening, had a relaxing evening, and then got up early to continue on our way.  Within an hour of our drive, Max's car started having engine issues.  To make a long story short, we ended up leaving his car at my cousin's house, and driving together to AZ, finally arriving at 2am.  Max and my brother went back for the car the next day, but the car ended up totally falling apart along the way.  They sold the car to a junker the next day, and we were all finally together in AZ the day after Labor day.  The whole trip/car was a bit of a debacle and a stresser, that's for sure!  Plus, Max had been planning to drive to TX from here, so we had to make new arrangements.   
L made them all paper crowns // first day of preschool! // iced coffee on a hot morning
sweet Evie // 31-week belly // Bibi hosing the kiddos off after popsicle snacks 

We decided to have Max stay a few extra days, and then get a plane ticket for him to get to his training in TX.  This gave us some more days with him, before he had to leave for the next few months, which was really nice. He was able to be here for L's first day of preschool, some fun excursions, taking each kiddo out on a special donut/coffee/juice date, a date night with me, an OB appointment (which also happened to be the first and last one he would come to with his baby!), and to just hang out together.  We sent him off yesterday, but are so glad for the time we got to spend with him beforehand.  Now, we  are attempting to settle into a routine here for the next few months!  
 celebrating Bibi's birthday // Ezra gets a haircut // evening dance party routine
squinty-eyed husband // playing in the pool // 32-week belly

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  1. You have been a busy lady! I hope the time flies by and that he will be home soon!



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