Tuesday, June 7, 2011

87% Prepared for Monday's Move

In recent days I have become a master at ripping packing tape. Between feeding Clara every time I turn around and chasing Ruby around, we're about 87% finished packing our house and preparing for our move to Columbus in 6 days.

I just re-read my blog about our move from Chicago to Grand Rapids, as well as our move from downtown GR to Alger Heights before Ruby was born, so I am feeling motivated that we can do it again. WHEW!

This morning I ate my cereal out of a red Solo cup. Somehow I neglected to leave a cereal bowl out for myself while we were packing the kitchen despite the fact that cereal is my main food group.

We had a break from packing on Sunday night so we took a little pontoon ride on Reed's Lake with Ryan's parents. Chris took this picture of Ruby as the sun was setting.

Things I'm thinking about:
  • What needs to go in our van instead of the moving van.
  • Why doesn't the U-Haul store sell packing tape in bulk? Most people who are moving need more than one roll.
  • I want to be able to focus more on being a wife and a mom and less on moving.
  • Need to find a church, a MOPS group and immediately get involved in some play groups to meet new friends once we get there.
  • Unpacking our boxes and finding a place for everything. I need to restore order to our life ASAP!
  • Getting Clara's crib and nursery set up so I can stop using our living room couch as her changing table in the middle of the night.
  • Figuring out how to have the girls bedrooms on the 2nd floor and ours on the 1st... running stairs will be part of my fitness regimen.
  • Adjusting to Ryan's new work schedule.
  • Spicy Tuna Sushi (I am usually thinking about this)
On that note, I'd better start thinking about feeding Clara again and getting dinner ready. Ruby is knocking on the door from inside her room to let me know that she is awake from her nap and Ryan should be home from work pretty soon.

More later!


Jennifer said...

ahh the joys of moving! I feel your pain Amber! When we moved from Iowa to Indiana I had the pleasure of driving with my 3 kids ages 4, 1 and 6months. Needless to say the 6month old screamed his head off for the last 2 hours sick of the car seat! Good Luck and hope Clara is a champ for you on Monday! We too will be packing this summer for a new adventure! Blessings,

Lori said...

Amber, I haven't had a chance to congratulate you on Clara, so CONGRATS (she is beautiful). It's so ironic that Ruby was born on Ed's and my anniversary and Clara was born on Tim and Stacey's! Love reading your blog...safe travels to Columbus! Love, Lori G.

(Mrs.) Lauren Beeson said...

I hope the move goes smoothly for you guys! I wanted to pass some church info onto you in the event that it might be helpful - Phil and I are part of a church in the Acts 29 Network. I'm not sure if you've heard of it but it's an unbelievable network of churches that are biblically sound and community focused. There is one in Columbus called Veritas, which I've been to and really good friends of ours are members of. It's filled with young families, and their teaching is fantastic, so I thought I'd give you a heads up about it. Here are the links!


chaddykathi said...

Hey Amber! Hope the move goes well for you and Ryan and the family! I know all too well the feeling of having to pack everything up and move a month after having a newborn. We did it with Brielle...not something I'd want to relive again, so I hope it all goes well for you!

Becky Hunter said...

Praying for you, Amber Dawn! God's sitting in that new house waiting on you all! It's going to be great! Love you!!