Since I haven't written in basically forever, I thought I'd give you a post and fill you in on what is happening here since my last post.
My in-laws came up to Indiana, helped us finish packing (btw...I always forget about the odds and ends stuff to pack that I could have taken down waaaaay before they came, like curtains, etc), and loaded up the moving truck. The moving truck was too small-of course I panicked-so my friend Alyss came with her truck so we could store stuff in her garage for us to pick up later. Thank God for having great friends!
We drove to Missouri on July 3rd and the complicated ordeal continued. The owners of the house wouldn't let us in the house but they DID let us move our things into the garage (I don't remember if I posted this before but the closing date was up in the air still. Our realtor had to stress how we had no place to put our stuff...and the house was empty).
We were able to close July 9. In the meantime, we stayed with my amazing brother. Blake started work...about an hour drive away. We are so very thankful that he is there though. There was a great possibility that he would have had to stay in Indiana until a position opened up here. We'll take the hour drive =-)
Once we were able to get into the house the cleaning began. The people who lived here before us (they were tryig to rent-to-own) were SLOBS!!! I grew up in a messy house, but I never saw anything like this. When we first saw the house they were still moving their stuff out. They had a mattress, tvs and bathroom stuff left over. AND JUNK. There were so many plates with half eaten food. You couldn't see the counters in the master bath or kitchen. It was so gross. Anyway, all of that was gone. But is smelled like there were 17 cats still living there. Oh...and they didn't clean up the cat poop in the basement. Or fix the things they were supposed to by contract. Grrrr... We painted and scrubbed and scrubbed some more.
About a week later we were able to get our stuff moved in from the garage. Water leaked in from a heavy rainfall and molded our mattress. It wasn't too bad so we were able to get it clean (again, thank God!!). We were finally able to begin staying at our home!
Through all of this Kylar began crawling. July 2nd. I got the second "official" crawl on video. It was about the most precious thing I have ever seen! A friend stopped by when we were packing to say bye and I was showing her how he tries to crawl. So I put him on the other side of the room and he crawled to us!! I ran and got the video camera and he did it again! I LOVED IT!!!!
He also started waving the day that we started cleaning the house (July 10). He only does it occasionally, but he can do it!
Kylar had only been crawling for about a week and a half before he decided that he would rather walk instead. He started pulling himself up on everything and putting his legs down so he could walk instead of sit when we would put him down. He is now standing without holding on to anything. He wants to take a step so bad too! You can see it in his face that he wants to but knows that he's gonna fall if he does. I just love him so much!
I started training for Red Lobster. We actually open today!! I knew I was going to have to get a job once we moved back home. I REALLY did not want to work in the restaurant business again but the only times I could work were the best hours to work in a restaurant. So I chalked it up and applied. I'm also starting to sell Lia Sophia jewelry. It is very weird going from being at home all day most days to barely being home. I am so exhausted all the time! I know I'll get used to it but it is such an adjustment =-)
Hopefully I won't be gone so long this time!