we did it! we moved our whole family of littles to a very fitting house...it's tiny- just like us :)
before I tell you about it, let me just say that I LOVE (truly love) 2 things about a small house:
1)I can plug the vacuum in one outlet and vacuum the entire house without unplugging it
2)I always know what the kids are up to, because they're basically always within my sight or ear shot
anyways...we moved on Saturday- we were supposed to have some adult help, but as you can tell from the picture- they did a lot of hanging out in the mudroom, laughing, while leaving most of the heavy/hard work to the 4 biggest workers of our family ;) (wink, wink, thanks, guys, for all your hard work...not sure the kiddos coulda done it without you lending your muscles to the few heavy things you helped them with)
actually...our friends and family were AMAZING and a huge help! My friend even put my entire kitchen away and organized it for me!
Saturday night we spent the night in our rental house...I thought it would be sad to leave our house in Mosinee behind, on Saturday night, but I think God saved me from a boatload of tears by having chaos, in the form of 4 pee soaked kiddos reign and I was too busy wondering what we were gonna look like showing up at our new house with 2 naked and 2 very wet children to be sad about leaving(all our extra clothes were already at the rental)...case in point...in the midst of all the chaos we went and forgot Jackson's bed in Mosinee!! (I brought all the hangers from the entire house, but I forgot a bed...who does that??)
On Monday a friend and her husband offered to watch the kiddos so I could get the house organized and cleaned. It was such a huge blessing. Especially because on Monday Macy had woken up sick and crabby. On Tuesday morning Maelle woke up sick and crabby and on Tuesday afternoon Jackson woke up from his nap sick and crabby. So, we've been one sick and crabby house for the last few days and if I hadn't have gotten the house clean and organized on Monday morning I wouldn't have gotten it done at all!
Other than sick and crabby, we've all been adjusting fairly well. Hailey loves the new adventure- she's even been doing the dishes for me (which usually results in a good floor scrubbing afterwards, too- so it's a two for one bonus). I like being closer to my friends. Korey's enjoying the 3 minute drive to work. The babies are liking that Hailey and Jack don't have as many places to hide from them, so they play with them more. Jack's loving the fact that he and Hailey get to sit at their little table for all their meals (we don't have room for our dining room table). The biggest drawback, right now, is that no one is sleeping very well...the babies just love their little basement cave. Jack doesn't like change at all and Hailey is a very light sleeper. But, we're all managing to survive and thanks to lots of prayer I'm keeping a fairly decent attitude, most of the time :) Today I was even able to sneak in a wonderful little "brain break" time to come to Starbucks, use their internet and enjoy the peace and quiet for an hour or so. (we're working on hour #2, now...) We haven't gotten the internet at our house, yet, but when we do I'll put some more pictures on and tell you more about our tiny little adventure :)