Whew…finally, we are HOME at last!! What a week, and to think this is my VACATION?! hahahaha. Things have been super stressful but exhilarating at the same time. Christmas was definitely memorable, we slept on the floor, had a tiny tree, and left a crusty old muffin and milk for Santa. Lol. He found us though and Gabriel and Grant were both thrilled Christmas morning! In some ways I think the best Christmas present was to go back to the house they remember and celebrate the big day. When we first arrived on Christmas Eve it was like a flood of memories came rushing back to Gabe and he started hugging his bed, old toys, even his dresser! haha. He was just so happy to be there also to see his best friend Josh. That was a blessing because he was over at his house the entire day Monday which made moving, packing, and loading a little easier (mom and I took turns with Grant). Anyway, we finally rolled up to our new house in OH on Tuesday and I really thought we would be unpacked and settled in by the weekend. Um….no way! I seriously think it’s going to take MONTHS before we are 100% organized and unpacked. I knew we had a lot of stuff but wow, it really hits you when you have to sort through EVERY box. Don’t get me wrong, we are not pack-rats at all, it’s just between the baby items (baby tubs, clothes, toys, boppy, swing, bouncy chairs, breast pump, blankets, bottles, etc etc), various holiday decorations, and whatever else…it adds up! Jim and I have been having fun going through old pictures though. Wow, I have some major blackmail photos of friends (and I’m sure they have some of me too) but it’s hilarious to look back and remincise from the late 80’s and 90’s! Anyway, to get back to the house: it is just surreal that we are starting a new chapter, and also ringing in the New Year at the same time. It really lived up to our dreams in every way. It may not be a million dollar mansion but for us…it’s better. I think being cooped up with two families under one roof for so long definitely made us appreciate our own space again. It’s so neat to see it start to come together in each room. I will post a photo soon, I’m just waiting until at least one room is picture-ready without boxes scattered in it.:) Plus they FINALLY hooked up our internet so I promise to post again soon. Happy New Year!!! May you have a spectacular year ahead!!