so for those of you who did not know, we have moved from provo to wilsonville--a small suburb just 25 minutes south of portland, oregon. and we LOVE it so far! except the fact that we are so far from family and friends. you know who you are so just know we miss you! so here is scoop on how the whole move went down.
my family was in town for graduation so it was really lucky for us to have them there with the loading the truck portion of the move. they were a HUGE help, so thank you!
my dad and brother came to church with us on sunday and frank and robbie totally matched! not planned. both are modeling bow ties i made for them from my etsy shop! (post coming later)
such handsome boys! totally rockin the bow ties too of course(: also, frank could use a haircut...
robbie loading the first few boxes in!
and after! so exhausting.
so we had to be out of our apartment by april 29th, but by the time we had the truck loaded it was too late and we were too exhausted to start what we thought would be a 12 hour drive (ended up being 16...) so the tuellers were so gracious and hospitable to let us stay a night in their home! and to make it even better, diana and little oliver were in town from new york! it was so fun to get to see them and to get to spend some time with them.
dave tueller and ollie playing with the mail truck. i love this picture--so precious!
we woke up early the next day to leave and so we got to spend about a half hour playing with ollie! man is he a sweet boy! p.s. forgive my squinty eyes. it was early...
smiles all around! (: again with the squinty eyes...
here is a sweet video of uncle rob and ollie kicking the soccer ball. he is seriously better at it than i am. also towards the end, you can't see it but ollie accidentally nails rob in the face with the ball. it was pretty funny but ollie got a little embarrassed and felt bad. it obviously didn't hit him that hard so we assured him that it was just an accident and that uncle rob was tough. haha
it was so fun to watch them play together though!
after playing with ollie, we sadly waved goodbye to the tuellers, diana and oliver and hit the road!
we picked up a trailer to tow maximus (our car) behind us so that we didn't have to drive separately and to save on gas.
all hooked up!
this is probably two of robbies all time favorite things to do--to scare me and to get it on video. this is at a gas station somewhere along the way. enjoy. haha
if you can believe it, we actually had to put MORE gas in... our moving truck towing our car behind it got around 6 miles to the gallon. so pathetic. and expensive...
but, despite one minor hiccup involving nearly running out of gas (i will let robbie tell that story in his "man blog", which apparently he started so stay tuned... haha) 16 hours later we arrived at the hotel in wilsonville that we were staying in for the night. we were completely exhausted. poor robbie had to drive the entire way--left at 8 am and arrived at midnight--because of liability reasons. but i don't think i have ever slept so good in my life.
the next day, we ate breakfast at the hotel, checked out and drove to our final destination--the village at main street apartments. we got there and were handed the keys to our new apartment--we were so thrilled! here are some pictures that i took of our new apartment before we moved anything in.
prepare to scroll--i was too tired to put two at a time together... sorry...
sliding door to porch
computer niche in hallway
washer and dryer (YES!!!!)
the little porch connected to the master bedroom
walk in closet in guest room
the view from our big porch. not too bad, huh?
well that's pretty much everything. and i'm tired. as i'm sure you are after reading this mega post. peace out.