Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Here I Am!

So sorry! I didn't mean to leave you all to play the game of "Where's Heather?" lately! I dropped the news that we were moving and then just disappeared. No worries, we made it to the great state of Louisiana about three weeks ago and have had our fair share of adventures since then. Since it's been so long and so much has happened, how about I just update you with a list and promise to be a better blogging friend now that we are somewhat settled? Thanks, I knew you'd understand!

*We left VA a little behind schedule because we had the WORST packers in our history of many, many moves. Seriously guys, they were bad. Even worse, they were slow and took so many breaks to smoke and make phone calls that we could have allowed the kids to pack our stuff and they would have been faster.

*For the first leg of our drive out here, we headed to TN to visit Big Daddy's family and meet our beautiful (and I mean GORGEOUS!) new baby nephew. I tried to steal him but my sister-in-law just wouldn't have it. Along the way, our Jeep started acting all crazy so we (the kids, my sister, my nephew and myself) left Big Daddy in TN to get the necessary repairs and we made the rest of the trip on our own. That was an adventure! Remind me to tell you of the hotel with the faulty fire alarm that made the trip one to remember.

*We arrived only a day ahead of Big Daddy and slept on air mattresses until it was time for our stuff to arrive several days later. The day that it came, it was about 101 degrees outside. You may think that's hot but it's not as hot as 101 degrees with 100% humidity. Normally, I'd just hide inside and pretend not to notice people outside melting away. Except. That's the first day our air conditioner in the new house decided to stop working.

*Notice how I said the first day? It took a couple of days for them to get out and take a look at it and all of ten minutes to repair put a band-aid on it. We were cool as cucumbers for a whole twenty four hours when it decided to take another little break from working. (Looking back, I see so many parallels between our A/C and our movers in VA.) After three more days of melting (need I remind you that I'm six months pregnant?) they came out and spent 15 more minutes putting another band-aid on it. Lather, rinse, repeat twenty four hours later. I think it was around this time that we stopped laughing at all of our bad fortune. I'll spare you the rest of the details but I'll tell you that twenty nine hours ago, the repair guys came out for what I hope (for their sakes) to be the last time and we still have air. Friends, LA has got to be one of the hottest places on the planet.

*Sister started first grade and is loving it! I promise a story about that, too. Probably even with pictures.

We really do love it here, so far. We have met so many kind people already and aside from everything under the sun going wrong, we are still smiling and saying that this may end up being one of those places that we never want to leave. Sorry this is so lengthy and I really (no, really!) promise to be a better blogging friend now that we have air and are a little more settled. This whirlwind of a life is crazy but I'm not sure I'd have it any other way!


  1. I've been thinking of you often! And hoping that you were doing well.

    I am glad to hear that you are loving where you've been placed. That makes me happy!

    Am I the only one who wants a baby belly picture??? :)


  2. I can't believe you are already six months! Glad things are calming down and you are back to blogging.

  3. Wow, I remember those moving days. Except I was that first-grader starting school and you're the mama!

    Our air went out earlier this summer and I agree, it's terrible. Especially in Southern heat. So sorry!!!

    Hang in there, you'll feel settled before you know it. :)

  4. I don't think you will ever comprehend how WONDERFUL it is to hear your voice... words... humor... YOU! I have missed you so very much. Yep. Your adventures are the memories that, even in all the craziness, you and your family will cherish. And the new baby!? 6 months along!? How did you do all you did and continue to do!? You are amazing. So HAPPY to have you back... now we need all the details and photos and school adventures and baby updates. You know... everything!? You have so much time on your hands, right!!!??? Love you tons!

  5. Glad you are settled. Moving is never fun but sounds like you had your share of adventures. My hubby's 2006 Jeep has been acting up lately too, interesting.

  6. Welcome back! I hope your air is on for good this time!

  7. So glad you blogging again. I'm taking a short break myself. Looking forward to hearing more about your sweet family.


  8. Yeah!! We missed you. So glad the move is done, even though it seems more eventful than even mine.

  9. Glad you are enjoying LA! It's actually been a nice 85-90 lately, I've been enjoying the coolness!

    Let me know if you head my way so we can meet up :)