Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saying Goodbye...Starting Over

It's been a while since I've had even a minute to sit down and post something. We're officially in our new house, and it's starting to look like home around here.
A lot has happened in the past couple of weeks, so let me see if I can catch you all up.

The movers arrived on a Sunday morning and hauled all of our worldly possessions away in a big white truck. Since we weren't closing on our Illinois house for another few days, the girls and I stayed back in a hotel, while hubby followed the truck to the new house. We figured there wasn't much sense in going to Wisconsin only to have to turn around and come back a couple days later.
This way they got to finish out a few things at school and say goodbye. They LOVED staying in the hotel. It was like a mini vacation for them, except that we had to get up and go to school every day.
While they were at school, I was able to get into the old house and clean. I wanted to leave it in great shape for the new folks.
Gia's last day of school was that Wednesday. I was the parent volunteer that day too, which worked out nicely.  I loved being able to see her in action at school.

They made a nice goodbye poster for her, and all the kids signed it. At the end of the day I got to take some pictures of her with her favorite people.

These ladies are just the best! We've had such a good preschool experience because of their love and dedication. We will surely miss them, and their smiling faces every day.

Thursday was Tia's last day at her school. The teacher invited me in at snack time so I could take pictures, see the baby chicks that had just hatched, and say goodbye.

It was a bitter-sweet goodbye. We've had a great Kindergarten experience. Tia loves school and has made such progress with her anxiety issues since September. It was hard to leave.

Later that evening was the school art show. It was important for Tia to attend. They'd been talking about it for weeks, and she had several pieces on display. We made it to the show and then hit the road to Wisconsin immediately after.

Phew, it was a crazy week for all of us, but we made it safely to our new home. We've got almost all the boxes unpacked and things are slowly getting back to normal. Gia said the other day "Mom, it's starting to look like home here". That makes me smile. Kids are resilient.

The girls had a few days off before starting at their new school. I think they appreciated being a part of the moving in process, and having some time to adjust.

They're both doing great in their new school. In fact they both go to the same school now which is great! They are adjusting so well, it amazes me every day.

So, here we are in Wisconsin, hopefully to stay for a very long time. I think I can speak for us all when I say we don't want to move again!

This is it. This is home.

1 comment:

Heather said...

welcome home. glad you are getting settled and the girls are back into a routine.