Since the whole idea for this came about because we have moved from Wichita, KS to Waterloo, IA...I thought the best place would be to start with our move!
When Keith took his job up here, he came up here in February and the kiddos and I joined him at the end of April/early May. Here are a few pics of our journey...
|My sweet set up for my going away party at WSU - truly one of the best jobs anyone could ask for!|
Let me tell you...one of the biggest adventures I felt like at the time was packing up our entire house pretty much on my own. We didn't pack too much before Keith left because we were not 100% about moving, we wanted to make sure he liked the job and such before we decided for sure, so when we got the green light, he was already up here and working, so I packed like a mad woman during the month of April (I left WSU at the end of March).
|How many contact cases does one family need??? - this wasn't even ALL OF THEM!|
|This was about 1/2 way done...I took all of the kids stuff out of their room and we all shared one room so I could stack all the boxes somewhere!!|
The night before we were getting ready to head out of town, Keith and I were packing up a few last minute boxes and I came into our bedroom to find Kolten with a Sharpie and some amazing "artwork" on our down comforter and all over one of our laundry baskets (not to mention all over himself)! That kid sure knows how to keep me on my toes!!
Since our journey was 8 1/2 hours away and we were traveling with a 2 year old and 4 month old, we decided to split up our trip...we stayed in a hotel in Kansas City on our way up and Kolten was SUPER excited because he got to go swimming!
|He's got a good poker face...this was before he started screaming when we made him actually get in the water! ;)|
|Playing with Grandpa's glasses|
|The slot machine may be Kolten's favorite toy at Grandpa's house!|
|Kolten playing the hunting game at the restaurant|
|Having fun with Courtney and Robyn!|
So, we made it back to Iowa, safe and sound and began to settle in...one of the BEST moments of our trip to settle in was one day when I was taking our dogs out. Kolten was inside and had taken both dogs outside, and Shelby was done, so I let her go inside, but didn't take her leash off, I just let her run in the house. I let Baden finish up and when I brought him in, Kolten said to me, "Where is Shelby?" I started looking around and I couldn't find her anywhere...I was starting to freak out when I heard a bark come from somewhere but it sounded muffled, then I heard some scratching...I turned the corner in our kitchen to find this...
I then opened to lid to the trash can and found this...
I sure do love my son! Like I said...he is always keeping me on my toes! Stay tuned for more Adventures! We have been very blessed and quite a bit of fun to share!
Have a blessed day!!!