Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Long time, no blog

It has been a long time and I am the record keeper in my family. Even though I love Instagram, it is not allowing me to keep a written record of the happenings in my life. So I figured I'd better get back to blogging. October started with a bang.  Taz was heavy into the middle of Cross Country and had meets every Wednesday.  I went to as many as I could before piano prevented me from attending.  He did have several Saturday invitationals and I was able to go to those.
Tanner turned 18 on the 5th of October.  He is not a big cake person, so I made him Tapioca for his birthday dessert and he was over the moon. 
Grandma and Grandpa were in town to celebrate with us because...WE MOVED!!!  We signed papers on our new house on October 2, 2012
That was also a great night because we went to Wicked at the new Smith Center.  That is all Tanner wanted for his bday and so we had to tag along.  It was wickedly awesome and we all LOVED it.  It was only here for 6 weeks and totally worth the money we paid for it. We actually got a third row seats for $99/person and they were perfect.
We started moving on Tanner's birthday, Friday the 5th of October.  We had snuck in earlier to clean the carpets and work on the pool, but we officially got our keys at 2:30pm on the 5th.  Tanner's friends tracked him down and found him at the new house and gave him some cookies and a card they had made.  That was fun.
Saturday morning, we had friends come help us load and move.  Don Sawyer, Joe Zach and Lawson Borla Jay Shafer, Bishop Holland.  Don was a work horse and brought his trailer and really moved us a long.  It was exciting.
The kids started painting their rooms.  We let them do whatever color and design they wanted.  This is Tanner and his tentacles.
We cleaned a little at the old house.
Mom and Dad were such a big help.  Garry was so glad they came and commented after they left on how much they helped (he wasn't thinking they'd be able to do much when they said they wanted to come down.)  Needless to say it would have been a lot harder and much more work if they hadn't come down.  I carried on with piano and preschool and Garry with work, so they were able to do a lot at the old house while we continued with life.
Dad managed to get Sudoku in whenever he found a newpaper piece we had used to wrap things with.  It was humorous.
So much to tell about our move and all the tender mercies that happened to get us to our new house. So I'll save that for a later day.