Monday, May 6, 2013

Saving Grace: Flexible Kiddos.

The two months of homelessness started a week ago. We first headed to my mother in law's house. She took the girls the night before so I could help my husband pack up the rental house. After getting the wrong truck saved for us at UHaul, can you say 10 foot truck to haul an entire house plus an entire ikea kitchen PLUS 1800 square feet of hardwoods!? It took so many trips I cannot even talk about it.

I ended up pulling into my mother in law's at 2am and my littlest was up with the sun at 6:30. After fielding some "where is daddy" and "let's go home" questions, the girls settled in. Settled in to new beds, new people when they wake up, new things to do during the day, all familiar things except a few that they could carry packed away. They went to bed on time with out a fuss and woke up happy as clams. They seemed excited for new adventures a new town brought. We did have some three year old emotional outbursts for the record books, as witnessed by my best friend Mandy, we faired pretty well.

On Sunday night, we made the hour long drive to Seattle to stay with my parents for the next bit, which is until they are completely sick of us I guess :) We got a late start and the girls did get into bed until almost 10 but there were no complaints. They are sharing a room here, something they had never done before and I was very nervous about because my little one is a talker. She must tell about 30 minutes of stories to herself before falling asleep. What has happened the last two nights is big one crashes, little ones talks and laughs so herself and that is the end of it.

I am so beyond proud of them. They miss their daddy like hell, as he is staying in our old town to do the finish work, and they get sad about it but for the most part they seem to understand this is an adventure.

We picked a paint color and got started painting the house, I love it!

I don't have any "good" photos of the house, just what my husband send from his phone. Here is a trimmed out window:


  1. Kids are so awesome at change and living in the moment! It's pretty enviable, as a change-loathing adult myself. The paint looks awesome! Totally pops against the white windows.

  2. I came upon your blog through garden web. I'm new to the site and cannot for the life of me figure out how to contact you through there! haha! I hope you see this! Anyway, your house is beautiful!!! I'm soooo grateful you posted pics because we are getting ready to install fiber cement shingles just like yours on our home. We should've done it a couple months ago, but are having a very hard time getting anyone who knows what they are doing to help us out. If you get this, would it be possible for you to send me an email. I would love to pick your brain on a few things if you don't mind. THank you so much!!