Monday, February 2, 2015

we made it!

Mia's bow c/o Her Joyful Studio
 Our new (rental) home in Arizona! And yes, I look like dirt here, ha!
After a long weekend of moving, we woke up Sunday morning in ARIZONA. Did I mention that it was extremely foggy?! What?! It burned off by the afternoon though and we got a glimpse into our sunny future here :) 
The move actually went really smoothly! I was totally expecting lots of fights and a little bit of hair pulling between Eric and I, but our marriage survived and I dare say most of the move was done with happy attitudes ;) Our families are amazing and helped so much! Eric's parents helped us get backed up, my younger (single! who wants to be my SIL?!) brother helped us pack up the truck in Utah, then my parents met us in Arizona and helped unload and unpack. 
Let's talk the downsides of our moving weekend- Our gas wasn't turned on before we moved in sooooo, guess who hasn't showered all weekend?! This girl! Yes, I'm disgusting. Justkeepingitreal. I guessed that I wouldn't cry about the move (actually, cry about the people we love that we left in Utah) until after the fact, and I was right! My mom started crying when my parents were hugging us goodbye and that's when it hit me like a ton o' bricks, we moved! So I had a pity party for a while. I'm guessing if I had been able to jump in a hot shower, my pity party wouldn't have lasted so long, ha!
The upsides? The Patriots won the Super Bowl = one very happy husband! (We were about 20 minutes away from the stadium and I thought about trying to surprise Eric with tickets... until I realized the $8,000 tickets were slightly out of our price range, HA!) Another upside? Eric is loving the 3 car garage and I'm loving all the space in this house. Mia is too! Although, my heart hurts a little each time Mia asks to go downstairs (we don't have stairs anymore, and I will miss the extra exercise through the day, ha ha!) and asks if white rocks are snow. Thank heavens we are only a road trip away from Utah! We will definitely be back to visit, and we can't wait to have visitors come stay with us! The guest room is already set up ;)
As you can see from this post, I'm all over the place due to my emotions and exhaustion. Basically I'm feeling very bitter-sweet about this move but I'm really looking forward to getting unpacked and settled, and finding new activities for Mia and I to get involved with and find our new routine! Wish us luck!
We finally have a huge yard for Mia to play in... and it's all rock! Welcome to Arizona :)

42 comments:

Jasmine Maria said...

Such a beautiful home and HUGE backyard. Perfect for kids.

P!nky said...

Hoooooray for a successful move! Congrats, lady! I'm so happy y'all are starting to get settled and sending you a big virtual hug!!!! I know it's scary being away from your past home, but soon, this place will fee like home!!

<3 and prayers to you!

Kelly Mock said...

Good luck on your new start! And check out the giveaway I'm doing this week! Maybe it will make you feel better!

Jenn said...

So glad to hear that your move went well!! I hope that you settle in nicely and quickly and that it all feels like home soon!

Karra said...

So glad you've made it safely!!

Annette said...

Congratulations on your move! I went on a trip to Scottsdale, AZ a decade ago and loved it! I hope you love your new place, make lots of new friends, and find tons of fun activities for you and Mia. You are one strong mom; I'd probably be weeping about the move for months. On to new adventures!

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

I'm glad that the move went well for you, looks like a lovely home too! :-)

Kerri Koen said...

What an exciting time to move to AZ! Go Pats ;)

~Dawn~ said...

What a beautiful home/yard (rocks? haha) ...so glad the move went well.

Erin LFF said...

I'm so glad the move went as smoothly as possible :) I know it's draining (not to mention emotional!) moving so I'm glad it's done and behind ya. Hooray for a big garage and lots of extra space!!!

Karm Walters said...

haha my backyard had cactus too. How cool to be that close to the stadium!! I can't wait to visit!! (:

Jessica said...

Yay! Glad you made it and it wasn't too rough. And such a typical AZ backyard!

Brooke @ Pieces of the Reese Life said...

Wow awesome!! Hope it's all you guys want and more!

Jenny said...

That yard looks amazing!!! I hope you guys settle in quickly! Looks like a great house to start your new home in too!

Traci@TheHallway said...

So glad you guys made it!!

Kristin said...

I'm so glad it went well! I'm sure the emotions will come and go but I have no doubt you'll be settled and loving life in AZ in no time! :)

Kate Fischer said...

So glad you made it! Cheers to new adventures!:)

Nicole@mamashiptips said...

Your going to love it here. Glad you had a safe trip.. yay your in Az I lived here most my life your going to love it

Sarah said...

Glad that the move went well, and your unpacking and adjusting. Good luck in your new home!

Brittany said...

Glad you're all settled in and glad that your Patriots won! ;) Isn't it ridiculous how expensive the tickets were?! They're always expensive, but this year was actually worse than previous years. That breaks my heart to think of her asking to go downstairs! She's so smart, though...she'll pick it up in no time!

Jessie said...

First off, a one level house ROCKS in my opinion. It's so much easier to keep track of the kids and clean up, etc. Looove it. Secondly, give yourself lots of time to adjust. My first winter in our new home was rough, but I knew it was just a matter of time until I made new friends and knew my way around the area. A year later, I was calling this place home with all my heart. So keep that chin up. You have the right attitude. Best wishes! Can't wait to read all about your new adventures in AZ.

Kirsty and Seth said...

I'm so glad that the move went smoothly for you! I'm also a little jealous, I love Arizona! Xx

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Laura Marie Keenan said...

Wow I didn't realize you were moving so fast! Glad to hear you are settling in nicely!

Hannah said...

I'm so glad the move went smoothly for you and that you had so much help! Moving is so bittersweet and can be soooo hard to do sometimes. But, I'm sure you will love your new home and make friends quickly. Enjoy these first moving days and weeks, they're some of the most fun days about a new place :)

LOVESTRONG said...

It looks good!! Can't wait to see pictures!!

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

No mowing?! YES! Sign me up ;).

The house looks great. Have fun settling in!

erica[goodjobmomma] said...

welcome to the valley. :) too bad we literally live on opposite ends of it. hahaha.

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

YAYYYYY! So happy you guys made it! Your house looks gorgeous! Post on how you decorate soon?? Glad Mia has a nice big backyard to play in too!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Tiffany said...

Im so glad you made it! I remember going through all of these emotions when we were moving away from Georgia. It's definitely bitter sweet.

Karina Marie Powell said...

So happy you made it!!! What an adventure! I'm always here to vent about moving away from "home"! It's hard!!! You got this girl! Also- love that Mia thinks the rocks are snow! Ha so cute! That yard is massive! So awesome!!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

So happy you made it & so happy for your new adventure!!! LOVE that big backyard! We have a two-story house and I always want it to be one-story because I am OVER walking up & down, maybe we can switch?!! ;) Hope settling in goes great!

Mandie said...

Yea, Arizona! That backyard is huge! Dang! Too bad it's all rock though. Ugh.

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

SO glad the move went so well!!!! Hope you guys are settling in well after a couple days (and a hot shower!). And holy moly, is that your HOUSE??? I may just move to Arizona as well!

Sprinkles and Glitter said...

Welcome to AZ!! That house is REALLY pretty- and the backyard is HUGE!! What part of town are you in?

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

White rocks as snow, aww. Aria thinks snow is sand. Sunny isn't so bad =) esp sunny with a breeze, my fave.
Too bad about that shower thing though. Make new friends, borrow a shower?

tina bumblebee said...

That home looks so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

Nina Robinson said...

We moved this weekend too, and same thing with no gas. Blah. So you weren't the only one without a shower for a few days ;) We didn't move very far, so it wasn't super emotional for us, but I feel ya on the exhaustion. Moving is hard work!

haili hunter said...

So glad everything went well! Did you buy a house? Do we get a tour? :)

Monica said...

Yay! Arizona is beautiful this time of year! Welcome to Arizona !!!!! I live in Northern AZ :)

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Aw so cute!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

Good luck with everything! I have to say, I need a rock backyard! Haha!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It's a new adventure!! I totally know how you feel. When I moved across the country my emotions were everywhere. You'll get back to normal and get a routine going and that helps.

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