Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This isn't Kansas anymore, Toto. . . or Memphis.



Yes, Russell's finger is in his nose and this is the last look at our home in Memphis just before we left town. Unfortunately we left it unsold. We are still praying and trusting that all things will work out for good. Paying our house payment while we don't live there is a major bummer though.

Jordan and I asked both our dads to come and help us move and drive cross-country. We towed one of our cars behind the tow truck and drove the other one with the kids in it. Lydia and Russell were pretty good. . . most of the time! We drove through Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and then into Colorado. After the trailer towing one of our cars had a blow-out we all arrived safely at our destination. We unloaded everything we own into Jordan's Parent's basement. We are so lucky! After a rest-day on the boat, Jordan and my dad drove from Colorado to Arizona and I flew with Lydi-lu and Russ to Phoenix. We are all blessed that we didn't have to spend another two days with our kids in a car.

We are in Az! It's like Oz, but a lot hotter and drier, plus cactus and rocks. We are living with my folks and it's a great thing that they have a pool! We are pretty used to things and we love the new adventures we are having. . . with family!!! It's wonderful living with my Mom, Dad, and Sisters Annie and Chrissy. And Theresa lives down the street and we get to hang out with her too. Family is the BEST!

6 comments:

Brent & Paij Collins said...

I'm sorry you didn't sell your house. I'm sure something will work out soon. I'm glad you made it safely and that things are going well in AZ. Enjoy being with your family. I'm jealous.

JJohnson said...

nice pic! I wish we had a pool here. I'm going through swimming withdrawls...

Daniel said...

While Russel is just content to have his finger up his nose, poor Lydia doesn't look happy to be leaving pretty much the only home she's ever known, or at least remembered!

melody said...

It's always fun to check up on our old neighbors. Your kids are darling, finger-in-nose and all. Best of luck with selling the house. And I must say we are a little jealous you are swimming while we are getting out our scarves and hats!

Mike and Wendy said...

Glad to hear things are going well, though we're sorry the house didn't sell. Are you thinking about renting it?
Check out our blog when you get a chance. There's news! :)

brit said...

michelle, we should start a "let's move across the country" club with kids. yikes! glad all went well. i will say an extra prayer tonight that your house will sell! your family is beautiful! miss you!