Thursday, November 27, 2008

Settling

Much has happened since we said goodbye to the 203B. I am starting to feel like we are actually settling now. After 3.5 months of being here...about time.

-I have made it through most of the boxes and found places for most of our things. I can finish once we get closets. Isn't it strange that many houses here don't have built-in closets or cabinets? Check out our fancy dining table and chairs.
-In case you were wondering, mattresses can be folded and as far as we can tell no damage was done. Horray for sleeping in the bedroom!

-Below are a few of my tips when shopping for large household items without a car. And yes, I smiled like this the whole time! It was just so much fun to go back in the store 3 times because wiggly baby lost a mitten and then a shoe. :) (click on pic to see larger)

-I downloaded Skype and talked to my family for the first time in 3.5 months. We talked for 3 hrs 4 min & 8 sec. It made me miss them more. I wish I was eating Thanksgiving turkey with them right now.

-For the first time since being here I ran into someone I knew at the grocery store. It was wonderful. The settling is beginning!

9 comments:

Shelley Lovelace said...

Ahhh mannnn... And I wasn't even there to be able to talk to you!! I miss you and I need some warning before you just go and call like that without my awareness!! Seriously though, I miss you so much and I really really really want to talk to you. I'm glad you're feeling more at home there. I love you oodles Erika!

Katie said...

LOVE the illustration. So funny. I'm glad you're feeling more at home. I want to see more pictures of your house. Sounds like you have your work cut out for you buying furniture and closets! Guess what, I bought a web cam today! I have no microphone but... as soon as I get the camera out of the box and figure out how to use it we can see each other!!

LOVE YOU!!

Foxy 4 said...

Jimmy looks so much older. We really missed you the other night at Girls night out. It's not the same. It's good to here you are settling in. You guys look like you are enjoying it.

Our Little Family said...

Wow what an "adventure" shopping with little kids is hard enough, but walking home in the rain with tons of stuff and two kids! YOU ARE AWESOME!

I'm glad you are starting to feel more at home!

Rob and Jill said...

You are the woman! It took me a minute to realize that was your stroller. I'm glad you're getting settled in, finally. Thanks for sharing the adventure with us. Good luck!

Rachel said...

Yea! I'm glad Skype worked for you. And what a clever way to rig your stroller--way to adapt! Are you just using your gmail for skype? I'll have to add you so I can say a quick hello if I see you online!

mikensi.jimmy said...

yay for skype!! and, that's awesome you ran into someone you knew at the grocery store! that's comforting in a weird way.. but i know the feeling!

Nikki Sly said...

You better believe I'll keep you updated! :) I've grown quite fond of this whole blogging thing! haha...
Matt has been such a soldier so far! He gets tired but for the most part he has been fine! I would be in my bed all day I think, but not him, nope, he's at work today 7 til 4 today! He's crazy! Well I love you and I miss you mucho!! Kiss those sweet little boys for me and tell Jarom hi for me! xoxo

Chira said...

Erika Dawn...is that a ju-ju-be i spy on your shoulder?? yeae!!

ok, so i almost peed my pants when i saw the pic of jarom trying to get your matres up the stairs...that's awesome! and your picture rocks!!! i'm so happy for you that you're finally in your home! :D