Saturday, May 26, 2007

AZ for me

So we're here, and I'm all weirded out by not posting to y'all on my own computer. It's just not the same. I'll have to write more later when we figure out the stupid internet connection for our trusty laptop.

Here's a quick rundown of what we've accomplished in the last few days:

  • had movers come to our house on Monday to pack everything
  • had our car moved from MI to AZ
  • flown from MI to AZ with M and very heavy, nearly-bursting luggage in tow
  • settled into the basement at R's parent's house
  • gotten M to go to bed at 7pm local time and stay in bed until the next morning at 6:45am (even if he did wake up at 5:55)
  • seen lots of cousins and family

Here's a quick rundown of what's hanging over my head to get finished:

  • put together the real crib so M doesn't have to sleep in the Pack 'n' Play
  • call the Medicaid office so we're covered for the summer (M has a 2 year appointment to keep)
  • oh yeah, pick a freaking pediatrician
  • buy hangers
  • buy some pants that fit that aren't long, but capri-ish so I don't die when the heat picks up soon (it's actually only around 80-90 the last few days we've been here)
  • buy M some brown sandals and some khakis for church

The stress level has lowered, and I've been lucky enough to score a free gym membership to the gym R's family goes to. (Not as much luck to the men that married into the family.) This is great, because they have lots of good cardio classes every day at 8 or 8:30, and they're just around the corner, and I've been able to work out most of the moving stress by getting, well, moving. More to come after further settling...

8 comments:

Travis Butterfield said...

welcome to Arizona! we should get together sometime.

Jess said...

Glad you made it out there ok. I really hate moving it is so stressful and I haven't even had to do it with kids! It's great that you got a gym membership, I don't know what I would do without a gym membership maybe lose my mind.:) How did you like the pictures of Miles btw?

Robin said...

Hooray for your move! Good luck with everything!

Melissa said...

I hate moving. BUT: you're like a real adult now! Nobody's in school; Ryan has a career and you know where you're going to live. So I'm really jealous.

Colter said...

We miss you guys! We were out shopping at Famous Footwear when a green stroller went by. Cora said, "Mimo!" It was so sweet! It sounds like things are settling down for you. Good luck with the to-do list! Isn't there always one?

Jill

Lesley said...

Yeah! Glad you made it to Arizona! Sounds like you have been really busy! It is always busy at first trying to adjust and get settled and everything! How is Miles doing? What are his latest tricks?! I am glad that we can blog! Tell Ryan hi for us too!

kendahl said...

aw, i'm genuinely having a moment here...i've been sad about leaving MI ever since we got here! but on the other hand, it's exciting, so i think it'll get better as time goes by. miles loves swimming in the pool, although he does wonder why we aren't going to throw rocks in the pond anymore. no pond :(

Jord said...

Woo hoo! Welcome to the state Kendahl! We can't wait to see you guys and maybe dare go to the zoo some morning before it reaches 120...yikes! Michigan is looking pretty good.