Well, I have been MIA from the blog world, but rightfully so. I've been up to my eyeballs in details, planning, talking on the phone to moving companies, getting all the loan paper work filled out, scanned, copied, and over nighted to our loan officer...canceling doctor appointments, scheduling doctor appoinments (my OB appointments and poor Lawson who's had tubes in his ears for 2 years now has to see and ENT to have them taken out and most likely put back in. In the year and a half we've been in Birmingham he's had 6 ear infections WITH TUBES!!) We've been trying to figure out health insurance stuff, cancelling and starting utilities, packing boxes and this week has held swim lessons for Lawson (blog post of that to come tomorrow).
Every time we've moved (with the Army, The Heart Hospital and HealthSouth) we've never had to worry about a thing...we didn't have to pack or load anything, which was SUPER amazing and we never saw a bill for what it all cost...this time we were given a specific amount of money toward our move and I have been the one calling different moving companies and scheduling them to come out and give us estimates...I was pretty shocked when I read one of the estimates, oh it was just a measley $12,000! Get this, the box to pack our flat screen tv alone was going to be $315 ARE.YOU.KIDDING.ME!?! So, needless to say, to cut down on the cost, we decided to pack most things ourselves and leave the rest for the moving company to do...they charge by the pound so we decided to do a DITY (an Army term for a do it yourself move). Since we were coming home anyway to look at houses last weekend we decided it'd be a good idea to bring a U-Haul of a few things with us. We were able to clear out our basement of holiday decorations and all the kids tote boxes of clothes, along with a few other things...we put a pretty good dent in it as you can very well see...the trailer was jam packed!
And here's Lawson keeping it real...just playing a little hide and go seek in our humongous ice chest!
So it's really gonna happen, we're super excited and can't wait for it to all be packed, loaded, unpacked and settled! God has truly been gracious to us throughout this whole process. From beginning to end his hands have literally been all over this and for that we are incredibly grateful! He has answered every one of our prayers specifically and has taken care of every detail even down to the movers. He has provided and we stand in awe!