It’s Time!


Another beautiful North Dakota sunrise.

We have truly enjoyed our time here in North Dakota, but come tomorrow morning, we are New Mexico bound! We have spent the last couple of weeks getting things ready to roll, and I think we are just about there. There are a few things to stow in the morning, a few things to tie down, but for the most part, we are ready to hit the road.

This month has gone by so fast and I cannot believe it is already time to leave, but everyone is super excited for the next leg of our grand adventure. We are taking it easy on the way down, and plan to arrive either Thursday evening or early Friday. The weather is looking decent, with only a chance of snow on Tuesday, so hopefully it will be smooth sailing all the way down.

For now, though, I guess it is time to get some rest, ‘cuz we’re heading to New Mexico in the morning!


One Step Closer!

Our storage unit in Great Falls is officially empty and our stuff is on its way to New Mexico! The best part of the weekend, though, was that my parents came up from Idaho, so I was able to spend some time with them. Our time together went by too fast, but it was a wonderful couple of days! My parents are pretty awesome. 🙂

Wow, this is really happening! This time next week, we will be on our way to New Mexico!

PS – Umm, Daddy? Mom started it… 😉


Happy New Year!

I recently received an email from WordPress with my Year in Review report. Quite honestly, 2015 was pretty pitiful as far as blog posts went. One of my goals this year is to stay a little more up to date. Of course, it has taken me almost a week to publish my first post of the year, so I may not be off to the best start…

From where I sit right now, this year is looking to be an exciting one for our family. The twins are soon to be 11, Liam will become a teenager (eek!!), and Rob and I will celebrate our 15th anniversary.  Soon we will be making the big move down to New Mexico, changing schools, moving into a small house, learning a new area. This fall, my mom, sister, and I will be taking a trip to Hawaii, compliments of my dad. There are so many things to be excited about, so many things to look forward to.

I have started cleaning up the house for the move. As if the kids’ room wasn’t already small enough, they are now sharing it with totes and boxes. Nathan helped me clean their room and we ended up with three donation bags and just as much garbage. It always feels good to minimize and organize. Looks so much better, too. Since Waldo is making the drive with us, there is not too much more inside that I need to do.

Waldo got his new front tires yesterday. He has a fresh oil change, too, so I think he is all ready to roll. He just has to survive one more ‘slightly chilly’ North Dakota January first. 🙂

Life has pretty much returned to normal now that the holidays are over. School is back in session, Rob is back on his normal work schedule. It is cold outside, snow on the ground, about what you would expect this time of year. I think this may be the calm before the storm for us, so best enjoy it while it lasts!

Happy New Year to you and yours! Wishing you your best year yet!

There they grow!

There they grow!