Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Catch up

We've officially moved to Philadelphia...actually we are in a suburb called Lansdowne. It is beautiful here, the trees are gorgeous, green, the homes are beautiful, I'm still adjusting to the weather...hot and humid. We spend a lot of time swimming in our little pool. I don't really know my way around yet, I can get to the grocery store, and a few other stores, but I don't really dare venture out just yet. Here are some pics of the last month or so, really haven't taken too many.

Moving Day: June 4, 2010

The kids were angels! I couldn't have asked for better behavior from them, especially Katelynn. She only got one nap that day, and she crawled around and when she would whine, I'd pick her up for a few minutes and then she was fine. We rented the smallest U-haul truck possible, so fitting our things in there was quite the puzzle. Everything had to fit perfectly so it took a long time to load it up because we had to think about how to get it in there just right. By the time we got the truck loaded, it was so tight we could not have fit a roll of toilet paper in there! After getting the truck loaded, we headed off to Bear Lake for the weekend.
Sorry didn't take many pictures. We mostly just relaxed and swam. My parents met us up there to take me and the kids back to Idaho with them while Tyler drove the U-haul across the country.

While in we were in Rexburg my mom and I ran in the Teton Dam Marathon races. We both did the half marathon. She's awesome! I finished mine just under two hours and she finished hers in 2 hours and shoot, I can't remember, something like 15 minutes. She rocks, I was so proud of her! My mom took all the pictures of us on race day, so I don't have any.

Then the kids and I flew out to Philadelphia. They were great on the airplane, watched movies on our portable DVD player and Katelynn slept almost the whole plane ride. Couldn't have had it easier than that! When we got here, Tyler had already been here a few days and had most everything unpacked and settled in. I just rearranged it all, but props to him for doing all the dirty work. So moving in was seriously, so easy, on my part anyway. The kids are loving it here, we've been to the zoo:

These were on the way home from the zoo. It was so hot, we couldn't even stand to walk around the whole zoo. We were there for maybe about an hour before the heat got to us. Poor kids were so red in the face and sweaty. Damon passed out on the way home, which is super surprising. He never randomly falls asleep. Usually it's the girls who do that, but they were wide and bright eyed the whole way home.

I know I've only been here about two weeks, but I can honestly say I like it here. My neighbors are extremely friendly and kind. I know them better already than I did my neighbors when we lived in Sandy, UT for a whole year! I've told Tyler I feel like I'm in a movie because of the way people talk around here, with that super cute eastern accent. I'm excited to be here for the next four years, I think I'm going to like it here!


A and M said...

So glad you made it and are liking it there! Sounds fun to be on the east coast for a few years.

D and A said...

So glad you guys are adjusting. And you so deserved to not have to unpack. That's a mothers dream! Love you guys.

Brooke Bailey said...

Missed seeing you at the race. We ended up doing a team relay.
Glad you are liking it back there.
You're kids are way cute and getting big fast.

Nathan said...

After the packing job we did in Oakland, I wouldn't be surprised that Tyler was inspired to show he could use a UHaul better.

McArthurs said...

Yay i'm so glad its going good for you guys and that you have good neighbors. I swear it makes all the difference. It's freakin hot and humid out here huh? Oh and no we're not in New York anymore. We just got home Tuesday. But Had goes to Pittsburgh in October. I might go see him one or two weekends. How far is that from you guys? Oh yeah, congrats on the race!

Brittany and Steve Macbeth said...

I am so glad to here that you have some great neighbors and that you are liking it there so much, but we miss you guys. Sounds like your house is more together than mine and I have been in mine for 2 weeks. Still have boxes to go through and things to organize. AAAHHHHH!

Nick and Brent said...

Good luck on the move, that is exciting! Your kids are adorable, and sounds like they were so good for you on the move.

angela said...

I need to move close to you so you can make me a marathon runner. That's awesome. Your kids are so beautiful, shae!