Friday, January 21, 2011

In the final stretch...

Many of you are friends with me on Facebook so you know most of this, but for those who don't...here we go...hehe!

Today is the kids last day of school. Very hard day for us all. It's the only school we've known and we have gotten so close to everyone there. Sigh. The only downside to moving.

Many of you have asked how this all works so here's the low down on what the next few weeks hold for us~~
  • Today--kids last day of school 
  • Monday--the movers come and pack up all our stuff--this is provided by the army, thank goodness because I stink at packing (but I'm awesome at unpacking). I'm taking one tote of my crafty stuff with us--things that are liquid--glues, stickles, copics, copic refills, ink pads and refills....etc.
  • Tuesday- the movers come and pick up all that they packed
  • Wednesday- Time to hit the road!! Our trip from El Paso, Texas to Fort Lewis, Washington is approx. 1776+ miles and 27 hours....with two vehicles, two kids and two dogs!
  • We are splitting the drive into 4 days and I'm going to try to post about our travels as we go as all the hotels have internet.
  • Once we are in Washington, we have already set up to meet with a realtor--that we've been in contact with for a few months--to see rental houses so hopefully we'll be in a rental house within a few days
  • Once in our house, we should have all our stuff within a week or so.
  • Kids will go back to school and we'll begin our new adventure!!
We are all really excited...sad to leave our friends but also very excited to meet new ones.

Thought I'd share also....I didn't want to move my collection of cards that I had so I split them between 12 people and sent them out as little gifts...here's all that I sent out~


So there it is, my new adventure for the next few weeks. I'll still be around, too addicted to the internet to not be....Have a happy day!

26 comments:

☼ Cheryl* said...

What an adventure! I hope it all goes to plan, you sound so organised x

Junie said...

Aww Danni I wish you and your family a very safe and happy road trip on the next part of your adventure !!!

Annette Bowes said...

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy journey! Wow what a stash of cards you had, you are sure to have put some happy smiling faces and the recipients. Safe travelling, take careX:)

Softpencil said...

I wish you very good luck at your new home!!! :)

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh Danni..hope everything goes well...think I would stress sooo much...what a lovely idea to share your cards out-hope they all appreciate the work that goes into each one.
Hugs to you and safe journey
Sarah

dolcreations said...

Danni..you do have quite a journey ahead of you...but it does sound rather exciting! I wish you well on your journey...I look forward to you journaling your move as well. What a sweet thing to do with your cards....lots of lucky people will be receiving your wonderful homemade cards. Thinking of you and your family during your move!!!!!

jacque4u2c said...

Have safe travels, and as so as you get your new snail mail address - PLEASE email it to me!

I just love looking at all your beautiful cards!

Big hugs!!!

Lynette said...

How sad for the kids to leave their school:( Good luck with the move and finding a great place to live. You're making 12 people very happy, I'm sure!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Good luck in your move, Danni! Safe travels to you and your family, too! Hugs!

MarieL said...

Wow Danni, the time has come to make the big trip. Tell us your route and check in while you are on the road. What a drastic change El Paso to Ft. Lewis. Nothing like having the governmnet move you. Hope you find a great place.
Be save and God Bless .... Marie

*Vicki* said...

Yikes!! I wish you best wishes on your move sweetie!!HUGS

Karen Wilson said...

Thinking about you! Wow, you are heading off on quite an adventure. Good luck with everything and can't wait to hear all about your travels!!

Andrea said...

Hi hon. I have not been blogging much but I do stop here every day to see what everyone has made. I read your post and I wanted to tell you that I am thinking of you and I hope all goes well for you guys. The kids will be ok, but they will need a little extra loving. :) We loved last year and it was tough for a while on my daughter but she loves her new school now. It just took some time. Good luck!

PBrown9624 said...

Sending hugs & well wishes for your new adventure!
Pam Brown

Ruthie said...

Wowza - hope it all goes smoothly - see you sooooooon"

Rx

Sparkle said...

Good luck with the packing and getting ready! Travel safe and can't wait for you to get here! :)

stampinfrog said...

Danni I wish you a very SAFE and HAPPY trip!
Hugs,Connie

Kimberly S said...

Hang in there sweetie, it will all be worth it in the end and you'll have a great time exploring all of the new things around you there! Whoa girl...that's tons of cards! You've sure been busy! :)

Nancy said...

Wow, sadness and excitement all rolled into one!! I know that your family is probably looking at it as the ultimate adventure!! Hugs!!

debbies said...

WOW how exciting!!! My sister lives in Spokane and Washington is a beautiful state!

Lorie said...

Eek! I'm so excited for you...what an adventure for you and the kids. As you know I'm also excited to meet you as soon as the pass lets us through (I don't like the pass in winter for sure!). I'll be thinking of ya!

Shelly said...

I'm glad to know your schedule, Danni. It's nice to be able to think about what you're doing each day as I pray for you all. Remember, God goes before you and He prepares the way. Big hugs to you my friend.

marsha said...

What an adventure! Good luck on the move and all that comes with it. You will be close to my daughter, she lives in Falls Church. Maybe we can meet sometime!
Hugs,
Marsha

Tasha said...

Wow that sounds exhausting! I really hope you have a wonderful adventure
love tasha xx

melissac said...

I'm keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers!! Safe travels my friend!! Hugs!!

Peggy said...

Best wishes to you and your family on your newest life journey! Safe travels!

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