We loaded in the car....and hit the road. We also hit a snowstorm that caused our trip to be much longer than we expected. The boys were bundled in the back seat. Ross had a little green hat on that kept twisting and turning. At one point he said....."I look Scottish in this hat".
NY is known as the empire state)
Ross had us giggling....when we drove through the city of Syracuse and he saw the tall buildings, he asked if we were in NYC. We told him no, but then we all started chatting about NYC. He exclaimed...... "I'm not feeling sad anymore, I'm curious. Hey Sam! I'm curious about New Jersey."
He remained curious for most of the trip....and well into our first day in NJ. After meeting with a realtor and viewing a number of houses.......his curiosity turned to exhaustion. As did all of ours. All the rentals that I had viewed with my girlfriends...did not look as good(for us) during my second viewing. Our realtor actually did not have a whole lot to show us...discouraging.
We trudged back to our hotel.....tired, hungry and confused. This is where I would like to shout a big....."thank you-you are just so sweet!" to Bunny. (her wonderful blog is...The Paris House )She lives within an hour from our new town and was just so gracious and welcoming. We did not get to meet this time, but I look forward to meeting her soon!
So, speaking of the hotel....
We all shared a few tears about moving......shared our fears and thoughts....and shared more than a few hugs.
We also shared......some take out Chinese food. I have to say....it was some of the best Chinese take out I have ever had.
I think I see a couple of smiles forming.
Maybe a few giggles too?
We are looking sad and tired.
By morning....we were feeling refreshed and a bit more positive. We prayed and asked the Lord to lead us to our home. We believed that he already had it chosen for us.
We visited a few apartment communities...and were pleased to find one that has a super large sports area for the boys.....a temporary home that will meet our needs for the year. I can't wait to share pictures once we move in.....in March!
We are leaving our roomy home.....built and decorated just the way we wanted it. We are leaving 5 acres of fun in the country.....and we are leaving those we love dearly.
But.....we will be together. We will be just fine ;)