Saturday, June 26, 2010

What a week!

So we recently moved and I have never been so stressed out in my whole life. First of all, I could have never imagined how much stuff we had. We got the biggest U-haul you can get and still had to make a 2nd trip with it PLUS several loads in a truck and my mini van. OMG. We have been here for 5 days now and I am seriously so overwhelmed that it's not funny.  Today after the hubby left for work, I just sat down, looked around and CRIED!  The entire Sun room is packed with boxes and every room of the house has boxes including all 4 bedrooms, the dining room, the living room, kitchen, laundry room, even the back porch! THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!  The only room that is completely unpacked and put together is the bathroom. *lol*  I would love to just go sit in there all day because it's quite roomy and it's the only place in the house that looks clean right now. UGH  I didn't realize this house had like zero storage so I am quite a dilemma. I miss having a basement with tons and tons of cupboards. I already have like 4 boxes of Christmas presents for this Christmas and I have nowhere to stash them. Winter clothes, Christmas decor, things of that sort....nowhere to put it all.  Hubby needs the space in the garage for his work equipment and all his tools so I'm just out of luck. I'm considering going and renting a storage unit but hate to waste money on something like that!

On top of everything else, I hate it here. I don't like the house, although after everything is all put away I might change my mind. I don't like the neighbors. I don't like being so far away from town. I hate it that I feel so far away from everyone. I hate that I don't live 2 minutes from the grocery anymore. I bought ice cream at the grocery tonight after Drew's baseball game and it was almost melted by time I got home. *lol*  To make things worse, Aiden HATES being in the car and cries the whole way home everytime we go to town.  I pulled off the road and got him out to calm him down twice on our way home tonight but every time I put him back in his carseat he screamed.

Anyhoo, since I knew we were moving into a bigger house, I have been keeping my eye out for pictures and other decor and I was SUPER stoked at my finds!  A couple weekends ago my Mom kept bugging me to go to some yard sales with her. I had no desire to do so but she talked me into it so she and I took Emma and the baby and hit the sales!  One was getting ready to end so everything was FREE and look what I got! I was so excited!

This is going to look awesome in my Dining Room above my fireplace!!

This stuff was pretty cool too! It will go great in my kitchen.

I also got a couple awesome pictures from my Mama!  This one matches so perfect with my sage walls in my living room! I love the verse on the bottom of it too!

Love it!

So PLEASE forgive me if I am posting less right now or if it takes me longer to respond. I am just trying to sort through this box at a time.  I have a lot of giveaways to catch up on so hang tight and I'll be back to normal soon! If a couple days go by and you don't hear from me, please send help. I am most likely buried under a mountain of cardboard boxes.


  1. Awww! I'm so sorry sweetie. Change stinks but you will make it feel like home! I always tell my husband it doesn't matter where we live because I can make any house a home. You are a wife and a mother and that is what you do. You are the glue!

    Now the neighbors....I don't know what to tell you. We don't like ours either and that is one of the many reasons our house is for sale.

  2. i totally understand we moved from a bigger house to a house that is less that 1000 sq ft... i had my baby 3 days after we moved in (he came 6 wks early) and our neighbor man brings his grand daughter down every time we walk out the door to have a little family time.... so keep your chin up! i'd say it gets better but ha im right there with you soooo i'll say i hope things get better :D

  3. Oh wow! I hope you come to like the house after being there a bit. We have always lived in the country and to be honest I always wondered how people could want to live in town...ha ha! I like the quietness of country as well as the big yard for the kids to run in. Good luck unpacking. Maybe you could recruit some family or someone to come help? If I wasn't 9 months pregnant and feeling like I can't bend over I would come help you!

  4. Change is good, they always say. Whoever they is? lol. But glad you're finding the good in it and looking forward to the decorating. Hope you find your way through the boxes. Try no to overwhelm yourself, all in due time.
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Moving is never fun. Especially when you're not happy with the house or location. Having storage is something we often take for granted I don't know what I would do without my basement AND attic. It will get better Sarah. Hugs!

  6. Hang in there Sarah!

    There is always loads of stress during the moving process. I've moved about 14 kidding! Each time was as stressful as the last.
    Just do what you can each day, even if it's just a few boxes and reward yourself afterwards because each box you empty is an accomplishment!

    Things will get better :) Oh, and I love your Garage Sale freebies. What a score!!

  7. I have a carseat crier too! He is going to turn me into a hermit who never leaves home. I wish I knew a cure for you, but all I have is much sympathy.


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