We had the Roberts Easter at our house this year! It was so fun to have family over and a little pressure to get a little more unpacked!
We did a little easter egg hunt for the kids before dinner. Its so nice having a family room to send all the kids to go play in while we got to play cards.
Bekah turned one the day before so we sang happy birthday to her with a candle in a brownie!
Happy Birthday sweet girl!
My mom stayed over Friday night so we did Easter Saturday morning while she was here. The kids really lucked out this year! My parents had just gone to great falls and found some awesome deals on clothes for the kids so we threw it in with their Easter baskets! Thank you mom for spoiling them!
All Will wanted were the empty eggs!
and to squish all the reese cups!
It was fun to have family here! I think it was the first time for Levi to understand that we don't live close to grandma anymore. He thinks the spare room is now just grandmas room and keeps asking when shes coming back!
Because Will loves cupboards, and figured out this one has his bath toys in it.
Who carpets a dining room? We found some cheap rugs at ikea to lay down and prevent stains. Will still throws all his food off his high chair, so it was a disaster waiting to happen. still need to fill the empty walls, not sure if ill put up the white shelf there (sitting next to piano in picture below).
Upstairs living room. I haven't quite finished organizing it yet.
the mirrors, im pretty sure they've become my nemesis. i loathe them and don't know how to decorate around them.
Our entry way is pretty big actually, I love the hooks and it has a closet! after having a porch, i was worried about a small entry way.
Our bathroom. weird to love a bathroom but heated floors.. the best
Our queen box spring didn't fit down the stairs, sorry landlords theirs some new dings in the wall. oops! oh shucks we have to get a king bed, bummer! We found this steal of a deal on kijiji, calgary kijiji rocks!
Theres this awkward space in our room and thanks to my SIL's advice she helped me fill it.
Still need to paint the frame above our bed and add some more empty ones.
Our closet, still trying to organize it, I find it kind of awkward.
(just noticed, i wear a lot of stripes)
well im slowly starting to feel settled. im so darn impatient that its been hard on me that its taking this long. i thought since i grew up moving lots that I was more adaptable then what i've learned i am. i forgot about the little things, going to walmart and not recognizing a soul. not having a neighbor to watch your kids for a few minutes cause you have an appointment. not knowing anyone at levi's preschool. having to put in your location on a gps every time. just the little things, but they sure have made me a little home sick. its been a hard few weeks, dave and I haven't lived together in almost 7 months so living back together has been an adjustment. I got use to doing everything by myself and so did he, its hard to learn to become a team again. i am really thankful tho that were enjoying this town. the pool here is so fun, perfect for kids and warm(!!). theres a childrens festival that were gonna go check out this weekend, and next weekend they have a huge easter hunt.
I wanted to do this post with pictures of the new house, but unpacking is going slower then I thought. A teething baby (the worst he's been yet) and a sick husband its gone slower then I'd hoped. So ya'll can get the tour next week!
Went so smooth... really smooth. The only hiccups we really had were, that the land lords were about an hour behind so all our help that came had to wait an hour to help unload the uhaul. And the roads up here were super foggy! We had so much help loading the uhaul, we expected about 6 people and ended up with 12 (?) or so. The guys thanked me for having it all so organized, YAY I was so stressed that day and just felt like it wasn't as organized as I wanted it. They were loading up so fast that Dave had to tell them all to take a break cause he couldn't keep up! We had it all loaded and the whole house clean in less then 2 hours, helps that my mom had the kids for half the day (thanks mom!!). The unloading took a little longer, but went well! The only real hitch was our queen box spring didn't fit down the stairs, so we slept on our mattress on the floor for a few days till we got our new bed. Thanks to the inlaws for helping bring up our second vehicle and load/unload!
Our ward, I tear up thinking about last weekend. It was beyond more welcoming then I could have imagined! We had lots of help from the ward to unload. We had a couple families bring dessert over to welcome us into the ward on saturday. On Sunday it seemed like everyone kept stopping us and asking if were the Murray's, or if they didn't know who we were they wanted too! The bishop had a meeting with us to welcome us into the ward and see how things went with the move. A family from our old ward is now living up here (just across the street, woohoo!) and they had us over for dinner, thank you Thompson's! During the week we've had a few more people come over with food and welcome us. We're really excited about the ward, its got a huge primary (18 kids in levis class) and lots of young families!
Levi started preschool Monday, I felt so hesitant about it because I hadn't heard much about it. Where as Noah's ark we had heard everyone rave about it. We got there early for the tour and to register him, he's the 12th kid in there class and the biggest class size yet ( i love the smaller class size! He didn't even turn around to say good bye when I left, he's absolutely loved it so far and has come home with some pretty fun crafts! On Wednesday while he was in preschool and Will fell asleep in the car I decided to explore a little bit around town. I found the spray park, family center, library, theater, flower shop and lots of cute little stores. The town has a strange layout so it'll take some time to get used to it, took forever to find downtown!
I feel like this is where were suppose to be, its been a long 7 months of this adventure but so glad to finally have a place we all call home. We're really loving our new house and the neighborhood! Can't wait to be unpacked and get it all decorated! Thanks again to all those who helped us move, it went way better then we could have imagined! (huge thanks to my sister in law Shauna, she is a cleaning/moving machine!)