Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Craig and Melissa picked them up today from our favorite mattress factory.  We will get the bed frames in Utah.  So now we will have a spendover room with 3 sets of bunk beds!  We are counting the days until Christmas when we get to spend the week with Nick and Renee and Skye.  Rebecca and Melissa will be there a few days after Christmas.
The guys at the factory did a good job of tying down the mattresses in the back of Craig's truck and squeezing 4 twin mattresses into the back of Melisa's Expedition. 

We needed to get another queen size bed for the additional guest room.  We had planned on replacing our king size mattress but decided to wait until the move so we wouldn't have to drag another king size mattress up the stairs. 

It's Official...almost

We signed papers remotely here in Lake Elsinore.  A notary just came to our house where we signed all the papers that had been e-mailed to her, then she sent them back up to Utah overnight where they will be recorded. 

We aren't moving until Tuesday, December 3rd.  We had to push it back a day to make sure all the finishing work was completed on the basement.  (color me very annoyed about this delay). We are hoping the movers will have us all loaded up that afternoon so that we can take off and travel as far as State Line that night.  The next morning we will meet our realtor at the house for our walk through and keys.  YAY! 

It will be a busy day in Cedar City getting a feel for the house and deciding what goes where.  We are hoping the movers don't arrive with our belongings until Friday, but we will not know for sure until the day they are here to load up.  We are hoping to have time to put our shelving together for the garage and basement storage room that we took up to the storage unit in our first load. 

We are about 90% packed, and it is getting so close.  I am ready to be done with moving and saying our goodbyes. I am so sad to be leaving our sweet Lake Elsinore Ward.  Craig and I have loved serving in the primary together and he has really enjoyed serving  as Executive Secretary.  We adore our young bishopric because not only are they wonderful men, but they remind us so much of our kids.  I will really miss being Sister Friendly. 

I have decided packing and moving is right up there  with dental work on my list of fun things I never want to do again. [I always tell the dentist and his cohorts, I would much rather be in labor and delivery with no drugs, having a 10 lb baby that is 4 weeks late -  than in the dentist chair.  The good ones believe me].

Monday, November 4, 2013

The First Snowfall of the Season

When our son-in-law Mark called to say he was going to be in town for business, and wanted to help with our move, it seemed like a perfect time to rent a 26' truck and take a load up to the storage unit in Cedar City.  Greg and Melissa and Rich Gray came over on Saturday to help.  We love our kids and their friends! We packed up the entire garage and anything else that was packed and ready to go.  Craig was surprised how much we were able to get loaded and it really will make a dent in our final bill with the movers.  Of course, the day we unloaded was the first snowfall of the season, and by the time we got to the storage unit it was wet and sleety.  I will take that instead of 100 degree heat any day!
One of the perks of moving to Cedar City is reuniting with dear friends from Moreno Valley, who so kindly helped unload.  Richie Hansen has been doing an internship this fall in Cedar City.  He was one of my preschoolers and his parents are good friends.  Brian Brown has been a dear friend for over 20 years.
Craig and Tim Dulaney tackle the load.  Tim was Craig's best man.  We are so excited to live near the Brown's and Dulaney's. 
I thought I got a picture of the huge truck that was almost filled. This will have to do.  The unloading went fast with all the extra help.  We took apart the shelving in our garage in California and loaded it on the truck.  We are hoping to get the shelves up in Utah before the movers arrive to deliver the rest of our belongings.  Good times!