Moving?!…don’t mind if I do!!


As I have said before things are never dull for us, and, the last few days have been no exception. We drove to Illinois, mid snowstorm on Saturday, to view two places. #1 an new condo close to a huge nature preserve #2 a completely remodeled lake cottage with an unfenced yard. As most of you know Scott has been job searching. After careful consideration of two offers; one in a city VERY UNFRIENDLY to pet owners and the other in Chicago…a little more diverse and welcoming, we decided on Chicago. We’re hoping to find the perfect place and get settled in and hoping even more that one of these places we viewed on Saturday will be it!

Obviously our home hunt means Scott officially ACCEPTED a JOB offer!!!! He is thrilled to be going back to work…yep, I think the boys crazy antics broke him;)…But for now we wait, wait on applications, wait on paperwork, background checks, etc.etc.etc.leaving us without an official start date, things have been a little..hectic..is a nice way to put it. In the mean time the reality sets in that there is literally a ton to get done before MOVING…again. Sooo, do we pack and risk living in boxes for potentially weeks before we’d actually move? YEP. Both Scott and myself are big planners so we’d rather live on the basics and pack up the rest. I’ll let you know if I’ve changed my feelings about the boxes, though, after weeks+ of living out of them :0

well keep you posted on our new adventure!!

Making a Splash

After a few days of trying to rearrange the schedule we are finally on track. Daily life, even as simple as what time to have lunch, is now chaotic. With twins some days everything seems chaotic though….BUT, were on target and were even getting a 3 hour nap in! Amazing, its given Scott and I plenty of time to pack, a luxury I didn’t have the last few times. Anyhow, we have been trying to occupy the boys when we do have to pack with them around so we ordered a play table…not just any play table a splash play table. Our little “merman” babies (think zoolander) love to stay in the tub for hours everyday splashing away and recently have found a second love in our pool. We decided to put it on the porch, which, we recently covered in bamboo grass to add a little privacy since the boys are frequently nakie :0 And…they LOVE it, every time they play by the glass patio now they try to open the door to get out there!

splash day :)
splash day 🙂
Splash time
Splash time
So, MOVING TIP # 1 pack the things you don’t use on a daily basis early (2-4 weeks before you move depending on how much stuff you have) this will save you time in the long run. Be sure to clearly mark all boxes with contents and instructions on where they should be put. This way you pack early (less stress) and can throw away/sell things you wont move with. An added plus…the pets and kids aren’t alarmed by the slow process:)