Thank You

As I sit here and type this, John is in the other room desperately trying to get Ethan to fall asleep.  The kids are so out of routine and in a totally new and exciting place and therefore are having trouble napping and sleeping.  I am looking forward to finding a groove again though I fear it will be a while before that happens! 
 This is night two in our new home in Golden Colorado.  It has been a whirlwind of packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking.  And unpacking.  And unpacking.  I don’t think I’ll ever get unpacked.  It seems soooo overwhelming!   

But right now as I sit among the seemingly hundreds of boxes I cannot help but feel grateful.  We could not have done it without the help of our family.  Thank you for pitching in and helping us get through this huge ordeal!  I’m going to attempt to thank everyone but please forgive me if I leave you out.  I do not mean to, it’s just I’m exhausted and not thinking straight! 

First off, a huge thank you to Matt and Jacquelyn for letting John live with you for three long months in your one bedroom apartment taking up your living room.  Thank you dad for helping us pack up on Sunday and for picking up our Uhall trailer for us.  We were able to go to one last service at our church while you picked it up and that meant a lot to us.  Mom, Chelsee, and Grammy, thank you for watching the boys while we worked on Sunday, cooking us dinner, and for working your rears off to clean our house from top to bottom and in every nook and cranny on Monday.  You helped us leave the house perfect for our renter and they are very lucky to have such a nice clean house to move into. Thank you Ron, Mikey, and Brian for helping us Sunday to get everything loaded into the truck and trailer.  I know you were worn out by the end of the day!  Thank you Teresa for watching the boys all day on Monday and for making the trip with us and helping with the boys.  I know it is no easy feat to corral the boys, especially when they are excited and tired at the same time.  And lastly, but in no way least, thank you to everyone – family and friends alike - who gave us sweet gifts and encouraging words.  I won’t name everything on the blog but we have been blessed with gifts of snacks, food, toys, books, and money.  We are so grateful.  We could not have done this without any of you.  Please know how much we appreciate what you have done for us and that we will sincerely miss you.