Tuesday, February 5, 2013

1 Day 11 hours

Steph, Jeff, Noah, Carter, Grayson & Ivy are now 1 Day and 11 hours away, which equals 35 hours.  No more hopping in the car and seeing them in 20 minutes.  Reality has finally set in. 
Steph, her dad and grand kids left on their journey Sunday, January 27th after breakfast at our favorite spot.  Watching Steph's Kia Serento pull away with such precious cargo was one of the hardest things I ever had to face. 
I was so thankful that Mike was able to travel with them and help drive.  Even though he had just had eye surgery, he was still able to keep his plans.  The fog and night driving was hard for him, so Steph did most of that.  The weather wasn't so friendly for them.  The first hour of the trip they drove right into the ice storm that we were hoping they would bypass...but God had his hand on them.  They drove thru 4 hours of fog in Nebraska.  On the second day of the trip they stopped at Mike's sister, Susie's house in Colorado for 2 nights.  It was actually like a vacation for them, going into Estes Park and seeing the beautiful mountains.  They arrived on Thursday eve. to their new home in Bandon, Oregon.  Mike said the kids were good travelers.  It was fun along the way watching and waiting for Steph to post a picture on face book of where they would stop next.  It was like playing Where's Waldo?  Mike was able to go with to enroll the boys in school and check out the schools and stay and explore their new town until he flew back home on Sunday.  They all were able to say at a hotel down the street from their new house, since the moving truck wasn't due until Tuesday(today).  Mike said the ocean was so close, you could hear it and it sounded like a train.  I know that Steph is living her dream and loving being able to live near the ocean. So, it's hard to believe that in such a short time span they are already moved and starting to settle in their new home.  We all skyped last night and the boys seemed happy about their first day at school.  I was happy to see the smiles on their faces.  Ivy even started her new pre-school yesterday and she didn't want her mommy picking her up so early....she wanted to stay, which is a great sign. 
So....We are looking forward to May, around Mother's Day.  I am planning to fly out for a week with my mom.  We can't wait!  96 more days til Mother's Day....
Did I already say, I can't wait?


E said...

So glad they moved in and got settled. Living so far from home is hard, but you'll find ways to make it work!!!

Stephanie Precourt said...

We get Internet tomorrow! And ivy started her dance class/ her recital is going to be so cute! Can't wait for you to visit-