Sunday, June 28, 2009

Moving Day.... I mean week!!

On Monday, we officially closed on our new house! I had no idea what the week ahead would hold. I have never been a big mover. I have really only moved three times, with that being said I am no expert. And now that I have really moved this time- independent from my parents- I will say it is one of the most stressful things I have endured. It was good for losing 3 lbs in one week.... and good for a new house! Otherwise, it sucked!

In the midst of moving week we tried to take time out to remember our lives in the townhouse, have final picnics on the hill, and spending time at our new house to see what life has in store for the Smorstad family!

Outrider Way is where our family began... but we have outgrown the space!

Ivy and Rantz taking a break from swimming and enjoying pizza on the hill!

Ivy is excited to look around her new yard- discovering flowers, green "matoes", and a "barm" intact with her horse (only in her imagination)!


Yesterday morning we woke up tired. Tired from a week of painting, packing, and keeping the townhouse spic and span in case of a showing. We missed our time together as a family and we were feeling the stress of the move. But as the alarm went off bright and early, for the last time at Outrider Way, we new the end was near! We were on our way to a new home on none other than Lefty Loop!

Ivy is ready to go!

Goodbye old house, hello new home!

We arrived to find our kitty cat, scared to death in Ivy's closet. Ivy was excited to "comfort" her with lots of Ivy loving!


Last night, after unpacking our life, we slept good (Ivy included-yay) and woke up refreshed. We are putting the finishing touches on our house to make it a Smorstad Home!

Coming REALLY REALLY soon!
Pictures :) and LOTS of them!!!


  1. Congrats on the big move!! You must be so excited! Love the pic of Ivy in the moving truck!

  2. I can't wait to see the pics! I love the ones of Ivy in the moving truck!

  3. been praying for you... I wish my stress in all our moving caused me to loose some lbs... maybe during the next one:)

  4. I am so excited to see the new pix and hear all about life in your new crib! Congrats!!

  5. YAY!!! I can't wait to see the photos.

  6. I can't wait to see the new house pics! I love Ivy in the moving truck! I am glad the moving is behind you!

    On a side note, talk about craziness...Did you know I moved 14 times growing up? All in Lexington. And now I have moved 4 more times in 5 years between 3 different states.


Thanks for your encouragement as I travel through this season of life called mommyhood!