Mar 31, 2014

moving in {my room}

i'm just now getting around to posting these pics from the past few days.
i won't have wifi in my house until next week, so i've been bumming it at mcdonalds the past few days.
i still have a little bit of work to do in my room, but it's mostly done.
i will be blogging the finished look asap.

Mar 27, 2014

the five day journey cross country

friday morning i awoke early with a knot in my stomach.
my big sissy and i had shared the pull out couch and stayed up late talking, and i had only gotten five hours of sleep.
we still had a LOT to pack up, though the truck was packed full.
i wasn't looking forward to the last couple of goodbyes to family + my house + my car + "my" land.
i took a last walk around the property i had grown up on.
the memories coming in waves of what i did there, or what happened here.
but then, like the day before, the inevitable came.
we said goodbye to my grandparents.
and then my sister.
after a very very tearful goodbye to her, i stood on the hill, overlooking my house and "my" land` (sikestone- my movie making land ) 
and just cried and cried.
my dad put his arm around me and struggled to get out the words "we'll always have the memories"..
and then... we went.

^^this here is my scooter bug, bessie. she and i have been through a lot together.^^

we were traveling in the van and the moving truck.
the van had a cat and two dogs in the back, plus various last minute packings.
i sat in the front seat of the van.
my sister sent a text and my mom told me to read it to her because she was driving. i did so and had to stop because i started crying at the beginning of it.
i cried on and off all day on the road.
after a very long day of driving we stopped at an OK hotel.
i awoke at five am with matt wide awake and ready to go.
i hadn't had my coke yet so i wasn't as cheery as normal ;)
but that was quickly remedied and i became a whole new person ;) coke changes you ;)
we ate at crackle barrel for dinner, and i had a bowl of mac & cheese which immediately made me think of my sarah. :'(

 ^^rusty kept trying to come up and visit^^

we packed all the animals and suitcases back into the car and headed west.
Nebraska was soooo freakin long and it had snow piled on the sides of the road.
it was freezing.
we finally made it into Wyoming which, is drop dead gorgeous by the way.
on day three i spent all day in the truck with dad.
i don't remember much except the routine chaos of getting the dogs out and trying to eat breakfast pack up at the same time. oh and matt dropped his sock in the toilet ;)
we had a gorgeous  driving day with sunshine.
dad and i didn't talk a lot, we mostly listened to the country station or me reading "The Maze Runner" almost done! ;)

 ^^the last hotel we stayed in^^

 ^^heheh Perry was excited ;)^^

on day four of driving, i was walking into a convenient store in Wyoming. on the way in, a guy was playing his guitar and singing by the door. i was wearing my "Hogwarts" sweater, and then i heard him start singing "She goes to Hogwarts school".
 i busted out laughing.
oh and i fell asleep for a few minutes, and i dreamed a lamb bit me so i awoke with a big gasp. and everyone was like; "what?!"

on day five we were going through Oregon.
which is just as beautiful as Wyoming ;)

 ^^the Columbia river^^

and then.... it hit us... rain ;)
and FINALLY we entered Washington.
we met up with some old and new friends and have actually, been staying at one of their houses while we've been house hunting.
well, after almost two discouraging days of no luck...
it's perfect for us. but it will definitely be new...
it's in a neighborhood and we've always lived secluded from the world on a backroad on several acres...
but i think it will be fine.
the yard is tiny and so is my bedroom, but it fits our needs and we're not complaining.
we move in tomorrow!!!
thank you all for your prayers and support :)

Mar 26, 2014

it's so hard to say goodbye

as you all know by now, me and my family just went through a very big move. like, from GA to WA big move. 
we had to say a lot of goodbyes.
 on march 20th we packed up our house and said goodbye to most of our family and friends.

the morning started off with me still in bed and anna banging on my door yelling at me to get up ;)
we went on a box hunt all over town but since it was so early, no one was open and we only managed five boxes. after that we started marching the billion boxes up to the truck.

^^abs joined us later on in the day :D^^

 ^^thankful for pizza!!!^^
 ^^my best friends- missing sarah...^^
 ^^sarah joined us later on :D^^
it was so much work.
but everyone worked so hard and nobody complained.
it was such a good day with everyone.

but... we knew that at the end of the day, we had to do the inevitable... say goodbye.
but first, a little back story....
i met sarah and anna when i was about five years old at our church.
i have no memory of us meeting, just us being best friends from the get go.
we did everything together.
it wasn't really until the last three years that we were seeing more of each other and were always at each others houses. we have had so many adventures together, so many memories and laughs.
it's never been a thought in my mind that we would never not see each other again.
thirteen years goes by way to fast.
they're my best buds.
 and i miss them greatly.
i met abby in 2006.
 i first saw her when i was changing gymnastics complexes.
at that time i was very lonely.
she was on my team and we were tied at the hip from the get go.
the first time i went to her house we entertained ourselves by stomping in the mud and trying to make bricks out of it. she told me i was her best friend that day.
and almost everyday after that we saw each other.
 i miss her bunches.

and then we had to say goodbye...
(special thanks to my uncle for the below photos)

 ^^i'm very attractive when i cry.... not LOL ^^

 ^^listen to my stomach anna ;)^^
 ^^ my sarah bear^^

 ^^ me sobbing on abby's shoulder took me waaaay back to the past times i have cried on her^^
 ^^abs mom, who has treated me like her own^^

 ^^ forever. to infinity and beyond^^
 ^^my anna^^

it was an extremely emotional day.
after saying goodbye to all my besties, i had to say goodbye to my grandparents, my brother in law, my uncle and my big sister.

and then on friday morning, we left.
 ^^ i grew up in this house. never moved once.^^
and then onto the five day journey cross country.....