Hope your week is off to a good start. Our weekend was a bit of a whirlwind, as has life been lately. The reason for my crappy posting schedule has been that things have been incredibly busy here at home. Because……..we are moving!! Several weeks ago, my husband got a job offer with a company in Minnesota. We decided to go for it and then had to rush to get our house ready to put on the market. We were incredibly fortunate and blessed that 2 days after our house hit the market, we accepted an offer. Of course that meant we needed to hurry up and start the house hunt in MN. So between getting the house ready, house hunting, coordinating things with movers and realtors and mortgage companies, getting new daycare set up, etc. Things have been a little crazy to say the least. But in a good way, we are really excited about this new adventure :) We found a great house about 2 weeks ago and put in an offer. We had it accepted later that day. Things have really been coming together well so far. This weekend we took Reagan to see the new house and check out her new daycare. We headed up Friday after work.
A trip that is supposed to take 3 hours takes about 4 when traveling with a toddler :) I managed to get her to eat about 3 bites of that sandwich and cut a deal with her to eat her apples in the car so we could get back on the road again. An hour after our dinner stop we arrived at our hotel and got everything ready to put Reagan to bed since it was already past her bedtime. Then we had time to unwind with a glass of wine before hitting the hay ourselves.
Saturday morning we met our realtor to tour our house again. We’ve been hyping up the idea of “new house” to Reagan ever since we knew we were going to be moving so that she’d think it was really exciting. So far it’s working because new house was all she could talk about. The new house is actually new construction so it’s completely empty right now, which meant tons of room for her to run around. Of course she managed to get herself into trouble within about 5 minutes of arrival after she discovered how to lock the doors and found it hilarious to run into all the bedrooms and play with the lock. We’re hoping once all of our stuff is inside, she won’t even notice the doors anymore.
The second big event of our day was to take Reagan to visit her new daycare. Which we have been referring to as “new school”. She’s been obsessed lately with the idea of going to school, so we figured that if we overhyped it in the same way we were with the new house and told her she gets to go to a new school and meet her new teachers she’d be excited about it. The meeting was a success. I feel good about it and she was so excited when she saw all the toys they had. As we were driving away she actually said, “I love my new school”. Seriously sweetie, you’re 2 1/2, that’s a mighty big thought, and it completely melted me!
Once the evening rolled around, we were pretty stoked to try out a new restaurant. We ended up at Dino’s, a local New York style pizza spot. The atmosphere and ambiance was fantastic with exposed brick walls, awning covered booths, and candle light at each table. We were impressed before we even tasted the food. We were lucky we got there around 5:30 because we grabbed the last available table and the line started to form fast.
The house red hit the spot after a long and eventful morning and afternoon. Never mind the toddler being scolded behind it ;) Little miss decided to start acting her age shortly after we sat down, so we ended up making a very quick decision on what to order. We are already looking forward to going back to try one of the amazing sounding specialty pizzas. This time we rolled with a classic pepperoni and ground beef. We loved it. It tasted very fresh and homemade. And we got to watch them toss all the dough while we waited so that added a fun and authentic pizzeria vibe to the experience.
We headed back to the hotel and took Reagan for her first pool swim. We’ve been meaning to get her into swim lessons but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. With summer coming and us moving to lake country we probably better get looking into that.
She loved running down this hallway. Problem this time was that she insisted on having the straps of her Crocs in the front, so she couldn’t run in them :)
Luckily we had the pool to ourselves because it was a little small. And much colder than I would have preferred! Neither one of us had any interest in going in more than waist deep. We checked out the hot tub and discovered it wasn’t nearly as hot as most. In fact it was barely warmer than bath water, so we all moved over there instead.
We lasted in the hot tub for another 20 minutes or so before drying off and heading back upstairs to give Regs a bath and get her in bed. Then it was time to break out the tiramisu we had brought back from dinner.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhmazing! We had a couple of drinks while we watched a little TV before turning in.
Sunday morning we grabbed some complimentary hotel breakfast. I had the some scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy. Along with a glass of orange juice and coffee.
Not too shabby. I may or may not have grabbed a donut after this picture was taken ;) It actually wasn’t very good though. Definitely store bought and kinda dry. After showering and getting dressed we played the lazy card and just hung out in the room for awhile. We had taken care of everything on Saturday that we needed to get done so we just enjoyed the free time for a little while. We had a couple of stores we wanted to run to so we hit those up quick and then grabbed some burritos bowls at Chipotle for lunch.
It was really busy inside and the only table left was a high top with only 2 chairs, so Lloyd had to hold Reagan on his lap while we ate. It was definitely not the most enjoyable meal but it was still delish! After lunch we packed up and headed home. We had planned travel time to coincide with naptime in hopes of getting some quiet drive time.
If this is any indication, then I guess it was well planned ;) It rained the whole way home. I wished I could have had a nap too. Glad to be home but looking forward to the next time we head up there it will be with a moving truck and we’ll be there to stay! Less than a month to go. I have a feeling it will fly by with all we have to do in the meantime. Glad to have you along on the journey with us.