Sunday, March 14, 2010

Riley helps with the move

While we were packing, Riley built a fort in the kitchen by pulling out every drawer and opening every cupboard. Here's the finished product:

Grandma and Grandpa Harris came to help pack on February 27. They helped so much! Especially when it came to finding the right box to put Riley in!

These posts are out of order, just so you know.

The Big Move Part 1

We loaded up all our stuff into PODS on Thursday March 4 and Friday March 5. We decided to rent out our house while we try to sell it, and the new tenants were moving in on the 6th so we had to hurry up and get out. Dave started working at his new job at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads in Grants Pass, Oregon on February 22, so I had the fun job of packing up the house. Thank heaven for great family, friends and neighbors who pitched in so many hours of help with the packing - I never would have made it through this without you! When we were done we had more than 160 boxes packed. I guess that's what happens when you have 7 kids!

After we left our house, we stayed in a hotel for the night in Provo. The kids love to stay in hotels because it always means a great time swimming. Grandma and Grandpa Morrison were in town for the weekend to help with the move and to see Brooklyn's blessing, so they stayed in the hotel with us.

Grandma and Grandpa spend time at the pool with Brooklyn!

Happy Birthday, Austin!!!

Austin turned 15 on February 16th. He enjoyed bowling with his friends on Monday at the new bowling alley in Lehi, Jack and Jill's. It's owned by our Home Teacher, and had just opened that morning. We ate dinner at Pizza Pie cafe, an all you can eat pizzeria, then our family went to see the new Percy Jackson movie.

On the 16th, he wanted to go shopping with the money he received as gifts. We took him to Game Stop where he bought Jurassic: the Hunted. We had strawberry cheesecake for dessert. He said it was a great day, and he hugged me a bunch of times so he must have been pretty happy. I love getting hugs from my teenagers!