Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Road trip recap

We made it to Memphis last Monday but unfortunately are stuff didn't make it.  The truck from Boston is taking 16 days.  What?!?  Definitely ridiculous but what can you do.  We thankfully had a Pod in Memphis that we left for 14 months that had a few things but right now we are pretty much living in an empty house.  There were some cross words shared with our friends over at United Moving Company. Not sure if they picked the right woman to mess with...20 weeks pregnant, a 2 and 3 year old, and 2 weeks away from the biggest event she puts on...this woman needs her stuff!!!  We are praying it makes it by Wednesday.

I took pictures along the way on our road trip for memories.  The road trip really was wonderful.  The boys did awesome and we were really proud of them.  The longest drive was a little over 7 hours.  Every other day we tried to keep it closer to 5 or less.  We watched lots of movies, colored, played with toys, and made numerous stops.  It was so great to catch up with old friends along the way as well.  Definitely something we will look back upon and smile!

Road trip day 1: packing up the house, loading the car, saying goodbye to our Boston apartment, and driving as far as we could make it.

Goodbye Boston, hello Memphis (in a week)
Road trip day 2: waking up in a hotel in Danbury, CT, watching movies in the car, stopping for lunch, ending the day in Washington, DC meeting David's high school best friend's new baby boy, Whit.
Road trip day 2...woke up in a hotel in CT, stopped to eat lunch, on our way to DC Road trip rest of day 2...David meeting his high school best friends son Whit then eating Mexican with friends

Road trip day 3: touring DC, seeing the White House, Washington monument and Lincoln Monument, enjoying the Air and Space Museum, seeing an old college friend who works in the Senate, and taking hard naps.
Road trip day 3...the White House, the monuments, Air and Space Museum, then out cold asleep...good day in DC
Road trip day 4: longest drive of the trip (7 hours) and staying with great friends in Huntersville, NC.
Road trip day 4: said goodbye to DC, 7 hours in the car, seeing friends in Charlotte.
Road Trip Day 5: drove from Charlotte to Knoxville, spent the night with wonderful friends and enjoyed catching up and seeing their home and children.
Road trip day 5: drove from Charlotte to Knoxville, spent the night with wonderful friends and enjoyed catching up and seeing their home & children.
Road trip day 6: driving from Knoxville to Nashville, seeing our sister and brother in laws new home, and playing with cousins. 
Road trip day 6: driving from Knoxville to Nashville, seeing our sister and brother in laws new home, and playing with cousins.
Road trip day 7: making it to Memphis and seeing our new home! Untitled

2 comments:

medurimayhem said...

looks like y'all had a great trip. missing you in boston!

Emily said...

Whit made the blog!! He is so honored, and it was such a wonderful treat to see you and the boys. Looking forward to spending more time together the next time we are in Memphis (October).