Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Last Three Weeks...

Have been spent moving from Philadelphia to Utah. Between packing, stressing, loading, stressing, saying our good-byes, stressing, BBQ-ing, and stressing...did I mention stressing?, we managed to see a few things in Philly that we had neglected to do our entire 4 years of living in Pennsylvania.

Here we are at the top of the steps at the art museum. Philadelphia is beautiful, at least this side of it anyway...

Grandpa and Zach re-enacting "Rocky". There Zach goes pulling that famous face of his...
One of my favorite things to pass along the freeway and look at during the day, and especially at night all lit up, are the crew houses along the Schuylkill River.
We hit up Geno's, for the first time. Easy cheese and all. You only live once. I thought my mom was going to die, but she ate it.

Again after all the stressing, packing, loading, stressing, good-byes, and stressing Justin took off with my Dad in the truck and my mom and I were off on the plane to Utah.
This is what driving across the country looks like from a Penske Truck. I hate to say it, but I don't think I missed much. Someday though I will probably get my chance...minus the kids though. I love them, but I just think the 5 hours on the plane, mixed with how exhausted they were from the week, was enough for me.
A lot of people helped us move, and we needed every little bit of it. Can I just say that Kids + Moving = Not Easy? My poor mom had to witness it all. She was so nice to take a month off and help us out. Thank You! The other kicker was having to say good-bye to Justin's parents. We even stayed with them the last week we were in PA, thinking it would help ease the whole good-bye...we were wrong. We are going to miss living so close to them. It is hard to move knowing that you leave behind things and people you love so much. We are now settled in our new place and are enjoying seeing family, friends, and Cafe Rio(hahaha). But, we definitely still think about Philadelphia every day and wish we could have the best of both worlds all in one place.

14 comments:

Krystal said...

I couldn't agree more with you and missing Philly. As for the moving thing I am glad you are done! What a stressful moment in life. It is so much harder with kids. So thank heavens you are done!!! What a nice feeling it is to be back on the west, and in Utah of all places. Your living the life! How is Zach doing with it all, new place, leaving Grandpa and Grandma, etc..? Can't wait to see all the fun you'll have in Utah. Hope to see you guys in July at the "Colony get together".

Chell said...

Oh glad you made it to Utah in one piece. Sorry the good byes are so hard.

I will be in Utah August 8-15 so hopefully I will get to see you. I am staying in SLC with some friends.

li'l mil said...

Well, at least you've given us one more reason to visit Utah...Cafe Rio. HA. Eat a few for us, will ya? And Geno's? Really? :)

I don't envy you the 5-hr plane ride, the packing, or unpacking...but we'll be doing it all next year! (I'm not stressing, I'm not stressing, I'm not stressing...)

Chiara said...

Dude....graduating, packing, kids, and moving are all a piece of cake. I can't believe you stressed....

Oh and p.s....I ate at Geno's when we were visiting Tiffany in Delaware. I still want to vomit just thinking about it.....

becky said...

what busy time! but SO glad you're back here in utah...how long?

we should try and get together for lunch/dinner, get mykelle and kristin and whomever...

li'l mil said...

And I'm sorry, but I'm laughing so hard right now at the awkward distance between you and Justin on the Rocky steps! C'mon, show the love!

We miss you guys already--Bone Junior will have to give you a call one of these days. She'll totally de-stress you.

Patrick and Paige said...

SO GLAD YOU ALL MADE IT SAFELY!!! LOVE THE PICTURES!!!

thomfam5 said...

Glad you are getting settled. It is hard to move on, but you will! Hope to see you next month!

Brock and Tyra said...

okay, so where are you!?

let's meet at cafe rio for lunch and then do the zoo.

i'm ready for some fun!

Sarah K said...

Glad you survived it all in one piece! We have yet to do the Philly tour - Rocky steps, Geno's...

We'll miss you guys. Lucy asked me the other day "What's Zach doing right now?" so I know she misses him too. She also told me that we need to move to UT.

Jamie said...

Moving stinks! I am glad you made it. We should have a little get together at Cafe Rio!

Ashley said...

Lets get together! Email me. Trashleypiggs@hotmail.com

Bone Junior said...

So now that you're in Utah, when do we start being BFF's??

Devon said...

Nice Cafe Rio plug....I'm not bitter. And I loved all your Philly pictures too! I just took my little sister to the Rocky steps this week and did some sightseeing, so I loved seeing little Zach doing the same! We miss you!