Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Packing day!

Well the day has arrived!! The movers are actually here at the house now packing everything up! I am just sitting back and answering questions for them as they come up. I will come back later and post pictures that I am taking all day today.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Last day with a 1 year old! (and 52 weeks in pictures!)

Hi!! Well tomorrow is the baby will be 2! I can't believe it! Tomorrow I am taking Jacob to Chuck E Cheese for a play date with his two good friends and as a treat since it is his birthday. Our move week has also arrived.

On Tuesday, I will meet the movers at my mom's house in the Valley to pick up/pack the items that we have in storage. Then on Wednesday they will come here to our apartment and pack up everything. Then on Thursday the movers come back to load all our stuff to make the 3,033 mile drive. On Friday morning, Jacob and I will take off and fly to Colorado to stay with Oma and Boppy until all our household goods are ready to be delivered to SD! Hans will then start his drive on May 2nd, as he is working until May 1st at AK USA. His dad is flying up here on Tuesday to drive my van down for us, and will be bringing it to CO so that I have it and when the time comes can drive up to SD. Depending on when that is, Oma should be coming with Jacob and I to help us get settled into our new house.

After Jacob's bath tonight, I took some pictures of him on his last night as a 1 year old! Here are some of the better ones! 
I don't want my picture taken!
 OK, I guess I will take one with Mom!
 But, I am not feeling the love for Dad tonight.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

52 weeks in pictures, and a moving update.

Well actually there isn't a picture for this weeks post, as once again I didn't take any pictures. I will however be taking pictures this week as all our stuff gets packed up and ready to be shipped to South Dakota.

Move update: Movers will start packing next week Tuesday! Yes as in a week from tomorrow! They are going to start with the stuff that we have stored at my moms house in Wasilla. So that morning I will get up and head out to her house to meet them and supervise the packing/loading that is to take place there. Then on Wednesday they will pack the apartment here in Anchorage and load everything on Thursday! Then Jacob and I will be flying out on Friday morning. We have to be at the airport at 5:30am :( but on the flip side we arrive in Colorado at about 4:30ish pm.

Hans dad is flying up here next week to drive my van down. He will be leaving by Friday and will be doing the drive by himself. Hans is working until May 1st and then will hit the road on May 2nd.

On Saturday, we put in a offer on a house in Huron and on Sunday the offer was accepted! The sellers even agreed to allowing us to move in early/before closing! This was a huge help as the mortgage company wants Hans to be on his new job at least a month before they will let us close. If the sellers had not agreed to the early move in, then Hans would have to live in a hotel and Jacob and I would stay in CO. Now Jacob and I will be in CO until our household goods arrive at the house. Hans will be taking the air mattress so that when he gets to Huron and he can take possession of the house on May 11 he has a place to sleep. This makes him only having to be in a hotel for about 5 or 6 nights depending on when he arrives from driving. He will then start his new job on May 16th!

I do have a picture of the front of the house that I was able to save to my computer from the listing.....
  We absolutely love this house! It has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a 3 car garage (as you can see!) and approximately 2350sf! It has a formal living room upstairs and a family room down in the basement. There are 2 bedrooms up and 2 down. The yard is really nice and we will be putting up a fence sometime this summer or next as well as as play set for Jacob. I am really looking forward to having a family room that all of Jacob's toys can stay and all the space!!! Our current apartment is about 950 to 1000 SF, so this house is going to feel huge when we first get moved it.

Oh and in case you were wondering....Jacob will be 2 in a week from today!!! 2 I tell you! I can't believe that his birthday is already next week. My baby is growing so big, and isn't a baby anymore. He is turning into such the big boy.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Guess what????? We are moving!!!! (and my late 52 weeks in picture post)

It is official!!! We are moving! Hans was offered a job today with a company in South Dakota. The company had set up a conference with him for 7am our time to discuss an offer! So by 7:05 am we knew they wanted to hire him and were learning all the details of the offer. They are helping to pay for our relocation, which is very nice. Plus they have great benefits. 

We have scheduled movers to arrive on April 21, and Jacob and I will fly to Colorado on April 22nd to stay with Mark and Diane until Hans can secure housing for us in the town we are moving to. Mark will be flying up to help drive my van down and help us pack the last couple of days and then help load the truck before hitting the road to drive. Hans will be staying behind here until May 2nd as his last day of work at his current job is May 1st. So needless to say, the next few weeks is going to be crazy!

I realized that I never took any pictures in the last week, but here is a picture that I took when we took our day trip last weekend and I thought was a funny picture. :)

We were in the elevator at the Sealife center and Jacob was looking up at the ceiling as it had mirrors on it. He thought that it was pretty cool.