after saying goodbye to our loved ones,
and vacuuming one last time,
and having one last treat at our little home,
we hit the road!
that first day was a tough one. its a good thing chris and i were each driving a car because i was pretty emotional and was able to let it all out without feeling self-conscious in front of my excited husband. not that he would have minded. i just would have tried to put on my brave face instead of facing my real feelings. but once it was out, it was out.... for the most part.
we crammed the first day with a lot of driving and stayed in macon, georgia the first night.
my mom lived in macon when she was a kid, although I'm sure its changed drastically since then.
after breakfast we set out again for another long day of driving.
we drove through alabama, mississippi, and stopped for the night in downtown memphis, tennessee.
we loved downtown memphis!
we ate dinner at the famous Rendezvous restaurant.
surprisingly, it was horrible food.
but still fun.
and somehow we still managed to eat all our food....
afterwards, we hopped on the trolley for a ride around town.
charlie loved the trolley.
we stopped for some maggie moo's ice cream.
the next day we made it to arkansas!
it was halloween and our friends, the smith's, hosted a fun halloween dinner/trick or treating bash!
it was so much fun reconnecting with the smiths and getting to know some new friends. there are some wonderful people in arkansas.
the next morning we got the keys to our rental and unloaded the truck.
our heater had issues, but it just gave us an excuse to use the fireplace and wear our beanies.
everything is unpacked, but I'm still trying to figure our what to do with all of our palm tree pictures :)
jack and ellie started school on the 6th. they are enjoying it, even though they are in two different elementary schools right now. there was no room in kindergarten at the school we are assigned to, so ellie goes to beard elementary on the other side of town while jack goes to woods. this might be my only major complaint about this area. but as soon as a spot opens, ellie will be able to move over and join jack.
they LOVE having no uniforms for school. they each get their own computer at school and they have started saying "yes ma'am" and "no, sir" so i really can't complain too much!