I know it’s been a while since I posted anything. Boy, SOOO much has happened since.
My life has changed in amazing ways… I am challenged, happy, growing, and loving every minute.

We moved on September 1st to our new house. It took 1 1/2 trucks to fit all our stuff… wow! It’s amazing how much stuff you can collect over the years. I remember when we just a had a suitcase and small plastic trunk each.

For our move we had 3 amazing guys to help us: Steve, Akira and Aki (let’s not forget my muscle man husband as well). You should have seen those guys carry all our stuff up 3 flights of stairs (37 steps in all) to our house, not to mention the stuff that had to go another flight of stairs inside the house… wow! My hat goes off to those great guys and I recommend them to anyone any day… ha!

The day after we moved in we worked on our paperwork and then the day after that we visited the 2 schools that we planned to send our kids to. It took 4 1/2 hours of meetings but they really wanted our kids to join their school the next day so wanted to fill us in on all the details.

When we got home we told the kids the ‘news’ of them going to school the next day and then I searched frantically for the boxes with all their school stuff and made sure they had all they needed for the next day… how exciting!

The elementary school already started preparing for their special sports day so our kids became a part of their program and were quickly learning the routines for their groups.

All in all it’s been a great adjustment period. TONS of hard work setting up and getting used to doing so many things I’m just now learning to do… such as cooking!

I don’t drive, so I get around on a bike with my two younger kids strapped into their bike seats (one in front, one in the back) with a basket in the front for our shopping. With the hill up to our house and the 3 flights of stairs I’m getting lots of good exercise… no complaints :)

I’ll write again soon and tell you more… Catch you later!