Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Devil went down to Georgia

Remember me telling you about the awesome furniture that my Grandma was giving to us?? Well we headed down to Georgia this past week and picked it up. We toyed with leaving on Saturday since one of my best friends was in town for work and her husband wasn't able to come up at the last minute and spend the weekend with us, but with tired and sick kiddos and a husband who had a lot of work to do.. we just left on Sunday. Some great friends let us borrow their truck so we wouldn't have to rent a car and a moving truck and we just got a uhaul trailer to tow back. I must say of the drive, I forgot how beautiful Tennessee can be. We got there just after dinner on Sunday and stayed at my Aunt's house. It was great to see her and spend some time with her. Isabel loves her and both the girls had a blast playing in the loft area of the house. There is a huge playroom... We have some pics on the camera, I'll try and post them tomorrow.. I just remembered they are still on the camera. Monday was moving day. We headed over to Grandma's house and moved a couple of things back to my Aunt's house, picked up the uhaul and Chik-fil-a then back to Gma's house to load up. It all went pretty smoothly thank goodness. We got all but the 'gun' cabinet. It was already at my Aunt's so I wondered if she forgot I was taking it or if she decided she wanted it, either way we didn't have room for it. We did come back with the piano, queen sized bed and mattress for Izzy, a night stand, a bombay dresser/vanity, a 6 foot long dresser, and a ton of stuff my mom inherited. It was a successful day and we ended it by eating at Ruby Tuesdays so I could indulge on their salad bar.
We stayed up really late talking with my Aunt which was so great.

Tuesday we got up and headed to Grandma's apartment to help her organize and clean. We did her craft room and got it all prettied. Then Mike and the kids took Grandma for some ice cream while Aunt B. signed the papers selling the house. The girls all went and helped Grandma pick out some flowers for her back yard at the apt then we headed out to this great Mexican restaurant and had truly some of the best mexican food I've had. After dropping Grandma back off at her house and staying to chat and spend a few more minutes with her we headed back to my Aunt's and off to bed.

My big girl!

How can you not love a giant cheesy grin!!

Isbael with Grandma and Aunt Barbie at dinner

We have really missed out on some great opportunities to spend time with Grandma. Being self employed stinks sometimes, it's hard to get away and just having the one car makes it difficult also. BUT we are trying to make it back down there before Isabel starts school and we are spending Thanksgiving there this year. Thanksgiving should be pretty fun, my sister, bro in law and their new baby will be there, my cousin, her husband and their baby who is the same age as Stella, and possibly my other cousin and his wife (depending on her residency schedule). How fun!!

Grandma and Stella with the little piggies

The girls and their (great)Grandma

We drove back.. ok, Mike drove back on Wednesday and we finally made it after a bajillon stops for bathroom (as much by me as by Izzy) and one stop that also included a Giradelli store for important baking goods.

Isabel loved these blocks from front to back is my bus stop, my house and a ramp to my restaurant that serves Mexican food.

Stella LOVED this slide, she was up and down this slide almost the whole time she was in the play loft

This one is for my sister... she might recognize the agony and screaming coming from this girl... Demon's overtook her body once a day for about 5 minutes.


Sara said...

I know you're glad you got your stuff. Now are yall in your house or are you in an apartment still? I can't remember exactly where y'all are now. Are you going to refinish any of the furniture or is it all the way you want it? How exciting...I love new furniture! I'm glad it all went smoothly.

tracyp said...

We are still in our apt. Working on moving/renovating.. will have to wait a bit longer. Pretty much all of the furniture will have to be refinished. Isabel's bedroom set will probably go white, but I think that stuff we'll take to our Amish cabinet guy so we don't ruin it. The other piece we can refinish it ourselves. The rest of the set we already did in black. Fingers crossed that in 6 months we'll be either out of here or have been working on renovating.

lesliem said...

I couldn't figure out which picture was for me! I loved the big cheese grin on Stella. But the temper tantrum is a nice one, too. Looks like you all had fun! Next year, TDay in Carolton... and you can even come visit me as I'll only be a 10 hour drive away... soonish.