Tuesday, September 22, 2009

One C-R-Azy Weekend

Thursday started like any other day. I got up, got the girls to school, fed and bathed Paisley, and started working for UHaul. About 1/2 hour before I was finished, David came into the room to tell me we were headed to Vegas as soon as school was done. What??? Apparently his brother Zach needed help moving his family here. So after 4 hours of frantic cleaning and packing, we headed out. And somehow the 4 1/2 hours trip turned into 6 1/2 hours. Ahhh.....the joy of traveling with a baby. It's funny the little things you forget about babies over the years. Friday morning we went to pick up the UHaul. They didn't have any 26' trucks, so we had to settle with a 17' truck and a 6x12 trailer. I love my husband. Sooo not the same size. We loaded till 4, called it quits, showered and cleaned up the kids, and then went downtown to walk the strip with the kiddos. The girls LOVED the hotels. Amber was "enchanted" (yes, that's her word). Jade wanted to move to Vegas. We were able to see the water show at the Bellagio, the volcano show at the Mirage, we went inside the Venician, MGM Grand, and Excaliber. I was sad to discover the big dragon statue in the Excaliber was gone. When I asked where it was, I was told that Michael Jackson bought it a few years back. Sad. =( We didn't get back to Zach and Tai's till 11 and we all had to sleep on blankets on the floor. I didn't sleep. Saturday morning we finished loading, cleaned the house, and drove away. Tai and I drove with Railynn, Jocylain, and Paisley. David had Jade, and Zach drove the UHaul with Amber and Logan. Once in the valley, we stopped to unload the UHaul at a storage facility. Well, we didn't even get started till 6:30pm and the place closed at 7pm. The guy there said we'd have no problem getting out, we just couldn't get in after 7. WRONG!!! We were done and leaving at 8. Yeah.....the gate was closed and the keypad for our code wouldn't work cause the center was closed. We were stuck. I had to call UHaul and they had to call the manager. It took her 20 min to get there and open it up to let us out. The whole time we had cranky tired kids whining. What a mess! So now Zach and Tai and their three children are living with us for awhile. That makes 10 people here. It's crowded, but okay. I'm happy to have my best friends here and hopefully the kids will all learn to just get along better. I moved Paisley into my room (her crib, rocker, and changing table) along with the girls big dresser. The men set up their bunkbed in the girls room (so now there's 2 sets in there), Jocy's crib and their bed in Paisley's room. Tai's piano is in the dining room, and some of her kitchen table chairs are there as well. Like I said, it's crowded, but fun. =)

On a side note....since David is still unemployed, I applied for food stamps for the time being and got approved. Ever wonder what $725 worth of food looks like??


Tera Amsbury said...

I've been there... Ahh, the joy, humiliation and blessing of food stamps.
I always took off my wedding ring when I went shopping. I just felt dumb especially when the cashier announced that I had food stamps loud enough that everyone behind me heard and then stared.

Mandy said...

wow! that's crazy but I'm glad you were able to help your friends on such a short notice!

Katie said...

Holy heifer that's a lot of food and freakin' sweet, looks like you're set for awhile. =)

Lani said...

You guys are awesome! Our family of 10 lived in 1000 sq.ft. for a while, hope things stay fun and smooth out for everyone!