Well, we did it. I sit here in front of our beautiful fireplace in our cool new home in Kaysville less than one week after the big move. Surprisingly, I haven’t been homesick at all. Perhaps its because Smiths and Wal-Mart are less than 10 minutes from my house, or perhaps its because the area where we are living is really pretty and rural and feels a little bit like home. Whatever the reason, I’m pretty glad that our transition so far has been fairly smooth. I’m sure there will come a time soon when I wish that I was back in Enoch, but right now I’m feeling really good about everything.
So the story of our move goes a little like this:
Chad started his new job at the beginning of November, so he spent about two weeks “up North” while I held down the fort in Enoch. The first week he stayed with my parents and made the hour plus commute each day until he got the keys to our house. While he was gone, I packed like a crazy person (and found a lot of junk to throw away) and tried to get the house ready to move. Being a single mom is hard stuff, can I just say. It was no fun at all.
I had to say a lot of goodbyes, but my sweet friends Christie, Tawna, and Wendy got a babysitter for me so that we could all go out for ice cream together. I will miss them so much, as well as my other friends that I have been blessed to know the past five years!
Chad came home last Friday just in time to let the Elders Quorum know that we were packing up, so we had about a dozen guys show up and load everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) into the U-Haul in about an hour. Crazy.
The next morning I went on one final run on the roads of Enoch and only cried a little. Then Evan and Ruth came over and helped us with last minute packing and cleaning. Then Evan drove up the U-Haul while we followed behind him. We were met at our new house by a TON of family (Chad’s and mine) who helped us unload the U-Haul even faster than it was packed! I don’t think I could thank everyone enough. It was such a smooth move with no hiccups, all because of the help that we received from those we love.
We have been spending the last week getting unpacked, settling in, and enjoying some of the cool things about this house, like the slide off of the deck and the cozy fireplace.
It really is a beautiful area and I think the ward will be good. We’ve only been to sacrament so far (which was much quieter than we are used to), so it will take some getting used to. I was able to go to the temple last night while Chad stayed home with the kids and tonight we will switch off. It’s only a twenty minute drive to get there, after all, so we had better take advantage of it!
Normally I am really bad with change, but this one seems as though it’s a good one.
Now if we could just get our Enoch home rented out, all would be well :).