Sunday, June 19, 2016

It's Moving Day!


The day has finally arrived! Today is the day, the day all my stuff arrives from California and we move into our new home here in the northern suburbs if Chicago. Let me just say, since my hubs accepted the position in Chicago back on February 26th, the last 4 months have been wild! Not only have I've been going a little bananas with all the moving shenanigans, my hubs was still working and living in the Netherlands, leaving me to do the bulk of the move prep. Thankfully, his company helped out loads.

Airport selfie at it's finest. Look out Chicago! 

Thomas started his new position nearly two months ago, but the kids and I only just arrived in Illinois this past Wednesday. I already really love it here! It's so different than anywhere else I've ever lived. I know this might sound weird but the aspect of the mid-west that keeps surprising me is how flat it is. After living in California for so long, you get used to being surrounded by hills and mountains. When I've traveled to different parts of Europe, I've had the same feeling. I guess that makes me a true Cali girl.


My kids are so excited to be starting school here in August and making new friends. We bought a home in a very family friendly community, on a lake. It's something different for us. I was a bit heartbroken to sell our family home in California (memoriessssss), the home we rented out when we lived in Switzerland, but happy to have found such a wonderful new family home... with a basement! I can't wait to start sharing my DIY, craft and home tours of the interior as I go along!


Anywho, have a wonderful week... I can't believe this week my sweet boy will be 6! and Saturday marks the half way point to Christmas!! Heck, why is time flying by?! x

This was the 5 blissful minutes before shit hit the fan and all three had mini-meltdowns, for whatever reason. Seriously, for kids that travel so much, you would have thought it was their first time.  

15 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that your kids are so excited to start school! Best of luck settling into your new home.

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  2. Congrats on the move! Your house looks beautiful! I think you all will love living in the Midwest. I live in Milwaukee, and love it. I've even lived in California for a few years, but came back. :)

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  3. Sounds like it's been an adventure! Best of luck to you!

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  4. Aw nice! I just visited Chicago for the first time this past May and I loved the city - such a different feel from the West Coast but so much going on.

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  5. Congrats on your big move! Your house looks amazing and I hope you and your family make a smooth transition from Cali to Chi-Town!

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  6. Such a great new adventure! Good to hear you are liking it so far!

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  7. That is a big move! Welcome back to the Midwest! I grew up in Milwaukee and still live in WI. It will be a big change but hopefully your family will love it! Best wishes!

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  8. How exciting! Your new home is beautiful and I love how happy your children look :) Much luck to your family in Chicago! XoXo http://www.primpandprimebeauty.com (@melly_cakez)

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  9. Moving is so fun to me for some reason. So lucky to have a basement too! Perks to living in the north I guess. I hope you get settled into your new home quickly!

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  10. Wow! That is such a difference! I hope you like winter! Lol. I've never been to Chicago but I hear it's a fantastic city. Good luck and have fun!

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  11. That is quite a drastic change! At least it is in the summer so you won't get the immediate shock of cold weather. Can you just imagine taking kids on a plane before there were ipads?!?!

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  12. Congratulations on your new home, WOW it is beautiful and the yard is fantastic. I cant wait to see all your DIY ideas and decorating and tour of your new home!!!

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  13. Congrats on the new house! We're moving too, and it's both exciting and stressful. Thanks for sharing your story at the Manic Mondays blog hop!

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  14. Happy to hear all is well, Ashleigh.. Moving is not always a joyful ride, been there done that! Enjoy chicago ;)

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  15. BOO you move from CA and I am here!?!? We JUST moved this weekend from Northern Cal to SoCal. Moving is SOOOOO much work. Glad you found a home you love and a place to raise those sweet boys!!!

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