That two-day drive with little girls that I have been dreading for somewhere in the vicinity of three months? Over!
And we all survived. By noon on day two, Ani was pretty much done with her carseat, just moaning and whining for most of the last six hours (although she did also take two naps during that time period, so it wasn't all bad).
And in the afternoon of the second day, Ella said, "I feel like I can hardly handle any more of this driving." I couldn't agree more.
Now it's just all a blur of unpacking and four million trips to Target and Goodwill (you guys - I NEVER find anything good at Goodwill, and at a tiny one here we found a huge ottoman/coffee table, a tiny couch for Ella's room, an enormous solid wood desk for Bart, and a bookshelf for Ella's room for a total of $54. Score).
Expect me to deluge you with many many posts in the coming weeks and months about our house (which I love love love).
In the meantime, Ella is loving having more room to play and a backyard to boot (Bart looked at this photo that I posted on Instagram and said, "That's more than a little deceiving." The backyards on our street have no fences between them, so this is actually several backyards in a row. Looks better this way, though).