The Move (June)
After all of our travels to California, we had one last week in Phoenix before our big move to Denver. It was filled with last minute packing and travel arrangements. I get super overwhelmed with big changes and packing -- heck, I get overwhelmed packing for a weekend trip -- so the real MVPs of the move were my mom for flying out to Phoenix to help me pack and get my life in order, and my dad for coming out a few days later to drive our moving truck to Denver. We could NOT have done it without them and I am so so grateful for their help and encouragement. It makes me cringe to think that we will have to do it all over again next summer without their help!
|Our second apartment: 2025 E Campbell Ave #257! (Also Max's hair is so scary)|
On our last night in Phoenix our friends came over to help us load the truck, and then we all went to the Stand for one last burger and shake! We drove 6.5 hours to Albuquerque, stayed the night in a sketchy motel, and drove the remaining 6.5 hours to Lone Tree. It was a long 13 hours in a car with a baby who did NOT want to be stuck in his car seat, but somehow we all survived.
We drove into Lone Tree and I felt a wave of relief. I could instantly tell that this was the right place for us. The sun was shining, the temperature was only 90 (it was 120 that day in Phoenix!), and everything was GREEN! It is so beautiful here. We got the keys to our apartment (which we had only seen pictures of on the internet), and it wasn't scary! In fact, it was way better than I expected! First floor, two bedrooms, it feels like a mansion compared to our previous apartment. We had a few people in our new ward help us unload our truck, and set out to unpack and move in immediately.
That night, we even got to see Maddie and Logan who were in town visiting his parents! I'm obsessed with them and could cry that they live so far away. Thank heavens they will visit a few times this year. Someday we'll live in the same state again and all will be right in the world.
At the end of the month, Max turned 11 months old. He loves exploring our new home, and he sleeps in his own room like a champ! I gave him his second haircut all on my own, and I'm super proud to say that it didn't turn out horrible. Now that I cut off all of his brown, he is a total blondie and just getting blonder! He just started standing all on his own -- he doesn't stand up in the middle of the floor, but he will use someone or something to pull himself up and let go. He is super close to walking but doesn't know it yet. He likes to sit indian style or sit on his feet, which makes him look like a tiny adult. He loves to wave (at everyone, everything), and whenever he hears music, both arms wave like crazy. He is a complete dream. Mom life is dream life.
|Early birthday present from Grandma Lynette! He LOVES them!|
|His signature face|
|Mid-hike nap at Bluffs Regional Park|
|Dennis the Menace|