6/6/08

The Night Before the Last Night


The pods came and now they are full.
Everything we own fits into two 8' x 6' x 7' boxes.
My skin is sticky and smells like summertime.
I think Sebastian knows we're leaving. On a totally unrelated note, he managed to take his diaper off after I put him down for his nap and slept in the nude. The boy is a month away from his third year of life starting up and just this week he has shown me how independent he is. He wants to do everything by himself. It took me about three days to realize I needed to nurture that.

I can't wait to put stuff in our new space.
Pictures along the way to tell the tales. Elsie sent me a grown-ups version of those road trip books our parents gave us to keep us quiet in the back seat. Sebastian has a new stash of books himself.
Here's to iced coffee, bathroom breaks, Garrison Keeler audio books, sleepy boys, tired motels, breakfast burritos, distant thunderstorms, catching up, not knowing, finding out, trail mix, bare feet, and a few unnecessary stops at flea markets along the way.


Here we go...

28 comments:

metrochic said...

good luck rachel!!! see you on the other side. when you're home. HOME. fun!

Sylvia said...

Thinking of you Rachel. All the best with the move :-)

katie said...

good luck, and have fun on your adventure! I'm sure you will. :)

Elise said...

Hope your move is a safe one... and here's to a super good flea market if you hit any of those storms we've had between KC & StL!

My folks always made us play the animal game on long road trips. My babies love it too: take the stash of kid toys, keep them upfront with you so they're not all boring by hour #2, have Sebastian find any combination (i.e. four cows--with entire herds counting as one). Once he does, he earns a toy. Each time he earns a fresh one, he gives you the one he was already playing with. Keeps 'em entertained and aware of the world outside of the car.

Kara said...

Good luck! Try to have fun on the scary roadtrip!

Veronica said...

Good luck girl!! I'm gunna miss getting to know you better ;) God bless my sweetness!

cara harjes said...

when you go to oklahoma, do you have to go under the mcdonalds bridge that sits over one of the highways? that was the point that we were allowed to open our activity bags from grandma on the way home from visiting her.

GOOD LUCK with the move, sweet thing!
can't wait to see pictures and hear stories of this next chapter!

Jenny said...

Have a safe trip and welcome to the next exciting phase of your life!

elliebelle said...

Good luck!!! I hope everything goes smoothly. It will be fun to hear about the new place when you arrive.

lisa*marie*derenne said...

good luck with the move rachel! hoping you'll have safe travels and hit some great flea markets so we can see what cool stuff you've managed to find :)

Michelle said...

oooh..happy move! Happy flea-marketing and new discoveries along the way! =)

Maja said...

Happy move, Rachel....Wish U and your family all the best in your new life...Hope this trip will be great adventure for you all...
your blog is great and interesting to read, by the way...
Hugs from across the ocean....Maja

julio n carla said...

good luck rachel! have fun! here's to your new adventure!**** cheers!

RachelDenbow said...

Veronica,
I've got your box of stuff. I may have to do a quick drop off this evening. I'll e-mail you.

~wenhether~ said...

Good luck Rachel!!! Enjoy the adventure!!

Amanda said...

wow. that whole list toward the end made me remember how good road trips are. I think one is due now.....thanks

kerry lynn said...

it's going to be an amazing adventure rachel! can't wait to hear about it when you get home!
xo

Mandi said...

Everything sounds so exciting! I hope everything goes well dearie!

kim brimhall said...

I am sooooo excited for you and your new start~ i hope it is wonderful and inspiring....dont get to caught up in the scary part:)

sending good vibes! have fun!

love, kb

Michelle said...

I love Garrison Keeler! Sounds like a wonderful adventure. Hope you enjoy and have a safe trip to your new home. :) We'll miss you in California!

Danielle said...

Good Luck and have a great time on the journey!

Danielle

Alexa said...

Good luck on your new adventure!

Melonie said...

All the best Rachel and family!

Silje Røe Hagland said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe its finally here, you guys are moving! Wow! I'm excited for you guys! Have a super safe trip, and have fun <3

Hopefully I'll see you soon!

Big hugs!

Charin said...

I'm so excited for you guys!! :) I know that you are going to love being *home* :)
Hope to see you soon! :)
Charin

Alicia said...

Good luck and safe travels!--and thank the Lord you have a man who's up for flea market stops!!

Lisa Leonard said...

exciting. the leaving is hard, but the starting is so good! can't wait to hear updates.

Divine in the Daily (& emj photos) said...

I miss you guys already. I'm anxious for an update and some pics of your new place.