Friday, August 10, 2012

A New Adventure

Hello from beautiful Durango!!

Well, it's been a little over a week since we got here.  Those first few days were crazy.  Half the time I didn't even know what day it was.  Anyone who has moved knows how disorenting it can be, and moving to a different state is really exhausting.  We were so lucky to have a lot of help with this move.  I know it would've been even more difficult without it, so from the bottom of our hearts, thanks to those who helped!  We really appreciate you!!

Our first week here by ourselves is almost over.  Even though we've worked everyday this week, it still sort of feels like we are on vacation.  I look around and see all of our stuff, but it doesn't seem real.  I keep thinking I'm going to wake up from a dream.  This house is amazing.  The location is amazing.  I look out the window every day and thank God for bringing us to this place. 

I've thought a lot about kids this week.  I can honestly say that I'm happy that we don't have kids yet.  If we had children, if our lives had worked out like we had planned, we wouldn't be here today.  I already feel so much more relaxed here.  So much stress has melted away.  This is exactly what we needed.  I didn't realize how much I needed to just stop.  Stop rushing off to doctors appointments, stop taking my temperature everyday, and stop peeing on a stick to see if I'm ovulating.  Just stop thinking about babies all the time.  I'm in such a different place than I was last year, hell, even last month.  At this point I just want to enjoy the new adventure that Ryan and I have started, and stop trying to be in control.  It's not my job anyway. 

For your view pleasure.  Here are some pictures from the move, our new home and our new surroundings. You can see why we love it here! 

 Yay! We're moving!

Me packing stuff up. 

Picture in our old house. 

 Goodbye old house.

 Driving into Durango

 The back deck

View from the back deck

The Durango & Silverton train 

Me sitting on the side deck (yes, this house has two awesome decks!) 

 Kash looking out the window

 Michael looking out the window

Rain! It's rained almost everyday.

Deer in the backyard (we have yet to see a bear, but I really want to).

 My new office.

 Living room (ignore the mess).

 Other side of the living room (again, ignore the mess).

Dinning room (you can see the other deck out those windows).

 View from the hike we went on.

My boys taking a break from our walk by the river.

Ryan and I at a lookout up in the mountains. 

More to come! Stay tuned.