We are at the house, living here and almost functioning.
Nathan’s dad, the missionaries, and Aaron helped us take down all the kids beds and get them and most of the food storage here the first night.
Yesterday 17 and I went and got all the kids clothes and their bathroom supplies and some of the toys and games.
Last night Nathan and Kirk (from the ward, not my brother) brought the rest of the food storage and fostering supplies.
We move one load at a time, pacing at what we can unpack and maintain functioning, all while trying to work and care for kids still recovering from their bacterial infection which we are hoping that we didn’t catch from them.
The kids have started their new school, and love it, and I have two extra hours in my day that are not lost making the hour drive to and from work.
Nathan’s parents called yesterday, asking when would be a good time to stop by, and we had a quick visit before he went back to a meeting and I had to go pick up kids, and it all felt so very normal and lovely.
It is good and right and as it should be, except also exhausting.
We are trying.
The furniture and whatever is left comes Saturday, when we and the ward and friends are meeting us at 10am at the house to load up the rest of it. Anyone who wants to follow us up to Bartlesville and help or just see the new house is welcome! We could not have done all this without you, and we are so grateful.