November 13, 2013

A Brand New Home (Insta-Gratitude Week 45)

WHIRLWIND week in my life.  I definitely still remembered to take a second each day and enjoy it.  These next 22 months are going to fly by and it will be so important to stop each minute to take it all in.

This is Tim.  When we had no furniture left in our house besides the air mattress, he came over and laid on the air mattress with us.  That's a true friend.

Our work family threw us a going away lunch complete with cake and a message that we WILL be back.

Friday night, we had a bonfire at my parents house with a few close friends to say farewell for now.  It was a night full of laughter and hugs.  I refused to read any cards until I was in the car and could cry by myself.

 Our last look at St. Paul for a while.  The cloudy skies remained our first two days of driving and it seemed fitting.

Our friends that made trivia games, bought us travel bingo boards, made us playlists on Spotify and sent snap chat after snap chat to keep our road trip entertaining.  We are the luckiest people in the world and I can't wait to send them all surprises.

Our first new place - Niagara Falls, NY.  I've been to the Canadian side, but never the NY side and Justin had never seen the falls from any country.  It was a rainy afternoon, but the falls were beautiful and we had a blast just walking around and enjoying the views.

Here we are.  We are in the middle of moving in.  As we walked the dogs tonight on the river walk, the sunset was reflecting in all the skyscrapers that make up Manhattan.  This picture doesn't really show how cool it was (thanks iPhone).  Our first night.  (insert sigh of relief and happiness here)

More soon, I must put my feet up now and relax.


  1. That's an incredible view! I've never been to Niagra Falls but always hear great things about it. Glad you made it safely!

  2. Love the Niagara Falls pic! Glad you guys had a safe trip and how sweet are your friends?

  3. looking forward to the updates as you get settled into your new life!

    Vodka and Soda

  4. So excited to follow you on this new journey on the east coast :)

  5. Welcome to the east coast! Looking forward to your new surroundings posts!

  6. This is so awesome! I am a little jealous, I have to admit! You are going to have the best adventure.

  7. Such an exciting new journey! Can't wait to see more.

  8. yayayayay! So glad you made it safely and are remembering to enjoy the small things :)

  9. You seriously have the best friends ever- so sweet, all their roadtrips goodies :) I'm so looking forward to hearing about every little bit of this new adventure. PS- LOVED the snapvid of Niagara falls, I've never been either!!

  10. There really is nothing quite like that New York skyline. Hope you're settling in to your new home!


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