That’s what Finley calls our new state of residence. And Shane calls the city “Milla-waukee.” We’re here, we made it! The car trip was ROUGH, to minimize it. If I were giving awards, it’d go something like this:
WORST Road Tripper EVER – screamed the last 3 hours of the drive, refused to nap, had to pee every few hours, tried to wake everyone else when they’d fall asleep…hands down a clean victory for Finley in this category!
Most Geography Questions Asked in 1 Sitting – Jack loved crossing state lines, seeing Iowa’s windmills, and thinking about our borders each time we’d enter a new state:
Biggest Cough Potato – we’d get to rest stops after HOURS of driving and movie time and Shane would say “no thanks” when asked if he wanted to get out and run around for a few minutes. He was in hog heaven strapped in his seat, eating junk food, and watching movies for 16 straight hours:
Cleanest Colon – 3 blowouts in 16hrs of driving. Amazing. The kid normally has a dirty diaper every other day, but he really stepped it up for me on this trip. Up the back, around the sides, on the new car seat…
But we finally made it to Milawaukee. Thank gosh. The house is freaking AMAZING. As in, we have NO business living here, amazing. It’s HUGE, the yard is incredible, there’s wildlife in our backyard, we have a hot tub, our deck alone is bigger than the entire outside space we used to have. The house has a bidet, for God sakes. The kids are OBSESSED with it. I’ll have to devote a separate post to my thoughts on the unsanitary nature of the bidet. Anyway, here are a few sneak peeks from my iphone since my Yiayia is awaiting some photos:)
More pics to come Yiayia, I promise!
—–edited post-hot tub—which I still can’t believe we have, btw. As Travis put it, it feels like we’re on a honeymoon with our 4 kids. So much to explore, and to get to come home each day (now that overnight call is a thing of the past!) to this house with a deck for BBQ’ing while the kids run and play in the yard, and then finish off the night in the hot tub, is just incredible.
This pic was from tonight with Nick and Hillary, Shane’s Godparents and 2 of our closest friends. They’re in Chicago, just 1.5hrs away!
I am SO behind on posts it’s ridiculous. Just wanted to get this one up since I family members are wondering if we survived the drive. We’re already missing Colorado and our friends there, especially Chris & Emilie (Fin has not stopped asking if you guys are coming to Milwaukee since you left our house in Denver after that sad goodbye!) and Kaakpema and Sara, but we’re really excited about being here and starting another chapter.