Sunday, July 25, 2010

One Week? Really?

Longest week ever.

We "moved" to Henderson one week ago (although technically we are moving our furniture this coming weekend.) So much has happened this week, it's hard to believe it has only been seven short days. I barely remember driving out of Los Angeles, a balmy 71 degrees. I vividly recall arriving in Henderson five hours later, at a distinctly LESS balmy 111 degrees!!

Over the course one week, we have:
  • Moved across state lines
  • Sunblocked Harrison hundreds of times
  • Fallen in love with a house
  • Played with Harrison's cousins for hours
  • Enjoyed the local wildlife (i.e. I saw a huge, white lizard in the street and Byron killed a scorpion in the garage)
  • Put an offer on said dream-house
  • Stopped Harrison from bullying his younger cousin THOUSANDS of times
  • Had our offer on the house accepted!!!!!
  • Put together a new crib (and crib tent!) for Harrison, and just in time, because he JUMPED out of his pack n play today!!
  • Seen a Cirque Du Soleil show on the strip
  • Started the stressful process of closing on a house
  • Made two fresh peach pies
  • Enjoyed the teething process with Harrison, who got a new tooth (and is getting three more, fun!)
  • Already had buyers' remorse on the house (who can make these big decisions? I'm horrible at it!)
  • Been on TWO dates with my husband (WHAT?! Living by family is AWESOME!)
  • Have heard Harrison say "hot" about 1 million times

I have high hopes that my adjustment to Nevada will be easier than I feared. We have indeed begun to venture out during daylight hours, and it is surprisingly bearable. I actually left the house the other day and said to Harrison, "it's not that hot today!" only to see that the temperature was 104 degrees! I'm becoming a hardened Nevadan!! (Although, you have to admit, 104 IS much better than 111!!)

I may have to begin this painful temperature adjustment all over again next week, since we'll be back in LA on Wednesday until the end of the week for a few VERY important things: packing and moving, basking in LA's weather, reuniting Harrison with his BF, Charlie, going to the beach and taking Harrison to DISNEYLAND for the first time!!! We're really going to leave LA with a bang!


Brian, Emily, Charlie, and Lucy said...

YAY!!!! We are BEYOND excited to see you guys this week (and honored to have made the blog, via our boy)! We may have to set up and alley-watch tag team thing on Wednesday, just so we can see you as much as possible while you are here. (and help as much as possible, as well...:) We are so happy for you guys -- what an incredible week!

Sarah said...

Does this mean you are coming to Utah at some point in August- now that you have the house? Say YES!

We are very excited for you that the house hunt went so quickly and that your pregnant self is adjusting to Vegas temperatures so well.

Juliann said...

Wow!! So you got a house?? That was so fast! That's awesome! Are you still having buyers' remorse or was it just a fleeting moment of panic? That's so exciting. Hope to see you on Saturday! :>)

The Boyers said...

Congratulations! I thought that we were fast choosing a house in a month, but dang girl - you've got to beat me at everything! :) I am confident that you will love it in the end. Good luck with the move and the joyous closing process. You'll have to post some pics!

Brit Warner said...

Wohoo! That is exciting for you guys! We may have to stop in for a night in September :)

We are going to miss you!

Matt "Hacksaw" said...

There are things afoot with the Williams. Congrats on the house, I will name it for you when I visit.

Courtney said...

Wow, things do sound incredibly busy, but I'm so glad to hear that it's all good. Congrats on the house. Please post pictures soon. We miss you out here!

Jodie said...

Glad you guys are liking it there. Having family nearby is a HUGE plus!! We miss you guys and hope you're well!

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