We got to Quantico Wednesday night, after an 11-hour drive, during which we stopped three times. Once Tim dropped his dad off at the train station the next morning, he said, "Now we're really on our own." We knew this would be difficult, and at times we do get very sad. Just yesterday morning, when Tim brought Delaney downstairs, he told me when she'd woken up she'd said, "Girls (this is how she refers to her cousins, b/c she hears her grandparents call them "the girls.") bye-bye? Auntie bye-bye?" Ouch.
We are glad to have a nice place to live for the next 10 months, though. It has a lot more living space than we had at our old condo. There's plenty of room to play. We have a fenced-in backyard. On every corner of our neighborhood on base, there's a playground. Delaney loves to point them out as we drive by.
Here's our house. No idea whose car that was.
View from the front porch. I like the flowers but Tim doesn't.
Here is our first weekly menu with meals planned for 6 days. No more Friday pizza and Sunday dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's.
Annie's been spending a lot of time in that seat as we go on endless shopping trips for things like furniture for her bedroom and who knows what. I wish I could say she spent all of her time in that seat smiling.
We're already looking forward to Columbus Day weekend when the Schlossers and the Bradys come visit us.