Well we made it to Arizona!! It was not easy, and I don't want to do that drive ever again, but we made it! We started out June 18, bright and early. My mom came over first thing and helped with Levi so we could get work done. While Levi napped we were able to all load, so things moved much faster. At noonish my cousin and his friend helped load some more, and my dad came and helped load the last of the big things. Around 2 or 3 we were done loading all the big heavy things, and we just needed to pack up the random last minute things and deep clean the house. These last minute things always take much longer than planned. Well around 6 we rolled out of Idaho Falls and headed to SLC for the night. Of course, the moving truck added an extra hour, and we had to make some inconvenient turn arounds in the massive truck, but eventually we made it. We went to bed around 11:30ish that night.
The next morning we rolled out of SLC around 7:15 am. The drive from SLC was supposed to be 10 hours and 15 minutes. But let's be honest, the moving truck doesn't go faster than 65 MPH. So our 10 hour drive turned into a 14 hour drive.
Let's not forget the part where Derek got stuck at a weight station, or the part where we made it to St. George at noon and the AC went out in the moving truck. Derek had to drive a whoppping 9 hours in 100 degree weather without any AC. He was absolutely miserable. He ended up getting heat stroke and got really sick. And of course let's not leave out the part where Derek stopped to try and get the AC fixed and so I went ahead.... (not knowing where I was going), and putting full trust in my GPS. Well... let's just say I missed the other highway entrance in the middle of Las Vegas rush hour traffic. My phone then continued to lead me on a goose chase fipping U-turns left and right with Bonnie and Ray panicking as passengers in my vehicle. The last hour of the drive we had had it. Levi had a melt down and was inconsolable for 30 minutes. And... not to mention Derek's GPS took him up way out of the way rather than driving directly home the last stretch of the drive.... so that added on another 15 or so minutes. That move was absolutely terrible. I'm not going to lie, when Levi started crying, I came pretty close to having a melt down right there with him. I was on edge, I was sick of being cooped up in the car, and I had had it just as much as my 1 year old.
|New house, we are in love!|
We unloaded for about an hour, then Raylon and Emili showed up around 10:30 or 11 with chicken nuggets and more energy to help. Once again, I was so grateful for them. While we were unloading in the dark, our next door neighbor showed up with a big spotlight for the truck, and a dolly. This dolly made moving go so much faster. We had the truck unloaded between 11:30 or 12, we made the beds, and we hit the sack around 1. We all slept like a rock, (Or as Ray would say... a rose).
|Finally finished unloading. So tired!|
The next morning Derek woke up at 5:30 wide awake, so he decided to start unpacking. He went to plug the washing machine in when all of a sudden he felt zaps going through his whole body..... Yup, Derek electrocuted himself plugging in a stupid washer. Luckily Bonnie had just woken up and she followed him into the room and was there right after it happened. Derek was ok, but it took about 2 days for his body to feel completely normal again. Also, don't forget he got heat stroke so he was also sick with that.... it gets better.
|Taking a break from unloading to play a game.|
|First grocery trip in AZ (Wasn't fun spending that much on all new food)|
|WEEE!! Levi loved the slide!|
|We love Rustler's Rooste!|
After dinner we went to Jesterz, which is a family friendly improv comedy show. It's basically like "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" It was so funny. There was one part of the show where they asked the audience members to pull out the strangest things they have in their pocket or purse. I pulled out the bag of ice. Everyone was laughing because they thought it was a bag with a poopy diaper inside.
|Jesterz!!! Fun night!|
|Snake at restaurant|
|Phoenix temple being built 10 min. from our house!|