Last Friday we packed up and flew to California to stay with my parents.
Saturday Madeline was baptized! She was very well behaved. I'm surprised she didn't start playing in the holy water! We had dinner with all the guests. Maddie received many nice gifts! Clothes, crosses, jewelry, and a toy. In the morning before the baptism we went and saw our new house!!! I waved at a neighbor. I love it.. all 4 bedrooms are upstairs and are a very nice size. The downstairs has a formal living room and dining room, kitchen, family room with a large wood burning fireplace, laundry room, and half bath. The backyard is very large, something that was important for me since we're moving away from wide open land to a suburb. Maddie and her future brothers and sisters have lots of room to play.
Sunday was spent at the German church and the church hall for mass, lunch, and dance group program. It was my first ever Mother's Day. I loved it! I even won the newest mother award and received a nice blooming plant. I was so excited! I had actually been hoping I would win since LAST year when I was pregnant on Mother's Day! Madeline looked beautiful in her dirndl, (an ethnic costume). It was one that I had when I was a baby myself!
On Monday we spent the entire day running errands for our new house. We met the next door neighbor and her son, and her friend from around the corner. I am very excited that everyone is so friendly! They seem happy that a young growing family has moved in. The house is on a short cul-de-sac, so in addition to the big back yard there's a safe place to play in the front as well.On Tuesday I had an interview with my old job from 2 years ago to see if I could start again this summer. Yesterday I received a letter saying I was ranked number one out of the handful of people they saw that day, so let's cross our fingers that they will call me and ask me to come back!
On Wednesday we were already on our way back to Florida and I began the process of comparing prices for moving. I am looking into U-haul and Pods. Pods are more expensive, but when you factor in the cost of gas and the luxury of being able to pack and unpack at a slower pace, it pretty much comes out about the same. Anyone have any experience with either?
It's going to be a very busy next 2 months!!