Thursday, July 31, 2008

Busy bees!

We sure have been busy around here, here being our new home in Southern California! John arrived by car last Wednesday. I was so excited to see him, but guess who was even more excited? Madeline! I don't think she understood that he was about to arrive, since she and I don't speak the same language yet and she wasn't getting it when Mama said "Daddy's coming today!!". However, when he got out of the car... she about smiled her face off and kicked her feet to the moon!

We were waiting in the driveway for him when we knew he was close, just watching the grass grow. When he pulled up, I walked towards his car and Madeline watched it drive up. John stepped out of the car with a huge smile on his face and Madeline was just watching him. John then said a very enthusiastic Hellooooooo! and I wish I would have been video taping the reunion. I didn't know a baby was capable of so much excitement! Once she realized it was her Dada walking up to her, Dada who she hadn't seen in eleven days, she went nuts!

He hugged her and kissed her while she squealed and smiled. It brought tears to my eyes.

After relaxing for a few days (a cross country road trip is tiring!) we got to work. The carpet that we had originally chosen at Lowe's when we still lived in Florida had been discontinued by the time I got to California. I went ahead and picked a new one. It was scheduled to be installed this week... however when I called on Monday to follow up with them, I was told that it was backordered and wouldn't be installed until at least August 6th! I'm quite over living out of a suitcase at this point, plus Maddie has a hard enough time sleeping as it is, that I just wanted to get us all into our own house and into our own beds.

I decided to call Empire since they install carpet the next day. We got a quote that was almost double what Lowe's was going to charge!! While the salesman was there measuring, John wandered over to our new neighbors house and they told him about Drake's in Huntington Beach. To make a long boring story nice and short, we cancelled our Lowe's order, cancelled Empire Carpet, and are going with Drake's. They are installing our carpet RIGHT NOW THIS VERY SECOND!! YAY!!!!!!! (We met with them at 5pm on Tuesday.) We got the exact same carpet that we were going to choose from Empire for about half the price, and installed 2 days sooner!

Our POD arrived, my car arrived, the paint is being completed downstairs, our kitchen cabinets are ripped out and being rebuilt.. it's a mess but I can hardly wait to get settled in!


Ruth Anne said...

it totally makes me cry watching a dad and his baby,

glad everyone is together

Jenn Ann said...

YAY so happy!!! Can't wait to come visit you at your house!

Paula said...

How sweet! Just change the lyrics a little to "A Father and Child Reunion"

Jinjer said...

Glad you are all together and here! Can't wait to meet you!

Ann said...

Sounds like a heartwarming reunion!

Glad your carpet is in!

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

You can see the joy in the pic, 3 cheers!

Kim Thomas said...

So happy you are all here! May you not be living out of boxes for months!

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Queen B said...

I'm so happy you guys have made the migration from East to West coast :)

That is the cutest picture. Madeline is so cute!