Many of you know that I recently moved far away from the land of politicians, national monuments, and yes, Russian spies as neighbors. This was bound to happen at some point. I am, after all, a Midwestern girl at heart. And my husband is truly a Midwestern guy. This is where we belong. But I want to share all the fun that has happened.
Before we even moved, C’s best from the west came to spend our last few days in DC with us. We went to POV at W (cool location, way too cool for school though), we took the boat the Mt. Vernon (and bought a ton of wine and beer for our new place), and we went to a baseball game. What a great stadium!
Then, my husband and I packed up our stuff and trekked 18 hours west in my dad’s SUV with my dad and husband’s bestie (Thanks for helping us move!).
Hello open roads!
We travelled through Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and made our final stop in Iowa.
SO once we finally made it to Iowa and unpacked our stuff in a storage unit, we moved in with my mother-in-law short-term to buy a car (we did!) and find an apartment (done!).
While staying with the MIL, my sweet 2-year-old nephew offered to drive me around in his awesome truck.
I declined. I’m not certain it’d be the best ride.
After we got our car and before we moved into our new place, we attended my cousin’s wedding (congrats!) and saw my sister and brother-in-law who live in Colorado (yay!).
Then we finally started to get settled into our place. We like it. And we’re so happy we get to be closer to family so we can be around for fun events. Like my baby brother being on the sophomore football team.
Or my sisters starting middle school (on Monday!).
And tomorrow we’re attending the Iowa State Fair. While we left the national monuments and (I hope) the Russian spies in DC, for now the politicians have followed us.
We really love being home again. I will certainly miss DC and most importantly all the great friends I made in DC. I love them all and hope to see them soon.
And hope they visit me in Iowa.