Sunday, December 19, 2010

You Got Some 'Splain-en To Do

So first off, I hope you won't be let down by my less than exciting explanation of where I've been, because you all had MUCH more creative ideas than what was actually happening. I mean, a chess game or cracker factory? Brilliant.

Drum roll please...There were a few of you who hit the nail on the head, as it were. MOVING. In no particular order, here are the fabulous peeps who guessed what I was doing...

Lorraine at A Multi-Dimensional Life
Mariko at The Little Foodie
Jamie at Mangiabella

If you haven't visited them, they are all really fabulous ladies with amazing blogs.

Add to the boxes, rolls and rolls of tape, overflowing boxes of bubble wrap, and loads of packing paper. Mixed with children in transition, cardboard cuts (the long, distant, evil cousin of paper cuts), and one stressed mommy equals family fun!

Where are we moving you ask? Down the street? Over the river? No. The Hubs accepted an offer for a new job in my home town and our new house is just a hop, skip and jump away from my overly excited parents. I haven't lived at home, Kansas City, for 10 years now. I am so happy to be home, regardless of the wonky-out-of-whack-feelings I have. We are currently bunking with my parents until our stuff gets here, tomorrow. I can't wait to move into our new place.

To share a bit of our insane journey from Houston to K.C., I have created a little montage for you. What we saw, what to avoid and what landed like a bomb in my stomach.

that pretty much sums up the trip...

poor kid

this was pretty much the extent of our diet - a total belly bomb.


what every foodie needs on a road trip...Food and Wine and some fiber bars, just to keep everything, you know, regular.

boredom at its peak.

what to avoid.

what we were listening to

what the kids were watching...if Barney made you sick before, just try 2 days straight in an enclosed vehicle. Barf.

Here's some nice cows, right? Look a little closer...

this is a zoom in of the picture above. A Fed-Ex anarchy van in a cow field? I have nothing to say about that.

Love Ya, Foodies!

Thanks for hanging around for me. Now, let me get situated in the house and I'll whip up something delish.


  1. Lauren!!! haha, I just knew you was "movin on up"....oh the vibrancy of living outside the comfort zone, livin and lovin and jumping in to new adventures....I will never forget the time my husband had gotten a job transfer, if he accepted (which he did) he had to report to work by the following monday (it was thursday) - and so we went for it giving us 10 glorious years in Taos and a chapter of our lives that will never be forgotten. Our move to Albq was just as spontaneous and I am savoring every moment of it's splendor.... Here's to the next adventure sweet bella! xoxo

  2. Wowie! Congrats on the move and it is awesome that you and the kiddos will be close to your parents. That is wonderful. Good luck getting everything settled.

  3. Aha! Just had a feeling! So glad to know you arrived safely and it's great that you will be back home (weather might be an exception this time of year)! Love the pics of the kids faces in the car! And the belly bomb...too funny.
    So glad you are back and looking forward to seeing your next post (mamma need some zzz's?)
    Love and Merry Christmas!! Lorraine xo

  4. Oh my god, your son's expression is PRICELESS. I think his face speaks volumes about what everyone experiences while moving. Glad you had a safe trip out there, but bummed I'll never get to meet up with you in Houston! Happy house hunting!

  5. What a great post!! I LOVE the photos and the comments. The look on your son's face is the best... and I'm with him when it comes to moving and driving for such a long way. We did the trip from California to Louisville, then back to California.
    But... I did NOT have to listen to Barney in the car for two days straight. You are a saint! It's been years since I have listened to the big purple guy, but unfortunately I can still hear his voice in my head.... ugh!!!
    Welcome home!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!! How exciting (sure your parents are over the moon). What a funny trip...something I'm sure they'll remember.

  7. You're not making a quilt???!!! :D Good luck with the move!!!!

  8. Moving is awful. Moving with kids...can't imagine. Hope the unpacking goes smoothly and I'm happy you're back in your hometown.

  9. Haha, I am from Kansas City...I hope you have a great time being back at home. Best of luck with everything, I am sure it will work out wonderfully!

  10. Hey, congrats on moving to your hometown. I would give anything to move back to Toronto, or even back to Vancouver, to be nearer to family members. It would be great to have them around when I need a break from the kids!

  11. KC! Back in Jack Stack's territory. Now, if you could only figure out their bbq lamb ribs... I'll be there next spring for Dean Barber's radio show conference. We've thoroughly enjoyed our visits there!!! Good luck with the unpacking :-) Hugs, Kate

  12. Your babies are beautiful! Glad you're moving back home!! Hope it isn't to stressful. I wish I lived close to family! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  13. Wow. Moving. That makes my stomach do flips just to think about it. I hope you are able to get settled in and are able to relax and enjoy your new house! I can't imagine the craziness you are working through! Good luck, girl!

  14. Congratulations! Moving across the country is no small feat (especially with small children) I loved the expression on your sweet child's face. Perfect. I hope that you are able to somewhat relax over these next few days...I'm sure that there is a lot of work to do still! I'm glad that your move went smoothly and safely. Rest as much as you can!

  15. Hi Lauren
    and here I thought you were re-tiling your! I hope you get settled soon, I'm sure your parents are excited to have you home!
    Have a very merry Christmas my friend!

  16. I hope you have settled down now. And we are all looking forward for a great new recipe from you.
    Happy Holidays!

  17. YES! I knew it!
    Kansas City?
    I hate moving. Passionately. All of my moves in the last 6 years have been within a 1 mile radius and the last literally next door, but I always think Why am I doing this???
    It takes me a while to be glad I did it. Hope you're feeling that way already.
    Your kids are soooooooo sweet. Love the pictures.


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