Friday, August 29, 2008

I'm feeling a little faint

Flying with 2 children, across the country, is so ridiculous. Why on earth do children need so much crap. Not to mention, that Nate's fiddle and guitar are too valuable to check, so he had to carry them on. I also think we walked for about 20 minutes, just to get from our gate to the baggage claim at JFK. This was with me pushing Asher in the stroller, and carrying Sayer in his infant seat, along with 2 bags. Nate is somehow carrying his backpack, Asher's carseat, his fiddle and his guitar. Then, add 3 suitcases and 2 pack n plays to the mix, and we were quite the site to behold. I have been painfully exhausted since Wednesday night, there is still so much more to do, and I still don't have my beloved stroller yet (drama... ok, not drama, just annoying crap going on with the manufacturer... blah)

So, obviously, we made it safe and sound. The boys were absolute gems on the trip over here. Honestly, I think Asher was just thrilled to be anywhere but at our house, watching all of his toys mysteriously disappear one by one, having me lose my patience with him every couple of minutes, staying in his pj's all day long... the list goes on and on. He has been so excited though, since he woke up Thursday morning. When we walked into our apartment Thursday night, he was freaking out, he was SO excited. This is after he has already been so excited to be on the plane, to ride the airtrain at the airport, and saying "ba-bye train, I wuv you". The excitement has mercifully carried over into today's activities as well, which included: ikea, target, costco, and picking up a crib. I cannot tell you how it feels to live in NYC yet, because I honestly don't know. We have been going nonstop since we landed, and I have a splitting headache, and the thought of exploring the city sounds like the opposite of fun. I can tell you though, that I almost wanted to cry when we walked into our new apartment. I dramatically told Nate, "I don't know how long I am going to be able to live in this apartment.". It's defining characteristic is old. It's not as small as I thought it would be, which is definitely nice, but it is... old. There is just no other way I can put it. I am feeling better now, as Nate has given me the challenge of making it nice and homey and comfortable, and seeing as how I really have no other option, I am accepting that challenge, and can already see the possibilities. Good thing I was watching design on a dime on the airplane over here, eh?! I refuse to post pictures of the place until it is looking better, only because I don't want you to be feeling too sorry for me. ha HA! Just kidding, it's really not that bad. But I will post before and after pictures when I have it looking a little better.

Ok, now it is time for bed. Maybe tomorrow we will make it to the grocery store. Oh, it makes me tired just thinking about it.

13 comments:

DaNae said...

Traveling with kids is seriously a mess. I am glad that they were both good tho. I am excited to hear about all of your fun adventures.

ryan, maren and leah said...

i DO feel bad for you!...i'm just picturing you poor things in the airport. go take a nap my friend! can't wait to see the place in november. did i ever send you my itinerary?

Sarah said...

Oh Morgan, I can't wait to hear more about how life is there! I do not know how big the wards are there but if you meet a Jackson family tomorrow at church, they are friends of mine. I hope you get some kick back time and I will look forward to the updates!

James, Cameo, and Jacob said...

Ok, so maybe I missed something somewhere along the lines, but what are you doing in NYC? How long are you going to be there? Moving is always such a pain, but things settle down eventually. Hopefully you like your new situation and are comfortable there. Good luck with everything!

whitney said...

wow, sounds like a lot a craziness. hopefully you can get settled down soon and then exploring the city will sound fun. :)

Michal Thompson said...

I promise it gets better. And an old place can become home, you will feel so much better when you get more in it and put things on the wall. When I flew into Boston, I cried too. But now I miss it. It is a different world than Utah, but you will soon lov eit. Things will settle down by about a month. I know that sounds like a long time, but it goes fast. Thinking about you!!

Jackie said...

You can do it!!

Josh and Michelle said...

You guys are awesome. airports and kids are horrible. Have fun decorating!

A Little Sass said...

Bless your heart! Just keep telling yourself this is an exciting adventure! :) I have no doubt that you can make that app. home! I can't wait to see what you end up doing. Good luck!

Bethanne said...

I'm so sorry. The thought of traveling with my kids makes me want to cry! But we're glad that you are starting a new chapter of your life. That little apartment (and possibly being in the middle of the city) will truly help you appreciate when you guys settle down and buy a place. You'll just LOVE it. In the meantime, I can't wait to see what you come up with as far as your apartment is concerned. It is going to be fabulous I'm sure!

Julia said...

i would never wish moving on my worst enemy! it is THE WORST! you are a champ though. you live in NYC ... it doesn't get better than that. see you in a few months!!!!! :)

The Wells said...

Yay! I'm glad that you guys made it safely and mostly sound :) I can sympathize with you on the whole traveling/airport with children thing. I was dreading our flight thinking Shelby would be screaming the whole time but at least I only had 1 child to worry about and had the seat next to me free. I also didn't have to lug around all the extra baggage b/c Scott was toting it all in our UHAUL.

From what it sounds like you have handled everything amazingly well considering. You are seriously an inspiration to me :) I can only hope to keep my head on straight let alone blog about it after toting two kids across the country! Give yourself some credit girl-YOU ROCK :) Good luck with getting settled!

Orange Peanut said...

I'm glad that you all made it there safely!

I hope that you are able to get some down time soon, so that you can start exploring that city!

I can't wait to see how you decorate your space. I am sure it will be cute and clever!