Wednesday, November 02, 2011

I haz East Coastness

Double chins! Boyfriend sweater! Snowflake turtleneck! Random house's pumpkins!

Guys. GUYS. We're here! In Connecticut! Alive! We did it. (Barely, it felt, at times.)

Moving ain't easy. Even if you've done it a million times. Even if you think you gots it in the bag. You probably don't. There were slow movers and feisty landlords and hotel pizza parties (and oops! her pack 'n play got packed and I guess she'll be sleeping on a mattress now?) and many processed foods in bags and boxes and a toddler who got lost many times amongst boxes and mattresses and empty closets. I thought I'd learned my lesson about losing that one, but nope. Lost her like 12 times this week.

Oh also? Because of delays (oh, just a blizzard and stuff) in Denver, we got free teevs for our ride. After many many hours of traveling and almost zero minutes of nap, H was approaching DEFCON 1. Desperate to keep her lid on, we found a Tom and Jerry cartoon on the mini screen. Oh my heaven. I've never seen anything sweeter, truly. She was so, so concerned for both T and J. Eyebrows scrunched up and mouth in a frown. "Oh no! OH NO!" as Jerry got smushed by yet another anvil. (And we exchanged looks like um...bad parenting move maybe?) Then she'd get frantic. "More mouse? MORE MOUSE?!" And then he'd come back to life and she'd look so relieved. And then Tom would pour a barrel of fish on his head and she'd bust out laughing. For about 4 seconds. And then back to very, very worried for their health. Oh wow. Best (only good?) part of today.

So yeah. As I sit here, on this fuzzy green couch in our temp housing, I can't believe we just took a one way plane zoom to the East Coast?! Like...not round trip. Like...this is our home now. As our plane descended this afternoon, cc and I looked at each other and seemed to realize at the same time... "We live here." Woh.

Tonight, after 12 hours without food (I did feed my child), we inhaled a huge veggie Indian feast and put Harps to sleep in a big walk-in closet on a down comforter. (Yes, really.) And we took a deep breath, put up our feet, kissed our apologies for all the snapping we both snapped this week, and settled into our new little life.

16 comments:

  1. You did it!!!! I'm so happy for you guys :) And she looks so sweet in this picture. *pinch*

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  2. Anonymous7:09 AM

    You have to change/update your tagline on this blog again - you are not Denver lady anymore!

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  3. haha you're right! fixed :)

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  4. congrats on the move! say hello to new england for me!

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  5. Good job and welcome Home.

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  6. Lauren in the Minneapple9:58 AM

    i am obsessed with this photo. you and clay make the most adorable human beings. seriously.

    Hope to see you guys later this month!!

    Hugs from MN!

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  7. Done deal! I was following weather updates, and it looks like Harper is having the perfect fall day. Very happy for the East coast Cowans.

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  8. So glad you made it! Hope you get some well deserved rest.

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  9. Christie5:15 PM

    WELCOME HOME!!!
    You made it! YES! HJ is adorable. The teeth! The chins! The turtleneck! I die. Can't wait to see you peeps soon. I believe I owe you kitchen cabinet cleaning, unpacking, and organizing.

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  10. Hooray, you made it! So happy for you three! I hope you get to relax a bit and...just be. Loving Harpah's outfit! I wish boyfriend cardies looked that cute on me.

    So so so happy for you and Clay!

    Big hugs and love from the mitten.

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  11. Congrats on the successful cross-country, reverse pioneer move complete with battling the elements and all!

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  12. Thank you everyone! You're all so nice and lovey, thank you :) Can you believe I haven't even visited Dunkins yet?! First thing tomorrow, don't sweat it.

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  13. Huzzah! You did it! WHY DID YOU NOT EAT FOR 12 HOURS? You've turned elitist foodie on travel days? You gave up your moving diet of Wendy's? I don't know why but I'm so fascinated because I pack a poo-ton* of snacks for plane trips to feed all, including Husband who gets somewhat hypoglycemic and therefore ridiculously crabcakes.

    Excited to hear about your East Coast adventures. Let's do a weekend NYC date someday, yes? We could be really socially awkward together for the first 30 minutes and then have tons o fun eating sushi and taking pictures of each other jumping off things in Central Park.

    *Trying out poo-ton instead of the more offensive shit-ton. I'm thinking it's not going to stick.

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  14. YAYAYAYAY! Fav blog post of the year on all internets!

    Congrats on getting past the hard part and can't wait to see you!!!!

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  15. YAYAYAYAY! Fav blog post of the year on all internets!

    Congrats on getting past the hard part and can't wait to see you!!!!

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  16. @nav: i'm usually a better food packer! i blame the craziness of being in a hotel for 2 nites before we flew out. so we were already living off buffet breakfasts and maggiano pasta.

    i admit i always put her too first, which i mean duh but like...still not good bc cc/i get way crabby. usually, i have a big bag of trailmix for us and some peanut butter in little packets/crackers too. and then we buy sandwiches, etc. but this time, i had ZERO for us, we barely made our flight and the stuff for sale was super gaggy.

    i am also an elite foodie. (no.) (ok occasionally. but not really. i've eaten nothing but peppermint patties and bagels the past few days.)

    and i mean DUH and YES to a nyc rendezvouz. no shit we're making that happen.

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