Sunday, January 18, 2009

the journey

Here are all of our belongings ready to be driven across half the country. It was kind of a weird feeling leaving with everything we owned all with us. (Except my car that WalMart shipped out for us.)

Proof that I drove. Colby just reminded me that I drove less than 3 hours of the 20 hours drive, but hey, i still drove. (It was quite nerve racking for both of us when I drove, and we figured we would get there faster with him driving.)

This was our fabulous view for the majority of the trip. The main alterations were snow/ice or more semi trucks.

We were 10 minutes from the WinterQuarters temple, so swung by and did a session. Here is Colby hanging out of the Uhaul.
Sadly I couldn't find my tights, so had to brave the weather with bare legs. People were looking at me like I was crazy!

We wanted to see my friend Lauren Foutz at the winter quarters visitor center, but she wasn't there. We took some time to check it out anyway. It was a really neat center and we were able to learn a little about the Mormon pioneers.

Finally, around midnight, we made it to our new home. Here is our front door! We will post pictures of the whole place later.


Rachelle Arlene Doxey said...

I am so excited for you guys! Good luck!

Amy said...

i love seeing these pictures. It brings back great memories when andy and i left provo with all of our belongings and moved to Michigan. Great times! best of luck to you guys!

Jack and Jan said...

I hope its going well there! I might have to make that journey to a new state soon!

The Heiner Family! said...

I am so excited for you guys! It looks like you had a great trip love the pictures! You are so brave to drive, I don't know if I could do it. We hope we can come visit you soon! How is work going for you both?

Nate said...

Good ol' AR! I always heard rumors of the dreadful ice storms but never saw one. I always thought is was awesome that everything shuts down though for ice or snow out there. What ward are you in who's the bishop?