Monday, May 24, 2010

Goodbye Virginia

Well we did it! We packed our house and Jake drove this truck across the U.S. We had an awesome system where we labeled boxes with a 1 or 2. Jake unpacked all the "1" boxes before I got to Cali so I could just arrive with the 3 kids.My mom flew out to help us pack and clean, and then flew with me and the 2 boys back to Utah, while Reesa drove with her dad, Grandma Geyer and cousin Stuart. What a trek!
I must admit, I will not be sad to say goodbye to this kitchen wallpaper!
Me and Chelsey
Cousins Rylee and Brinley above, and Tyler below.
Everyone loves Mitchy!

Chelsey and Aaron
Rylee and Mitchell
Jansen and Whitney

Brin and Reesa
Stuart with Uncle Jake. .
Stuart and Grandma Geyer gave up their spring break to help us move.

They did some really fun things along the way. They got to visit Aunt Hannah, and see all the animals on her farm, (which I need to steal some photos off Hannah's blog to show you how cute!) They dropped Reesa off in Utah and continued on to Cali.
What a fun picture of Brinley and Reesa. I feel so lucky to have gotten to live by my sister and her family for almost 2 years. I loved being able to see her family daily/weekly and be an active part of their lives. I wish I could live by everyone I love forever. It sure makes moving hard!
So I can never really thank all the people who helped us move and all along the way. I need to thank Laura Brinton for all the confidance she gave me all along the way and helping me get organize and realize that it was possible, watching my kids, and feeding us dinner. Shirley for coming over and packing, cleaning, and keeping me company. Megan for bringing me dinners, even when I didn't ask. Jennie, Brittany, Crystle, and Whitney for helping watch my kids. Betsy for organizing every effort we ever needed. The Midlothian ward Relief Society for all their help, support and prayers. The Elders of our ward for helping load our truck. Our next door neighbor Larry, who did some of everything for us. Lenora and Stuart for driving all our stuff. All the phone calls and offers for help we didn't wind up needing. My sister for loving me and my family and never making us feel guilty about leaving. My mom and dad for letting us stay in their house, cooking, cleaning, and shopping for us and never getting mad about everything Jansen destroyed. Jake's siblings for opening their homes along the way, and the Kendall for welcoming us and being our family out here.

Actually I feel so lucky and blessed to have so many wonderful friends, and family that support us, care for us, and love us! Life is so hard and you make it all worth it! It really is fun to have friends all over.

p.s. since it's been 2 months since we left VA I'm sure I left out half of the help I received. I'm sorry, BUT I still am thankful for what you did. I know we never, ever could have done this alone!!!


  1. Kell:

    It's all part of the plan. It's what we do.

    Dad Geyer

  2. LOVE YOU KELLIE! Your BEAUTIFUL and ALWAYS smiling face is certainly missed around here!


  3. I google mapped caorsegold before we left for California and saw you were not very close to us, and I was really wanting to come visit you in your new town! how is it going? my phone # is 4037586634. or give me your # and I will call you!

  4. I'm glad you made it safe and sound. Good luck settling into your new home!