Hey All, well, I made it to Virginia. It was an awesome, yet long, drive out here, the awesome part mainly thanks to this lady:
Ben's cousin Annie. She lives in Minneapolis and more than being my husband's cousin, she's a great friend. I'm going to miss her and her adorable daughters so much, but she was kind enough to WANT to drive out to DC with me. We had many hilarious and fun times along the way, but we were both happy in Pennsylvania when we saw this, and knew we were in the home stretch.
We arrived on a Saturday night after spending the night before in Ohio. We stayed in a TINY town in Ohio, where this was the view outside our Holiday Inn Express room window:
Yup, corn fields, as far as the eye can see. I grew up in the Midwest, I've seen farm land, but this was masses of it like I've never seen before. It was actually kind of creepy when we pulled up to the hotel the night before and the perimeter of it was lined with dark, empty corn fields.
Upon arriving in Virgina, we enjoyed a delicious meal by our hotel, and then were off to bed. We were both craving a good, REAL meal (IE not just car munching) and nice night's sleep after a long day of driving. Sunday, we went into explore DC with our friend Kristin who lives in the area before Annie flew back that night. It was a whirlwind three days of driving, arriving, touring, and before I knew it, Annie was gone! It was then that I started to realize, I'm not on a trip, this is my home now!
I've been living in the same hotel Annie and I arrived at for the past two weeks now. I'm getting to the point where I'm ready to get into a real home, have a real kitchen, and ready for Ben and Cooper to get here. I'm lucky that I have friends close though who have let me do laundry and make meals at their places though.
Work has been so super busy though, that I am thankful I've had this time to acclimate on my own, because I come home most nights from work, get in a workout, grab dinner and collapse into sleep quite early.
I've been trying to take advantage of certain parts of hotel living as well. The gym on site, a maid making my bed, a great lap pool and hot tub, Free HBO, being within walking distance of great shops and restaurants, etc.
This coming weekend, Ben and Cooper arrive, and I cannot WAIT!! I'm out of the hotel Sunday, the day they arrive, and I'm hoping our things will be here in the next few days from the movers as well for our apartment that I now have keys to. Before my boys arrive, I'll be spending a lot of this weekend setting up my closet, doing laundry and such in the apartment.
I have many more updates to tell you all, but I'll cut it off here. Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!