Then the real work began. Over the past week we have moved the contents of our entire home into a storage unit, or to a local charity, or to friends and family with small children. Essentially we packed up our entire lives for storage, with the exception of a few suitcases of clothing that we will take with us when we leave for France. Trying to pack up and move things with a 5 and 2 year old in the house was challenging to say the least!
Thankfully, the last few nights we were able to drop the kids off with my parents, and my Aunt and Uncle came over to help us drop things off at the dump and the storage unit. There's no way we would have been able to do it ourselves. The best decision we made? Hiring movers for the furniture. They moved everything much faster than we could have done ourselves.
There were a few late nights, but the deal closed on Friday night, closing off that chapter in our lives. Now we're spending a week in a long stay hotel until we leave for France next week. The kids are excited that they get the attention of their parents back, and they can't wait to take advantage of the pool. My husband and I are just happy to be able to slow down for a few days before the next phase begins.