SugarHouse Mama

Sunday, June 8, 2008


I am so exhausted!

Tuesday night I flew to Denver. My flight was delayed, so we didn't get back to mom and dad's until around 11pm. We were up until after 3am organizing the things we would be taking in the U-Haul back to Utah.

We were up again at about 6 Wednesday to finish separating out the things mom and dad were giving to Chuck and Katie and Jim and Jill. The movers showed up about 10am and began packing up the house. A few people were going to come by at 3:30 to help load the U-Haul, but no one showed up. The movers left around 5 when they ran out of boxes.

Shortly after that, we left for the temple. We participated in the 7pm session and Cody received his endowment. It was a very special time for our family. The Spirit testified to us how powerful eternal families are. The promises made by God are real! Cody just glowed with the light of Christ. It was awesome.

Some of the men who were at the temple came over to help us load. Someone also recruited a bunch of young men to help - that was a huge sacrifice for them because they had to wake up very early then next morning to leave for a youth conference.

With all the help, we got most of the U-Haul loaded by around midnight. Mom, Dad, and I worked for a couple more hours and then went to bed.

Thursday, the movers came back to finishing packing and load everything onto the truck. They were a little behind because the job wasn't finished Wednesday, but they kept at it. From about 8am to 10:30pm we were packing, loading, and cleaning the house. Several women from church came over with their daughters to help clean the house. I seriously don't think we could have done it without all the help from church members! They were life savers!

We pulled out just after 10:30 and started the trip to Utah. Sometime around 3am we pulled into Laramie, WY. We checked into a hotel room, got about 3 hours of sleep, and then started out again Friday morning.

Finally, at 1pm we arrived in Salt Lake. We'd only had about 12 hours of sleep in 3 days and we were so sore from all the moving and lifting. I got about a 2 hour nap before I had to head over to a closing. When I got home, we unloaded my part of the truck - which included the piano!

Wow. It's been a VERY long time since I was that physically exhausted. All the hard labor on top of very little sleep was taxing, for sure.

I slept for about 13 hours Friday night (and all of Saturday morning!).

Ok. I have to take a little side trip here and give a shout out to Robert. While I was gone he did a great job keeping the house clean! It was so nice to come home, that tired, and not have to worry about cleaning anything up. It made my 13 hours of catch-up sleep possible. He had his own struggle while I was gone - he went to the doctor for a physical exam (required by the home study) and had to get a tetanus shot. It made him so sick! Anyway, he did a great job keeping everything together even though he wasn't feeling well. He's pretty awesome. Love Ya, Babe! :0)

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