Monday, August 15, 2011
We made it! We pulled out of St. Louis Thursday evening and (six states later) arrived at our new home Saturday afternoon. Charlie was an absolute champ but is glad to be out of the car seat. I brought along two new toys (a set of plastic keys and a plastic container filled with objects (key, marble, etc.)) and when all else failed to keep him happy those novel (to him) toys would do the trick.
With the help from one awesome guy from the ward here we got unloaded by Saturday night. Although we were a bit disheveled (anyone know which box the iron is in?), we made it to church the next morning and are excited for our new ward. There were a few other new people there starting school at NCSU as well and LOTS of young families. We took a short drive that afternoon over to campus to try to orient ourselves a bit before Keith had to dive right in with meetings today.
The relative drop in heat (although not in humidity) already has me liking this place. And if that wasn't enough take a look at these pics:
These are the views from our little deck attached to our apartment. Trees! Trees! Trees! Hooray for living adjacent to a forest again! (I grew up next to one). It is so nice and quiet except for the lovely birds.
In short, it is a great area, nice apartment, and we are excited for our new adventure!