We finally moved!!
We weren't sure if we would ever close thanks to a certain bank having a broken process, but thankfully we were able to close on December 17th. Right after we signed the final piece of paper, I called our contractor and they started on the floors and carpet. We spent the rest of the day moving small things from the lake house to our new garage to store for a few days.
A few days later, we headed to my parents house to drop Anderson off so we could be baby-free while we moved into the house. Bright and early Saturday morning, the movers met Mike at our storage unit and loaded our lives into 2 trucks. In the meantime, I took a car load of stuff to the house and began cleaning and unpacking. When the movers arrived, I was ready to show them where all the boxes and furniture should land.
We spent the next 48 hours unpacking and organizing as much as we could before the little man came home.
We managed to re-decorate the tree, hang the stocking and put up the advent calendar before Christmas morning.
Anderson decided to sleep in until 8am Christmas morning and I was counting down the minutes until he woke up. We did his stocking first, then a few presents before he was done and ready for breakfast. He didn't care about any of his presents but it was more a photo op and memory making session for the parents. He started to really love the paper, bows the tissue paper as the day went on.
After his morning nap, we headed to the Staton's for Christmas with Mike's family. When we arrived, Uncle Tim and aunt Joey couldn't wait to get their hands on him. We spent the rest of the day hanging out with family, opening way too many presents (Mike's parents spoiled A rotten), and taking lots of pictures of the cousins. After a yummy dinner, we headed back to our house so Anderson could go to bed. It is SO NICE to only live 30 minutes away from the in-laws so we can come and go as needed.
As we laid in bed and reflected on our first Christmas as a family of 3, we both couldn't stop saying how grateful we were to have such a happy and healthy son AND be back in Charlotte. We really love our new house and feel like we're finally HOME!