Hi all, sorry for the break in updates but we have been busy. We have moved into our new home and have been rapidly settling in. Moving day went very well as we were blessed to have over 25 family and friends there to help. It went very smoothly.
We needed to get unpacked and settled pretty quickly since Sandy's family would be coming over for our annual Christmas Eve celebration only 9 days later. The team all kicked in and worked together, it was great to see. We even had some time to finish out our Christmas shopping. Sandy's brother Alan was able to come by a couple days and help us unpack and put the beds back together...that was huge. Valerie took charge of decorating for Christmas and did a really great job...there is some real talent in there that she has been suppressing. The Christmas holidays have been really enjoyable and we were even able to sit in front of a cozy fire in our new fireplace and enjoy time together as a family.
My one glitch of the move has been getting my high speed Internet connected...they are still working on getting the DSL activated hopefully by the end of the week...so we have been Internet challenged this past week and email deprived. Consequently I am driving in to the office to work in Downers Grove. While it is more miles than from the old house it was about the same amount of time, maybe even a little quicker with the light holiday traffic.
I will update more with some pictures when we get connected from home.