They were loading cars, pick-ups and vans in addition to the moving truck. That allowed us to only need to do two trips with the moving truck.
I was really thankful for the "young blood" that was there to do the heavy lifting.
There were folks unloading in the new kitchen while we were still loading the truck back in Bolingbrook.
No time to waste - Christmas is just over a week away. HollyBeth got to crown the tree with the angel this year.
Then it was time to bake the cookies for stockings. Mom and Dad Carter were able to come and stay with us for the holidays and Alan came over to help bake cookies.
Valerie was quick to jump on decorating for Christmas. It was only about a week until Christmas Eve and the Carter clan was coming over. Here are some pictures of the progress.
Valerie did a great job at turning our new house into our Home.
As always the food was great and plentious.
We took a few family pictures...this is Scruffy and Becca....and yes we are still awaiting our first wonderful grandchild. :^))
Our first Family photo in the new house.
Granddad, Grandma and Aunt Margie were a blessing to have over the holidays.
We have been enjoying the new fireplace and extra space.
On Christmas day we were able to go over to Bill's sister Kathleen's for another special time with the Mueller side. We even took the time to call Becca and Raymond over the phone and sing to them...that brought back some sweet memories.
Aunt Lucille and Aunt Roselina were able to be with us again this year. Each year comes with its challenges as they continue to age and we are thrilled to be with them when we can. They have set a wonderful heritage before us and we love to just sit and talk with them.
Through all the activity the children still found time to get out in the new yard and play. No, this is not an ice skating pond...it is our backyard. After some snow and then freezing rain the little ones were able to go out and ice skate in their boots and enjoy their time.
That's all for now....hopefully I can share about a new grandbaby next time I am able to update this blog.