We thought we started packing plenty early before the big move to Port Charlotte for Spring Training 2019. As we got closer each day, we realized how much stuff a family of 4 really has. We put it in overdrive this weekend and planned to head out at 9 am this morning. Long story short, we rolled out at 3 pm.
I’m praying to buy an off season home before next off season so that we NEVER have to pack up an entire apartment and all of our family’s stuff ever again.
We were blessed with a lot of help and it was an opportunity to donate a LOT of stuff and filter through our things so that’s a major plus! Tidy Up ain’t got nothin on that load we got rid of.
At one point, the place was vacant and the babes were hungry. We sold our kitchen table and moved the rest of our furniture into a 10 x 10 storage. (All our stuff fit in there with room to spare!) We also already packed up most of our kitchen stuff except the blender, spinach, protein powder and a couple of cups! Which was perfect when Jack started chanting “bite, bite!” They were so cute with their green drinks and an empty apartment, I had to document it.
Those were some of the hardest goodbyes. All of our family lives about 10 minutes from each other. We spend hours on hours together multiple times a week when we’re home 4 months out of the year. We get used to it fast. It never gets easier. Lots of tears shed. My baby niece will be sitting up and basically driving by the time I see her next!
But, we are optimistic about our new beginnings in Spring Training.
Solid part time childcare, covered in prayer.
Laptop work life, planned and ready for it.
Swimsuits and beach towels, easy to reach.
PACKED. DONE. ON THE ROAD. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We are, once again, packed up and out of a short term lease apartment and headed to another short term 6 week VRBO. From there we will move into another short term lease apartment for season. We fit everything into the bed of J’s truck (which has a weather proof cover on it) and half of the smallest U-Haul cover trailer they had! I was impressed by how much space we had in that thing.. we really could have found something smaller.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The minute J and I pulled out after a long weekend filled with packing and saying goodbyes, we exhaled and said “We did it.” It’s never easy, but we are getting better at it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We are in for a brand new adventure in a new town and at a new stadium for Spring Training. Let me know if there’s anywhere around Port Charlotte that is a must visit!
Breckly is so excited to “visit Florida and stay the night with her.” Hahaha
And I am so excited to watch Daddy throw a ball around in tight pants.