As I’ve mentioned my parents drove all our stuff up for us. They also helped us load and unload everything. I am glad they were here to work and make sure we were settled, but I really wanted to do some fun things with them as well. Luckily we did squeeze in some time to do that!
We did take them on a drive to Discovery Park, to the Preschool, to our church, and our park. We took them to eat fish and chips and teriyaki.
We also decided to take a bus downtown to the aquarium. That was a lot of fun because we were able to show them the route Chris will take to work. We even got off on the same stop that Chris will get off everyday. We did have a little walk to the aquarium from there, but it was a lot of fun! They were here over Valentine’s/President’s Day weekend. It was super BUSY and crowded. We had a good time there and the kids really liked it!
After the aquarium we went down the pier a little ways and got clam chowder in bread bowls. It was delicious and it was a good day for soup!
We then walked to Chris’ new office building and tried to go in, but it was closed for the weekend.
We caught the bus and went back to our house.
My parents had been gone for about 5 days and were ready to get home, so we had to say our goodbyes then. It was really hard saying goodbye to everyone back home, but in the back of my mind I knew I still had time with my parents. One last connection to home. Saying goodbye to my parents was super hard. I am very close to them, so that was hard. But it was all the more hard saying goodbye to the last bit of home.
What is nice is that we have people at home (my parents) who have seen our new place. For some reason that makes it easier on me. We also have technology so we can call or text or email them. I have been sending pictures to our families almost every day . We did a video call with Chris’ family so the kids could see and talk to them. And Chris gave them a tour of our home. We at least feel connected to everyone!