Sunday, September 9, 2007

It takes a move cross-country!

We are catching up here on the Vermont Twin Odyssey, in terms of pictures, posts, and news. I know lots of you have been asking for more of all of these things, so, here's a few more things to quench your thirst!

Hi, my name's Taylor and I am super wicked cute. My moms are not biased at all, or anything like that. I really am just that cute!

Here's Lisa, my friend from college, who flew in from Boston, helped with the packing, truck loading, and baby wrangling. And that was before this superstar flew cross-country with me and the babies, and then put us up (or put up with us!) for a week, while we were waiting for Penny and her brother Raymond and the pets to make it across the country. Lisa, you are a star and I am indebted to you FOREVA!! Love ya!
Here is our moving truck, our driver Ron, and his little dog. He was afraid that Bear was gonna eat his doggie-poo for a snack! Funny. Ron was great and so helpful. All our stuff made it safe and sound to Vermont. And not a single thing was broken! Thanks, Ron. Something funny...In Berkeley, the neighbors asked if Ron could turn off the engine while we were loading because of the noise. In Vermont, the neighbors asked if he could turn off the engine while we were unloading for environmental reasons! What a difference 3000 miles makes! The answer was "NO" both times, as little poochie needed her AC!!
Here's Penny's brother, Raymond, who drove with Penny and the pets from CA to VT. You're a star, Ray! Thanks for keeping Penny and the animals safe and for providing such good company along the way! We couldn't have done it without ya. Seriously! Love you!
One thing that Penny wanted to do ASAP once we made it to VT, was to have the babies meet her grandmother. We had a lovely visit! Here's a pic of Penny, the babies, and Gram. She was so tickled to meet her twin great-grandbabies, even if she was not quite sure how to refer to the two moms in relation to the babies. She loves us, she loves the babies, and that's all that matters!

Stay tuned. Vermont pics to follow later this week. Hey California friends, who wants to come and visit and see some Vermont foliage? It's been great catching up with New England friends since we have been here! We are so happy to be back, but we miss the CA crew dreadfully, too!

An update and some new pics!

We are settling in nicely in Vermont. The house is great, the boxes are almost unpacked, and the leaves are starting to change. The mornings and evenings are cool (yay!), but the days are humid (BOO!). Here are some pics from before the move, that I wanted to make sure to include.

Over the past few years, I have been a part of an amazing knitting group, formed totally by chance through craigs*list. These women are funny and smart and kind and talented and I am so glad to have found them. But, now I miss them! We started a tradition a few years ago, when the first group member had a baby. We started knitting baby blankets for the new babies by knitting individual squares and then sewing them together into a patchwork blanket.

I am the third woman in the knitting group to have a baby since the group formed. But, the first to have twins! It was quite an undertaking for these special women, but above is the fruits of their labor. I can easily imagine these gorgeous blankets on the college dorm beds of the kids when they get older. These blankets will be trasured for many years to come, as will my friendships with the Purl Gurls! Love you guys!

Here's me with the two blankets! Thank you ladies!

Here's a pic of Taylor (before the move), enjoying some time on the activity mat. We finally caught her smiling on camera! Taylor is now wearing some of Jordan's hand-me-downs (as above), sinc Jordan is a big dude and Taylor is our little petite fleur!
Mama Penny and Jordan enjoy some quiet time in Berkeley. Check out the message on the butt of the pants! So cute!
Here's our two hunks of love enjoying some together time. Could you just eat them up, or what?