Friends! I am writing my first post to you as a Tennessee resident! haha!
How crazy is that?
Some of you may be saying, “not much.” hee.hee.
But for this Kentucky girl who has lived her entire life in the beautiful Bluegrass State, it’s pretty crazy! Many of you have asked me if I will still be a Kentucky fan when I move to Tennessee, and my answer to that question is the same as Sandra’s….
We are in Tennessee now, but I almost thought we weren’t going to make it because packing up a whole house is NO JOKE!
We loaded all the big stuff in a Uhaul last week and unloaded it on Friday, and then we drove back to Kentucky on Saturday to pack up the rest of the house.
This is where it got UGLY, people. haha!
I was feeling pretty confident with the first load, but when I started packing up the rest of the house, it seemed like it would NEVER END! Box after box after box after box after duck tape after duck tape after duck tape…..
When we ran out of boxes and duck tape, we just started throwing things in bins, and tubs, and duffle bags. #completechaos
We were trying to be totally packed up by Sunday afternoon, but we couldn’t’ get it done, and we had to stay at a hotel in Lexington that night. We were SO CLOSE to getting finished, but it was 10 o’clock at night, and we were losing steam and threatening to kill each other, and Cy and I knew that we had to stop.
We ended up renting another box trailer to get all of the little leftover stuff in it. We packed up Monday morning, and said our goodbyes to our Kentucky home. As I walked around the property, I started to tear up thinking of all the wonderful memories God had given us at that place. I remembered taking a picture of the boys when we built our chicken coop, and I got an idea!
I yelled at the boys to come up by the coop and take another picture like the original.
I’m not gonna lie. My eyes could hardly see through the lens when I took this picture because of the tears filling up in my eyes. These boys have grown up in this home, and we are certainly gonna miss it.
Before we left, we all sat on the front porch, and Cy lead our family in prayer. He gave thanks for all the blessings the Lord has given us in Kentucky and asked for his continued blessings as we follow His lead to Tennessee.
With grateful hearts, we hit the road around 12:30 pm.
Jonathan drove the big 26ft uhaul truck with Adam, Luke drove his car, I drove my car with Sania, and Cy drove his truck pulling the box trailer, and Eli rode with him! It was a total Hutcherson Caravan!
It was pouring the rain the whole way down. Cy started having trouble with his truck, and we had to stop several times. When we stopped for lunch, we stopped at a station to put some air in one of Luke’s tires, and I got out of my car to get the kids some candy.
Then I heard a “crunch,” and when I turned around, I saw my car had run into the front of another parked car!!!!
I think I forgot to put it in park?? Sania was in the car, and she said it just started rolling forward! So YES, I HIT A CAR on our trip down there….in the rain. I was tired and emotional, and I started to tear up again as we talked to the people who owned the car.
They were going to call the cops to report it, but Cy bent down and stuck his hand up under the bumper and was able to pop out the dent that I had created. You couldn’t hardly tell anything had happened, except Cy couldn’t get the small light popped back through the hole. He said we could still call the cops, or we could just pay them for the damage. They agreed to taking the money, so we gave them $200 and called it a day.
You can’t make this stuff up, y’all!
Cy knew I was teetering on a nervous breakdown, so he didn’t say a word. He said everything was fine and for everyone to get back in the cars. I love that man.
Our 3 and a half hour trip turned into a 6 hour trip, and by the time we got to Nashville… we. were. done.
We pulled in our driveway late that night, then went to Jonathan’s apartment to shower up, and ate dinner with our friends, the Gustasons, around 9:00 o’clock that night.
We were all so exhausted, but so thankful we finally made it!!!
HERE’S TO OUR NEW ADVENTURES IN TENNESSEE!!
We have already started renovating our home, and I will be sharing it with you all through pictures and videos. You will NOT believe the transformation so far!
I can’t wait to show you!!!
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Talk to you soon!
P.S. THE YOUNG LIVING PREMIUM STARTER KITS ARE ON SALE!!! July 24th-26th
This rarely happens, so if you have been wanting to get a kit, this is the perfect time!
Plus, they are letting you get the Lantern diffuser with a kit, which has never been possible until today!
I expect them to sell out, so if you want one, be sure to sign up soon!
If you sign up with me during this flash sale, I will add ANOTHER BONUS!!!
I will send you a SECOND DIFFUSER FOR FREE!! You will want to have a second diffuser in another room when you get your kit, so this solves your problem! :)
To sign up, click the button below! It will take you to the blog post that explains the sign up process. Email me with any questions you may have!