Tuesday, October 13, 2020

We moved!

My favorite readers (A.K.A. my kids) 
keep reminding me that I need to tell you some big news...
We moved!
to Vermont!
We packed and packed
(seriously you don't know how much stuff you have until you have to have to pack it all)
and witnessed the Lord work a miracle when it all barely fit into our moving truck.
Thank you Jesus!
Then we said a lot of tearful 
"see ya laters".
It was so hard to leave our church, friends, the kids school and neighbors 
and extra hard to leave our family.
We said our final farewell to California and hit to road to Vermont.
You know we love a good road trip so we took a couple of weeks to make the trek across country
hitting as many National Parks as we could on the way.
How many Sellars can you spot?

We went to lakes, forests, deserts,
canyons and a few times even a hotel pool (which is hard to find in Covid).
We spent A LOT of time in the car
but when we got out we climbed,
and explored
and jumped. 
And then we got back in the car and drove some more. 

We also yelped the best places in each new city and ate. A lot. 
That's one of our favorite parts of visiting new places. 
Any other foodies out there?!

Rocky Mountain National Park lived up to all the hype.
It was incredible. 
These 4 ran around and climbed and acted like kids that had been caged up for way too long.
It was the first time, in a long time, they could just run and be free.
We all soaked up God's beautiful creation and the fresh air. 
One blessing that has come out of Covid quarantine is the strengthened bond these guys have with each other. 
It's so sweet to see their friendship.
Don't get me wrong, they still drive each other crazy at times
 but I know they will grow up thankful for one another.  
We also bought a couple $10 Walmart fishing poles and caught a ton of trout!
This little fisherwoman was begging to fish every day.
Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky
The beach in South Carolina was beautiful
and I loved the warm water. 
So different than the beach in California.
We also visited family in Tennessee which was a highlight! 
Then we went to Great Smokey Mountain National Park.
The kids wanted to take the Appalachian trial to Vermont but we opted for the car instead.
Maybe one day!
Eventually we made it to Vermont
and have been eating as many maple creemees as possible since then.