Saturday, September 10, 2011

UGH! Let the unpacking begin...

We made it to Newport, RI!
And oh-my-gosh! I LOVE it here! This is by far the best place we've ever lived! We are living on Fort Adams which is a State Park. It's kinda a peninsula so we have water on three sides. From some of the upstairs windows we have views of all the sailboats that are surrounded  by us. It's gorgeous! The mansions that are around us are amazing too! I can't wait to be done with the unpacking so we can explore this area!!

Ok, so normally I'd NEVER post pics of my house looking like this, but I just moved in so I have an excuse for my place to look this bad! 
I enjoy all the military moves we do....
....but the unpacking SUCKS! I'm so overwhelmed I don't see an end in sight! 
Bad part is that I won't let my husband unpack anything because then #1, I won't know where he puts stuff and #2, I'm kinda a control freak and it has to be perfect. If it's not, I have to redo it. So in the end, it's more work for me. So I do all the unpacking, organizing and decorating and he watches football. I think he gets the great end of the deal! but he is running all my errands and doing the big grocery shopping today. I should send him with the kids so he gets a taste of what I go through when he's deployed! ;) Nah, I'm not that mean!
Here's some of the house now:
family room

view from dining room towards family room

here's my "craft closet". I don't think all my fabric is going to fit in this one little dresser!

This is my youngest room. Her dresser is under and behind all those boxes!

 Here's a view from the doorway to my eldest daughter's room.

and then in her room facing the door. Poor girl..this is my project today!

 this is just inside our room looking towards the small master bath.

master bedroom. boxes on the left are 3-4 high and 2 rows deep...oh and about 5 are clothes along with 2 wardrobes that aren't unpacked yet and our closet is full! Nice! Fortunately our dressers are empty, I just hope it all fits!

ok, gotta go get busy now! Have a nice weekend!


  1. Hi Jen!
    I gasped with delight when I read where you are living! It IS so beautiful there!!! I hope you love your time in Rhode Island and good luck with the unpacking :)

  2. Congrats on the move, glad you are liking it...hope you get everything unpacked and organized soon.

  3. So glad you made it! Movers are coming next week, am about to start what you just finished :-)

  4. As an Army BRAT I SOOOOO remember this! Our joke was when I finally put posters up on my wall ... dad got orders again the next day! Good luck with all this ... and again thanks to your hubby and you for all that you give ... particularly notable on this weekend ...

  5. Oh girl. You are so lucky! :0) How wonderful to be surrounded by so much beauty. I am so happy for you. I can only imagine how much fun your family will have exploring the area. :0)
    I get it with wanting things just so. I am the same way. :0)
    Have a great day.
    Love. Trish

  6. Fellow Navy Wife here - SO know what you mean!!! We just transferred for the last time, he's on his retirement tour. We're building a house, so I have all my stuff in storage, and as much as I'm looking forward to the house being done, I just have to get through that one LAST unpacking!

  7. I'm so jealous of where you're living! Surrounded on three sides by water and sail boats...perfection!

    But that is some serious unpacking you have to do there! I'm shocked at how much work you have ahead of you. I know you'll get it all squared away soon. Don't panic!

  8. Just in case you didn't see my flickr message:

    I went back and re-read the directions about the circles.

    The circle template is supposed to be traced onto a 6.5" square. Then we sew ON the line and the seam allowance is outside the circle. I was confused because the blades are cut using the template...but the circle is traced and then we add seam allowances. So, make sure to send 6.5" squares with the circle traced onto them.

    If you already cut out all your circles, I'll buy you a new yard of the same fabric. I'm so sorry I didn't read the directions carefully the first time.


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