So we finally closed on our new house in Eugene, Oregon. We're pretty excited. Since Tara was in Utah at the time of signing, I had to use power of attorney and sign for both of us. It took 2.5 weeks after the original closing date for the lenders to finally get the paperwork ready, but we're glad to be able to move on. Fortunately, our household goods got delayed in moving as well, so we didn't run into any problems of having them arrive before we had possession of the home. The day after I signed for the home I drove back to Utah to meet up with Tara and the kids for her family reunion. We got together with her parents and all her siblings and their families, and went to Park City.
Tara's parents were kind enough to get hotel rooms for everyone, along with paying for food and activities for the whole family.
Zade's favorite activity by far was the alpine coaster (i.e., a downhill slide on a track). Aria and Ryzen really enjoyed the alpine slide (show below).
As always, the kids loved sugary treats. :)
The boys also enjoyed playing mini-golf.
We also went an played in a local park.
The ladies also got together one evening for a girl's night, where they went out and got ice cream.Guy's night consisted of watching the NBA finals. :)
Overall, it was a good family reunion.
The kids also enjoyed other activities while I was away in Oregon, such as the Planetarium.
After the family reunion, we drove back to Oregon in one day. Nova was a wonder baby and didn't complain the whole way, otherwise we couldn't have driven that much in a single day. We stayed at my parents house for a couple days while we continued to wait for our household goods to arrive, and then moved into our new house.
Since we arrived, we have had a few surprises. Probably the biggest surprise is that there is a mother cat with a bunch of young cats living inside a bushy tree right outside our dining room. We're talking 7+ feral cats here. Not good. Aria, however, thinks it's great! She's enjoyed giving them cat food., since they were starving. We have got to find a way to help them find a new home.