Poof. Two months flew by. Well... update.. We made it to Portland! We had a last hoorah 5AM coffee date send off with my sister and Trav's brother then were on the road at about 6AM! The next twenty hours were a blur, but we arrived in Portland around 2AM. It didn't really hit us how long we had been driving until about midnight, but we were just too close to stop. We ended up booking a last minute hotel room when we got into town because a comfy bed in a clean room was so necessary, and it ended up being the best ending to the longest day. The bed was actually SO comfy we ended up finding a store the next day that sold the same mattress and BOUGHT IT. Zero regrets, but that's another story.
Moving is stressful. Moving out of state is effin insane.. but we are here and loving it. WE DID IT! We have lived here two weeks (what!?) and we still look at each other when we wake up and say "Can you believe we made it here? HIGH FIVE." We are absolutely smitten over the fall weather, loving all the thunder and rain, and really can't get over all the free flowing street traffic and endless parking spots everywhere we go. It feels like another planet compared to where we moved from.
Faves from M- No more commuting! Working from home after spending a year and a half commuting 4+ hours a day five days a week is a dream. That commute killed me mentally, physically, emotionally.. you name it, ha. Having more time for myself is going to be a game changer. More time to cook, exercise, have fun with friends.. whatever floats my commute-less boat. I'm already enjoying the slower pace of life up here. Lastly, being neighbors with my NW besties again is already wayyy too much fun.
Faves from T- Tools tools tools. So much room for building all the things. If he can't tinker he's just not himself, so I'm so glad we have a huuuuge unfinished basement for him to spread out and do his thing. Our new worlds comfiest king size mattress we bought on day two has forever changed him. There's no going back. Lastly, exploring the city together has us acting like teenagers who met last week <3