It’s moving day.

We officially moved to Nicaragua. June 1st we managed to get ourselves, our three small children and 12 fully loaded, exactly at 50lbs, brimming with clothes/ toys/ my favorite 1st world things, to the airport. The best part was since we had a rental, Brandon dropped me at the curb with a giant monstrosity of luggage so the United guys couldn’t help but feel sorry for me. (If I only had a free hand to get a picture of our 12 bags and giant surfboard bag teetering on top being wheeled behind me) I’m proud to say i got us successfully to the counter and checked in all.by.myself. The looks I got ranged from sheer amazement to total pity. But don’t worry, Brandon joined us shortly, and we spent the rest of the day tag teaming. I’m pretty sure I got the sweet end of the deal, since I was in charge of Audra.  (the worst part being that I was told, NO, I could not stand up and rock my baby because there was turbulence, but would I like a glass of wine to ease my stress? As politely as I could I mumbled NO. Of course I wanted wine, but how on earth would I hold a glass of wine with a screaming baby?)

The kids did amazing. They always seem to do better than I think they will. (since I do suffer from having unrealistic expectations, I did try to keep them as low as possible) I love that they are at ages where a cup of water with a straw and a bag of pretzels keeps them occupied. We cleared customs without one single issue. We managed to get all our stuff packed on and in a van that came to pick us up, and we made it to our rental house by 11pm.

Day One. Success.

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It’s the little things in life right? Well, wanna know what got me through the day? A last minute surprise- I got to wear my friend Callie’s AMAZING diaper bag!!! She designed it, and had a model made in NY, and now she’s exploring the possibility of it being made in Nicaragua!!  And oh.my.goodness. It doesn’t just look stunning, it’s actually  blow your mind functional. I had everything I needed for the entire day, for three kids (including, wait for it, 3 changes of clothes) in ONE bag that fit perfectly on my back.

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3 thoughts on “It’s moving day.

  1. JESSICA! Oh my gosh- you are so beautiful and amazing, and I am not the least bit surprised that you got 3 kids and 12 bags through the airport and checked in! And OH MY GOSH- you moved back to Nicaragua?!? I know you are so incredibly busy so I truly don’t even expect a response- but I’m dying to know the details!! I loved our visit 2 summers ago and I have honestly wanted to go back and see you again! I miss you in my life! You have a beautiful family and I admire all you do and I love reading your blogs- I can always hear your voice. I will be praying for your guys!! Are you raising support?? Let me know! 😉 Love and miss you friend!! ~Shannon

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    • Shannon!!

      I’d love to catch up details! Email me at stone027@gmail.com

      And you’re so sweet, we aren’t raising support, we moved here starting a water well drilling company (Brandon and his boss) and we’re going to drill for profit and then use the profits to drill in poor communities!

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