Posted on July 7, 2015
It was a week filled with final preparations and hard goodbyes; Aaron happily had his last day of work, we cherished going away parties with friends, spent some precious time with my aging grandma, moved out of our 1st home together, and tearfully said goodbye to our sweet dog Lola. We have been overwhelmed with mixed emotions at times, but remain hopeful as we face a new and exciting stage in our lives. Despite our best efforts to down size and sell our extra and unnecessary stuff over the past year we struggled to fit all of our belongings into a small 10’x20′ storage unit. I’m pretty sure we can just back a truck up to the door when we return and everything will shoot into the truck once we pry the door open!
Since we are now homeless (and jobless and insurance less; our mom’s are so proud!!) we headed out to my family’s cottage on beautiful Lake Michigan. We celebrated the 4th of July with both my older brothers and their families. We spent hours relaxing, reading, playing pickle ball, visiting the Lewis Petting Zoo, trash talking through card games, eating way too much food, swimming, betting on miniature golf, laughing around campfires and roasting s’mores.
One of the most common questions asked of us, besides how are you paying for this, is what all are you taking with you? Answer; not much! Here’s everything we are taking and a fun video of us fitting it all into our packs. The final weights are: Aaron 33lbs + carry on, Lindsay 28lbs + carry on.
As my awesome nephew Noah would say, we are “locked and loaded” and ready for this adventure to begin!