Closing is a bit different here than in Texas. You sign papers one day and then the next day you get your keys. I didn't realize that and John had taken off the afternoon to go appliance shopping. So Heather, our awesome Realtor said we could get in to measure the spaces for the fridge and washer/dryer. She gave us the code on the phone but we couldn't get it to work. We ended up waiting on the front porch for over an hour while she worked things on her end to get us a key a day early! (We still couldn't legally sleep in the house until the next night though.) Anyway, when we got to the house, we saw these Tinkerbell balloons tied to the doorknob with a note from a friend I'd made on the internet. JoAnn and her boys picked out these balloons to welcome Maddie and Izzie. I was so touched. I hadn't met JoAnn in person yet, and she was so sweet to do this for us! It really, really made everything feel like it was going to be okay. That leaving all our friends and family miles and miles away wasn't going to be as scary as we first thought.
Izzie and Maddie