Monday, January 6, 2014

Saying "Good-bye" to Robards Mansion

The last couple of months have been a whirlwind!  Shortly after my appendectomy, my parents house sold in Hannibal, Missouri - something we had been praying for for a long long time!  In short order, Hubby and I found them a new home, not far from where we live, then packed up Maggie the Traveling Dog and headed to Hannibal to move them out of Robards Mansion Bed and Breakfast.
We encountered a little snow and ice but, personally, didn't have any problems on our way to and from Missouri.  We did pass a massive semi-truck pileup near Amarillo though.
We arrived the week of Thanksgiving and they were having unseasonably warm weather in north Missouri - at that time!
Mom and Dad sold the furniture with the bed and breakfast so we were able to rent a U-Haul trailer to move their personal possessions.  It was warm enough then to load the trailer in our shirt selves.
My sister's family came from Iowa to help and we couldn't have done it without them.  Plus, we got to have Thanksgiving with them too.
I loved spending time with my sister, Penni, and my niece, Kimme.
Soon, it was time to say "good-bye" to Missouri.  Three long days later we said "hello" to Arizona.
Since then, we've been trying to get Mom and Dad settled into their new home.  We also enjoyed Christmas with four generations of family this year.
With eleven of us, we had to move all the gifts out to the lanai.
Oh, and did I mention that Mom and Dad finally got to meet their newest great-grandson, Caleb?
This has been a busy, but truly blessed New Year!  What new adventures await us in 2014?!


  1. You must be very thankful to have your parents near you. Mine have been gone for over a decade and I miss them still. How wonderful that your grandkids will be able to reap the benefits of grands and great-grands. Bet they'll like the weather too, especially if they've seen the reports lately! :)

  2. adventures all around! Talk to you soon!

  3. Sounds like everything worked out well. Great to have so many family members together for the holidays.

  4. That's a BIG move. Hope everyone is settled in and enjoying AZ. That little Caleb sure is cute.

  5. Life seems to be full of adjustments and changes. This is a beautiful B&B. Wished I could have visited the beauty. May all go well for your parents. God bless,