In theory this move was supposed to be easier because Mark's company paid to have movers pack, load, transport, and deliver all of our stuff. And while that part of moving was easier, the unpacking has proved to be very interesting.
After all of our things were packed and on the big moving truck, one of our friends gave us the best moving advice. I will share it now with you; if you ever have movers packing your stuff follow them around and label the boxes yourself. Believe me, you will find your things so much easier and be able to unpack sooo much faster.
Now don't get me wrong. Our movers did a pretty good job. At least in most cases I can tell what room something came from, but not always what's in a box. For instance one box was labeled: Basement linens. I'm expecting to find the extra blankets we always kept to cover up with while watching TV. Instead I found a Mexican blanket I hadn't seen in years and a bunch of misc junk. Another box was labeled Attic books, inside I found a bunch of the boys toys and general junk they had squirrelled away in their room.
All in all though unpacking has gone okay. Most of the boxes are pretty well labeled, so we have found most of the essentials. And it's been a lot like Christmas opening boxes and finding things you forgot you even had. So if y'all will excuse me I gotta go unpack some more boxes, and figure out where I'm putting all these books!