Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I know - like my year needed more chaos and disarray, but really... I figure, why not shake things up even more! Sometimes, life just tells you what needs to happen. Since most of our year has been like this - I was not really surprised when all of the house hunting we have done over the last few years culminated with us walking into THE house we knew we were supposed to make our home.
We actually found the house in May, but anyone who has ever purchased a home knows about the series of nail biting exchanges that can occur, and understands the excitement/tension/anticipation that accompanies the process. It took longer than I ever imagined to come to the conclusion that we were in fact moving. We were hesitant to even get excited ourselves, yet at the same time in my heart I just knew that this was where we were going to live. The extra time was good because it gave us time to say our goodbyes to "our old house" as Miles calls it. I am someone who needs time for transition and change, and really we had ample time to help the boys (and me) get used to the idea of moving and beginning the next ~really exciting~ chapter of our lives.
We also went about our regular daily activities as everything around us was taken off walls and from drawers and put into boxes. Ruben got his first haircut, more like a trim really, at the "old house." He had a little mo-hawk going with his wispy baby hair. Michael trimmed it, but it won't be long and I think he will need a full fledged haircut. Funny, because at this point Miles was still basically bald.
Needless to say, we were all so tired that we did indeed sleep well that first night in our house. It was a bit strange waking up, but it did not take me long to unearth most of my kitchen gear (except for the one missing box?!?!) and whip up a batch of blueberry pancakes. After all, nothing says home more than a nice comforting breakfast.
Soon after we moved we began to receive visitors! It was such a joy to greet Mere on the driveway and share this special first with her! I got to meet Sam for the first time, and she got to see our new home. In typical Mere style she arrived full of smiles and bearing beautiful things; this time a housewarming gift of potted succulents - including the precious string of pearl plant that will always remind me of her greenhouse when we were growing up. We tried to catch up over all the insane happenings of the last year in an afternoon - and I think we did a pretty good job, but I could have used about ten more hours! All the while her sweet son played and then napped nearby - surreal! I am so blessed to have held on to such wonderful friends through the years, and I am so grateful when life makes our paths cross again!
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