Monday, April 06, 2009

{ready or not}

I haven't been in much of a blogging mood for the past week or so. I think I'm just mentally exhausted from everything that is going on around me. The biggest of which is...

We're closing on the new house tomorrow!!! Yikes and Yay!! I have such mixed feelings about this. I'm excited for the great and needed changes the new house will bring. The convenience of having the boys' rooms on the main level, and not having to walk through their room to get to ours. No more creaky stairs. A driveway and garage! A nice big yard with room for a swingset for the boys. Lots of great things.

But I'm sad to be leaving our current house with all of the memories we have made in it.

Celebrating our first wedding anniversary.

Our first Thanksgiving here when my parents brought most of the food and I made my first pumpkin pie. I was so proud of my table setting. :)


Got Mom's approval on my pie :)

First snow...and it was a doozy!!

Our first Christmas was so exciting...getting to decorate an entire house and especially the mantle. I was in heaven.

Finding out my Grandpa had terminal cancer, and sitting on the stairs crying on the phone with my mom. Not all of the memories are wonderful.

Hosting a Mother's Day tea for my mom and mother-in-law. What a fun day that was.


Finding out we were going to be parents and telling my parents that they were going to be grandparents.


My baby shower...a great day with family and friends.


Spending many warm summer evenings on the porch swing with coffee in hand and a good magazine. My favorite spot in the house and I am going to miss it dearly.


Bringing the boys home and wondering what the heck we were going to do with them.

And the past 10 months learning how to be parents and going through the biggest roller coaster of our lives.

I know we will make many more new memories in the new house, the first being the boys' 1st birthday!! I can't even believe that is less than 2 months away. Insane. I'm trying to focus on these things, while still allowing myself to be sad as well.

BTW...anyone have tips on how to move successfully with two babies?

5 comments:

Angie Livesay said...

I have NO idea how to move successfully with two babies, or anything about babies in general :) BUT, your post was so touching! I think you should print it out and make it a scrapbook page. I almost cried! I'm sure we'll feel the same way after we leave our first home together...

Anonymous said...

Babysitters and lots of friends to help!! Good luck with the move!
Shannon

Jenessa said...

Oh wow Mandy - I'm so excited for you and just think of all of the new memories to come! I know you'll make the new house "home" in no time. It would be neat to get a water color or colored pencil drawing of your bungalow to hang in your new home. That's what I plan to do to our Blue Meadow home if ever we move. Homes are like another member of the family, aren't they?? Thinking of you and praying for you!

Mandy said...

Thanks Jenessa...I appreciate your advice and prayers. :)

G+D said...

Oh my gosh MB--this totally brought tears to my eyes! And then seeing that pic of you pg with the boys--wow!--it seems like yesterday! That's when the tears spilled over. I remember leaving our first house and gah, I was such a wreck. I'm sorry, that's probably not helping. :( Okay, more upbeat is that I'm so excited for you guys to move into your new house and can't wait to see you make it a beautiful home!! :cheer

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