Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This book (really a workbook of sorts) focuses on learning to accept yourself for all that you are and strives to get you to take a good solid look at how your choosing to live your life. Are you filling your days with work, errands, volunteering, grocery shopping, tending to your children, but never to yourself?
I am promising myself a slower new year, a more accomplished new year, and a more fullfilled new year.
Where do your 2010 New Year resolutions begin?
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Unpacking the Christmas Spode China
Decorating our NEW house!
A little something in between here and there!
Spending time with visiting family
Monday, December 21, 2009
Yesterday Pete and I spent about two hours flattening out all of the packing paper from the moving boxes, so that we could fit it all in the back of Pete's truck to bring to the recycling center...what a crazy insane amount of paper!
At least the kids had fun jumping in the pile...can you see Juliana in there somewhere?!
Monday, December 14, 2009
1. Two children who are finally getting over the flu!
2. A wonderful new house, with plenty of room for us to spread out
3. Cleared bathroom counter tops (I finally unpacked and semi-organized the master bath)
4. A new dishwasher
5. A dryer that works
6. A Christmas tree with lights (no ornaments yet)
7. Stockings hanging from the mantle
8. Having the opportunity to spend an hour by myself in reflection during yesterday's mass
9. Juliana walking happily into her preschool classroom today- instead of with tears!
10. Finally feeling a lot less exhausted after all of the last month's moving and hard work
Last night after getting into bed and saying prayers, Nate asked me, "where does God live, does he live in Heaven?"
"Yes, he does, but he also lives all around us too," I told him.
Nate reached his arm up into the air and said, but I don't feel him."
So, I said, well, you can feel his love all around you, can't you?"
"Yes! I can!" he said....
It was really awesome!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wow, tomorrow is coming fast, and soon, before we know it, the movers will be unloading all of our belongings off of the enormous truck and carrying them into our new home here in Birmingham, AL.
After a week spent painting multiple rooms and deep cleaning (I take this opportunity to remind each one of you to please clean your dishwashers annually!) I am actually getting really excited about our move into the new house! I have spent too much time feeling sad and disappointed and woe is me about this move, and really, I am done....I promise!
In our few weeks here in Birmingham, the city has welcomed us with strong, beautiful, and kind arms. What we've explored so far has been wonderful, and I look forward to the possibility of spending many more years (that's right, I said years) continuing that exploration!
So, all in all, it's not so bad, in fact, it's pretty good. Welcome to Birmingham, welcome to our life here, welcome to our new HOME.
See you on the flip side!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
-A chance to slow down amidst the transitioning...and be grateful for all that we have
-A day spent playing in downtown Savannah, going aboard a tall ship, and visiting a huge gingerbread village
-Getting creative with new gifts!
We closed on the new house a few days ago and have spent the last few days painting and repairing a few things...it feels good to be getting closer to the move in date next week! I am ready to unpack, decorate for Christmas and begin making our house a HOME....