Friday, September 17, 2010

Boxed up

Our house looks a lot like this lately.  Boxing up all of your belongings for 3 months is an interesting experience.  

There are a lot of things I have no problem throwing away, giving away or otherwise getting rid of.  And yet I have a lot of things that I REALLY love.  Items that are one of a kind that may never cross my path again.  And I'm holding on tight to those.

So far my children have been amazingly helpful and sweet about this entire mess.  They are letting me know what they can live without for a while and are so willing to do what we have to do to get to the finish line of this particular race.  I keep telling myself I'm not ENTIRELY stressed (and then I look in the mirror and see that acne and realize the truth).  The pods come next week, the temporary housing is set up, the new house breaks ground on tuesday, the temporary 3 day before the temporary before the new house is 80% set up and really, I think we are ALL GOING TO DO JUST FINE.

Emma has been kind enough to provide hours of fantastic entertainment for me while I pack.  I've had wonderful friends over each day helping me SO much.  THANK YOU!
I am a brave girl and I can do this.


  1. You're amazing. Reading this post gave me a sudden flashback to when Trenton was 4 months old and we had to find temporary housing for what was SUPPOSED to be 4 months... that turned into 11 months while we waited for our hose to be built. I'm glad you're breaking ground right away so you won't have the waiting game we ended up in. Packing for temporary housing is an interesting experience, to say the least. I wish we were there to help you! xo

  2. I agree. YOU ARE AMAZING! I'm so glad you are documenting this with pictures and finding time to be creative too! Looking back, I wish I took pictures of my stubbornness ... but alas, I have no proof that I refused to pack. You are taking this with such great stride. You are a great example to me - and thank you for that. Everything will work out. It did for me. Looking back, I wish I had been a little less frazzled about the sudden uprooting. Life is good. We have each other. We need each other. Hugs. xoxo

  3. Wow! you say you are stressed and frazzles but it sounds like you have it all in under control. How cool are pods for situations like this? I love you, and yes, you are a brave girl! xo

  4. I agree. Brave indeed. I wish I could help. Its weird thinking that I won't see you guys until you are really far along in this process, maybe even done. Well, good luck.