8.26.2009

MOVING DAY

It's 4:15 AM.

Tony and I haven't gone to bed yet.

And won't be at all. Still packing and readying the new house.

I broke down and made Tony buy Mountain Dew. It's truly saved me tonight.

Man. This is the biggest pain. I will be so glad when it's over. Unfortunately, we will still have a lot of stuff here after the movers come in just a few short hours. I just couldn't get it all packed. So we will be coming back and forth for a while. It is what it is. At least we are only moving a few miles away.

I am grateful for this opportunity and we know we are so blessed. Truly, we can't complain about anything. I'm so excited, and a little trepidatious, about starting our lives there. Wondering, most of all, how the girls will adjust. We will all be much happier in our 'new house'.

We've been prepping the girls for the move for weeks saying "momma's (or daddy's) working on the 'new house' " or "pretty soon we'll move to the 'new house' and you'll get to sleep in big girl beds!!" They are SOOO excited for their new "big girl beds". I don't think they even know what it means, but they announce that they are getting "biggurl beyd atta new houuuuse!" every day. I think they can feel the change coming on a deeper level. (how could they not with the disaster that is currently our house? -even more so than normal--which is a scary thought) They didn't want to go to bed tonight and just wanted to stay and get 'cozy' on the couch with me. Tears started to well up when I realized that this would be the last 'cozy' in this house. The last night in the house filled with so many important and special memories! Especially when Jordy looked over at me, saying, almost on the verge of tears, 'my wanna stay he-ure.' Then Avery said 'my wanna stay here too' and then Ashleigh followed suit. I don't know if they just meant here=couch or...could they really mean it that way? I couldn't help but wonder...

Sitting on the couch with them brought thoughts of when Tony and I first moved in, with our hand-me-down couch that only sat three people. Then came the memory of buying our current sectional (which was our first 'big' purchase as a couple), and soon followed by remembering the months, days, hours and minutes I spent on that couch on bed-rest while I carried my three little squirming angels---then bringing them home from the NICU, first Jordyn and Avery after two weeks and Ashleigh two more weeks later. All the time spent {{awake}} taking care of them when they were so tiny, to watching them use that couch to help them take their first steps---which brings us to now when they remove all the pillows, pile them up in front of the couch and yell "One! Two! Go!" and cannon ball into the pillow---and occasionally each other. :)

I just can't believe the time has gone so fast! Five years in, what we thought was, our temporary house...

It's been wonderful. But change is good.

I surely will miss our little house though....

5 comments:

Ashley A. said...

Good luck guys! If you need me to watch the girls sometime, I would be happy to.

Moving is hard and sad even when you are upgrading to more space. That is such a cute story about your girls snuggling on the couch with you. I'm sure they will adjust fine.

Katy said...

I HATED our apartment in Elk Grove but I cried when we left because that was Lucy's first home. I understand the feeling. Claire has struggled BIG TIME with our change to Idaho. So expect it... but it is always nice to know that even if it is hard, you are doing what is best! Good Luck! Wish I were there to help!

Ahren said...

What a wonderful post. Those are such sweet memories. I'm sure the new house will be filling up with happy memories soon. Good luck!

Brittany said...

Change is good but it's hard to leave sometimes too! I hope you're doing well! I had no idea what an interior decorator you are! You're house is beautiful!

Tyson and Rachelle said...

Ohhh, that is so sad! I know what you mean. I am already getting a little sad about when we move back to Idaho next spring. It is hard to leave the home where your little one had all of their firsts. I hope your move goes well! Good luck!