Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Back But Not Settled

I'm Back.
The family is moved. Most of the boxes unpacked. Schedules are starting to fall into place. Daughter is well. And things are starting to feel normal again.
I do not recommend moving to anyone. No matter how fun you try to make it, no matter how prepared you think you are, the upheaval of your life is a momentous event that disrupts everything. I am so relieved it is over.
I thought I would share one funny moment from the moved. My DH (that's darling husband) suck this sticker on my daughter's pull-up (a pack we purchased solely for conveyance during the move, but since has become her favorite item of clothing, ugg) and I just had to get a snap shot.

Our new house is wonderful. We hope to have our daughter grow up here and to grow old here. We live just far away enough from the city and in a community with wonderful amenities and lots of open spaces. The education system is wonderful and there are lots of activities to entertain both children and adults.
While settling in we met some of our neighbors. The first ones we met were in the tree just outside of our living room windows. They had just started a family of their own and I couldn't resist getting a photograph (that is available now in my etsy store) with my zoom lens.
The baby humming birds are just peaking out of their small nest. I'd never seen a humming bird nest before, so at first I wasn't sure what it was. What a joy to discover that it was a precious family of humming birds.

With things getting back to normal I 'm hoping that my posting will to. The plan is to post twice a week. Monday or Tuesday will be focused on Route 66 and a second one will be random. I could be an interview, an opinion on art or an article on art, a new photo, or just some random thought. I'm also thinking of having a giveaway soon to celebrate the end of chaos, so keep checking back.


Anonymous said...

love the pic of your daughter, I think I need that sticker (changed FOUR poopy diapers today)

Unknown said...

First of all, that picture is hilarious! And second, I'm so happy you love your new place and want to live there forever! How nice to have that kind of peace with a home!!

Carry Grace said...

What a cute picture! I'm so glad that you are starting to feel settled in your new home.

New England Quilter said...

Many happy years to you and your family in your new home. Have fun watching your new neighbors grow!

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