Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The First Days

J and I moved into our new home on Saturday, July 31st. We felt really fortunate to have professional movers (a first for us!) and it made such a huge difference in how moving day goes. We worked really hard that night to get ready for the kids' arrival on Sunday.

They reacted just how you would hope, lots of jumping around and shouting. The happy kind.

Happy times, finding all of their toys and quickly beginning the mess making!

They've settled in nicely, more smoothly than I.

Don't get me wrong, I really like it here. I'm just...homesick. Which is strange.

The new routines are settling in and I'm slowly getting organized. Box by box. Our new home is lovely. We will be very happy here, of this I am sure. And together.

There's one thing that I'm sure of in this whole business of moving and trying (TRYING) to sell our home in Omaha, and making the decision to live in our new town together, even if we've had to do things unconventionally, it's that we need to be together as a family. Period.



Jenifer said...

I would totally agree. If you are all together you can tackle anything. I am sure you will miss your old house for some time, that is to be expected. There was years of history there and you are just starting this chapter. In time it will be rich with memories and comfort too.

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Anonymous said...

GAH! Moving! I'm having sympathy pains.

But, yes -- I think being a unit is key. Our town has lots of live-away dads and it is a hard-hard lifestyle. For the moms and the dads and the kids.

Beck said...

I think that you've made the right decisions - and look at how happy your kids are! Hopefully your aching heart will feel happier soon, too.

Mimi in the Midwest said...

Families that can live separately are made differently than I. I'm so glad you are together. I'm old so I can say "Things always work out."