We said goodbye to Davis Avenue on April 22nd. Brandon and I chose this house before we
were even engaged. We got engaged in the front yard, we spent 8 great years there.
Both of our babies came home there and we have a lot of memories wrapped up in these walls. Bittersweet (okay, mostly sweet).
We were supposed to get rid of both kids on moving day, but for some reason, God worked out the circumstances so that both childcare situations fell through. I was less help than I had hoped to be and the stress level was extraordinary... We lived through it, and we hope to never have to move again!
So, like I said, we survived the move. Many thanks to friends and family who made the day happen!
Next comes the hard part. Making this house feel like home!
This is my current kitchen. Seriously! It is 7x9 before the cabinets and appliances! This has been the hardest part for me. Learning how to care for my family from this space is a challenge. We have plans to expand the kitchen out into the adjoining room, but cannot implement those changes until we close on the house! So, I continue working from the tiny kitchen!
So many of you have asked how the kids are adjusting... I'd say they haven't missed a beat! We found this snake in their play area (inside the house) one Sunday morning. Eden wanted to watch Daddy chop his head off and then asked to hold it! I love this kid more and more every day! She is smart and brave and rolls with the punches! Don't you just love the contrast of pink frills and dead snake? ;)
I went through all the photos since we have been here and the overwhelming theme for Theo is nakedness! The child gets SO dirty within moments of being outside that I have given up on the clothes. His "clothing" is sunscreen!
I have had to start hanging pretty much all the laundry out on the line. I have a dryer, but it is an apartment sized one. It takes 4 hours to dry 1/2 load of laundry!
We have a 1/2 mile walk to the mailbox now. It is a really nice walk, and we try to do it on days it isn't raining. We have a little bench halfway down the driveway. Eden thinks that you HAVE to sit on it every time you pass it (even if you aren't tired). :)
I mentioned that our garden turned out to be more than I had planned...
It is about 10'X16' with quite a variety of items! I can't wait to share my harvest with y'all as things begin coming in! My first real garden after years of container gardening with poor results!
Brandon got some fencing put up. No need sharing with the wildlife! We made a memory this past Saturday. Brandon had about an hour left of work to do on the fence, but it was late and I was ready to get the kids in the bed and have some time with Brandon. Eden and I started to help him finish the last bit. A few minutes into our work, it began to rain. We worked faster! It rained harder! By the time we were done, the entire family was drenched and laughing!
I have so much more to share, but for now I will leave you with a tidbit of knowledge about kids...
2 kids + 2 five gallon buckets of water = endless fun!