Tuesday, November 23, 2010

StC: Celebrating, Step by Step

Happy Tuesday before Thanksgiving! So glad you're here for our last week of Something to Celebrate. Normally, I would be thinking about my grocery list for this week, but instead, this is my checklist for this week:

pack dishes
pack toys
pack clothes
clean closets
throw away junk
get more boxes
pack some more...

If you haven't guessed...we're moving! As in like, next Saturday!!! Not cities, only houses, but we're very excited. We're going to have much more room and storage, and a huge yard for the kids! We didn't expect to move out of our little house for another couple of years. It was a total surprise, and is absolutely a God thing. However, all this has happened literally over the last 2 weeks, so yes, we're a little crazy around here. (Thankfully, I won't be hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year...that almost sounds like an oxymoron coming from me!!)

When you move, you enter into a new time in your life, a new chapter. A new way to celebrate life together. I've been thinking back about all that we've experienced in our little bungalow. How our family has started our traditions here. So much has changed since we first moved in. There is much to celebrate, however, with all of the transitioning, it feels even more difficult to hold to those traditions. I'm just not sure how things will be different, or if nothing will really change at all. It's a new and exciting time, but one filled with changes that we haven't faced before. Part of me feels sad to leave all this behind, but at the same time, I'm ecstatic at what's about to take place. Yet, it still takes faith to step to that next step.

Over the past few years, we've taken a lot of pictures of the kids on these steps.

Today, I took them out to the front porch for one more picture on the steps.

This move is definitely been something to celebrate. It feels like quite a big step for our family to be taking. I've been excited to share the news with you, and I'd love to have your prayers as we transition.

Celebrating with others today over at Chatting at the Sky today. You'll love going by and visiting...it's always such a fun treat on Tuesdays. Also, if there's any moving advice any of you would like give me, I'd welcome it right about now!!


  1. Sweet pictures of your littles on the steps. So exciting that you're moving sooner than planned. No advice as I haven't moved in over 20 years. I need to move so I can get rid of all my extra "stuff".

  2. oh man!! we are selling our home as well and currently have an offer on the table. i am going through the emotions of "it's just a house not our home anymore". but, we totally thought we would be living there for years to come and it holds so many memories.

    happy packing!!
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