Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Next Phase

My oldest kid turns 10 in a couple weeks. I have been a mom for a decade!! In the last 10 years we have graduated from BYU, moved 7 times, and had 5 kids. Whew!

Starting almost 4 months ago and ending Jan 1, we have started the next phase of our lives. In the next 20 years we are planning on paying off our home, being emptynesters, and the only kids we will have will be grand kids. I am a little overwhelmed. 4 months ago I had no idea anything was going to be much different and now it is. I am still oober sad to leave my treasured friends and baffled that I am old enough to be starting this new phase but here I am: done making babies and settling down into our home.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Happy I Have. . .

As this adventure continues of waiting for our house to close while living with Roger's parents (10 weeks and counting) I am daily thankful and sad for what we have with us and what we don't. My wise MIL tells me "its not what you can live with but what you can live without".

I am happy I/we happened to pack in the van
1- our kids
2- many Aden & Anais blankets
3- Roger's laptop
4- hair straightener
5- fave earrings
6- our camera
7- bikes
8- stroller
9- baby carriers
11- important documents so my kids could go to school

I really, really miss
1- my own scriptures
2- my pump and nursing accessories
3- cloth diapers
4- my sewing stuff, fabric, and crafts
5- my computer with bookmarks favorites, pics, and editing software
6- warm clothes and snow gear
7- 3-6 month clothes
8- 6-9 month clothes
9- rocking chair
10- scout uniform and book
11-friends, friends, friends- oh why did I not pack you!!!

I feel how I feel when I am prego and it feels like I will never have the baby and will be pregnant forever except I really love my inlaws and would love to live with them forever, just in my house with my own things. :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Snow Fun

I have heard that this unusual that the snow has not melted these last couple weeks. The kids have loved it!