We are packing up our house and moving this weekend. I can't believe that after over three months we will finally be moving into our wonderful dream home. It is very exciting. And a bit overwhelming.
I have never moved this much stuff before. I've only moved from apartments where I had next to nothing. This is crazy. I don't ever want to do it again. Especially while taking care of a 6, 4, 2 year old and a newborn. Because that is just plain loony. Seriously. Lock me up now.
Luckily we have the help of our awesome families. My sis and sis in law are doing much of the boxing up because it is a bit difficult to do anything with a 6 week old attached to me. And my mother in law is taking the boys all day tomorrow so that should help too. Hooray! Still. Moving really sucks. Remind me to NEVER do it again.
The boys seem to be a bit stressed about it. Tommy woke up from his nap today crying hysterically that he didn't want to leave this house. My dear, sweet, emotional boy. I completely understand. I must remember too that this could be pretty traumatic to my boys, watching as we pack up our life and leave behind the only house they've ever known.
I thought I was so done with this house and being in limbo that I wouldn't even get emotional about it, but I was wrong. There are just so many wonderful memories that I was silly to think I would feel anything but melancholy about the whole move. Yes, of course I am very excited to get into the new house, but I've loved this house. This home. What a wonderful, warm, cozy, haven this house has been for us. In the good times and the bad.
The boys took their last bath in our beloved clawfoot tub last night. After it was done and the boys were in bed I cried. I understand this is just a house, and that we make it a home, as we will do with the new house. But it also signifies a closed chapter in our lives. A sweet, gorgeous, happy chapter. And though we will have many more fabulous memories to make in the new house, it is hard to say goodbye.
So, my friends, please forgive me if I am missing from bloggy land for a while. I will be busy packing, moving, unpacking, and wiping a few tears. I will get the pictures of the new house up on my blog as soon as we are settled in and Todd has my computer hooked up again.
See you soon!