Saturday, September 26, 2009

Moving Forward

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!

26 comments:

painted maypole said...

homes are very much a part of us. I didn't even like our last house, but it was where we first became a family of three, and I found myself surprised at how sad I was to leave it. When it was empty we walked through. I encouraged The May Queen, then just over 2, to say goodbye. "Goodbye bedroom, goodbye mommy and daddy's bathroom, goodbye closet..."

I'm tearing up just thinking about it.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

I hope the move goes well...

And its ok to cry. Your new home will bring you many new memories.. take lots of pictures!

Mom24 said...

It is really hard to leave these places we have truly lived. Be good to yourself, it's bound to be a mixed couple of weeks.

Krystyn said...

Happy moving weekend.

Here's to bigger and better memories at the new house.

Kelley said...

Yay! I was wondering when the big day was going to happen. Good luck!

Hilary said...

May your new home bring you many happy tears.

Tonya said...

once you are moved in you will so happy you did it! happy moving :)

Jaysi said...

I know exactly what you are saying. When we moved from our house (just 4 months ago) it ended up being way more emotional than I thought. I was so ready to move, but once the house was all empty, it really hit me. I walked through each room and literally fell on my knees and cried. It is hard to leave the home where you have been pregnant, brought your babies home, watched you kiddos grow, and made incredible memories. Just keep in mind that your new home will hold all you new amazing moments. It won't take long for you to feel attached to it as well. Happy Moving!!!!

lime said...

well your absence will be understood and i think everyone's emotional response can certainly be understood as well.

Riahli said...

I completely understand, I went through this about a year ago now and it was hard, but so worth it. Now this new house is building memories around us, and it almost seems as if we never lived anywhere else. Home Sweet Home. I am so excited for you guys!

Dawn said...

I wish you all the best as you move into your new home. I know it's a ton of work, and emotional as well. Big(hugs)to you.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I wish I were closer. I'd bring dinner and a shoulder to cry on. It's tough leaving a place that you love so much, but remember as much as you loved it, this new place will be the home of memories with all of your sweet children in years to come.
Remember to take it slow with the unpacking (no rush, seriously) so that you can stop to enjoy the kids-- they won't wait but getting the house set up will. Congrats Kat!

Emily said...

Good luck moving. I'm with you...it sucks. We've been in our house for over 2 years now and I still have vivid memories of how awful it was and I only had two children then! It is hard to leave the house you had your babies in, I know, but you'll make wonderful new memories in the new house for sure!
Happy Moving!

tweetey30 said...

Congrats on moving and isnt it amazing how much stuff we aquire in the process over years of living in one spot.. Furniture galore and dishes and such.. Happy moving and cant wait to see the photo's when you get them up.

Elaine A. said...

Good luck with it all. I will be thinking of you. I think it was probably easier for me to move, with the baby still inside... ; )

And I understand all those feelings aboutleaving your other house. It is so very bittersweet. Hugs!

Momisodes said...

Moving is such a huge ordeal. Especially once you have children. I moved every few months for years, but once I settled into a home, it was so hard leaving. A piece of your heart is left behind those doors. But as you said, new memories will come.

Wishing you all the best and many wonderful years in your new home. Take all the time you need.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good luck! I hope everyone adjusts quickly for you!

Chrissy said...

That's what I'm dreading, the actual moment when I know it is the "last" time I do anything in this house. SO sad. I hope it has gone well and I hope the boys are able to adjust well. It's a lot of change, even good change, in a short time. hang in there!

Karen Deborah said...

Kat you are the sweetest woman ever. Of course you are sad you loved that little house and I think if houses could talk the house loved you too.

Maybe your boys would like to make some picture books of the old house and the new house.

I really like the house your moving out of, i hope it's new owners will love it well.

If you didn't have families and help I think I would just pass out.

And hopefully you never will move again that is the plan. 3 months is FAST! Your husband is on fire!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Home is where your family is. You'll love the new place. Good luck with moving, I can't imagine how hard it is! I hope it goes smoothly and quickly.

Tabitha@Afiveoh4uplifting.org said...

Enjoy your new home!!

Maggie's Mind said...

Moving really is such a big deal, especially a house that you've been in and made memories, but once the unpacking is done and the new place is home, I bet it is going to just feel so awesome. Happy unpacking!

April said...

Good luck with the move...you are starting a great new chapter in yoru life and you will make many, many more happy memories in your new home!

Fire Hunt said...

I hope the move is going well and that you are back soon... hehehe

Molly's Mom said...

I had the same feelings when we moved 2 years ago...it was our first house and where we brought Molly home from the hospital. I knew I was done with the Detroit area, but it was hard to leave the house itself.
Can't wait to see pictures!

Karen MEG said...

I hope the move went well, Kat! You must be so excited... just don't tire yourself out!

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