Sunday, August 15, 2010

Moving & Memories

Been busy moving and packing for the new house.  Everything is insane around here.  I continue to wish I had more time to blog. Hopefully that will come after we get settled into the new place.

Had to get out of this place for awhile so we spent a few hours over at the new house changing the locks, vacuuming and just plain wandering around planning how awesome everything is going to be once we're all moved in here and out of that disaster we're in right now.  The kids are crazy excited!  Emma had several pouting fits because she wants to move TODAY.  Thursday can't get here soon enough.  None of the windows in the new house have screens so it is crazy hot inside.  Screens are the first thing on my list.  Of course, we're moving in August.  It wouldn't be any fun if we weren't miserably hot while we're doing it.

Spent some time cleaning out Emma's room this afternoon.  I packed away some clothes she's grown out of to give to my niece, Annabelle.  Emma sobbed several times because she loves everything and insists that it all still fits.  I finally caved when I tried to pack away her Tinkerbelle costume and some ballet clothes.  She informed me with many tears that I couldn't give those away because "those are my memories!"  How could I argue with that?

"A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future." 
~Author Unknown

Friday, April 9, 2010


Emma and I spent the morning lounging around, snuggling and reading.  Then she informed me that she likes "to have a nice mom, not a mean mom."  Apparently, I was being uncharacteristically nice this morning.  I guess you can tell what kind of week we've had around here.

"The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex." 
~Wynonna Judd