Thursday, July 1, 2010

moving week

moving daypassing on the chocolate mint
This is what my house looked like earlier in the week -belongings in boxes, plants in mini-pots for sharing and dirt -a lot of dirt! I should have taken a picture of what came out from under all the furniture and appliances. Ew. So, while Shawn was watching over the packing process, I was spending the time at Christy's house down the street. Away from the dirt and sad boxes. This is what her house looked like...
Christy's gardenChristy's garden
Christy's gardenkelli's garden in christy's house
Good place to be right? Moving has never been so refreshing! The kids were able to play together for three days straight and us moms had a pretty good time too. We even managed to get away with girlfriends for some antiquing, farmer's marketing and lunching on the water. It would have been perfect if not for the goodbyes. We spent our last night in town at Christy's house where we were able to take part in one more OCF Bible study and then stayed up late chatting and playing Tap Fish. I'm not sure who was acting more silly...the four kids upstairs in bunk beds or the adults in the living room.
four kids one bed...playing TapFish
the Good Book and the good scotchbuddies
Now, I'm sitting in a (very small) hotel room with three (suddenly very large) children. We are in the process of checking in, getting keys and awaiting the moving truck here in Quantico. I am so glad to be here and so excited for what this year holds but still a little sore from the painful goodbye. And now I'm out of words.
chocolate mint and moscatomoving day
I have a lot of photos to share yet and I know I'll be taking more as we settle in and explore our new home so I'm thinking I'll be keeping the posts pretty short and sweet for a while. Many pictures, few words...


  1. Hang in there, I can image this is one of the most bittersweet parts of your life. Thinking of you this week.

  2. We Love you and are excited for this coming year for your family! Sending big hugs! Love the trees in the front of your yellow house. THey've grown so much!

  3. Leaving good friends and a home you've made over the years is so hard and sometimes seemed to be more than I could handle. Other than one move, I always ended up loving the community and making even more wonderful friends. Now, I have a huge pool of friends and I feel so blessed that I had the opportunity to live in several different places. Praying for you and your family as you make this transition. Love you.

  4. Praying that you are able to settle in quickly as your family begins this next adventure.

  5. I've never experienced "leaving" when it wasn't composed of equal parts ache and hope. Praying for you that the next few weeks will be smooth. Wonderful things are just around the corner!

  6. Wish we could pop in and help you unpack those boxes!
    Sad for us to think the big yellow house is empty!....but must remind ourselves that it's just a box that kept your sweet loving family dry and comfortable!...luv d

  7. Good-bye beautiful yellow house. Thanks for the stories and pictures that were shared from within your walls.

  8. Sweet Virginia... you're on notice one of the sweetest dearest friends you ever met just moved to your state. Get to know her while you still can. Your life will be richer for the time you spend with her. Mine sure is! And Kelli, here's to zinnias, amaranths, nuked veggies, iced coffees, and popsicles in Hawaii next time:). Until then enjoy the Fall leaves, Panera, and Harry o's. Can't wait to read your blog of this chapter.

  9. I spent a life-changing, memorable year just north of your new home there at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Fun times exploring Mount Vernon and all the historical sites associated with early America --- even went to church at Mt. Vernon Baptist ---unfortunately was disappointed a few years ago to discover that church had torned down the original old building dating back to George and Martha's era and had build a fancy new building :( ...but life does continue on to the end! luv d


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