This is what I am looking at right now. I can't believe this day is finally here...
It is amazing how quickly someone can pack your whole life into a box. For the last month I have been sifting through every drawer, cabinet and basket trying to decide what we are taking, what is going into storage, what is going in the trash or to goodwill, and what is too important to fit into any of those other categories (pictures, Parker stuff, etc).
I have lived with piles all over my house and been completely crazy the entire time. I am slightly anal (it is not a problem if you can admit it, right?), and living like this has been driving me mad. I have been praying that today comes sooner rather than later. Well, it's here. I shouldn't have been so anxious. I didn't realize how sentimental I would be about this house. I simultaneously fell in love and saw the potential when we walked in almost four years ago. This was the first house that Brady and I looked at when we decided to buy. I was hooked with the first step inside the door. On the second step, I realized that this was my former youth director's house. It was fate. She had started her family here and I was excited to start mine. We signed the contract the
We have so many memories in this house. This was the house that Brady and I came back to the day after our wedding, and where we put sweat and tears into making it ours. We brought Piper home here. This is where I laid the six pregnancy tests on the sink (Brady didn't believe the first five:). This is where we painted the nursery the perfect shade of gender-neutral blue. Hardest of all, this is where we brought Parker home from the hospital. This was our first home as a family.
Last night I started getting especially anxious about the movers coming and making sure everything got to the right place. Then it hit me...all I really need are Parker and Brady. We will survive if my dishes don't make it or if Parker's if toys get detoured. We have made a home here and we will be able to make a home there. It is going to be so hard to be away from our friends and families, but we are also so blessed to have technology on our side. Plus, this is the little man that I now get to hang out with every day!!! Love this guy! PS...daddy dressed him this morning (notice the socks)!