Frugal Foodie Mama: So We Pack It All Up Again...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

So We Pack It All Up Again...

This little family of ours is moving.... again. For the third time in the past 13 months.  I wish I could say I was exaggerating when I say that, but sadly I am not.
I have come to loathe moving.  I am pretty sure I can't even count how many times I have moved in my lifetime on my fingers anymore.  We have definitely expanded to the toes.

But this is the last move for at least 3 to 4 years, God willing.  (Please, please, please be willing.  Okay?)
We have come to love the little house we have spent the past almost 8 months in.  

I ventured into canning for the very first time in this kitchen.
Our baby girl took her first steps in this house.
I hosted my first ever Thanksgiving dinner here.
We celebrated our first Christmas as a family of four together here...
This home will always hold special and precious memories for us.  
I am grateful to our landlord for allowing us to share her home, to be a part of it's legacy for the greater part of a year.

We knew from the moment we carried in our first cardboard box into this house our time here would be short.  Knowing this, I made this our home without allowing myself to become too attached or to make it too much of our own...
I didn't hang very many photos on the walls.  
It never felt like, nor did I want it to feel completely like "our" space.

This new home will become our home.  Family portraits will be hung on the walls.  Baby girl's room will be painted and decorated.  For the first time since she was born, she will actually have a nursery.  (Can I still call it that even though she will be a year old in less than a month? ;) )

Many more firsts will happen in this home, starting with our sweet baby girl's first birthday party in less than 4 weeks.

I am looking forward to setting some permanent-ish roots for once.  I think it has been almost 4 years since I have lived in a home for more than a year.  
Just one more move and I can breathe and we can just be as a family for a few years...

I am excited to see what this new home has in store ahead for us. :)