Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day video

My friend Nicole from Small Fry asked if Jackson wanted to be part of a film they were shooting for Mother's Day.  He thought it would be so cool to be in a movie, even though he was pretty nervous answering the questions. I thought it turned out really cute:

I can't help but crack up when he says my job is to "make dinner." I saved the picture he drew of me (blue, spiky hair and all!). One thing he said that didn't make it into the film was "I love you mom-- all the way to the planet Pluto!" It is something he and I say before bed most nights. We decided the moon wasn't far enough and he asked me for the name of the farthest away planet. Back in my schooling days, Pluto was still a planet (seems like I heard it is now considered a moon or something…) so "I love you all the way to the planet Pluto" it is! Man, I love that kid. I love both of my boys to the planet Pluto. I'm grateful I get to be a mom.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Time to move on

This is a difficult post for me to write.

This has been our home for the past six years. I cannot even describe how much I have loved living here. It was the first home we bought and it will always always have a very special place in my heart. We moved in what seems so long ago, just the two of us, and later brought both of our babies home here.

Countless memories have filled these walls. First steps, first words, and thousands of little, every day things. We have experienced sheer joy and laughter, as well as difficulty and heartache. Throughout it all, this has been our home base-- where we find safety and solace and where we call "home."

We've been surrounded by the best friends and neighbors anyone could ask for. Lifelong friendships have been made and good people have blessed our lives time and time again. People probably wonder why we weren't in more of a hurry to move on-- the truth is, it's hard to leave.

All of this being said, it is time.

This morning we are going in to close on our new house. We're not moving far--just a few miles north. We know we are moving where we are supposed to be, and I know new memories will fill the walls of our new house and it will be "home." We will find happiness and solace there, just as we have so many years in Rockwell.

We're ready and are excited for this new chapter in our lives.

Come visit us!