Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We are alive and well...ALL of us!

I am finally plugged back in!  I must admit though, I kind of liked it with no TV, no computer and very limited access to the electronic world through my phone.  But nevertheless, I am back.

We are in our new home!  I can honestly say that I am more at peace in our little house in the woods than I have been in a long time.  Even surrounded by boxes, half unpacked and half empty, I have a feeling of love in this home that I haven't had since I moved out of my childhood home when I was 21.  BBZ's room was the first one done as I tried to keep the impact of all the changes as minimal as possible for him.  He already calls this his "new housh" and rather than hollaring "downstairs" when he is ready to get up in the morning he calls out "housh, housh!" in hopes of dragging one of us out of bed to let him choose between playing in his room, his playroom, the den with the "kid" TV and the main living room.  He has trains and toys spewed about and carries his very favorites from room to room depending on where he prefers to play.  Seeing him in this home with the vision of him growing much older in it is what was missing in our old house and I didn't even realize it.  This place is truely amazing.

So we are all settling in...BBZ, N, Delilah, Bill and........

Perhaps I should introduce you to our new you see him?

No?  Look closer......


Yes folks, that is a hawk who spent almost all of Saturday staring at us through our living room window as we moved into his neighborhood.  The sellers told us that they had hawks, and at the time I thought it was cool, but I don't think I really appreciated how big these birds are!  There are actually two of them, but this is the only one I caught on camera.  It is so cool that they live on our land...or do we live on theirs?  The fact that I don't know the answer to that question is awesome.

My mom has been in town during this move and I don't know what I would do without her.  She has helped in so many ways I can't even explain.  Plus it's just fun having her around.  Our friends have come by to visit and we are having family over this weekend for the holiday.  The house will be nowhere near ready for a party, but I don't care.  I just want to spend time with everyone!  I have had a few blogs written in my head over the last few weeks and hopefully I will get them out as things around here settle down.  Unitl then, I will be unpacking and hoping all of our things find a new place in our new home.  I will also squeeze catching up on everyone else's blogs in there too!