Monday, November 29, 2010

My New Address Is...

HOME

Yes, we are finally home.  There are boxes yet to be unpacked, there is a stove that has yet to be delivered, but there are clothes hanging in their proper closets.  There is food in the pantry.  The washer & dryer are operable, and we are settling in one box and one day at a time.  We are finally in the house that we will call home for decades to come....our forever house.  And, I really hope it is because I absolutely detest moving.

This year, we celebrated Thanksgiving with friends in a very traditional fashion.  I made my broccoli corn casserole and Sweet Potato Crunch and we ate and talked, and soothed crying children.  We ate grilled turkey and homemade apple pie.  The girls even got to swim after dinner, and I don't think we've ever done that before.



On Saturday, my Xmas tree even found it's way out of the box and in to the picture window in our front room.  Chloe hung her very first ornament on the tree ever.  It wasn't breakable of course.



She knew exactly what to do with it, and it was the one and only ornament she felt like hanging and then she scooted on her way to play with her baby doll while Camdyn and I finished the tree. 

The fastest way to make a new house feel like home is decorating it for Xmas...THIS. IS. HOME.

14 comments:

themrs said...

congrats!!!!

gma d said...

Sweet! Can't wait to see it for myself!

cooperl788 said...

I'm so glad you're moved in, and I really hope it's your forever home too. Moving is the pits, and it can affect the way you treat your home when you know it's not permanent. Looks like the girls have made it their home already!

Jennifer said...

I am so relieved for you! A house is not a home without love and family :) I am sure you are going to make many great memories in your new place. Congrats :)

Sassy said...

That picture of Chloe is so precious! Congrats on the new house! We moved into ours right before Christmas last year and you are so right...nothing makes it feel more like home than Christmas decorations!

TV's Take said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! How exciting! I cannot imagine how busy you are with the move but you get kudos for decorating so soon post move. Hope you all enjoy your new dwelling immensly and Happy Early Annivesary!

Kate West said...

Congratulations on your new abode! Your girls are just beautiful.

Tammy said...

Beautiful pictures! Welcome Home to YOU & your family!

LeeAnn said...

Congratulations on your new house! I know you guys had a great Thanksgiving, and now I need to know more about this grilled Turkey. How in the world do you grill a turkey? (I meant to ask Liz when I saw her post.)

Chloe is so cute hanging up her ornament! Man, I'm almost scared to put my tree up this year. haha

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm so happy for you! Enjoy your new home!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Congrats on getting moved in! Love the photo of Chole hanging the ornament. I usually get mine done over the holiday weekend but am behind. Ericka is begging me to start!

Eastlyn and co. said...

Welcome home!

Ashley said...

Congrats on the move! Lovely pictures!

SoFla Mama said...

Yay on your new home. Must feel awesome.

When I was a young adult, I moved a few times from apartment to apartment. I couldn't wait for a 'home' of my own. Then a good friend said to me, "Home is in your heart and in the love shared with those around you."

No matter how many times you move (hopefully never again), 'home' will always be with you.