Monday, July 13, 2015

I hate titles

I don't have a title for this post.  I'm all over the place and at times feel like I'm running on Empty!

Our house is almost sold! Due diligence is over July 17th and we are supposed to close July 30th.  I am so sad to leave behind our house but ready to move on.  We are moved in the rental with just a few things left at Gracewood.  Our intentions were to move into rental and when our house sold, we would start building our dream house... well.... plans have changed.  Justin got a call from his company with an opportunity he couldn't turn down.  He started his new position last week.  The only thing is, is that is in another city.  It's only 70 miles away, but that is 70 miles away from my comfort, my parents, my support and amazing friend group.  It has taken me a while to come to terms with this.  For now he is commuting every day and we plan to move in January.  It's also a big move because we have to do extra research on the schools in the area.  Max and Claire will be starting kindergarten August 2016.  I went to college in Raleigh and have an aunt and uncle there and in my heart I know it will be ok -- just sad and stressed about moving.

I've been trying to focus my energy and attention on these crazy kids

Max and Claire are crazy and have more energy than I know what to do with.  Justin gave the ok to sign up for summer school!! Last week was their first week and they have three to go!  It gives me a break and one on one time with Kate. (Tues, Wed, Thrus 9-1).

Kate is amazing.  She is seriously the best baby ever.  We are so blessed.  She is a good sleeper and only cries when she is hungry or over tired.

She smiles and loves it when you stick your tongue out at her and often does it back!  Love her and those cheeks so much!

Justin just turned 40! and we celebrated our eight year anniversary!
8 years and 3 kids later!!
Max and Claire visited a friend's pool and passed the swim test so they could go off the diving board and slide!  So proud of their swim skills!

And that's life for right now! I don't anticipate it calming down, but am very much looking forward to our annual beach trip LBI!


  1. This is the best title ever, ha! You guys have a lot going on! I hope the move to a new town is a smooth and uneventful one. It's nice that it happened before the kids started school. That little one is just the cutest ever! Her tongue!

  2. I hope everything goes well with the move!