Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The past 2 weeks

The past 2 weeks have been very busy. We finished up the packing and got moved out of our house this past Friday. We had a family group hug in the kitchen then walked out the door.
Then, it was on to the farm for the weekend where we had lots to do to keep us busy. We spent a lot of time with the chickens. I think one of the Light Brahmas might be a rooster which I am totally excited about! I wanted a rooster but was afraid I was going to have a hard time finding a Brahma one! I'm not 100% sure yet but "he" definitely has some signs of being a roo.....I'll keep my fingers crossed.

We also spent a lot of time in the hay field. Jason just bought an old square baler for $200....they didn't even know if it was going to work or not but for $200 it was worth a try! Dad and Jason spent a little time cleaning, greasing and wrenching on it then took it out to the field for a try.
It worked! This might sound strange, but it was so exciting!! We all kept looking at each other from our "stations" in the field and smiled. We ended up with about 400 square bales!

As I sat there on the tractor, I kept thinking about how this was the beginning of our new lifestyle. I tried to take it all in. I watched my Dad baling with a 50-60 year old baler that was the same as one his Dad used and could tell by the smile on his face that he was completely enjoying himself. I watched my husband bucking bales onto the trailer and knew how happy he was to finally be so close to his dream of farming. I watched my Mom drive Leah around on the 4-wheeler to watch us and hoped that Leah would appreciate the lifestyle we are choosing. I'm pretty sure she will...she has a list of animals she wants to get and also told me "Mom, if we're going to be farmers then I'm gonna have to get a farmer's hat."

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Anyone want to help?

I have started the packing process. You know...pull everything out of drawers/closets....start making somewhat organized piles...get rid of things I should have gotten rid of years ago....then stand back, look and go do something completely unnecessary. At least that's what I do. Once again, my over thinking mind (or is it a cloudy mind?) complicates things more than they need to be. I can't pack that dish with this one because that one is crystal and this one is pottery. This box is for coffee cups only....and why do I have so many coffee cups??? Where do these things come from? Arghhhhh! I hate packing!!

So, does anyone want to come help?????

Monday, August 4, 2008


We are finally getting ready to make our move to the country. Our house sold last week and the new owners get possession August 18. In case you don't have a calendar nearby, that's only 2 weeks from today! I have 5 days to get the entire house packed up and ready to be moved this weekend! There's no doubt that it can and will be done but I am having the hardest time getting started. You see....I get really attached to my home. I know it's just a "house" and that "Home is Where the Heart Is"....but it is going to be difficult for me to walk out of this house. We just built it two years ago and we absolutely love it! People were constantly saying Building a house involves the biggest fights a married couple has! We never fought about it one time. Partly because we have similar styles but mostly because Jason just let me choose everything. If we were to build another house anytime soon....there isn't much I would do different from this house.

The hardest part of leaving for me is the feeling of closing the door on a part of our lives. There are so many memories in this house. I know I'll take all of those with me but it really is like the end of a chapter. Two amazing years of Leah's life were here. Our daughter Lily was born in this house. It was here that I broke the exciting news of our twin pregnancy to Jason & Leah only to find out 3 days later that there were no heartbeats. There has definitely been sadness in this house but there has been much happiness - many, many blessings. These walls give me comfort and a sense of security.

I am very excited about the new chapter we are about to start. I'm so happy that we are going to raise Leah in a rural area and that she will get to have some of the experiences I had as a child. This move is a positive thing and something we are very happy about, but I can't help being a little sad at the same time.