When we bought our house just a little over 10 years ago, we knew we weren’t going to live here forever, because when we moved to Pennsylvania to spend quality time with my Father-in-Law during his final years, we knew that when the time came for him to cross over, we’d be making the trek back West.
We never imagined it would be a full 16 years before we’d be making that trek, but this is the year for that big move.
So many memories have been made in this house:
Such a great house, built in 1817 it has a lot of character (and ghosts). The windows you see are 7-feet tall and 3-feet wide, and the ceilings on both the first and second floor are 10-feet high, so it’s not a small house. Princess Nagger was just 6 months old when we moved in, so she celebrated her very first birthday here in style:
This is the house where she learned to walk:
The house where she tried to decorate the floor (and herself):
And pretended to be doing all the work herself on our remodel project when we added a powder room and bar to the first floor:
Princess Nagger has celebrated 10 birthdays, 10 Thanksgivings, 10 Christmases – since she’ll be 11 this year (where in the world has the time gone?!) that accounts for her whole life.
But she’s looking forward to a new adventure and the opportunity to finish growing up where I grew up, the Pacific Northwest. The timing works out, because she would have been going to a different school this year since she’ll be starting 5th grade, and Little Dude will be starting Kindergarten, so see how perfect the timing for a big move is?
I’ve got them all registered for school already – Princess Nagger starts on September 4th and Little Dude starts on September 9th, so that gives us time after the movers pick up almost all our earthly possessions to take a nice cross-country ‘vacation’ on our way out West. We’ll pretty much do a repeat of last year’s trip, with 2 cars, 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 crazy adults – with the addition of 2 cats. This should be interesting.
I’ve got so much to do before our move next month, I need to take a break from my blog while I purge, pack and move across country over the next five weeks. Five weeks?! With how fast time has been flying by, that’s going to seem like no time at all.
Stay tuned, though, because I just might have to take a break from my break from my blog and throw a fun post of the random ‘fun’ we’ll be having as we prepare for our big move – I’m thinking launching things out the attic window at the dumpster might be worthy of a post.
I’m making this a sticky post so it will always be at the top of my blog, but be sure to scroll down in case I throw a random post or two in the mix whilst purging and packing, and I do have a few fun reviews coming up to make sure those commitments are honored.
I’ll be back with Worldess/Wordful Wednesday on September 11th – that’s a promise. Maybe the week before if all goes well. Meanwhile, I’ll leave the linky open until then (just doing a link linky since some people seem to have trouble with the image linky), so feel free to link up each week on this same linky so I can peruse your posts when I need a break from all the craziness!
Wordless or Wordful or Wordy or Wordish – feel free to link up:
Looky! I made a button if you feel like snagging it and displaying it proudly: