Yes, I should really be packing up the house. We're getting there, but, BOY! It has been a pain in the arse. I really hate moving, but since marrying my studly Mr. Right, we have moved 8 times. I should be a pro, right? I'm not. I'm a wreck. This whole moving thing has gotten harder since having three kids. Not to mention the dogs, who were having kittens watching me pack up all their stuff from "their" cabinet in the laundry room this morning. Good grief.
I have been thinking about all the things I will miss about our house here in Lyons (in no particular order):
1. The views. We have 360-degree views from my house. Everwhere we look is something beautiful to behold.
2. The garden. We spent HOURS and hours getting my little garden just right last summer. Deer-proofing, rabbit and dog-proofing. I've got little strawberries and rosemary that I'm leaving behind.
3. The stars. We're moving into the city, which means city lights. Oh, the hours that Mr. Right and I sat in the hot tub, just watching the stars...looking for constellations, marveling at shooting stars, and counting satellites. I spent another bit of time last night outside on our deck, just trying to soak them all in.
4. The space. This house is in a neighborhood where everyone has around 1 acre of land that their home sits on. It's refreshing to see space between the houses. Our kids only had to go out the back door to go on an adventure.
I could go on and on, but really, as I've been packing, I've also been thinking of all the things I WON'T be missing about leaving this place. The mice. The snakes. The spiders. The bunnies. The lizards. The bobcats. The coyotes. The calls of mountain lions. The wind - seriously...it's bad. The pot smoke wafting over from the neighbor's backyard every night.
As hard as it is to move, I am excited to see where God is leading my little family. We're moving in with my generous parents, and Mr. Right is starting a Law Enforcement Academy next week. We feel like we are on the verge of something...something big. I can't wait to find out what it is!!
Now I have to go pack up all the clothes for move number 9....