“Where thou art, that is home.” – Emily Dickinson
We made here safe and sound, and I’m slowly emerging from ALL the boxes! More happy: the slipper socks I found at Walmart to keep my feet cushioned and cozy on the tile floors throughout the house.
from around the web:
- Maybe we should stop coddling our kids so much :: “There’s nothing wrong with serving our families–it’s a calling and an honor. But maybe, at some point, giving them too much, is actually teaching them how to be great receivers and lazy givers?”
- Introvert Mom Surrounded by Children: 10 simple tips for staying sane :: Oh, these are good for moms like me.
- FREE Inside Out Discussion Guide :: A great downloadable guide for your family to accompany the movie.
- Practicing stillness and silence :: Is this as hard for you as it is for me? Hard as it is, it’s absolutely necessary for me to function as a kind person.
on the blog (in case you missed ’em!):
- Our new house: a sneak peek! :: I shared a bit of our house last week before I’d even seen it for myself!
- Neighbor Gifts: Ultimate Gift Ideas :: It’s not too early to start planning for the holidays!
right here at home:
The night before we loaded up the moving truck, some dear friends threw us an impromptu going away party. I love these people!
Moving day(s) turned crazy. I’d rather jab a sharp stick in my eye than move long distance again. But we got through it, and all survived the somewhat rainy drive. In fact, as Kathryn (and the dogs) and I drove into North Carolina, we literally drove under the arch of a rainbow.
The dogs have adjusted better than I anticipated. The little kids are going to need more structure ASAP, which is why I’ve been so determined to get things unpacked and get the house settled.
Kathryn took a spill on her bike the second day we were here, which put a bit of a damper on her activities for a few days, but we’re all doing well — and the scenery and salt air sure do help.
Wife, mom, grandma. Introvert who finds joy in good books, sunshine, and authentic conversation. Fitness enthusiast and personal trainer. Often seen with a steaming mug of tea in hand.