Thursday, May 17, 2012

Settling In

Look who I just unpacked!

Haha...she looks as exhausted and wild-eyed as I feel.  
(But she totally loved being in that box.  Weirdo.)

We're here!
And as difficult as I thought moving was last year when I was's just about the same with a 7.5 month old.  It's hard to find time to pack between naps and feedings, it's hard to have free hands AND keep your baby out of the things you're trying to box up, it's hard to get all of the hard work done while still making sure that your child knows that she is your number one priority.

Settling in is such an amazing feeling.  Even though this home is still smaller than our first, it's still a huge step up from where we just were.  Everything has a place again instead of being crammed wherever it would fit.  I'll tell you, not having to go upstairs to get the waffle iron out of the hall closet on a Saturday morning is going to be a huge perk!

Speaking of stairs, I'm certainly not going to miss the spiral staircase of doom:
(I'm also really thankful that we'll never have to try to squeeze a queen-size box spring up OR down it ever again!)

Who puts concrete and wrought iron stairs in the middle of a living room?  I can understand the aesthetic of spiral stairs, but concrete steps and my sweet girl's head were not a match made in heaven.

She is more than happy with her new situation in life


The living room was finally unpacked yesterday to the point where I could vacuum the floor and set her free.  She was so excited!  For the last two months, she's been teasing us with her little rocking-on-all-fours bit and making me nervous that she'd learn how to crawl before we moved away from the danger in our living room.  I kept begging her, "Please wait to learn to crawl until we live in our new apartment!"

And like the precious girl she is, she listened to me!  On Saturday night, once all of our {AMAZING} friends had left and we were on our own inside of our new home, we set Kayleigh down, and off she went! 
Just like that.  I was amazed.
Now she zooms from one side of our living room to the other.  Just because she can.  And she's SO stinkin' proud of herself!

That's my girl!

So, here we are.  Life is looking up!  School is over, the move is over, the unpacking is still happening, but I'm very excited.  I'm ready for family to be the center of my attention.  I'm ready to get back to blogging.  I'm ready to enjoy every bit of this wonderful little life God has given me.  

Thanks to so many of you for leaving sweet comments and words of encouragement on my last post!  I love hearing from you, and knowing that so many of you were thinking of me really made my day.

Here's to more days of blogging, connecting, and keeping in touch!


  1. Congratulations to your crawling baby doll! God's timing is so perfect!!!

    : )

    Julie M.

    1. Isn't He?!? I was so thankful! Keeping her away from those stairs would have been a nightmare. And now she has space to play! God is so good!

  2. Ah, that made me so happy! I can't wait to come see you and have Kayleigh CRAWL to her Grammy! Love you!

  3. That face she's making in the first picture is SUCH a Jesse face!! :)

  4. Too cute! We will be moving soon too - either in the next few weeks (which is also when I am due) or right after the baby - the Lord's timing is always good though :)

    It must be so nice to be away from those stairs - they look killer to climb :)


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