Tomorrow is Going to Be a Great Day

Tomorrow is Going to Be a Great Day

Tomorrow will be a great day. No. Tomorrow will be a FANTASTIC DAY. Because tomorrow, these boys will be in my house. I’ve missed them in my house. I’ve missed them at my kitchen table. I’ve missed them making plans to show up at our house on a Friday, but then showing up on Thursday night…or afternoon…or morning… I’ve missed them on my back deck after dinner, drinking beer, and talking about nothing until the wee small hours of the morning. I’ve missed them stealing my camera and taking pictures…

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Autumn in Orlando

Autumn in Orlando

It’s no secret that I had a rough time adjusting to our move back to Florida from Connecticut. But if you were to ask me now how I am doing, I would be able to tell you with 100% confidence that I feel like I am home. I feel like I have planted roots here and I’m happy to grow now. I have done bloomed where I done been planted. Except for one thing. Autumn. (sigh) I just cannot get my head around autumn in Florida. It’s hot here. I…

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We Are There

We Are There

During one of the busiest points of grad school at Yale for Chris, he came home one night to find a hearty, home cooked meal: Chinese take out. We ate at our tiny kitchen table together while he told me about how stressful grad school was, about how he wasn’t sure he could make it through, and about how sometimes he just wanted to give up. I sat with him, listening, holding his hand, and trying to find the right words to help him through, but in the end, it…

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I’m Baaaaaaack!

I’m Baaaaaaack!

Oh, imaginary friends! I have missed you so! For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter or Facebook (…cough, cough…shame on you…cough, cough…), let me tell you what I’ve been up to in the past week. First, we spent last week packing up the old house and getting ready to move into our new one. I packed with the kids while Chris and my saint of a father peeled wallpaper and painted at the new house. Occasionally, I’d haul the kids over to bring them beer and Five…

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Hump Day Musings

Hump Day Musings

I have sat down to blog for three days now and been stumped. You know in cartoons when a bunch of people try to fit through a doorway, but they all get stuck because they try to go through at the same time? Well, that’s been my brain lately. There is just so much stuff going on that when I sit down to try and let some of it out, it all gets bottled up and nothing comes. So today, I thought I’d just let it all out a little…

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Home Tour!

Home Tour!

Well, kids. We’ve got a new house. I couldn’t be happier! We aren’t moving in for a few more weeks so that we can do things like scrape wallpaper, paint, and re-carpet the house, but even with big empty rooms, it still feels like home already. I just walk around it with a big, goofy smile on my face. Which is saying a lot considering that the only time we’ve spent at the house so far has been spent scraping wallpaper. I’d like to talk to the person who invented…

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GIVE ME THE KEYS!

GIVE ME THE KEYS!

Oh, imaginary friends, how I have missed you! I took an unplanned hiatus for the past few days because of a few things that were going around ’round these here parts that made our lives a little extra chaotic. First, we’ve been in Vacation Bible School mode here at our house. The kiddies are in the nursery (Bean can attend next year when he’s three) and I am volunteering with the four-year-olds. I really love it, but it is exhausting! When we get home around 1:00 every day, the afternoons…

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Packing and Unpacking

Packing and Unpacking

Dear Chris, On Monday we will finally close on our first house here in Florida. Can you believe it? I can’t. I can’t believe that this time last year we were struggling to make ends meet, fearing our unexpected pregnancy, wondering where we were going to live, and trying to put our lives back together after our move. Such change in such a short amount of time. Now, we both have jobs that we love and, more importantly, that pay the bills. We have a beautiful baby girl whose dimples…

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Deeeeevine.

Deeeeevine.

(Before I resume our regularly scheduled programming of nonsense here on Marriage Confessions this morning, I wanted to take a minute to thank you all for your outpouring of kindness, encouragement, and support last week.  Your comments and emails were incredibly uplifting and just what I needed to hear in my blogging slump.  Fear not.  I will continue to rattle on about the mundane until you all stop coming back and commiserating with me.  So, thanks for the encouragement.  You made my heart happy.) I’ve mentioned it before, but we…

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On the Move

On the Move

After some fancy financial footwork and several “are-you-sure-we-can-do-this” conversations, Chris and I are ready to buy a house again. It’s kind of weird to be house hunting in Florida. We grew up here, but haven’t ever lived here as real adults…with, like, jobs and, like, dependents. It’s kind of strange, but it’s also kind of nice. I think owning a house here in Florida will be the final step to us feeling like this is truly home. Living in rental houses has felt temporary and like camp, in an odd…

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