Saturday, November 26, 2011

The what nots!

Well OK I guess since we are on the move once again i might as well document what our family is up to in some form. And of course for all my fans out their too.Yeepers we are off, Knoxville TN. When we moved to AZ from UT both our cars were blump full and the tops as well and a huge 10'by 30'trailer and we still had to leave things behind. So with trip we both didn't want to spend $2,000 in just renting a U-haul. So the decision was made, to take the bare essentials. And considering the trip in itself was going to be pricey we had a yard sale to help with the cost. Which whoever didn't show up you missed out I had such great D.I finds, but on the accountable side, I didn't really advertise much, it all happened so fast. I made about 2,700$. SWEET, I know. So we sold it all, kept clothes and beds some kitchen things and our washer and driver. No dressers, couches,and all my years of decor hoarding, just sold or left. It kinda felt good to just start again. I didn't realize how much stuff just holds you back and that the item itself holds no value compared to the memory or the love of the person you got it from form. Or the love and time i spent in painting a dresser and loving what it turned out like. Those memories and feelings will be with me forever with or without the things.
My family saved me and came and helped clean, pack, and get on the road. I always said I would never move back to Mesa. I'm gonna have to eat some humble pie cause man do I miss a lot of things there. My gym!!!! What a beautiful gym that was. The nicest one here is still a 6 in my rankings, but that's OK. My swimming pool in the back yard. The easy road layout and city design, hear is all sorts of ways to get lost. The sun, it's mostly cloudy and always on the verge to rain it seems. My big house, big to me I guess, we are in a 2 bedroom apartment... Man talk about memories in the making. we are constantly in the same room as one another and if a door closes Mack wants to know what you are doing behind it. And on top of that we live in a "well known" pet friendly apartment complex so anytime we are outside my kids are all over anyone walking their dogs. Don't get me wrong i would rather pick a more roomy place to be, but it really has been a lot of fun getting to know my neighbors and taking their dogs on walks. And just spending every moment with my kids, we have a pretty good time together. And of course I miss my family. I didn't realize how much i was going to miss them (not to be rude, just honest). Just calling them on random days to see what they are doing and if they wanted to just hang out and not even do anything, more like laughing at the crazy things our kids would say or do and the sauce attitude they would through. Hanging up pictures with 10 nails because we would never take the time to measure or level anything. Going to my mom's and sit and talk about everything and nothing at the same time. Stopping by my mom's house cause I was board. Going to dinner with all the sisters. WOW! was not expecting so much emotion to come up while writin that, But yeah I defiantly miss them. But I can honestly say I am HAPPY!

This Thanksgiving we went to Lynn and Lola's and the whole Built Wright family was there. And my first Thanksgiving to have to cook more than i ever have. Me and Melanie cooked for 12 noon to 4 in the morning. That's including the 5 trips me made the men go to the grocery store. Thankfully we are amazing cooks, after 1 or 2 screw ups. HAHAHAHA!!! It was so fun watching the kids play and visiting with the girls. Then Friday I had big sleep over party for all the kids. It was SO FUN. Watching them play kinect and all their DSI's and barbies and ice cream and some movies. You know when you kids truly all just having a good time... It kinda melts your heart a little. It was a GREAT GREAT THANKSGIVING! I can honestly say that it feels like my love level went a lil higher yesterday.... So full of Gratitude.

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