Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Brilliance from a friend!

We just found out a week ago that we are MOVING. Not to another house in our fair city, but several states away. With 5 children. Sometime near Christmas. Enough said. To say that I am a bit overwhelmed, is like saying fried dough is good, instead of saying it is the best thing you've ever put in your mouth!  I am a bit overwhelmed with the idea of preparing our house, putting it on the market, et cetera while keeping 10 hands from undoing everything I do along the way.

I am a planner by nature. If I could plan my whole life, I would!  I believe this is why the Lord let D take so long to commit in college, and why He had all of our pregnancies be surprises.  The triplets were a surprise & a miracle, and then we had 2 more surprises. So, this latest promotion has almost happened many times over the last year.  It finally happened.  Now it's time to prepare our house to put it on the market, look at houses in our new state, and plan our move. The only problem is that we don't know the date for any of these things, and that is tough for me.  I can only figure out that we will move sometime around Christmas, perhaps as early as Thanksgiving, but probably we'll have movers arrive on the 27th of December... if I have anything to do with the timing, and I don't. 

All of this is to explain that we are going to have to decorate differently this year. At first I thought we wouldn't have a tree, but that would break the children's hearts. Then, I decided we'd have a tree with lights only. When talking to my friend, A, she had the most brilliant idea! She told me to buy some pretty ribbon, and as Christmas cards arrive, we'll decorate our tree! We can't pull out ornaments with an impending move, so this is perfect! I found chocolate brown ribbon with big pink polka dots at Costco today, and I am all ready to decorate our tree!

Thankfully I have been shopping year-round (we've had a Wii in our closet since July), so I  am just about finished with Christmas shopping! Thank you, A, for the AWESOME idea!! If they had had the 4 foot fake tree in stock, I would have already bought the tree too! I think we'll go fake this year with a move in our future! One less thing that needs water!!!


Melissa said...

Moving? Moving!?! Where are you going? My kids were talking this morning on the way to school about wanting to move. They thought NY City would be a great place to live. I think not having a car would make my trips to Target way more difficult. :)

Heather said...

Good luck with your upcoming move!

pink green & southern said...

I am also a planner and moving with all its "unknowns" is always hard for me. We have moved5 times in 12 years so I know what you are feeling. Good luck with everything. And I love the Xmas tree idea--we had two years without trees and it broke my daughter's heart both times!

Kappa Prep said...

Good luck with you move! You are so postive that I know everything will go well. I cannot wait to read more about this journey. Oh, and before I sign off that Christmas cards on the tree are a BRILLANT idea!

The 5 Bickies said...

Good luck with your move! I am sure your planning abilities will come in handy once the dates get set!