Just realized I haven't posted in forever! I am actually getting back to a little sewing and with our pending move for husband's new job . . . I am thinking of blogging on a regular basis even if it is just for me and a family diary of sorts.
Turning 48 yesterday and also the passing of a high school classmate after a long battle with cancer, made me think about life. My friend was a glass half full kind of person all the way and in some of the comments on her passing yesterday, one really stuck out to me . . . Lets celebrate the time we had with her and know we were better off for it, then dwell on the fact she was taken too soon. That is really my moto in life and I am really working hard to instill it into my three kids. I sat and really thought about what the next couple of years before turning 50 would look like for me and realized I have 100% control over them. I made both some personal goals and some family goals. Returning to blogging is high on the list and staying connected with friends, while working hard to make new ones. When I look back in a couple of years, I hope to find us happily relocated and everyone thriving in our new environment!
I am choosing to think of this move from a place of gratitude . . . we were lucky to spent 9 years in a wonderful town, raising our children and having tons of time for them. We were blessed to live in our spacious new home that we and the kids love for 9 years. Now we are onto new challenges that will come in living in the metro new york area. Our house will be a lot smaller and the pace of life will be crazy . . . but we will carve out a niche for our family and thrive.
I do want to share the link to the website with the photos of our current home (mainly for you mom, click the link and then on the top, click the "photo" tab to see the photos they took) The professional photos are better than the shots I have taken in the past when we rented the house out for track season. www.19lizann.info
This has been a wonderful family house for us and one I am thrilled to have called home. Yesterday while swimming with the two younger kids, they each caught their first frog of the season in the yard and went crazy creating a habitat for them for the evening, promising to return them to the "wild" in the am. It made me think of
some learning links-
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