Monday, May 10, 2010

Temporary hiatus

We're in the process of moving to be closer to our home church.  We're there pretty often and it makes no sense to live in a neighboring city.  With that said, we have been pretty bad at posting anything new on here as of late.  Why?  Packing.

We have been occupying ourselves with packing, sorting, and selling--getting rid of excess and doing our best to recycle things through exchanges, free pick-ups, and craigslist.

In my youth, my family had a tendency to hoard because we had so little money.  Now that I'm grown, I don't find the need to hang on to so many things.  Of course there are some items of sentimental value that I treasure and hope to someday pass down to future generations of our family, but, let's be honest...most things are just taking up space and are going unused.

So, we've been purging.  We've been getting down to the nitty-gritty and asking ourselves if we really love these things or simply the things they've represented to us--like tangible pieces of a lost loved one, perhaps?  Some things we've hung on to merely because friends or family gave them to us.  But if they're not serving a purpose and don't make our home really feel like a home, why keep them?

It's been kind of freeing to let go of stuff.  So, we'll see how it goes.  And when we're all moved and settled, I'll do my best to be on here more often.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Yikes! Late Photo Friday

My bad...better late than never, right?

I'm thinking about Mother's Day and this seemed like a great picture to get me in the right mind set.  Aren't my parents cute?