Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Calm before the storm...

It's supposed to rain today and tomorrow. All day. I love storms, not so much now that I have an energy filled toddler, but there's just something magical and awe-inspiring about a good storm. I've been racking my brain lately about what to blog about next. I checked the memory card on my camera, NO new pictures since Valentine's Day...what??? So we obviously haven't been up to much and I realized that we are in the calm before the storm.

We just had a garage sale last weekend. I must admit that I love having garage sales. It feels great to get rid of stuff, it amazes me what people will actually buy for real money, and I love striking up conversations with random people about random things. To most, a garage sale is just that, but for us, this one signifies the beginning of something.

We're getting ready to put our house on the market and hoping to move to Oxford. My heart is racing just typing those words. I feel like we've been talking about it for FOREVER and it's always seemed like something that was just going to happen in the future but the future is now. I'm scared to say that we're selling our house and moving because I guess I think that once I say it out loud it won't actually happen. Even though it's something we desperately want, it's a change, and frankly that is scary for me. It's not that we hate Memphis or anything like that. It's just that we love Oxford and all that it brings...PUBLIC schools, small town, Ole Miss sports, the Square, and much, much more. I'm scared to leave my Targets behind and all the things we've grown accustomed to here. I'm scared to have to make new friends. I'm scared we won't sell our house and can't afford one in Oxford. I'm scared to find a new church, scared I won't have as many choices for entertaining Banks as I do in Memphis. I guess I'm just a weenie.

When I put all my fears aside, I know that moving is the right decision for us. It makes sense, especially when I think about a future there. I've been praying everyday for God to take all my anxieties away, provide a clear path for us, and for me to trust in his plan. Back when I was a working woman, I talked to my clients about changing their perspective about things, since in most instances we can't change the event itself. I am hoping to view our "storm" of showing the house and moving as something as magical as the rain we're supposed to get over the next two days. I also hope our storm comes and goes quickly (is that even possible anymore??) but trust that God has all the details already worked out for us. In about a month or two, could someone please remind me that I wanted to view showing our house as magical??? I'm laughing at myself right now. Regardless, change is a-coming, so I guess I'll enjoy our no pictures, nothing to blog about moments for the time being...

Monday, February 14, 2011


Valentine's Day is sooo much fun with a child. We had a blast doing lots of V-day arts and crafts. We made a heart for all of Banks' friends and he really enjoyed coloring and putting stickers on each of them! Showing me where his heart is.
I was super excited about his Valentine's Day party at school. I feel confident he ate lots of sugar and had lots of fun. He came home with a little bag filled with Valentine cards from all his friends...isn't it great??? Since it was a special day he got a little treat when he came home from school:And, the most precious things of all? For the last month or so when we tell Banks "I love you" he says "ove" back to us. Oh, be still my heart.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Trip to Jackson

Last week Banks and I went to Jackson to meet Baylor Berry and to spend some QT with Gram and Grumps. I have mentioned on the blog before that Molly and Sarah, both high school friends, had babies around the same time that I had Banks. It's not that I didn't get to enjoy their babies, but I was so consumed by my own baby and the sleeplessness that I didn't truly get to appreciate their babiness. Needless to say, it was so much fun getting to meet Baylor. He is just the most precious little golden nugget you ever saw. He's precious and Molly makes having two kids look like a breeze. See what a cutie he is???

While we were in Jackson we went the the new Children's Museum. Worth. Every. Penny. Banks had a blast. He literally ran around from one thing to the next for two hours. I'd like to say that he took a stellar nap that day but he prefers to boycott long naps these days so the most we can squeeze out of him is an hour and a half.

Matt loves all those Swamp Loggers shows...this picture makes him proud:

Throwing his fish back

Having a ball!