Just a quick update to let you know that we moved into our new place this past weekend - I have been working feverishly ever since Friday to get this place put together so it would feel like Christmas around here. I'll take some pics later to share - the closets are being done on the 29th, so I still have about 20-25 boxes to unpack once the closets are done, but it's already looking like a HOME. I'm so happy, I could burst. It's just so true, that you really don't appreciate stuff until you don't have it. Spending the past 4 months as a house-guest at gram's was really starting to take a toll on me, mostly emotionally & mentally. Christmas made it even worse - but we made it and we're so appreciative of all of the love & support we've received along the way.
As I was unpacking, I would squeal with delight when I found certain things - like my rubber stamps from TGF, All That Scraps, and Stamping Bella! LOL I am so itching to get back into making cards and participating in challenges!!! Then there were some sad surprises, too - a few broken Precious Moments figurines... the worst was when I unpacked this beautiful Precious Moments nurse doll that my aunt had given me years ago... it was about 10-12 inches tall with a porcelain head and hands and cloth body... yes, I say "was" - I unpacked her, said "Oh, I am sooooo glad she didn't get broken!" - I then put her down, she fell over and her head smashed into a thousand pieces. Such is life, right? A year ago, I might have cried for an hour over that - more over the sentimental value than anything - but today, I have a different perspective on things. They are just that - things. So I threw her away and moved on to the next box. I was quite proud of myself.
OK - sorry no pics today, but I have been too busy to take any! I will be back later in the week, before Christmas. Jeremy & I are off to do some last-minute Christmas shopping today.