lighting the way, in a pretty way

Those of you who know me in real life know that I need to have a few projects going at any given time.  One should be in process, one on deck and one (ok, 11) in the planning/pre-planning/day dreaming stages.  Right now my big project is unpacking (and prepping for next semesters classes).  But I had a project in the back of my head and today it was fully executed.

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And a house becomes a home

We are still unpacking and organizing here.  But making lots of progress.  This past weekend D got bit by some sort of unpacking bug and went nutty unpacking boxes like mad!  It was a huge help since I got bitten by the “unpacking paralysis” bug.  I am still there, sort of.  I open a box, put two or three things away and then have no idea what to do with everything else in the box.  Slowly but surely everything is going into place and boxes are disappearing.  but it is kind of still a house.

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And with that we moved

Let me start by saying that I HATE moving.  I HATE packing.  i HATE unpacking.  but most of all, I HATE this kind of dramatic change.  And it is worse with babies.   All three kids know we have a new house, but I am not sure they completely understand what that means.  Emily does.  she gets it and she seems happy.  I made a point of involving her.  She chose exactly where to put her bed, her nightlight, her butterfly ceiling mobile.  But the little guys were another ball of wax.  Oh boy do I hate moving!

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blackboard kids table

In the process of moving I have sold most of the kids tables that we had hanging out.  And of course, thanks to the magic of freecycle, replaced them.  Well, in truth, I replaced the first and then when I start counting tables and chairs, knew I had to do some purging.  I really loved our little table/chair sets but I wanted to keep the most practical and most versatile.  The art desk we scores off freecycle is insanely cute, but less practical.  So I sold off most of them.

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another morning at the beach

I am not a huge fan of the three dreaded H’s – hazy hot and humid.  After the winter we had though, I feel like I should not complain.  But I don’t like bringing the kids outside in this weather.  In part because it is too hot and the sun is too strong, but in part because I don’t like being out in it.  So we tend to play outside a lot in the mornings, before it gets too hot.  This past weekend we decided on a morning trip to the beach.

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a morning at the beach

When Emily was an only child, we used to stop at the beach on the way to school every so often.  It was a lot of fun for both of us and a great way to enjoy the beach without the crowds, heat, etc…   In the pictures and videos here she is enjoying the beach at about age 2 and a half.  Just slightly older than the twins are now.  When I took Spencer to the beach randomly one afternoon, throwing rocks was also his favorite part.  And the other morning, when we did our first trip to the beach before school, once again, throwing rocks into the water was the highlight.

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