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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's 2013, new year, new house,  our family is finally all under one roof. Our first Christmas together that isn't split into two households.  We are learning to coexist as a family of 6 instead of two families of three. Our dream of 7 years has finally come true.  Now comes a long period of house renovation to test our strength and devotion.  I feel so complete, it's unbelievably lovely to all wake up in the morning, even though me and the little boys are early risers and Keith and the big boys are up at the crack of noon.  There is a lot of work to do, boxes to unpack, rooms to paint, and the task of cramming two houses worth of clothes and dishes, toys and all the little wheels off things  into one house.  This spring we hope to gut the bathroom and re-side the house, maybe paint the bedrooms upstairs.  Josh and I are excited about putting a fire pit down by the garden.  I want it all done yesterday but I also want to take our time and make it beautiful.  I want this to be our dream house. 
       2012 was hard, joyful and sad, a contrast as usual.  Nate started college, Sammy learned to talk, a baby was lost and a family unites.  I found out just how strong my man is and how much I can count on him.  I found out how strong I am.  In 2013 I hope to be more organized, make our house into a home and thrive.  I hope to really appreciate the tiny facets of life that make it so, so sweet.  I'd like to say that I will write more and post more pictures but life is a juggernaut, it doesn't always slow down for documentation.  I'd like to post a family picture but my camera is lost in the leaning tower of boxes, so I leave this entry with a picture of two of my boys, Eli and Sammy, being sweet and silly as usual...see you around in 2013...sigh...can't find the disk, have to post a link to facebook...