Thursday, September 17, 2009

Back in the Saddle Again

Sorry for the up-roar. We moved back into our old house...but because it was a move, it felt new again. Plus, we've been referring to it as the "new house" to the crazies who have very little recollection of it anyway. I was quite surprised that Parker didn't remember the house at all, but little by little his memories of this place are coming to mind... "Remember we used to keep a jar of skittles right here?"

Moving in to an old house is such a strange thing. It's weird to be unpacking boxes in familiar surroundings...to already know where everything goes. It's good to be back. I have so many memories of this little house. It was our first house; Spencer and I bought this when we were a family of two. All my kids were born here. (Not here as in inside the house, but this is where they came home to.) Spencer and I have put a lot of our own blood, sweat and tears into this place. I sat alone putting beds together the other day and was overwhelmed with joy. This house is a happy place for me. I will always love it.

Our neighbors have happily welcomed us back with cards and bags of freshly picked apples and sun ripened tomatoes. And a very dear friend and neighbor, despite insisting I didn't need help, showed up with pruning shears to take care of massive over growth and cleaning supplies and cleaned the shower. (And watched my kids, and cleaned up their messes and made us dinner as we were moving in).

It's a shame I had no internet through it all (though I got much more done because of that). Moving yielded so many blog-worthy stories including a trip to the emergency room, but because the recency has worn off, I probably won't get to them.

I only have one last thing to say:
Welcome home Smith family. Welcome home!

14 comments:

Cynthia said...

I'll bet it really is nice to be home. And I hope you get around to the emergency room story. . . now that you brought it up, I'm curious.

Traci Elizabeth said...

I am curious too!!! Welcome back....I always wonder what Olivia would remember if I took her back to our old house. I hope you have a great time enjoying your new old house!!! I bet your friends are so happy to have to back!!!!!!!

Kelly said...

We are sooo happy to have the Smith's back! I haven't been able to hang out with you, and I hardly see you anymore at church- I need to get better at that!! I would love to come help (play with the boys) and have lunch when you are ready sometime soon!!
I would love to see the old new house again!!

Kris said...

Oh I am so happy for you Katie!!! Did you rent it out then when you had to move away?

jeanine said...

Yea for getting moved in! I'm glad that you're enjoying it..

Nicole said...

Welcome home!

Melissa + Brett said...

Yay for the Smith family!

Sam and Becky said...

What a great post! I am so happy for you and your family. :D Looking forward to many more fun posts at the "new" place. :D

Jen said...

I'm so glad you're moved in. You'll have to tell us all those stories, reading them always make my day!

Kelly said...

welcome BACK home! it must be a good feeling!

Autumn said...

Yay! So glad you're back in your house!! What a relief. And too cute about Parker remembering where the skittle jar was!

Abbey said...

I am so happy you are back, I feel like the street is normal again and I have my friend to call on when I need something like I did today.

Amanda B. said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!! :) Glad you are there and settled. It made me smile to know that is a happy place for you.

Erin said...

Glad to hear you made it and are HOME again!! Congrats!!!