1.27.2016

Here and There

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Our new home is spacious and modern.

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 It has a large pantry, upstairs laundry, a large kitchen island and plenty of space for the kids. Also we have a nice little guest suite for visitors. Wink. Wink. The back yard is a grassy empty canvas that I plan to turn into a magical space for us to enjoy long summer days and evenings in. I hope to have a few garden beds and loads of flowers and trees with a nice open space to run and play.


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As usual we unpacked pretty fast. The girls were a big help with this move! They are the luckiest little things to have each other! 

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It was important for me to get them in school before the week-long Thanksgiving break. We felt like it would ease their nerves about it if they could just go for a day or two and meet their teachers and familiarize themselves with faces. It was a brave day for them and was a very different experience from our little charter in Colorado. I love that they can be strong together. They hold hands and have a greater confidence to take things on when they are together. Sisters are the best. 

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Right after Thanksgiving when the girls had been to only one day of school I started my job. That meant a lot of adjustment all at once. New job, new school, daycare for Rosie (full day) & Gigi (half day). With E still acclimating to his job this meant a lot of long tiresome days. After all the juggling combined with some inversion and freezing temps we were/have still been in quite the survival mode.

I love my new job though. I'm learning so much and am working with such great people. I was hired part-time but am full-time through the end of March so that I'm well developed. We still have couple long months ahead of us.

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Luckily we have been blessed with some of the greatest friends in the world and were sent a couple of sentimental packages from Colorado that made our heart's swell in those early days. There is nothing like little reminders that you aren't alone when you feel very lonely. And there is nothing like having your own stash of your favorite chocolate. 

In short moving is hard, but we are hanging on. I love that we have seen our families more and that we are adjusting. Every few days the kids talk about Colorado and I think about our old home/memories/friends often. I know that we will grow to love it here, but I also am of that opinion that a little mourning is natural and should not be pushed aside when loss is experienced. 

I do believe that there are better days are ahead and I hold onto that hope. 





1.22.2016

A Yucky Welcome

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Our first night as Idaho residents did not treat us too well. Even though it was Rosie's birthday both her and GM were throwing up and then I came down with a horrid bladder infection. It was quite rough for us. 

We got to the house though Sunday afternoon and with much anticipation busted down the front door. 

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They were quick to find the "mouse hole" under the stairs and made it their home over the next couple days as the boxes arrived and we unpacked them.

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Talk about a whirlwind. 2 months later and I still can't believe it. 

We miss Colorado. We miss our friends and our home and all that is familiar to us. We are 98% unpacked and we are going to school, showing up for work, and trying to make friends, but it still doesn't quite feel real. It's hard. I forgot it was this hard. E often reminds me that we have each other. I'm soooo thankful for that. 



1.13.2016

NV and the Pack

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After Disneyland we headed to Grandmas house in Nevada where we enjoyed my parents company for a few days. It was also my mom's birthday and was so nice to be with her. We celebrated, went on a little hike to Grimes Point Archeological Site, visited my brother's new puppies, and finally E and I took off back to Colorado for our big pack.

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The actual pack was easier that expected emotionally, but long and tiring too. We have moved a lot. A lot with packers and a lot without. Usually the packers make it a breeze, but these guys were a little careless and ran out of time making it a hasty job in the end.

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When the Mircos house was all emptied out and cleaned E and I walked around in the dark before shutting it down one last time and our hearts sank a bit.

 3 years in a home with small children can pack in a lot of memories. Rosie's first steps and first words, our fruitful garden, Ava learning piano and having it ring through our home for the first time, GM kicking the soccer ball around in the backyard and jumping on the tramp like a hooligan, Gigi learning to ride her bike. Many days were spent in our tiny kitchen baking goodies and dancing while cleaning up after dinner, bike rides to get ice cream, summer nights at the pool where the older girls overcame their fears of swimming,  and all the little personal touches we added that made that home ours. 

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Driving away was so surreal, parts of us were wanting put it all back, and yet we drove off, had dinner and flew out early in the morning back to collect our children and head to Idaho. 

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