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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Moving Forward


I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. ~Sara Teasdale

I'm baaaack! As of last night at 6:30 p.m. we are officially up and running. Our family went just over two weeks with no home phone, Internet or t.v. It was .....well, it was wonderful, quiet and peaceful. We played games, read, and actually talked to each other. We were able to get so much accomplished without any interruptions. Yes, I am glad to be back. I am grateful however, for the time that I had to get things in our new home a little more organized.

Yes, you read that right, I said "HOME". It truly is starting to feel that way. I still have a lot of work to do, boxes to unpack, pictures to hang. But, I am content. Content??? No, that is the wrong word. I am excited and ready to "make the most of all that comes".

26 comments:

Tricia said...

Welcome back to the chaos! I felt bad for you at first for not having a computer, but it sounds wonderful to hear you describe it! Hope you all settle in and feel "home" fast! I'm sure you'll make your new house a welcoming home, just like you did with your last. My sis was visiting her friend's ward Sunday, and said she got to see you in sacrament and "welcome" you guys in! =)

PS - In case you are bogged down with emails and haven't seen mine yet, I need your mom, Erin's & Marla's emails so I can add them to my "allowed" list on my blog, I just changed my settings. See ya!

Allie said...

YEA!!
I have been checking here looking for you to come back! I am glad that you are back! The house looks pretty!

oh, and ewww on your lizard story!! I guess all things must die... LOL

Steve said...

Hi
Looks like a beautiful home ready for its wonderful family to come home! Moving is exhausting!
I am glad the physical part of the move is over (I mean the furniture - not the boxes!)! Now - let the decorating begin! My fav. part :-)
Lisa

Lisa Cannon said...

Welcome back. I've missed your posts. Your new home is so beautiful!

I know what you mean about the no computer thing. Don't you just feel sometimes that it totally consumes our lives. Yeah to the quality family time!

scrap chair potato said...

It is so great to see you back! Your house is beautiful.

Grammy Staffy said...

Welcome back dear. I've missed you but it does sound that you needed the quiet two weeks. I can't wait to see pictures of the house with you it. It was beautiful when I saw it empty but it was only a house. With you in it, it will be a home. I love you much. Mom

The Sweet Escape said...

Hooray! I've missed you! Glad to hear you got some great family time. Hope you have fun getting all those fun touches of you and your family in your new home. Glad to have you back!

The Cassel Family said...

what a beautiful house, I hope all goes well. Yeah, maybe we will see ya there (cherry hill) sometime! That would be fun.

Marie said...

It's always amazing at what you discover when you con't have access to all the time wasters we let intrude in our lives on a daily basis. I think every family should make it a goal to make at least one day a week "Time Waster" free, even small families like mine. I don't think it's too much to ask to give it all up for one day a week and look at how much you would gain as a family! I can't wait to see what you do with your new home. WOW, it is so exciting!

Erin said...

Hey sis...

Good to have you back in the bloggin world! Your house is incredible!

Have you started painting yet? Keep me posted!

hoLLy said...

glad you're back! that house looks gorgeous. have fun making it "home." :)

Corey and Susie said...

We drove past your new house last night...it's huge!! Looks like it's going to be a nice subdivision! Good luck with the rest of your unpacking,and then it's on to decorating...EXCITING!

Last time I checked, I had one opening on Saturday @ 2:00, call and grab it, I can get you both cut in that slot!

Jill said...

This is the house? I love it, and I drove past it while there and wish I'd had known it was yours. Kathy was explaining where it was to me so I could stop and visit and I didn't know it was this one. When we are there for the Holidays count on me stopping in. I had 3 weeks of non stop busy and didn't get to see everyone I wanted to see, you being one of them. Next time we will plan a day for sure!! Have fun in your wonderful new home!!!

Kelsi said...

OK Your home is so beautiful! I know what you mean feeling at home in a new house! I am glad you are back I missed you! Congrats on the move!

Carrie and Jon said...

I'm so glad that I found your blog. How fun that you have a new home. Did you move out of our school? I hope not. Our school wouldn't be the same without you and your beautiful kids. I can't wait to read more about you and your family!

Wendi said...

Welcome back!
I could live without tv and maybe even the phone...but the internet?
Yikes!
I would be having bloggin' withdrawals for sure!
Enjoy making the house your home!

Danielle Christiansen said...

I am soo glad you are back with us. Love the house!! It is gorgeous!!!

Tommy & Brittney said...

YAY! You're moved! You're home is beautiful! I don't know how you do it all: moving, teaching, being a mom... you are super woman!

Misty said...

Now THAT is some house.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Welcome home and welcome back ... I am sure those two weeks without Internet and TV were kind of blessed in a bittersweet sort of way :) !!

Melisa said...

Welcome back to the world of Blog, is'nt if funny how attached we become to technology. Have fun decorationg your beautiful home and don't worry I'm sure we we will be in the same ward again sometime:)

Cecily R said...

Your house is beautiful. Glad you are feeling comfortable and excited.

WHEN will I feel like this is home???

allredclan said...

Welcome back, my friend. =) You have been missed greatly by many.

Kathy said...

Lynell, we miss you guys so much. We pulled Johnny's name out of our primary can today and we all got a little teary. Your new house is gorgeous and I know you will love it. Luckily you are not too far away. Good luck with all the unpacking!!

Chris said...

Yeah for the return of the internet (but maybe not the return to chaos!). Good luck with all of the unpacking; your home looks beautiful!

My Goodness said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! Welcome back!