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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Moving Day

It's here...it's finally here!  Moving day.

In the last 2-3 weeks my daughter, Alyssa,  has been working hard on finding an apartment for herself and her two kids.  It has been a long haul since they moved in with us - 8 1/2 months to be exact.

When she first moved in with us last May with her daughter, Lily, it was to be a temporary thing but it quickly worked into 6 months.  Early November we expected that she would be moving back out on her own but it wasn't meant to be.  She gave birth to her second child, Morgan, in mid November and ended up staying longer, we weren't sure if we could make it but really didn't have a choice.  It has been quite difficult at times as my hubby and I are very quiet people and there has been a lot of noise lol.  It has also been a very rewarding experience.  We  have had the opportunity to watch Lily grow and learn about many new things and see Morgan go from newborn to smiling and cooing to us.  Yesterday was a day full of both excitement and sadness.  Excitement that we finally had our house back haha!!

Morgan was doing a lot of cooing in this photo, he's sitting in his bouncy chair which he loves dearly.



Although my daughter is only living about 15 mins. down the road, it's going to be strange for a while.  When we arrived home yesterday after moving their contents to their new apartment, Lily's rocking chair was sitting in it's usual spot and I felt a wave of sadness.  That little girl has become such a huge part of our lives.  We planning on seeing her often but as grandparents instead.  We'll be able to send her home lol.  On the other side of things - our quiet house is wonderful.  I can actually hear myself think, it's been a long time since I could do that.

Lily with Blackie around the time she moved in with us.


The one thing my hubby and I were looking forward to after they moved out was to get the house back in order.  The contents of nearly ever room have been shifted so it's going to take a bit of work to accomplish this.  Today we were able to get some of that completed.  It felt good!  Hopefully we can share these photos with you soon as things come together.

Thanks for popping in as I always love your visits.

~ Kelly ~

15 comments:

  1. However much we love our grown up children it is not ideal to have two, or three generations living together. I'm sure you will enjoy the peace and quiet of just the two of you!

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  2. I hope that all will be well for your daughter and the children in their new home and that you will enjoy lots of visits with them!!

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  3. So happy your daughter found here new home.. Sending prayers for her.. I so understand the sadness/and happiness too.. [our daughter lived in our yard and mostly in the house with us.ha, when she first divorced] She lived in our yard for 5 years,, She remarried and moved 15 minutes away.. It was so sad.. We missed those 2 little girls so badly... They are almost grown now.. and we still are so very close to them.
    ENjoy your quiet house and know they will still be coming back spending lots of time.lol

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  4. Oh Kelly! You are such a good mother and grandmother to share your home for so long. It is nice to be able to help out family when they need us :) I hope you and your hubby are enjoying the quiet now. Your little Morgan is precious!

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  5. Good to hear your daughter and grand-kids found a place close by . I hear you it is nice to have them there but like us we are at the age now where we like our space and piece and quiet old farts lol ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good week ! !

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  6. Aww, Morgan is adorable! That's wonderful that your daughter and grandkids will only be 15 minutes away from you. Enjoy restoring order in your home.

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  7. Oh a happy-sad day. In the country, 15 minutes is just a blink away. Know you'll see them often.

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  8. Aww, look at that precious little face looking into your camera. It will be nice to have your home back to yourselves and also good that the family won't be far.

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  9. so wonderful to have your home back, I understand about your house being turned upside down, our kids were only here for a little over a month when they moved back to the area and it was very nice to have the house back to ourselves, you just get into a routine and when they and all there stuff is all over and their ways of eating and cleaning up after themselves are totally different than our own it is a bit tough, it is nice they won't be too far away and you can have fun with them and then give them back :) Morgan is a little cutie! I wish your daughter all the best in her new apartment

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  10. Aww...I know you probably want your house back, but it made me sad thinking of little Lily no longer being there! LOL! I know...silly me...I am not even there! But, I am sure it will take some adjusting to get used to it being just the two of you again. I'm glad they don't live too far away from you. Hopefully, you can still share Lily with us here. :) Sending you love and hugs!

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  11. You are so special for taking good care of your daughter and her little ones. I'm sure you will always treasure that time you had together with them despite all the fuss. It's so nice that they will still be close by and now you can choose when you want to spend time with them. I predict there will be lots of sleepovers for little Lily :) Your little grands are so precious. A quiet house is a nice thing, too :) Sending hugs xo Karen

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  12. Hi Kelly..
    I know it must be bittersweet to have them gone but to have your peaceful home back. I understand totally. You made the most of the time you had and such wonderful memories that you were able to make. The support that we can give our children and grandchildren is priceless and one of the best investments that we could ever make. Not to mention the fun! lol But now you can rest and get caught up. How special that they live only 15 minutes from you. Enjoy your quiet, friend!

    Hugs
    Tamara

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  13. Hello Kelly! Good to hear your daughter and grand-children found a place close by . So you can see them often. Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend ahead :)

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  14. Good Morning! I am happy to hear that your daughter and her children found a place closeby! I love the photos you have shared of the grands. Don't work too hard putting things back in their place....just enjoy the quiet and have a blessed weekend.

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  15. It's always nice to have our own space back regardless of how much we love those we've been sharing with. That's a lovely couple of photo's you have of your two grandchildren, very special.

    Diana

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