I miss my family SO much right now it hurts. I miss my mom and my sisters. I miss having someone do something with pretty much whenever I needed it. I miss having someone come just sit at my house so that I didn't lose my mind being with a two year old all day every day. I was so lucky to have that. I would like to think that I never took advantage of it, but that can't be true. It was so easy to do almost anything knowing that there were at least two people that I could call whenever I needed a break. The sister closest to my age, Anna, has been gone for about ten months. She graduated from school in May of 09 and left in December to teach in Israel. I miss her like crazy. Sometimes she would come over around noon and help clean, play with Harry then cook dinner. I was pregnant then, and my pregnancies are pretty brutal. I didn't really have the energy or ability to do everything that I needed to do. So she would come over and take care of everything that I couldn't. Dusty pretty much took over after she left. After Westley was born and my hands were so much more than full, she would come over all the time and do whatever I needed. She never complained. Once in a while I would come home and she would have cleaned up and just be sitting on the couch watching tv. She would go get coffee with me, watch the dumb movies my husband wouldn't, listen to all of my ridiculousness. My family are my best friends. It's really just that simple. I cried last night for the first time since we have been here. It is going to be so different not having someone just show up at the house almost every day of the week. I am going to miss it so much.
This is Anna and Harry last October picking out pumpkins
This is going to be my new fall wreath. It's still got a ways to go, but I found a bit of time to work on it while the boys were napping. I really like the color combination. The flowers are just a bit of an old t-shirt and some felt scraps. I am on the lookout for a few more accents, but I think it will stay pretty plain. Just thought I would give you a sneak peak at what I have been up to while the boys sleep.
There are obviously things that I am going to have to get used to being in a new place. One thing that I simply can't get used to is not having a clock in the living room. Our old cable box had the time displayed. The new one just has the channel number... (not very helpful). After a week, I have come to the conclusion that I can't handle not having a clock in here. After rummaging around on the internet for a pretty time piece, these are some of my favorites.
I love the little birdy!
This one is soooo classic and pretty in black. It would go so well with our Audrey above the fireplace. This is just amazing!
This one reminds me of a really old high school classroom. Who doesn't love that? (At least after you've already done your time in school)
Today we ventured out as a family to Smiley's Flea Market in Fletcher, NC. Apparently it is a much bigger deal than we anticipated. It took almost 2 hours to meander through the outside section, and we decided that it wouldn't be worth the effort to venture inside due to the fact that we had forgotten to bring a stroller for Harry. As a whole, it was quite an experience. We did manage to find a local farmer's table and bought some apples and a gallon of fresh apple cider.
This giant truck was parked right behind us. We obviously felt that it was picture worthy.
Harry was really into the cider.
And didn't want to leave even after we started making our way to the car.
Our awesome local pink lady apples that will be finding their way into a pie and possibly some muffins.
Harry has been amazed by Halloween due to Nick Jr. showing every Halloween episode ever.
So.... we did some decorating. He loves it. Every time he sees the mantel he says "Harry's Halloween party!" Oh, the simple things.
I found this shop on etsy. I bought the pdf file to download and print out the individual triangles then simply sewed them onto some orange and black ribbon. Pretty simple.
I love the glittery crow. I found it at Michaels for about $2.00. The black Halloween sign was all of $.50 and a thrift shop. The fake spider web was another thrifty find.
I am pretty stoked about Halloween this year. Harry is really excited about dressing up like Buzz Lightyear (His choice).... We are going to downtown Hendersonville on the 30th, where all of the shop owners will be dressed up and handing out candy. We will have a blast.