HAPPY FRIDAY!! and a walk down memory lane…

What a busy week this has been for me. So much to do, and so few hours in the day to do it.
I started school yesterday, and I will be doing a lot of writing for my classes. When spring semester rolls around, it will be back to using hands on sewing and designing skills. I hope to have a new sewing machine by then. The ones I use now have done well, but are getting to the point where they need to retire.

As I sit here sipping my tea, I am in overwhelm of all the things I need to get done. With each sip, I can’t help but wonder what the future holds for my family. In another few months my husband will be finding out more about his next job location, and there is a good chance we will be moving from this area. Even if they keep him in this general area, we will be moving to a much needed bigger house.
When we bought our cute little house (it was our first), it was the perfect size for us. The house sits on an acre of land with woods towards the back of our property. Coming from a congested and very populated area of the west coast, this was like an amazing dream! All that space for Soren to play, a house that was not too big, so house keeping would be easier, season changes (YAY FINALLY!) and fireflies…it was fine for us.

Front porch in October

One of our rocking chairs where we like to sit and watch storms roll in

Our first fall in our house

Soren was so little when we first moved here! he was examining a bug where the garden would be.

A picture one of the kids took one October

The kids playing in the leaves on our street. oh how they have both grown since this picture was taken!

Looking down our street

Woods behind our house one chilly morning in autumn. Ciarra went out to get some air after she woke up.

Our woods

Then a couple of years later I started school. OMG…now we are bursting at the seams. Drafting tables, rolls of pattern drafting paper, blocks for garments, oodles of fabric, tons of art supplies, and no extra space to store it.
I know I am not the only one who uses the living room floor to cut out garments, but this is getting to be hell on my knees and back, not just from being hunched over, but from having to move furniture out of my way all the time! LOL!
 It is what it is for right now, but let’s just say, I am in DESPERATE need of a work space. I know I am driving my sweet family crazy with all my supplies everywhere, yet they don’t complain. I know they will be happy when I don’t have to tell them to go in the other room because I need to cut out a dress or coat.
When the time comes to move from our little house, it will be an emotional experience for sure. This was the first home we have ever owned. We will be happy to move, but when we leave, memories of times we have shared in our home will come flooding back. I will look at my children, and realize how they have grown since we moved here. I already notice the transformation my husband and I have gone through since coming here. This move was a very good one for us. It was a total eye opening experience, and I am very thankful for that.
 My family has a lot to be thankful for. Everyday I feel grateful for all we have, and that we have each other for support and love. No one really knows what the future holds for any of us, so that is why it is so important to take time each day, and reflect on the blessings in our lives.
To each of you, I wish you much happiness and many blessings.
Have a wonderful Friday and weekend,
Until next post,
Amy

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