The Post-Christmas Box-Up

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebrating an occasion of joy, hope & love!   We scaled waaaaay back this year and we spent the day quietly, enjoying family time and no stress with the monkeys! (Santa is bringing me keys to our new place in a week, along with a shopping spree for appliances.  No pretty bows – but hey, I’m a grown up, I’ll deal!)   For family, I tried to give heartfelt and handmade and stick to a budget for our guys!  I’ll go more into detail once the dust has settled, been wiped away and the furniture has found a new resting place.

Boxing Day took on a whole new meaning for us this year.  The trees (yes, trees… the boys decorated our litttle porch trees – one on either side of the fireplace) came down, pictures came off the wall and boxes started travelling up the basement stairs.   There is no doubt in my mind that anyone coming to our front door will wonder if we’re still moving.   Even though I feel like I seriously decluttered prior to listing the house, I have an inkling that we will be purging even more when the boxes are unpacked again. 

The countdown is on – 7 days to go til we get the keys!   2 1/2 weeks until we lock the door on this place.  Ah, 2012 is going to be filled with so many changes – all positive, I’m sure!   I’m dreaming and scheming and can’t wait to pursue some great ideas and start this new journey in our lives.  We are so blessed to be able to make this move and I’m excited about how the move alone will effect so many areas of our life in a big, beautiful way! 

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