We've been getting settled in and unpacking boxes. My WONDERFUL in-loves (Kurt's parents) have been here for the last few days and just left today. They were such a huge help as well as my parents. We're so incredibly blessed, and we don't take it for granted. Everything is moved into the house and actually we have most of the boxes unpacked--it's just getting everything where it needs to go. I feel really unsettled because I have to wait for our new carpet to be installed and our walls to be painted. Once those major things are done, I can do more to "decorate." We're also getting new blinds for the whole house, then my MIL can start my window treatments.
The BIG thing we're needing right now is living room furniture, but I'm waiting until I can go to Tupelo (the furniture capital) and really have a good look. I'm making myself wait and do just a bit at a time, otherwise I'll get overwhelmed. Things will come together, there's just a lot to do. Our home was built in 1989, and it's had a lot of updates, but some of the updates were either DIY projects (that turned out sloppy) or I just don't prefer the colors, etc. I bought a lot of antiques that I need to paint/refinish, so I'm going to pace out those projects.
The way I describe life right now: You know how you never feel as cute or pulled together when you're getting ready in a hotel room? That's how I feel. It's not comfortable yet, in the sense that I haven't really put things where I want them and it's still a bit chaotic. But we are SO thankful to be together as a family of three. Kurt has to go back to Jackson at the end of this week (he doesn't finish until June 30th), so that will be difficult. But we're in the home stretch!
It's still very surreal that we're here. I think I'm in shock, actually. This definitely feels like home, though. It's wonderful to not be here for a "visit." We're staying here permanently! I do have moments of missing my little house in Mississippi, because it was in order and just the way we wanted it. But it will all come together here, and it's fun to kind of start over and put down roots.
We LOVE our neighborhood--especially our street. Our first day, we met at least 6 neighbors. They just walked up and said hello! Our next door neighbors are a family that have a son I went to elementary school with. I remember thinking that all the "cool kids" lived in this neighborhood when I was in elementary--haha! I've had so many full-circle moments since we've been back.
I have pictures that I want to post of the house, moving in, and Memorial Day. As I type, my little sister is cuddled up to a lady in our church who kept her when she was a baby. She came over for Memorial Day dinner. It's just a reminder that I'm exactly where I need to be and we have so much history here. We're blessed to once again call it "home."
I'm glad to check in, and I hope all of you are doing well. I'll be back in full swing hopefuly pretty soon!