Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Beginnings




Well, I'm back among the living! We are officially in our new house and unpacking the gazillion boxes that are strewn throughout. I can't believe that we moved during the hottest days that Louisville has seen in decades. Seriously, the temperature reached 102 degrees yesterday with a heat index of 110. Welcome to the surface of the sun.

On Tuesday, while our moving men were unloading our furniture, I high-tailed it to our daughter's final preschool program (she attends a year-round daycare/preschool). Poor Hubby had to stay behind with the movers. At least my mother-in-law was able to attend so Miss E. had plenty of family support.

It was bittersweet because she's moving onto an exciting time in kindergarten, but we're so going to miss her teacher, Ms. Cindy. She is fabulous. Luckily, Little Guy will be in her class in a couple of years. It was also difficult not having Ms. Carol there, whom we lost to cancer just a few weeks ago. Her sister and niece attended the program, which brought tears to our eyes. Above are some pics from the event. The kids made their own T-shirts, sang songs and received their certificates and gifts, which were two school folders and a pencil box full of school supplies. Miss E. was thrilled to have a Hannah Montana folder. Oy.

So, I'll start taking photos of the new house once I get a chance to breathe again. The move has taken a lot out of us. How is it that with all of that walking back and forth, climbing of stairs, and the constant sweating in the sweltering heat that I didn't lose a single pound? Maybe I just gained muscle from all of the lifting. Yeah, that's it. :)

12 comments:

James said...

Good to see you among the living! I'm sure you're aware of it. but Miss E is a living doll. You and Hubby are impressive as parents. To be in the middle of a move and still take the time to see that Miss E had her time as well. Well done.

The Consummate Hostess said...

Welcome back, my dear! Wishing your adorable daughter a fabulous school year!

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sara said...

I can't believe you moved over the past couple of days, it has been so miserably hot here! Poor dear! You all look wonderful - congratulations to Miss E. Isn't it mind boggling how fast time flies by? I feel like we were just starting at daycare and now Alexandra is moving downstairs from the infant/toddler floor and will start eating in the cafeteria. I love the ceremony that they have each year for the outgoing class - I stopped by and watched last year's and I teared up, without even having a child in the class!

High Heeled Life said...

Yeah... you are in your new home!!! Miss E. looks wonderful.. she's abig girl now, off to big school - must be an exciting time for you all.
Looking forward to seeing pics -of your new Chateau!!!

Its been extremely hot here too!Pop over for a visit for some ideas on how to cool off!!

Town and Country Mom said...

Can't wait to see your new digs, and good for you making Miss E's program a priority. She is so cute, and you will love being a kindergarten mom.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Doll...I do not think you could afford to lose a pound based on that picture. Good luck with the war of the boxes....take time relax as well...enjoy the new house and the rest of the Summer.

bevy said...

Please post pictures soon! And what an exciting time for all of you, especially Miss E: new house and kindergarten too!!!

Lily Lemontree said...

I was wondering when you would resurface, you have been missed!!
Your little girl is such a cutie, just like her momma!
Glad to hear the move is going smoothly. We need pictures of the new house soon!

Elizabeth said...

what an exciting time for your family! can't wait to see your new house

A Refocused Life said...

Welcome back! I had the same experience with trying to get a king-sized bed upstairs. I so agree on all other points.

I can't wait to see pictures of your new home.

pve design said...

Best wishes to you on your new beginnings - hope you are finding time to keep well hydrated in all that heat. I hear it hase been unbearable.
We have had a pretty hot summer - which only means that we are in for a cold winter....!
Best to Miss E. The joys of school and learning, may they never end!
pve