Sunday, May 17, 2009

Goodbye, Georgia

I've been praying for the opportunity to move back to North Carolina ever since the day we pulled up to our new apartment and started unloading our few belongings from the biggest moving truck ever to exist. As excited as I was to be Justin's new bride and move away with him to this new exciting town, I always knew our life in Georgia would be temporary. When our son came along this past July, I knew it was time to move. It takes a village to raise a child and our village is 500 miles away in Eastern North Carolina.
We have just purchased a new home in Hampstead, NC and we'll be moving in less than a week. With our time in Georgia limited, I've found myself reminiscing on these past five and a half years and all of our favorite places that we will surely miss.
I feel a few proper goodbyes are in order.
Goodbye, Carrollton Affordable Dentures. You are the sole reason for us moving to Georgia. It was just a few months after we moved to Georgia that I lucked up and was hired on as a dental assistant. Justin and I rode to work together in the morning and left together in the evening. It was perfect. We made some great friends working in this office and I will always think of the years working here with Justin as some of the greatest years of our life.
Goodbye, Wildwood Apartments. I loved living here. This is where Justin and I lived the first eight months of our marriage. We had no responsibilities. Our life was so easy and carefree!
Adios, El Ranchito. This is probably our favorite restaurant here in Georgia. It's close by our home and the food is always good. When I was pregnant, my mouth would drool at just the thought of their enchiladas. I'll never forget the time during my last month of pregnancy when they had to adjust the booth seat for me just so my big belly would fit behind the table.
True story.
Goodbye, Villa Rica Wal-Mart. I love this Wal-Mart (except the pharmacy). I feel like we are always here. It's so clean and organized. I don't even have to buy Garrett's baby formula at the tobacco check out aisle like you do in Greenville...seriously, what's the deal with that?!?! Farewell, Hobby Lobby. I will miss you most of all. This store is awesome. They have the neatest stuff and the greatest scrapbooking selection. I think the closest one I'll be to in North Carolina is in Fayetteville.
Goodbye, Tanner Medical Center. This is where my son entered into the world. I can hardly drive by without getting a lump in my throat.
Lastly, Goodbye, 155 Wesley Mill Drive. This is where Justin and I poured our blood, sweat, and tears into home renovation projects. It's where I brought my brand new little baby home from the hospital. I love this house. I will always love this house. We have made so many great memories living here.

I am so excited about this next chapter in our lives. We are so confident that Hampstead, NC is where we are suppose to live and raise our family. Please remember us this Thursday morning when we head out to make that long journey to NC. Justin will be driving the U-haul and I'll be following behind him with Garrett. We are scheduled to move in our new home on Friday. I'll post pictures of the new house as soon as possible!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Spaghetti Dinner

Garrett loves table food, not so much. Anything mommy and daddy eats, Garrett wants. If he sees us eating, he comes scooting over, spits his paci out, and opens his mouth like a baby bird so we will give him a taste of whatever we have. Last night we gave Garrett spaghetti for the first time.
There was probably more in his highchair and on the floor than what he ate but he sure loved it!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

My fellas treated me like such a queen this Mother's Day. Justin kicked of the celebration last night by taking on all parental duties so I could go to bed early.
(I had taken a Tylenol PM and was a walking zombie by 8:30 pm.)
Justin and Garrett let me sleep in this morning and when I walked into the living room, there was a card and gift waiting for me.
Garrett signed the card :)
OH BOY! You just wait and see the crafty projects I get to do now with my new sewing machine! Mama, I'll never need your help with another throw pillow again!!!
My baby boy and I posed outside for a mother and son photo.
Mother's Day 2008
Justin treated me to lunch at Cracker Barrel.
It was such a nice day!
Justin, thank you for making me feel so special and loved. I wouldn't be the mother I am if you were not here to help me and support me. I love you!

Friday, May 8, 2009

He Loves a Bath

Sometimes when Garrett can't be pleased and I'm at my wits end, I strip him down and put him in the tub.
He loves it.
His favorite game is pulling himself up on the edge of the tub and then letting go so he falls down and makes a big splash.
Sometimes I just sit there and let him play til his hands turn pruny.
There's nothing better than a fresh baby after a long day of playing :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Good News

As most of you know, Justin and I accepted an offer on our home in Georgia a few weeks ago. We are scheduled to close on May 20th and will be moving back to our beloved Eastern North Carolina on the 22nd.

MORE GOOD NEWS!! We have found our new home! After much consideration, Justin and I decided Hampstead, NC is where we want to live and plant our roots. Justin's brother and sister-in-law live there and our home is about 5 miles away from them and only a few more miles from the beach! Hampstead is only about an hour and a half drive to the rest of our family. We are so excited to be moving back closer to our family and friends. Please pray that we have a safe move and that I can get this house packed up! It's not an easy thing to do with a 9-month-old :)
Pictures of our new house to come soon!!