Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back to School and Moving!

Summer is almost over and we have been busy!  Lydia and Margo started back to school on July 21st--the day after we returned home from a week long beach vacation.

My 1st and 5th graders!  They are doing well in school.

Margo on the first day with Mrs. Tetterton (formerly Miss Barefoot).  She was subbing that day for Margo's teacher.  Madeline had Miss Barefoot when she was in 1st grade and had a brand new baby sister.  Miss Barefoot remembered many visits to the classroom that year by "Baby Margo."

Lydia with her homeroom teacher, Mrs. Schott.

Margo with her teacher, Mrs. C (Cataliotti) on the 3rd day of school.  Mrs. C was Lydia's 1st grade teacher.  

Madeline started back to school this week on Monday, August 25th.  She enjoyed sleeping in late over the past few weeks while her sisters were already in school.  She's now in 7th grade!

After the first day of school with her friend Carrie (who just started 6th grade).  We are carpooling and of course, they needed ice cream sundaes after the first day!

We have moved!!!!  Right before we left for the beach in July, we got an offer on our house (which had been on the market for 10 months)!  Life got a little crazy and hectic.  But we did it!  We moved in less than 30 days!

Boxes, boxes, everywhere!  Madeline and I would go and check the cardboard bins at the recycling center every couple of days to stock up on boxes.  David was bringing them home from work too.

Almost every room in our house looked something like this.  It was a lot of work packing up our house that we lived in for 15 years.

So many memories here!

One last family pic in our empty living room.

I loved this kitchen and will miss it.

Wow!  So surreal to see this room completely empty.

More memories....

Handing over the keys....

Our temporary "new" home.  We are renting until we can house hunt and find our new home.  Things are going well, and we are about as settled as we can be (even though our dining room is full of boxes).  After all, home is where the heart is.....right???