packing up our home

It is finally here! Our family move to Birmingham, Alabama. The packers arrive tomorrow and turn our home into a cardboard-box-castle. I think by tomorrow night all that will be left to remind us of our home are the beds. Technically, we will be without a place to call home until next Wednesday. We are thankful that the in-between homes time is 5 days instead of 5 weeks (or months).

My girls are 5 and almost 3 - they keep checking with me to make sure that ALL of their toys are coming with us. The oldest asked yesterday why we have to move. I told her so we can be with daddy and see him everyday (he has been in Alabama working since October). She says, "Mom, when daddy goes out of town for work, can we come back here and see my friends?" Breaks your heart. Thankfully we are only 3 hours away and have already planned a visit in August to celebrate my daughter's 3rd birthday party here in Nashville.

The precious polka dot homes painting is handmade by Kelly of Initialee. She is in Birmingham..and I think this painting will be making its way to our new kitchen wall very soon. :)

Today I am shipping the last of my orders and packing up all the little things in my office. The movers warned me that "all little things will be thrown in the bottom of a box" when they are packing the house tomorrow. And all of my 100-yard spools of ribbon need to come down off my giant pegboard so hubby can remove that from the wall for them too. So many rules.

I'll check in this weekend with you!


  1. I am a Birmingham native and would love to welcome you here!!! We hope you enjoy the city!!! It's stinkin' hot and humid but otherwise a pretty great place to be!

  2. Welcome to Alabama! May you find much joy, laughter & friends!

  3. I hope you enjoy living in Alabama. Its hot right now so take care in the heat. There are lots of things to do here and Birmingham is a fun place to live. I live down in Mobile, not far from the beaches. :)

    Stay cool!

  4. Good Luck with the move and the settling in! I am sure it will be nice to be near "Daddy" all the time again!!

  5. Moving is hard work! Good luck and have a safe trip.

  6. Hope everything goes well! Love that painting!

  7. best of luck!

    i just stumbled upon your blog -- LOVE IT! Beautifully done and so creative. I have a soft spot for Polka Dots and just did a blog entry on my polka dot themed wedding - you can read it here:

    hope you have a safe and happy move!

  8. I just found your blog today and was planning on sending in some information to be included on your site...and now I see you've moved the B'ham!!!!! Welcome, I live in a little place called Montevallo, but drive to Birmingham every day. I would love to get to know you and help you learn about your new surroundings. Yeah!


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