Wednesday, July 22, 2009

grandma was right

My grandma {her name was Elmo, how cool is that?} used to say, "Three moves is as good as a fire." This being our third move as a family, I wholeheartedly agree. I think I'd just rather burn the place down than move it all. {Of course, I am not serious...I would never want to go through that.}

Really, though. Moving is a pain BUT I do love cleaning out and getting rid of things we don't need and really won't use. Take a picture, remember it that way, right? Give to charity. I also love the idea of decorating a new space from scratch. Love it. I have design ideas whirling through my little brain.

And yet:

Must. Keep. Packing.

p.s. end table is FINISHED (pictures to come when i get some energy to upload them). chair is painted. just needs to be screwed back together. i'll recover the seat after we move because the fabric has been packed. quickly after, though. can't wait!

13 comments:

Julia said...

I wouldn't wish moving on my worst enemy. It S.U.C.K.S.

Good luck Mare. Cannot wait to see pics!

Alyse Burt said...

We have moved ten times in eleven years, makes you sick to your stomach doesn't it! However, when I live somewhere longer than 2 years I feel like I need to do a really good cleanse because stuff has built up again. Have fun! :)

Ben & Eva Pearson said...

My grandpa's name was Elmo. How cool! Good luck with the move!

Heather said...

i didnt know you were moving! good luck.

thebakerbook said...

Where are you moving to? I love to move! Let me know if you need help!

Morgan said...

i didn't know you were moving. where too?? good luck with the packing. i hate moving too!

ed and kelli said...

i'm sorry again i have a job cause i would be out there in a second casue you knwo i love to move and pack and clean and organize.. and yes i am your weird little sister and you love me:)

Rebecca Parker said...

gotta say i'm with kelli, but also think you're brave for doing it & then taking off to WA...or maybe that's wise to escape after the madness & come back refreshed from merwin-either way, can't wait to see ya!!

Brandon Danielle and Laneah said...

oh keep us posted! I didn't know you guys were moving! And the only good thing about moving is getting to throw stuff out! I love getting rid of stuff (I use the word "de-clutter" or "organize" to soothe Brandon though) so it makes it not so bad for me. But it is a lot of work...good luck!!

Baldersons said...

Wait where are you guys moving?

Jessica M said...

The fire graphic made me laugh. I also love to start over but ugh, the packing. Good luck!

Candice said...

Hey Maren, so we are here in CA, and I forget how far away you live from Fremont. It would be fun to see you and catch up. Moving is so crazy so let me know when life settles down!

Candice (Christensen) Cannon
candicecannon@hotmail.com

lundparty said...

I completely understand. We are packing up right now and the worst part is that our home we are building is not done until December but we sold our house already so we have to move twice in the next 4 months. And of course being 34 weeks pregnant certainly doesn't help matters.