We are slowly working our way through the mess, box by box. It amazes me that even though I've started the "less is more" approach to living, we still have so MUCH stuff. As I unpack things, I'm really questioning "do we really need this?" The kids clothes, books, kitchen gadgets, and just the stuff.
This house is so different and amazing. I keep reminding myself that it's only temporary. Still, it's difficult to not want to make it "home." The base offers such a sense of security. Compared to our old neighborhood, I can let my nerves settle as the girls play outside. It's an incredible blessing even if it is just for now. We can sit outside and watch airplanes fly over and the girls eyes watch in amazement.
I was hesitant to do more to the house than just arrange the furniture and make the beds, but I just can't. So I've looked through the stuff I've kept and decided to hang some things on the walls and help the girls make their rooms "theirs." As I do that, I'll share a little bit on here so you can see how things are.
The big girls started school the Wednesday after we moved on base. They were extremely excited to meet some new friends, in which most of them live on base within walking distance of our house. A huge plus. The days are different while they're gone. Ellie and I get to bond like we've never been able to. I get to hear the silly stories the girls come home with and see their little faces light up. Makes me so happy to see them adjust to so much change like it's absolutely nothing. They make me feel silly for even worrying about them, but I really was. I stressed over it big time.
The big girls are learning how amazing weekends are and I'm learning to appreciate them as they come. So it's Wednesday and we have 2 days to go...let's do this!!