We have some huge changes happening in our family. The short version is that we are moving our family of six from Scituate, Massachusetts to Dallas, Texas. The long version is as follows...
February 2012 we went on an awesome cruise to the Southern Caribbean. It was the most perfect vacation our family had. Upon returning home my husband's dissatisfaction at work arose again. This time we were in a different position and he really meant it. I dug my heels in. I liked my life, our house and where we were. I didn't need for things to change. He, however, was commuting three hours a day to sit in an office to do a job that he didn't have any passion for. We had some serious heart to heart discussions. I always want him to be happy. He's much more fun for us when he likes what he is doing. Biggest on the list, he's a smart guy who when he puts his mind to something, he will give it 110%.
So, he started looking at business magazines rattling off business franchise opportunities. "How about a painting company? Car wash? Dry cleaners?" Really? I couldn't imagine leaving a corporate job with health benefits, bonus and security to own a painting company! How about my owning a membership boat club... "Now that's the first thing that sounds like you." I said from the couch.
As he looked into it more and more he liked it more and more. It all sounded great except for one thing, we live in Massachusetts and our boating season is about 3 months long. To make a club like this work really well you need an extended boating season. Next big discussion, we move south. Again I argued I like where we live. I love our big ole house within walking distance to town. I grew up an Air Force brat and moved often. I took trips, by myself, with a youth group. I went to a German school for a year as a teen. I am not averse to change. Could I do it? Could I move out of this house I said I'd never leave when we moved in? What ultimately made me feel like I could do it was my friend across the street had moved away the year before. Now, she is a mover and a shaker, but if she could do it, I could too!
Friday, July 6, 2012
The bar stools at our breakfast bar are tall and deep. A little cushion at the back makes them much more comfortable. I had some cute sea themed pillows but they needed updating and I wanted to go with a black and white scheme. I love the look of typography and this is what I came up with.
Four kids, four pillows.
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