Sky is taking gymnastics classes and loves them
One of the interesting things about unpacking all these things is how little we want them. When our house in Omaha was packed up, D and I were living a very different life than the one we live now. When we moved in together, we combined two thrift-store-stocked single, childless households into one and didn't get rid of anything. We took almost nothing with us to the Marshall Islands and then ended up staying there much longer than we'd planned. We built a life there and filled it with nicer, higher quality things than we had before. I've unpacked two sets of cheap pans, countless half-melted spatulas, and so many of the other things that in normal households, are gradually phased out. Since all these things were in storage while our life was changing into what it is now, nothing ever got phased out. I've taken 10 boxes to the thrift store already and have another two ready to go. Although our new house is much larger than our house on Kwaj was, we still don't have a ton of space and I've come to really like the uncluttered life we had in the islands, so I'm being pretty harsh and decisive as I unpack. If something isn't useful anymore, has been replaced by something better, or, for decorative items, doesn't immediately bring me joy, it goes is the give-away pile. I'm really enjoying shedding these remnants of our old life- our new life is much more fun and much less dependent on things to make it that way.
Remodeling starts next week!
The house remodel will be going slowly because of financial and logistical constraints so I'm looking forward to having this part of the work done, just to see some progress. The work should take about two weeks and then we'll have a new back yard. I can't wait to be able to tell the kids, "Go play outside!"
Earth is four months old!
Tummy time is easier when your big brother does it with you!
How was your week? Got any plans for the weekend?
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