Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Here to stay

The other day Amy was over and the kids were playing. She asks me if we'll stay here for a while. This is not the first time she has quizzed me on how long we plan to live here.

Okay, I know that it was a complete and utter shock when we moved into her neighborhood and so quickly, but I think sometimes she still doesn't believe it can last. It has been good. We've been here four months and between the sharing of the meals, having a handy babysitter, and just being able to hang out, it has been fabulous! Not to mention that we both have our strengths and our weaknesses and amazingly enough, they are completely opposite. We're a lot alike, but I have found that where one of us is weak, the other helps to strengthen the other in that area. It's been lovely. She has really helped me to just start doing things and get projects worked on and finished.

Currently I'm working on decorating the girls' room as we await the arrival of their new bunk beds and Amy has helped me so much with decisions . . . I am not a decision girl. Nate knows if we ever go out that he will have to choose the restaurant - he's just learned to live with my indecisiveness.

ANYWAY, back to our conversation the other day. We got to thinking about how many times Nate and I have moved and the reality of the details was/is rather shocking.

In six years of marriage, we have lived in 5 different places -- 2 apartments and 3 houses.

I would say that we plan on staying in this house for a while because I hate moving and I'm having a lot of fun decorating and having my own home!


Megan said...

Good, it makes it much easier to visit the two of you being so close to one another. And you know what, six years of marriage with Tom and we've moved five times as well, crazy!! And our record is only going to get worse over the next few years.

JoDee said...

My opinion is moving sucks! I say that from lots of experience. I am so ready to settle down and watch my trees and flowers grow back every year. On the other hand, every time we have moved it has been into a bigger and nicer home so I do also feel a little spoiled. Just enjoy the stay for as long as it lasts.

Mandy said...

If it makes you feel any better, in 8 years of marriage, Josh and I have lived in 8 different apartments, condos, houses.

I hope you and Amy are able to live by each other for a long time. I would give anything to have a brother or sister close by.

Amy said...

A comment from JoDee!

I love your house and how you're making it your own. Soooooooo, I definitely think you need to stay there. And you can move two days after I do.

I think a lot of people end up moving lots in the first few years of marriage. You'll settle down eventually!

Kelly said...

I hope you and Amy get to live by each other for a long long time! (Though I am a bit jealous, as I would love to live so near.) We've been married 12 years, and have lived in 10 places, soon to be 11. I'm definitely ready to settle in a house for a long time!

Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone can beat me in moves. Enough said. Mom