Monday, January 30, 2012

~~~The Move is Complete!!!~~~

Good Monday afternoon my friends!!! Wow, it has been a VERY busy few weeks around here! I apologize for being MIA but as I told you in an earlier post, our daughter, SIL, and their 2 dogs moved in with us this weekend. They will be here while their BEAUTIFUL, new house is being built!!!!!! I am SO over the moon happy for them! So, I took some pics, mainly so they would have a record of their first move together, and I thought I would share them with you. On Fri. they both took a half day off so I went over to help pack up the last few things. The dogs greeted me when I got there!!!
 Tracy bought this house almost 6 years ago so it is a little sad to her to be leaving it. The ironic thing about this house is that if you sit on that bench on the front porch you are looking directly across the street at the middle school that she and our son attended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These are bags etc. of things to come here.

 This hutch was our sons and he gave it to Tracy when she moved into this house.
 Boxes for here and storage....
 The kitchen getting packed up too. We left the decorations over the cabinets for the renter since she wanted us to.
 The table and boxes go to storage.

 On Sat. morning we took apart the bed that was in the guest room so they could bring their bed here.
 Their lamps, in place.
 Now, their bathroom. I am so glad we have a bathroom with each bedroom. It makes it much nicer for either guests or people living here:):):) All my African decor is packed away.  Maybe I will change things up when they go to their new house???
 The truck arrived after the guys packed all the furniture etc.
 Their bed, dresser and office furniture is coming in here. Tracy and Dave each work from home a day or 2 per week.
 LOL, poor Joe looks confused:):) he wasn't, maybe just a little overwhelmed!
 Their dresser, in place. It actually looks nice with the shelving unit that Joe built.
 Nice, COMFY bed. Much better than what we have in here! I haven't gotten a shot of their beautiful linens, maybe I can sneak in there on day:):)
 Yesterday Tarcy and I went back to the old house to CLEAN it. The renter is moving in today!!! I am so grateful that it is a good friend of Tracy and Dave's, so we know she will take GOOD care of it. She is a neat freak too:):)
 The living room is clean..... and empty.......
 One more box to go...
 The table is gone....
 the counters are clean.....
 It is time to go. I left before Tracy so she could do the floors as she backed out! I also figured she might want to be alone to leave. She did say last night at dinner it was a little sad to leave. I remember when Joe and I moved out of our first TINY house, it was bittersweet. They have a whole lifetime ahead of them and I feel blessed to be ablt to share this happy time with them.
Thanks for stopping by. I will join some of these parties this week:
 Kristen's Creations for Share Your Creations Party,
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday, 
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Motivated Monday at Be Colorful
Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter
More the Merrier Monday at DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Savvy Homemade Monday at Home Savvy A to Z
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess
Show and Share on Thursday at Southern Lovely
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Remodelaholic's Anonymous on Friday at Remodelaholic
Addicts (not so) Anonymous on Friday at Addicted 2 Decorating
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Sew Darn Crafty Sunday at
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

Please go visit some of these fun aprties too!! XO, Pinky


  1. You are such a sweet momma and there is something so sad about leaving any home but especially your first. My second home was the saddest for me because that is where we brought Jemma home and I remembered so many of her little moments from there. They are starting a new chapter and how wonderful for you to be there to help and support! She is a lucky daughter!

  2. I agree with Jemsmom. what a great Mom and Dad you are to your daughter and her husband..
    I too was sad to leave my first place but that quickly turned to joy when I got into the next.
    I'm sure everyone knows the phrase- to everything there is a season and thats what this is a new season for them .

  3. Wondreful that you can help family ! Joann

  4. Awww Pinky you are such a good Mom!! Sounds like you are going to enjoy having them and its so nice you have room for them and their things!! Moving is hard work so I hope get that needed rest and relaxation!!!!

  5. Pinky,
    Look forward to the future! Hold memories close at heart! Your daughter and son~in~law are beginning an amazing journey together and you with hubby Joe are so precious to help them as they build their future together! Loved the photos of the dogs...looks their ready to get on the move! Ha!
    P.S. Looks as if their furniture is a "perfect" fit in your bedroom!!!

  6. I can't believe that it is almost 6 years since Tracy bought that house!! How time does fly!
    Now they will make wonderful new memories in their new home when it is ready.
    They are lucky to have great, helpful parents like we had!
    Love you both.

  7. What great parents, and I am sure Tracy and her hubby feel grateful. It will be so nice enjoying each other's company. I am sure their new home will be awesome. xo

  8. I love that you are doing this for the kids! It's wonderful and so generous of you. I know there are going to be awkward moments and it may seem overwhelming at times but way down the road when you all look back it will be good! I don't know the whole story of their move and renters but I'm glad to hear they are getting to have a new home built! It's tough out there these days! My son and DIL are actively saving for their first home now too!
    Take care, Liz

  9. Awww! I know it is probably bittersweet for them, being their first home. You are so wonderful to let them come live you while building. I think it's great they are taking up your offer to help them out and you get to share the joys of building with them. How fun!

  10. Moving is tough and a lot of work, but so worth it with a new home in sight! I know you're happy to have them home for a while.

  11. You are a sweetheart Pinky. Wishing you all the very best in this exciting adventure!

  12. What an exciting time for you all! You are such a sweet and caring mommy :o)

  13. busy busy!! but how excting for everyone. good luck!

  14. I love this sweet story of family love. You all are making sweet memories, even though moving is hard..

  15. Hi lovely lady.
    Looks like you have been a Busy Busy Mom and also Joe.. You are so sweet for helping them out with all this work. She is a lucky daughter she has you and her Dad. I also was sad the day we move 12 years ago out of our home in WEST Houston.
    XXOO Diane

  16. So nice to have your daughter back home with you even if it is for just a short time..Have fun with her!

  17. Ahhh..... I'll bet you're excited to be able to share time with the family while they're in transistion.

    Their home is so sweet and I LOVE those old hardwood floors. I so wish I had them in my little cottage.


  18. Thanks for sharing at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  19. Wow, I thought you were moving at first. That should be fun having your sweet family with you. I hope you both have your own space so you won't be on top of each other.


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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