Thursday, September 30, 2010

Almost time!

Well, this will be my last post from my laptop in my house. I've taken a quick break from packing to write my last post here before I unhook my internet. Our house is sold as of tomorrow and most of our things are packed and gone. We spent our first night at my mom's last night.... it wasn't fun. Austin definately needs time to adjust. We'll see how tonight is.
I'm slightly sad about the fact that I won't be pulling into my driveway tomorrow, or ever again. it's weird to think about it, but on the other hand I'm getting very excited. We've purchased a place and get posession Nov 1st. I'm pretty excited. I can't wait to see it! lol. I've seen pics online and Dave has seen it in person and he said that I will like it so I'm getting excited to get there. There are a few things I'm very excited about.... such as, the toy room!
Also, I'm super excited about this little area, which will now be known as my scrapbook/craft/business area.
Finally, I think this is going to be awesome to play in next summer, and I can't wait for Austin to be able to get out in the yard and actually be able to run around!
My big plan for after moving is to actually start working on my Creations by Kristin stuff. I have an etsy store but I haven't put anything in there to sell yet. I'm going to start creating a bunch of different things to put in the store and really focus on that. I think that will help me a lot with being in another province by myself without my family around. I will try to update and post things on my blog with whatever new things I have.
I have to sign off now, but I will make sure to get online and update for our drive across Canada!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Something new!

You may notice something new on the side of my blog... it's my twitter. Since I will be able to update my twitter via text while doing our whole move thing I thought it would be a good idea to share it here for everyone else. I will try to get full blog posts up while moving, but I'm not sure that it's going to be possible.

My house.

Looks like this right now.
It's not pretty. Lots of packing done and a bit more still to do. Unfortunately in that still to do list is my craft stuff. NOT looking forward to packing that up. I know I need to move less then I have, but how do you turn your back on your supplies. haha. ok, I'm being dramatic, but that is going to be a huge daunting task that I'm kind of afraid of.

Tonight I packed up Austin's toys. He was at my mom's so I figured I would take advantage of that time and do his toys. Well, it was a disaster. He came home halfway through the packing. He kept trying to pull his toys out of the boxes and was crying hysterically like I told him he wasn't allowed another toy for the rest of his life. When I tried to move him away he was trying to climb over me to rescue his toys. o.m.g. it just broke my heart. Then, I put him to bed. Even though he was yawning he wasn't going to bed. I could hear him walking around his room (for over an hour and a half) opening the closet and the hood of his car bed checking for his toys, then going to the door and crying. I finally laid him down and sang to him until he fell asleep. I really wish he was old enough to understand what is going on and that he will get his toys back in a few weeks when we're all moved.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Holy Toy Story!!

Many of you may remember my Elmo birthday party last year. Let me tell you Elmo has nothin on Toy story. Austin is as equally torn with his love between elmo, cars and Toy Story, however I am in Love with Toy Story so here we go. I have spent hours upon hours in the past week making decorations and invites for this soiree and let me tell you, It's going to be amazing.

There are no sneak peaks yet, but Just wait! I have so many thoughts and ideas running through my head it's ridiculous.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What do you do?

I'm a bit at a loss. What exactly do you do first when you find out you are actually moving? When the offer comes through, when the negotiations are finished. Do you start to pack up hoping there isn't a problem with conditions? What about when the conditions are lifted. Where do you start? How do you remember to do everything? There are so many questions that go through your mind it's crazy!

Our house did sell. I didn't really tell anyone other then immediate family until the conditions were lifted. We only had 4 weeks from when the offer came in to our closing date. Waiting until the conditions were lifted gave us 3 weeks. I didn't want to start packing and jinx it. We still have one condition to be lifted, but I'm pretty confident we'll be fine. Next Question is where do you start? Well today I started on my spare bedroom. Took the bed apart, emptied the closet, boxed everything up. Great. What do I do now though? I think I'll start taking pictures down, packing up some toys, maybe some clothes. Start on packing DVD's, hall closet items, office supplies, CD's, bakewear and extra dishes?

Then, I keep thinking. I have to call about the cable, the utilities, the natural gas, I have to call and change our address so we don't annoy the new people with our mail. But wait. Where do I send the mail. We don't have a new place to go. All I know is we're moving to Alberta. Where are we going? We don't have a house, apartment or even a square of land to huddle in. How can I forward our mail? I've already figured out that Austin and I will stay with my mom until we get a place and go, but how long will that be? What about Austin's birthday? Will we still be here? I don't know, so we're having it over a month early. Who knows when we will be going and I want our parents and family to celebrate our little boy turning 2.

There are so many things to think about, and for someone who likes to have a plan and write it down 12 different times this is stressing me out. I don't know what my immediate future holds for me. All I know is that in 20 days I will no longer call this place home. Someone else will call it home. They will make their own memories here. Sigh. We will call another place home and make great memories that include all of us together.

Truth is, this is very overwhelming. Knowing that I really only get 2 weeks of my husband home to help me out over the next 6 weeks is even more overwhelming. I don't want to do anything but I want to get it all done. There are a lot of things crawling around my head making me think and reminding me of a lot of things. To be honest, I have my sad days. I'm just thinking of all the people who are missing out on my life and it makes me sad. However there is nothing I can do but just move forward.

Who knew there was so much to think about when you're moving across Canada?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Some pictures!

Happy long weekend everyone. I hope everyone has some awesome plans. We're heading up to the cottage today for the night and organizing our garage on Monday. ooh yay!
Here are some pictures. First, the pictures of Austin in his support for his cousin shirt. He's very very adorable. (of course)

Last week before Dave came home me Austin and Amanda headed to Jungle Cat World. I haven't been there since I was in Brownies as a child. It was great to be up close and personal to cats, even some baby animals. We got to pet a donkey, Austin tried to attack a baby duck, he pet a goat, and tried to pet a goose but the goose flapped his wings and took off.

This picture was before he knew what awesomeness was ahead of him.

Watching a wolf

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