Sunday, June 5, 2011

Feeling So Blessed

We have officially moved to Longview! To my parents house! 
We are waiting on our house in Tyler to sale before we purchase another one. Thankfully, we were able to move in here and not have to pay ANOTHER mortgage. 

I thought that moving in here would be chaotic. So far, we love it. Probably a. little. too. much.

The last time we lived here I was 17, attempting to raise a colicky, fussy, sleep hating infant. We called that thing karma Maddi. Who knew that she would turn into such a wonderful child that I can't get enough of. Also, Josh was finishing up High School, taking college classes, and working. I was just starting Kilgore College and cramming in as many classes as I could. We watched our friends start planning dorm arrangements and listened to all of their plans about going off to college and getting away from this town. I felt like the biggest burden and disappointment here. COMPLETELY dependent on my parents. I couldn't wait until Josh and I could get out on our own. OH THE POSSIBILITIES! How proud my parents would be. And we'd never have to move back in. 

We got married at 18 and lived with my parents for about 5 months until we bought our first house. The FREEDOM! WRONG! More like, bills! and Yardwork! and  WHO AM I GOING TO ROCK ON THE FRONT PORCH WITH? Eventually we adjusted and finally I graduated and we moved to Tyler so I could work at a larger hospital and Josh finished up school at UT Tyler. 

Three years later, WE'RE BACK! And I thought it would be chaotic and just as crazy as before. However, I was wrong. My brothers are older now and  Trip will be moving out soon. Josh and I both have jobs and NO more school, Maddi sleeps through the night and doesn't scream 25 hours/day.

What a difference 5 years has made. 

What a blessing my parents are.

Now if I can just convince them to get a pool. And a maid.


  1. I am so glad y'all are back. I hope you are still planning on moving to WO. You are blessed to have such wonderful parents... Did Renee tell you what I called her about recently? It is a small world.

  2. Thanks so are we! No she didn't say! And yes, we're still planning on WO!