Time to Move

by Cate on June 19, 2007

Posting over the next week or so is going to be a little sporadic as we’re moving this coming weekend. Boxes and boxes slowly fill each corner of our house as we spend our last few days here. And with each passing day, I have less and less stuff in the kitchen to work with.

Last night I packed up the rest of my spice collection. Pantry supplies are packed. All my plates, glasses and utensils are boxed up. I’m down to just a few boxes of spaghetti and cans of tuna fish to use up this week. The kitchen is looking pretty sparse to say the least.

All this is very exciting (and stressful!), but it also means the kitchen is not going to be the hub of activity that it usually is. ARF/5-A-Day will still run tomorrow, but I won’t be posting as much in the next week, just bits and pieces here and there as I can. On the other end, a new kitchen awaits us … an empty space for us to fill with many, many new food memories and family occasions, and just as important … a space that The Neighbor Wife has volunteered to organize!

Until then, we leave behind a fantastic space that we have grown to love and adore. A home that Nicholas was born in, a kitchen where he sat in his swing while I made marinara sauce, a counter where he helped me roll literally hundreds of wedding cookies, and an oven that 5 and a half years later I will remember by the burn mark that is s-t-i-l-l on my arm. We have enjoyed every minute of our time here, and I cannot wait to see what wonderful memories await us in the next kitchen.

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Anonymous June 19, 2007 at 12:38 pm

That’s so sad. We’re going to miss the old house too. But, at the same time we can’t wait to move into the new house.

(we’re all so close, my husband and I have been saying when WE move. lol)

Can’t wait to help set up the new house.

The Neighbors (wife)


Sarah Caron June 19, 2007 at 2:34 pm

When one door closes, another new one opens. It’s always a little sad to leave a home but you are embarking on a new adventure in a new home where you are sure to make many, many wonderful memories in the years to come.

And I LOVE that cabinet in the picture.


Alisha June 19, 2007 at 4:00 pm

How exciting! I wish you the best of luck moving this weekend (and in the new house).


Cate June 19, 2007 at 4:43 pm

The Neighbor Wife – sniff, sniff, a little bittersweet. ;) Good thing you consider it “your move” too – wait ’till you see what The Husbands have to carry down the steps Friday. :0)

Sarah – absolutely. Really looking forward to filling the new space with lots of memories. Love that cabinet too – because it looked a little Pottery Barnish, without the price tag.

Alisha – Thank you!


Anonymous June 20, 2007 at 1:52 am

The Husband speaks
We leave behind so many memories. In this house that we are about to leave this weekend and we embark on a new adventure with our new house. i know we have many new memories.but its so sad to leaving this house.i will leave on this note i want to thank my beautiful wife for all the hard work she but into this moving running around call this person call that one.i know i dont say often but thank you princess and i love you


the chocolate lady ??? ??????? June 20, 2007 at 3:16 am

aw, now I’m all warm and fuzzy. . . what was I going to say? Best of luck in this new beginning!


mdvelazquez June 21, 2007 at 9:32 am

Good luck with your move.


Kristen June 22, 2007 at 12:02 am

Your hubby’s comment… so sweet!

Good luck with the move. Are you moving our of town or just to a new house? We made a move a little over a year ago. Packing and moving and leaving behind the memories is hard. I made sure to go through the old house with my camera and a video camera right before we left.

What is even harder is driving past the old house and seeing what they have done to my garden! Ack!

Anyway…best of luck!


Kimberly Bluestocking: June 22, 2007 at 7:15 pm

Best wishes as you move. Funny how love and memories transform a few walls and a roof into a home we’re loath to leave.


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