Wednesday, December 12, 2012

every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end...

We're just a few short weeks away from our departure of Korea... and that meant that last week was FILLED with "pack out dates".  Our dear movers showed up on Wednesday, ready to take on our stuff... I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned this in a past moving post, but the people, that work for movers... well they're cardboard magicians! They create boxes out of thin air (not really, but it only takes them a few seconds to put one together with tape on all sides)... and can create a box to fit ANYTHING... and then can have it packed up in a minute. They're remarkable (at least all of our movers have been). This was Charlotte's first pack out, and I was concerned how she might handle it... but all in all, she did fairly well. She tells us everyday that the boxes are headed to America, and that she'll see them soon in Oklahoma. We did manage to put aside some of her dolls, animals and puzzles to help keep her occupied. But who needs toys, when you have a whole house to run through without worry that you'll break something? 

And right in the middle of organizing Charlotte's room before the movers came back from their lunch break...

the snow started to fall.... and fall... and that's how our "pack out" turned into a crazy mess... thankfully by Monday, all of the boxes were packed away in 10 crates, and sent off to board a ship. There's something wonderful about saying goodbye to all your "things"... we don't really have an attachment to anything. We have each other, and that's what's most important. 

Yes, we don't get to decorate for Christmas, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy other people's decorations... and yes, we might not fully bake cookies... but that doesn't mean we won't snag some from our friends. We'll make the next few weeks work, and before we know it... we'll be unloading crates in our new home. 
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  1. great attitude! sounds like you will have a fun holiday anyway!

  2. wow, you are moving already. I hope everything goes well :)

  3. so exciting and I'm thankful top hear Charlotte is handling it well. What an exciting time!

  4. That'll be us in a month! Seeing your pictures makes me even more excited! PS: Saw the photos you took of the Smith's! LOVE them! =)

  5. Runyan's picture made me wonder if he has to be quarantined for a short time upon arrival back in the States?

    At least you had snow, which always helps make it feel like Christmas!