Monday, August 26, 2013

One is the loneliest number....

Today's a big day. My baby went to Kindergarten this morning. After 12 years of having at least one child in the house at least part of the day, I will be alone from somewhere around 7:30 am to around 4pm. It's so quiet here, and I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. Add in the fact that Matt used to work from home 3 days a week, and is now gone all day, this will take some getting used to. No more using the kids as an excuse to not get things accomplished, I guess :D
So we've landed in Texas - we moved in 8 weeks ago today - and have pretty much settled in. Paperwork is complete and I am officially a Texas resident; kids are enrolled in school, and hopefully meeting some nice people today. Say a prayer with me, will you? Evie is in 6th grade at the middle school and a bit nervous about the whole lockers/class changing/schedule thing.
William is in 4th grade at the intermediate school. Hopefully he will have a great first day - today's his 10th birthday! - and make some friends. I'm sure all he needs to do is mention Minecraft and he'll find a friend somewhere, right?
Sarah and Jason are in 1st grade and Kindergarten, respectively. Happily, there are so many kindergartners this year that they had to add a classroom, so Jason's class is in the first grade hallway and he's literally right next door to Sarah. They're hoping to have lunch together ;)
After a summer of being together pretty much ALL DAY/EVERY DAY, I think we're all ready for a new routine and some new faces in our lives! So far so good here in Texas - and now that I have a moment to myself to think without someone saying 'MOM!' every 8 minutes, I'll be able to share some stories from our moving adventure. It was a good one :)
Off to read a book accomplish something!!


  1. Congratulations on both the moving and back to school fronts. Sit back, breathe and enjoy - you deserve it!

  2. Wow! Where the heck have I been???? Congratulations on the move and EVERYTHING. I can't believe how big the kiddos are getting. Hope you are all settled and enjoying life in Texas :)

  3. Hey Jen!
    wow such massive changes!
    The quiet house thing, you'll totally get used to it, trust me ;)
    or get a dog.....I had too.
    Kids are growing beautifully. Enjoy the peace x

  4. They all look great! Hope the first few days have been a success!
    Can't wait to hear about your move.

  5. Have just come across your blog and love it! You sound like a woman after my own heart - especially the wine consumption!


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