Well, moving day finally came and went. As easy as it was to sell our house, we had to end up getting out before our new house was ready. We think we have 3 weeks till we can move, so our gracious friends Carol Anne and Daniel invited us to stay with them until that time. Leaving Belhaven was very sad for me. For 6 years, I have lived in Belhaven and 4 of those years were at 1512 Lyncrest Avenue. I have loved every minute of my time in that house....of course Rob always likes to throw out the "not so good times" such as....the fire that sent me and my cousin Lindsay to a hotel for a month, the central heat and air going out during the middle of the Mississippi summer heat, the lightning that stuck the house and killed our microwave and dishwasher, the tree limb that fell and split parts of our desk, a water pipe busting under the house, the unknown animal that died in our bedroom wall and left a smell you would only think could be in hell... Even through all of that, it was still very hard for me to pack up and leave what has been some of the best years of my life. This move has nearly killed us...especially Rob who couldn't think of a worse time (tax season) to be moving. We didn't realize how much stuff we had. We ended up giving a lot to the Salvation Army and by the end of the box packing, we were just throwing things into the pod without even putting it in boxes. We ended up having to get two pods! A few days after we left, I had to go back to give our buyers something. I didn't want to even go inside, but she wanted to show me what she had been doing. I figured that they would be painting over the lime green walls, b/c I completely understand that color is not for everyone, but when I walked in every wall was repainted. It made me sad at first to see "my" house so different, but to be completely honest...it looked great. That's when I realized that it's not "my" house anymore and it was time to let go. As a walked out the door, I didn't even look back. I waved good-bye at my sweet neighbor who was sitting on his roof and spun away in my loaded down "Jane Fonda Honda". That chapter in my life is over and now it's time for a new one. I'm looking forward to what this chapter holds:)
I am a fairy god-mother for the 3rd time now.. Houston Marion Morris was born Tuesday, March 16th weighing 8 pounds and 19 inches long. This was a cool day because Amanda got to be his nurse. Banks even came out to see what all the fuss was for. Congrats Valerie and Glen!
We have countertops and wood floors!! Things are looking great! We close on our Belhaven house on Monday and our buyers are giving us 10 days to get out. As you can tell, our house still has a few weeks before it is ready, so our dear friends' Carol Anne and Daniel are letting us stay with them until the house is ready. A POD was delivered to our house today and I just stared at it wondering how in the world we will fit all our stuff in it. We'll see... Rob and I are both a little sick, so we are hoping that will pass soon. We are spending the weekend boxing our life up:)
Rob and Bethany were married on July 14th, 2007. They welcomed their first child, Olivia Grace Hembree, on June 2, 2011. Rob is a CPA and works at Collins & Barr in Madison. Bethany is a speech-language pathologist and works for Jackson Public Schools.