Our Days Are Numbered

We have begun finalizing the details of our move to Virginia.  We will be moving by the end of next month with a trip before then to go look for a home.  Things have all happened rather quickly now that we are down to the wire and we are in a bit of a frenzy preparing to leave.

The house is in disarray as we purge, organize, and pack.  We are preparing our house to rent and planning our first cross country flight with a two month old.  I try to take advantage of every minute of the baby's nap time to feel like I am making some sort of progress on the long to do list we still have to tackle.

Sadness has started to set in as our family tries to soak up these last weeks with us.  Everyone is taking advantage of lots of baby snuggles and I cannot help but feel guilty for taking away our baby from our family.

I know we are doing what we are supposed to do.  We have known about this move for over a year now.  Yet somehow the preparation doesn't take away how hard this move will be or make it any easier to leave so many that we love.

Our days are officially numbered and it feels like each one quickly slips away.  Having a move date has officially given us the accountability to tackle things that we have been putting off.  Yet these past two months of living life with our baby boy has been a welcomed distraction to the reality ahead of us.

Despite the heartache of leaving, so many things are aligning in our favor, reminding us that this move is a good thing.  We continue to be blessed with good things that are all proof that we can trust in an unknown future.

There seems like so much to say but not enough time to say it.  I've been looking back a lot to the past few years and all the good stretching, growing, adventures, and experiences I have had.  With a new child in our lives on top of moving across the country, I see the close of one season in preparation for another.

So many memories within the walls of our little home is coming to a close.  I know home will be made wherever my family is at.  But I will miss our sweet little home where we began our marriage and family.  It's been a good seven years.

Photo: from our East Coast trip in January when I was two months pregnant!

Catch up on our whole Virginia move story here.

Watch Baby Grow: Monthly Chalkboard Sign

Back a few months ago I made this watch baby grow sign for my sister in law to use for monthly photos of her son.  She found one online that she liked that I then copied.  I used paint pens to write on the chalkboard which she could later fill out with chalk.

I did a rough draft with chalk to get the format and sizing all correct.  Once I felt ready, I tackled it with the paint pens.  I snapchatted (@domesticfash) my way through it and was a little nervous!

I took one section at a time, erasing the chalk and filling in with paint pen.

And to my luck it came out great!

It was a fun and special project for my nephew that I get to see him photographed with each month!  And somehow hear I am, no longer pregnant, and my carpal tunnel is gone!  Time sure does fly by.

Macy's Culinary Council Cooking Demo with Cat Cora

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With a new baby in tow I will admit I do not have as much energy to spend in the kitchen!  Luckily next Saturday I will not have to be cooking!  Instead I will let the famous chef Cat Cora work her magic in the kitchen at the Macy's Culinary Council Cooking Demo!

If you are local, you are invited to join me at Macy's Arden Fair to see the famous chef Cat Cora teach us how to prepare some very delicious dishes in the new Macy's Home Department!  I am excited to try the food and leave inspired to get back into cooking with some fresh ideas and culinary tricks.  She will be sharing some of her favorite award winning dishes and you won't want to miss it!

RSVP and receive a $10 Macy's gift card*!  Also if you spend $35 or more in the new Home Department you will receive a special gift and her book, Cooking As Fast As I Can, which she'll sign after the event*!

Event Details:
Saturday, September 24, 2016
1:00 pm
Macy's Arden Fair

Tickets to the demo are free.

To RSVP visit: catcoramacysardenfair.eventbrite.com

More information on the event: http://bit.ly/CatFall16

Event subject to change or cancelation.  

*One per customer, while supplies last and time permits.

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