Thursday, July 30, 2009

Supplies!!!.......I mean Surprise!!

The countdown is sadly over......only one day until we will be all packed up and on our way to Columbus. Today I found a good surprise in a box in the kitchen, and I thought I would share it with you:

I want to thank everyone for all your love and support as we are moving, we couldn't do it without you!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Packing, packing.....moving, moving

So it is only one week away!!
We are moving in about a week and it seems like all I can think about is how much I need to get done. Ahhh!

There are many things that I am going to miss when we move:
All of our awesome friends
being in the young women program at church
pretzels (philly soft pretzels that is)
having an income
seeing my husband on a normal schedule
knowing where I am going
being close to the shore
the playgrounds and parks around Philly
having a job that I love
There are so many things I can't even think of them.........yep, I am going blank.
Most of all I am just going to miss all the people that I have become close to in the last four years, especially all of our friends at church! I am not very good at saying goodbye, but I hope all my philly friends know I am going to miss you sooooo much!

However we have much to look forward to in our move to Ohio. First of all I am excited for our new house. We are renting a townhouse which will be an upgrade for us. I will have my own front door, a washer and dryer that is not down two flights of stairs and does not require quarters, a patio, and a room for Annalise to play in! Here is a picture of the front of or new place...

So for anyone who wants to party before we move I am totally up for hanging out and enjoying our last week here, and a note for Columbus..........I hope you are ready for The Lawrence Family!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The shore....and more.....

Time is going so fast, I can't believe it. Only three weeks until we move, and my house doesn't look ready at all.......oh well.

We had a lovely week celebrating the fourth of July. Last weekend at Penns Landing there was the "Taste of Philadelphia" that we attended. It was all wonderfu food, but Annalise's favorite part was the ice cream cone at the end. We also got to go to Smith Memorial Playground.
Kevin was off on Friday (the 3rd),which was really nice. I am sure he loved having a three day weekend because it is such a rare occurrence. We just hung out most of Friday and then that afternoon we had our last get together with the Nelsons, so sad :(
We had a good old american BBQ and swimming party, it was a nice relaxing evening.

On Saturday we went to the shore and met Kevins sister Amy there. We went to Long Branch Beach for the first time, and it was great! We usually go to Belmar, but I was looking for fireworks and fun things for Annalise to do, so it was perfect.
The fireworks were awesome, because they were shooting them off just a few feet from us, so we got to lay on the beach and watch them right above us. Annalise was really scared when they first started going off, the sound and how close they were, she was scared to death. But then I started naming all the colors of the fireworks and asked if she could help me, and for the rest of the show she was naming every color she could see, she was so cute. It was such a fun day, and I am going to miss not having the beach so close to us.