Wednesday, November 18, 2009

it's over...and we made it...

I am alive.
(I say this more out of amazement myself...then to assure you that I am)
We survived the experience of building a house...and life is starting to feel normal again.
Thank heavens.
Every few hours I venture into the garage and get a box which I then unpack.
Eventually I will finish...but I am in no hurry.
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As promised I am laying on my couch right now doing absolutely nothing. I mentioned MANY times that I planned on doing that and now I plan on following through 100%:):)
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Jaxson has a routine...he has is own bedroom (my favorite room in the house:) complete with his very own "SPORTS SHRINE" and basketball hoop that keeps score of his shots mounted by his big boy bed. I get to spend my days with him...I get to cook him mac-n-cheese for lunch and read him books while we cuddle on the couch. I guess he's memorized 3-4 books while I've been away these few months. He can practically read them to me! All of these things that sound "normal" for most...and possibly even boring....are things I didn't realize I loved until 5 months ago when I started running errands and never stopped until last Tuesday.
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Thankfully Jaxson is slowly forgetting the hell that was his life for the past 5 months.
I'm telling you...it gave me a whole new persective to how lucky I am. I am more grateful for my friends (Gaylyn and Marcie who tended my child, fed him, gave him naps DAILY for months just because they're kind and generous people) I am more grateful for my husband (who works everyday so I can stay home and really just play with Jaxson all day and browse the isles of hobby lobby:) I am grateful for my parents...my mom who also tended Jaxson every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the past 3 months and my dad who just dedicated his time and expertise in building this house with me and FOR my family (for free:):):)
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WOW...it was quite the ride. The past 5 months.
Emotional, Stressful, Mentally and Physically exhausting, Stressful, Stressful and Stressful.
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I am glad it's over...and all at the perfect time.
I love this season.
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I am sitting here on the couch, christmas music playing, our 3 stockings hung from the fireplace in a row and Jaxson finishing up a bowl of Lucky Charms and toast.
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I just found my camera...but I refuse to do anything, remember. That included take pictures and put any kind of effort into getting them from the card onto this computer.
I will momentarily be turning on a movie...and I may or may not be moving for the next few hours.
See---Jaxson keeps hugging me and saying "Mom...you're my very best friend".
I almost forgot how much I love spending time with him...
p.s. I would love visitors.

5 comments:

Lauren & Brandon said...

Hey Kristin! We need to see pictures of your new place!

Jamie said...

YAY! I am very excited for you and your new home! It really isn't much fun..the whole building process...but SO worth it when it's done, right?! I can't wait to see pictures!

Bryce & Brittany said...

I'm soooo glad you survived and I'm even more glad that I get to come and see this amazingly beautiful house you've been working so tirelessly on.:)

Sabrina said...

Yay! I'm so excited/happy for you Kristin. It was a long, grueling process for you and yes: Jaxson will forget the stressful months he (and you all) went through.

Enjoy that house and come back to visit every once-in-awhile. We'll sure miss you!

Stacy Ellison said...

Hooray to finally be in your own home. trust me, i know how wonderful you must be feeling! congrats and enjoy it! :)