I have been doing a lot of clearing my schedule, and nesting our house. At first I was thinking how chaotic it would be trying to move and be in a bare, new house for Christmas, but I am finding that it has been such a blessing. Right now my entire focus is on our home, how we’re going to live best here, and getting settled. It has been such a sweet thing to focus on for the holiday. We have set our expectations so much lower this Christmas, and have already spent more nights cozied up by our fire after a long day’s work than we probably would have otherwise. It’s been a sweet little start to our life here.
Many have asked where we have moved, and we really didn’t go far. We just nestled into a quieter neighborhood, closer to our girls school. It’s just a 5 minute drive from our old neighborhood, but we’re figuring out a new little pocket of town. I still feel homesick for our little nook we had grown to love and live those 6 years as a young family, but we find reasons to visit often.
Mostly, our days right now look like nesting little corners of our house, unpacking endless amounts of boxes, and twirling around in natural light giggling that we get to live here. We all especially love the staircase – Harlo can’t wait to go to prom down our stairs, Major finds endless travel on them, and I can’t wait to get busy on a stairway gallery wall I’ve always dreamed of. Life is pretty sweet here, even at our new Miller Manor.