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Blooming Like English Roses

Posted on the 26 June 2013 by Dgmommy @dgmommyblogger
It's been just over two weeks since I blogged and a week since I vlogged, which I didn't bother to post on this site, but if you missed it, you can watch here and hear my updates on the blog, moving and a bit on Scarlet Fever - my girl had it!
It's been so refreshing and relaxing to step back from the blog and social media in general. I'm on Facebook more often, so if you aren't my 'friend' or you don't already follow me there, head on over! I'm posting mesmerizing status updates several times a day. ;) It's such a fun, easy way to stay connected to friends and family, plus follow my favorite blogs in one place. I have to say, FB still has it over G+ for me.

Blooming Like English Roses

Doesn't that look fun? Thank you, Ikea (photo credit)!

We have finally settled on a house! The paperwork is in now, so hopefully everything will go smoothly and we'll be moving in August 21st. It's furnished, so we don't have to worry about buying furniture that we'll only have to sell or ship within a year. However, we will be going from 4 bedrooms to 3, so bunk beds are in order for the younger two; actually I think we'll be doing a reversible bed so they still have some room on the floor to play. If The Boy decides he doesn't like being up high, you just turn it over! Cool, right?
Nature Girl is going to be the one with her own room. She needs a quiet space to escape from her boisterous siblings!
It's a much, much smaller house, but I'm looking at the bright side - less to clean!!! And the garden is just as big, if not as beautiful and manicured as this one. The fun part to that, though, is that I get to put my stamp on it!!
I'll miss Pheasants in the back yard, though not their poop. I'll really miss the beautiful, winding roads that lead to school, yet I'll enjoy a much shorter drive in the next house; it's less than a mile from the school I am hoping the girls will get into. I'll miss the gorgeous roses that reach as high as the roof and how wonderful they smell in a vase on my kitchen table.
And I'll miss the friends that I'm just starting to make; the mums who have become my morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up companions. Their children who sweetly wave at me and say hello. I am saddened to move my little guy from a school he has come to love and the friends and teachers he has become attached to there.
Yet, I know from experience, we'll all settle in again. This time for the girls and I, more quickly. We know how it works now. We'll be braver and more assertive as we take the step toward new friendships once more. I'll jump in faster to get involved because I know it's good for me and when Mommy is happy, everyone is happier.
Yes, the more you welcome change into your life, the easier it becomes. The more risks you take, the more often you step out of your comfort zone, the more you grow and bloom. And that's what we are all doing here; blooming like English Roses.
Blooming Like English Roses

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