Two family milestones mark this month--a new home for our son and his wife and a new baby for our daughter's family. Pretty thrilling all around.
Two weekends ago signaled the big move for Rob and Alexis. The U-Haul began its journey at our house, loaded up with furniture passed along from our house to theirs. A hefty and hardy moving crew of family and friends spent two days shifting furniture and belongings from the Harrisburg apartment to the Harrisburg home, a charming, brick two-story in a tree-lined neighborhood that reminds Jim and me of our own.
Now the transformation from house to home begins as Rob and Alexis order, arrange, and discover how to live in this new space of their lives. Over these past few weeks, my mind has revisited the three houses that have provided home to our family. We learned so much about being homeowners and about living within all those walls. What stories will now be written within these...
And now we wait for the next big change, the birth of our second grandchild, a second grandson. All is ready, both for us and for his mama. Her suitcase is packed and ours sits on a bed upstairs. We have several meals frozen in our freezer to be transferred to hers. The quilt is wrapped and ready to go. All we need now is a phone call telling us it is time, and we will make the trek south to greet with joy the newest member of our family.
In the meantime, I am knitting sweaters...several baby sweaters. One for little James, one for a colleague who recently adopted daughter number two, and one more for a layette kit for Lutheran World Relief. This cute pattern, the "Easy Baby Cardigan" is found in More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Making these little sweaters has helped me pass the time while waiting, never really an easy task.