End of Summer

August 31st.

i wished the summer away, and now it is over.
i'm mildly sad but mostly excited.  i realize that at some point i will regret wishing away the summer but honestly, i still have this weird pee + snot inducing lung hack that comes and goes as it pleases and the heat in our A/C-free car is just too insufferable that maybe for ONE year in my life, regret will not show its ugly face.

that said, i'm still going to try to hit up Playland and if possible maybe Splashdown.  i live in Tsawwassen for chrissake and the kids have been swimming with lifejackets all summer… i think they really would enjoy the big slides!  OH!  and i really really wanted to take them back to the Granville Island waterpark which also didn't happen.

oh well.

school starts in 2 days, at least for Chloe.
last summer she was 2.  and in 3 months she will be 4.  what happened to being 3???
i feel like the same thing happened with Moses.  somehow preschool really made time fly.
how did two years of preschool happen so fast?  how is he on his way to full day school for the next 13 years of his life?  HOW.

our place is finally up for Sale.  we've had a total of 3 showings already.
crossing my fingers it sells fairly fast with someone who is...


… OK with moving in by November while we reno throughout october.
hopefully someone  by the end of September.

September will be spent adjusting to the new school schedule.  i'm upset for the students and teachers, but a part of me is really happy that i only have to adjust one child at a time and it's the child that only has to go twice a week.  i've been having a really hard time falling asleep lately followed by the wrath of insanely terrifying dreams that tend to come along with my pregnancies.  i wake up in a manic state freaking out about the crazy demented guy that is trying to break into my house and then can't fall asleep because now i need to figure out what to do if this actually happens in real life.

perhaps, i am being gently prepped for the interrupted nights that await me?

we get possession October.  the first weekend and partial week will be spent ripping up carpet and prepping the walls for paint.  the second weekend will be spent painting the entire home and hopefully getting carpet afterwards.  THIS IS WHAT I AM REALLY EXCITED FOR.  

just took photos for our house the other day…  i know it's not anywhere even close to what it looks like on a normal basis, but i'm glad to have these photos of our home to take with us as we move on to the next stage of our lives.

god i'm going to miss the light in this room and my dark grey wall

this is where i was pregnant with chloe
this is where i nursed her through the winter nights

where so many many photos of the kids were taken over the past 3-4 years
woken up by their smiling faces and good morning hugs and kisses

we painted this room blue when we first moved in
to think it use to be so incredibly bare, with nothing but a crib and a shelf for little Momo

this is where Moses first learned to sleep in a big boy bed and where i slept with him during his 12-18 month period when he was having night terrors.  

chloe moved in shortly and i remember walking in every morning to her giant grin when she saw me come through the door.  she was just a soft and warm bundle of joy that could not yet walk but already had that insanely happy spirit and fun personality.  

so many stories read
so many pirate ships and restaurants, princess parties and camping trips 

i'm sure many of you are laughing at how clean and empty the main area looks here
the impossible is possible if not for 5 minutes!

i haven't stopped loving the Light Opal walls and i am hoping to use it in our new place if not for a feature wall a little ways down the road once we have settled it.

i am truly in love with the new Tretchikoff painting of The Green Lady
i have looked for this painting forever and Courtney scored it at Value Village last year
only to receive news that she and Dustin would be moving to Montreal and needed to unload

i know exactly where our console and this painting is going to go in our new home

so many many many dinner guests at our table over the past 5 years
so many drinks and laughs and delicious food shared

the kitchen where i learned to cook
thanks to my gourmet neighbour and friend Cait

i have spent so many hours in this kitchen progressing my culinary skills
i've come a very very long way from rubbery scrambled eggs to queen egg poacher  
from cakebox mix to quinoa cake from scratch, making rouxs and proper stir-fry to roasting whole chickens stuffed with fresh garden herbs

the kids will miss the 10am sprinklers and looking at bugs with their magnifying glass
and we will all miss watching the annual BC Day fireworks from this patio

come November i'll be the size of a house and probably ready to give myself a c-section.  we will have moved in to our new home and slowly simmer into the new juices, fall in love with it and figure out what things we need to change in the future.  

Christmas will arrive... 
but hopefully not before we meet our final little addition to the family.



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