Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

June 7, 2011

I have learned recently that I don't do well with change. I like predictability and the comfort of knowing I'm in control. This week I've been in California with my mom helping her prepare for a huge change....she's officially moving to Michigan to be closer to me and the husband! I am beyond excited to have my mom, who is my best friend, close by. It has been really hard to start my life in Michigan with out her with me. As happy as I am about her move, a part of me is really sad too. She will be leaving the house I grew up in and a place she's called home for a long time. I love that house and am having a hard time saying goodbye. She's not selling it right away, so that helps a bit but still it's hard, you know?

I came out to California to help my mom pack and have a huge garage sale. We spent the week cleaning out my massive closet, organizing old toys and books (she kept everything!) and making memories. And we only cried two times! That has got to be a record.

We did come across a few awesome finds while we were sorting everything.

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Um hello, I  had a Prince William book? I don't remember having this but I do remember being OBSESSED with him. I mean, look at that face? I wanted to marry him so bad. Too bad he's not as cute any more...oh and married. 

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Look what my mom found! Vintage mason jars that were my grandma's. I may or may not have done a little happy dance when she showed me. 

We also found all of my old journals from elementary school and middle school. I'll have to share some of those genius entries another time. Something that did give us a laugh was this letter to my Grandma that we found. She saved every single card and letter I sent her....so adorable. 

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I have no idea why I was hoping my Grandma wasn't tird (tired) but it was hilarious anyway. 

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14 Responses to “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes”

  1. Awesome Mason Jar finds! There was a neighborhood-wide yard sale this past weekend and I found 3 of the blue jars (with lids!) in 1 house and snatched them up like they were the last few drops of rain before a huge drought!

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  2. ...I'm pretty sure I have that shirt....

    YAY for your mom being close by! It was really hard when I started working in CA and my mom was still in TX. I like being closer to her now, and now that I have a life... it doesn't seem too close. ;) (The boyfriend's parents being that close on the other hand . . . )

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  3. That card is seriously too cute for words!! How funny?!

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  4. I love coming across stuff like that! haha That prince william book is a keeper.. so cute! And those mason jars?! what a great find!

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  5. How cute is the William book!? Love it! And that is just so exciting your mom is moving to MI to be closer to you! :)

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  6. i LOVE those mason jars. . . seriously. LOVE. and that letter? precious!!!

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  7. That letter is too cute for words!

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  8. Awesome - and hilarious - finds. The mason jars are gorgeous!

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  9. LOL @the letter to your Grandma! So funny!

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  10. I have those same mason jars from my grandparents! So cool.

    Yay for the big move!! Selling the childhood home is hard though - we did that about 2 years ago and I cried CONSTANTLY. So hard.

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  11. Yay for being able to move your mom to Michigan with you! I moved away FROM the mitten almost 2 years ago and I still cry as I say goodbye to my mom!

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  12. Aww... love the letter! Those mason jars are beautiful, what a find! ;)

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  13. That is so exciting that your mom is moving to Michigan!! I bet you are so pumped! Is she moving to her lake house?

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  14. Hey Julie!

    I bought some mason jars thinking I wanted to use them as fun decorations around the house. Do you have any suggestions that I could use or know of any good websites to look at for ideas?

    Thanks a bunch!

    --Katie M.
    www.kam0628.blogspot.com

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