Everyday Life, Family

the move, wrestling, and some videos.

Well, we broke the news to our family and friends, and then everyone on facebook, so I figured it was time to do a post on it.

Andy and I have lived away from “home” for eight years now. We grew up for the most part in Tennessee and eight years this week we have been away. We’ve lived in six cities and three different states over these eight years. We have had an absolute blast moving and getting to know new people and new places. Some we loved more than others, but we were happy because we were together even in the poor times and the friendless times.

And now we are moving again, probably for the final time, to Pickwick, TN (or that area depending on where we find a house). Andy has been offered a great job opportunity with PCA (Packaging Corporation of America) and he is so excited about this new job.

We will now be just an hour and hour and a half away from our parents, closer to our siblings, and closer to extended family. There have been times where it was hard living away before kids, but now that we have kids I know the importance of living near family. I want my kids to grow up knowing their grandparents and aunts and uncles. And, selfishly, I want help. This year was obviously very hard on us and it made it even more difficult on everyone because everyone was so far away.

But, oh, how I will miss Paris. I have the most amazing friends here. Last week I didn’t know if I’d make it through having to tell everyone that we were moving. It.was.rough.

So, keep us in your prayers as we try to sell our house, find a house, and everything else that comes with moving.


So my precious little petite girls have taken up wrestling as their new hobby.

It’s intense.

 I can no longer leave them in the room alone together because I’m afraid of what they’d do to each other. I feel like I’m on permanent referee duty already!

It always starts as an innocent-looking hug or game of Ring-Around-The-Rosy.


Then, BAM!, they are in an all-out wrestling match.


Aren’t they precious?! ha!


And now I will leave you with two videos. The first is of Ryder getting into trouble and laughing about it. The second is just me talking to Rory. I love having little videos of her at different stages to remember what she sounded like and things she was saying.

I will explain the paci thing in another post.

Let me give you a hint though: Rory is smarter than us.

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4 thoughts on “the move, wrestling, and some videos.

  1. I never ever believed you and Andy would live close to home again. Thank you God! To have all my girls so close to home is such a gift! So very excited. And of course, not to mention those precious baby girls or shall we say stinkers.

  2. I’m sad. 🙁 But I am happy for you, too! I don’t think I could ever move away from my family, so I understand your desire to be closer to them! Just be sure to visit!!

  3. Absolutely adorable. LOVED seeing Ryder behave badly. How can you possibly say no to such a little sweetheart! ha. We are having a hard time saying no little Ruby. She is so stinkin cute when she is climbing those stairs. SMH.

    Glad to hear you are moving closer to family. I understand that. Maybe someday we will too.

  4. I bet Ryder wins everytime with the hair pulling and pinching! lol They are going to have so much fun together growing up. I was laughing at video of Ryder, I don’t know how you kept from laughing. Rory is so cute and so smart and so special!

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