Tuesday, January 12, 2010


We decided to move to New Jersey two and a half years ago(has it really been that long!?). One of the factors that weighed heavily in our decision was proximity to family. We love our Richmond friends, miss the somewhat warmer climate and still wonder why Ukrops is the only store on the planet with helpful people to bring your groceries to the car. All that said, though, it has been wonderful to be three hours from my mom (instead of 10), just a few minutes from Rob's parents (instead of 6 hours) and an hour from Rob's sister and her family (instead of 7). This weekend we had the family here to celebrate my mother in law's birthday. It was one of those days that made me glad that we were here. The four cousins ran like wild through our house for hours. They created obstacle courses and jungle gyms in our house before the big guys finally decided to brave the cold and play outside until darkness came. They all crowded around a new popcorn maker, giddy as if toys would be flying out instead of popped corn. Days like this would not have been possible if we had not moved.

Hopefully, as I am shivering through this ridiculously freezing winter, I will look back from pictures of this weekend and remember why we are here.


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