in the past, I uploaded all my photos of the family through facebook. I certainly have a love/hate relationship with said social network. it’s certainly nice to be able to keep in touch with folks [especially with the impending move]; I like being able to hyperlink items [including this blog]; and I have to recognize that it has infiltrated society, given that everyone has it, and you certainly are missing out in some aspects of life if you don’t have an account.
on the other hand, facebook likes to think they own everything you upload to their site. because, well, they do. [they also like to think their e-mail is so bad-a that they removed your chosen e-mail from your settings and have given you a new one – so, you know … there’s that]. I’ve decided to circumvent them as much as possible. there is the occasional photo posted of G & S, but I’ll be shifting it to here from now on. without any further ado … photo bomb!
in other, more boring news, we’re getting packed up. some friends of ours are having a garage sale, so we got motivated to sort through our own items and pass them along to them. I may have mentioned that before, but we can’t have anyone over anymore. mostly because there’s really nothing here to see! we’ve got some basics out, but not much else.
time will fly – next week, our out-of-town family comes in-town for the 4th of July. we then begin to prep for our final shindig at M & M’s place. and then, we pack. for real. R will drive out of town with everything we own; I’ll stay behind with my mom for a few days, and then go myself with the kiddos on an airplane, which will be less stressful for me and possibly entertaining for S.
it’ll go quick. I’ll go between sadness, anxiety, joy, contentment, and eagerness (and already have – mix that in with postpartum emotions – whew). we’ve been in limbo (both professionally and living-wise) for a long, long time. it just shows, you can’t have your cake and eat it too – we’re trading professional and financial security for the loss of family and friends in our hometown. but, as R keeps reminding me, we’re trading it for an incredible city (see my previous posts for proof!). and we’re eager to show off some Southern hospitality – feel free to come and visit. we’ll take you to crab shakes, local bars, and Folly Beach. it’ll be fantastic for all involved!