It's official.

Although we moved in a few weeks ago,
today the house is officially ours.
After months of panic and prayer I can breathe again.
All I can say is we are extravagantly blessed.
Abundantly taken care of.
Extraordinarily thankful.

Home sweet new home.


The thought of sending out change of addy cards right
before Christmas cards was sending me over the edge.
There is just so many envelopes that
a girl should be required to stuff a year.

(We send out 500.
Don't ask.)

So what is a girl to do?
Embrace technology,
Picnik up a picture
and slap in a mass email.

5 minutes.

Can you believe I live on Rad Lane?
Truly, this house was meant to be!


  1. LOVE the photo op. Makes me want to move so I can take that pic. Almost.

    (as a side note, you could have printed that photo as a postcard and not had to stuff envelopes...just sayin).

  2. LOve the picture! That's great and an awesome idea! The thought of 500 Christmas Cards makes me freak a bit though.

  3. I wonder how the Freecycle treasures are in Awesomeville!

  4. Great pic! Congrats on the new home.

  5. That was a great idea! Cute picture!

  6. Gosh those girlies are adorable!

    Congratulations on the new home! Any vacancies in Awesomeville?

  7. Holla!!!

    I used to live in Awesomeville.

    You will LOVE it!

  8. Wahoo!!!! Congrats! I love that picture of your girls :)

  9. Rad Lane and in the 90210 - seriously can't wait to hear about all the adventures you have there/

  10. that picture of the kids in the box is adorable!

  11. Yay for a new home in Awesomeville! Still waiting to see pictures of your RAD craft room....

  12. Love it!! The girls in the boxes are DARLING!! :)

  13. Oh I am so glad you are loving your new neck of the woods in Awesomeville!

  14. Awesomeville -- that's awesome! You know, if you don't want to stuff envelopes and there are some people who don't ever read e-mails who need your new address, you can order 100 FREE postcards from VistaPrint. You pay the shipping, but to give you an example of how inexpensive that can be, here's what I just ordered and paid:

    *1 caracature keychain for my daughter
    *1 set of 10 personalized notecards for my daughter
    *1 set of 10 personalized themed thank you cards for my son's themed b-day party
    *250 business cards as a stocking stuffer for my retired father-in-law
    *1 address stamp for the same FIL
    *100 adorable personalized postcards for me

    All of the products were free (I just spent some time clicking through on categories, fiddling with layouts and fonts, etc.), I just paid the shipping which was $10.18 total. I selected the show shipping option and received everything within two weeks.

    You could say all you want to say on the front of the postcards, then you (or a child) could stick an address label and a postcard stamp on the back. Easy!

  15. RAD lane... really?

    THAT is so fun! and know you will make your home TRULY rad!

    hAppY nesting!

  16. REally? Rad lane is no joke? LOL glad you are lovin' your new home!!!

  17. Congrats Julie - I am so happy for you and your family!

  18. I have to say that I had never heard of Picnik...LOVE it. Then again, what don't I love about your blog! :)

  19. We moved in July - the envelope stuffing idea has frozen me. I am taking your idea. Email moving card photo, here I come! Thank you!