Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Thank You Boston ... From two Reluctant "part time" Empty Nesters!

Labor Day Weekend found Don and I as "part time" empty nesters.  We had three days to ourselves ... the world was our Oyster!  What on earth were we going to do?  No soccer games, hair cuts, football practice, shopping needs, breakfasts or lunches to be made ... oh the Freedom!

Oh the unknown territory!!

Those of you who have been following along know that when Don and I married, it wasn't only about us. 
 It was about starting a new Family.
  Erin - 12, Callie - 9, Christopher - 7 and Sammy 4 when we got married.
We have had a houseful for 10 years.  And, very honestly, I couldn't have imagined how wonderful it has been.  But now, with Erin and Callie in College, we only have children in our home every other week.  We would prefer to have them all the time, I've stated it before. I thrive in Chaos.  Others might disagree ... but it makes me happy!

So ... here we go in "empty nester" trial mode.

Holy Crap ... do we like each other enough?  Are we going to have anything to talk about besides the kids which have been the entire center piece of our marriage?

We chose to drive into Boston on the day that the Entire City of Boston was in "move-in mode".  All colleges had the weekend to move the kids in.  Traffic sucked and Don hates traffic almost as much as he hates crowds. We might have been the only car in town without a mattress strapped to the top. 

We made it in.  
And laughed. 
And the City welcomed us with its' Beauty.
And we found a million things to talk about that we hadn't had the time to before.
And we laughed.

Yep ... we agreed ... to step into this next Adventure of our life with Love and Laughter.
And New Discoveries.

And this Southern Girl feels secure in her decision to marry this man and relocate her life to New England.  

To Share New Adventures in a Life with Love and Laughter.

Nothing could be more Simple.  Or Bring More Happiness.

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.




  1. Oh I am on the verge of tears! Lovely post Kim, I absolutely adore your attitude about this next chapter of your life……"to share new adventures in life with love and laughter". Cheers to new adventures for you and Don!

  2. I love chaos too! So glad y'all still have the spark and this new time alone to enjoy it!

  3. Aww, what a great outlook, despite the traffic and crowds! :) So glad you enjoyed each other. I always wonder what we talked about before life with kids, too. Have fun!

  4. awwwwwwwwww Kim!! I love that you still like each other! You should start a LL series :)

  5. So happy for you Kim!!!! Love that your enjoying each moment with Don and that you still cherish each other as much as when you first got together! Love all your photos too!

  6. Love this and so happy you had a great weekend. I wish you 100 more beautiful years together!
    xo Nancy

  7. That makes me smile. I'm so glad you two had such a great time. More good times ahead!! :)

  8. Kudos to you and Don! Sounds like a magical time in your lives. Love the picture of the Caladium and Coleus. Beautiful gardens!

  9. So happy you enjoyed Boston and your time with just the two of you...the empty nest is bittersweet - we miss them terribly but the times alone are fun too!! xoxo

  10. Kim, this is so sweet! Our oldest moved out last year and I have one teenager left at home. I'm looking forward to weekends like the one you just shared with your husband!


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