"All my bags are packed..."

Friday, May 22, 2009

"... I'm ready to go
I'm standing here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye"

Hello, hello! Whew... the last few days have been busy, busy, busy. I am in the middle of (well, hopefully closer to the end) packing for my big move. My mom has been here the past few days and she's been helping me get organized. It's been more help than I can even say. As a little thank you, although it's certainly not nearly enough, I surprised her tonight with a trip to get pedicures and she followed that by taking me out to a delicious crepe dinner. It's really been a great night. I'm so lucky to have a mother I can talk to and laugh with. I am really, really going to miss living close to her.

As my move gets closer and closer, I find myself going through a multitude of emotions. I know it will be hard to say goodbye to my friends and family (even though I'll be back all the time) and I have had some really sad and emotional moments. Tuesday night, for example, was tough. However, as more boxes get filled and taped up, I find myself getting more and more excited. Tomorrow my best friend, Carina, takes the train here from Portland and on Monday we're off on our road trip to Vegas. It should be great bff bonding time (hopefully it won't too closely resemble Oprah and Gayle's road trip, however, where Oprah was incredibly grumpy throughout the trip and had to wear ear plugs to block out her best friend's terrible singing).

So, unfortunately, for the next couple of days I won't have as much time to visit all your lovely blogs, but I can't wait to very, very soon. What are you doing on this lovely, long weekend?

{image via Elle Moss - I found her art here and here today and am completely obsessed.}


  1. Ok lil lady! The day is here! Expect quite the email when you get settled in Vegas, but for now I'll keep it short and sweet.

    I absolutely adore and love you. Your boyfriend is the luckiest man in the universe and I believe you are going to be the cutest, happiest couple in that city.

    I can't wait to visit you and have you be a bridesmaid in my shotgun wedding to Andy. Try not to tear up just thinking about it, I know.

    Have SO much fun with your bestie! This was not as short as I intended but whatever! Blogger actually wasn't being a little bitch and let me leave a comment, so I'm taking full advantage.

    Get ready for your new friends to come visit!

  2. Good luck with the roadtrip and the move. This is very exciting!

  3. I live far away from my mom too and I do miss her!But every time we get together we have the best moments, we realised that life is precious! I'm excited for you and your life in Vegas, I would give anything to live in Vegas. I fell in love with this amazing city on my honeymoon 2 years ago. I wish you all the best

  4. Good luck with your fabulous adventure!! I lived away from my family for years after college. I missed them but they were some of the best years of my life. You're gonna have a blast!

  5. sigh* congrats and good luck on your new journey!

    Happy Weekend!

  6. Oh WOW! I am so excited for you!

    Travel safely! Have fun!

  7. gosh, i feel like crying after reading this. i'm so happy/sad/excited/anxious for you! i'm sure you're feeling all these emotions, plus a few thousand more, yourself.

    you and carina are going to have/are having SUCH a fun road trip. i'm a little jealous. i've been itching for a road trip for about a year and a half now!

    have a great weekend, kathleen! i can't WAIT to hear about your road trip and about you getting all settled into your new town! :)

  8. good luck on the move, have a safe trip and have fun!!

  9. My heart is with you darling!!
    Good luck with your big move! and your new adventure!
    Just remember, loved ones are a phone call (and a plan ride) away!!

  10. I really like that pic!
    Good luck with everything.

  11. I am late getting to this post....I so hope that it is all going well and am loving following your journey via twitter!

    Good luck with everything and know that you have us with you:)


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