Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Can you spot the differences?


What, besides sunshine and pretty fall leaves, is missing from this picture I took this morning?





Did you spot it? The For Sale sign is gone. And no, we didn’t sell the house. The move is off. We are staying. Steve will be home for good after the holidays. He will be working from home for his current employer and we will all live in the same zip code again. Such a huge relief to have a resolution after 7 months of limbo.

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14 Comments to

“Can you spot the differences?”

  1. On December 5th, 2011 at 9:09 am Shannon Says:

    Is that good news or bad news? I mean, obviously, living together again is super great. But are you disappointed you will be away from your family? Has to be a bittersweet resolution.

    Still, all in all, moving sucks. So I’ll go with you’re happy. So YAY!!! Happy Dance!

  2. On December 5th, 2011 at 9:45 am Julie P Says:

    So happy for you that its working out and that you’ll be together again for good.

  3. On December 5th, 2011 at 10:16 am debbie Says:

    So glad you will be together again and not having to deal with the stress of trying to sell your dream home. I know that was being apart was not fun. Congrats.

  4. On December 5th, 2011 at 11:38 am Bobbi Says:

    Sounds like a win-win. And, you get to keep that gorgeous house……..as long as you are happy with that!! All in the same zip code is a definite plus!!

  5. On December 5th, 2011 at 2:36 pm MargieK Says:

    Wow, that sounds good to me! I know how much the girls miss having their dad around, and you’ll obviously like not having to be the only parent (as well as having him for other reasons).

    Working at home with others underfoot poses its own challenges (I work from home 3 days a week, with 3 dogs and a college student son who lives at home), but those challenges nothing compared to what you’ve just been through.

  6. On December 5th, 2011 at 5:22 pm heather Says:

    I too hope this is the best solution for your family. I know that being together again will be awesome though! Yay to that…one more week!!!!

  7. On December 6th, 2011 at 6:59 am Cass Says:

    So happy for you. What a relief!

  8. On December 6th, 2011 at 7:28 am Dana Says:

    That must have been great news especially now that the holidays are here. Your husband will back and you won’t be a single mom anymore for the holidays (it is exhausting). Happy to hear life will be somewhat normal again!

  9. On December 6th, 2011 at 10:40 am tehamy Says:

    This is wonderful news for you! Of course I’m sad that you won’t be moving to my neck of the woods, but a family in one zip code will be fabulous. I’m so glad that Steve’s employer is allowing this to happen for your family.

    Happy Holidays!

  10. On December 6th, 2011 at 5:08 pm Alleen Says:

    yiippppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I just now saw that you directed me to the blog… yes, I’m slow!

    Congrats!! That means one of these days when I make it up to Nashville, I might get to see you.

  11. On December 7th, 2011 at 10:57 am Sonia in MO Says:

    I can only imagine your relief 🙂 Living with so much up in the air is tough, let alone with a family being separated by so many miles. Not moving closer to extended family must be a big disappointment, though, so I’m sure it’s a little bittersweet. But what a happy Christmas you all will have – FINALLY all together for good!!

  12. On December 8th, 2011 at 10:01 am Regina Says:

    So happy for all of you!!! That is a great Christmas present!!!!!!!

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