Monday, September 05, 2011


We are settled. Well mostly. There are piles of boxes around. But most of the kitchen is put away. Our bedroom is put away. There is still lots to do and I am sure there will be for a while. Lots to do around the house to make it say "THE STEEDS" live here. But that is what happens when you move. No land line yet. (Way to go Telus!)

Some people kind of gave me a hard time about moving here. "Why would you want to leave Lethbridge..." "Living the dream..." "Small town living..." etc. And I admit some of it totally makes me nervous. I had a good group of friends in Lethbridge. Lots of wonderful ladies I will miss seeing as regularly as I did. And lots of people we saw every week at church that I will miss seeing every week. (Good thing we didn't move far and that all those people can still easily be seen.) Yes getting used to the store closing at 6pm will be hard. No late night runs to Safeway for Regan (although really he could still run into Lethbridge easily!).

We moved in on Thursday and Friday Regan was on call. On Friday after the kids were home from school, Regan showed up for lunch. And then after we had all gone to bed around midnight or so, Regan crawled into bed with me. THAT is why we live here. For the past six months (or more) him being on call just means no Regan and that I am completely on my own. It's true there will be some days of on call that the kids might not see him. But at some point he'll come home in the middle of the night and crawl into bed with me and we'll talk. My mother in law told me that she learned long ago that the kids could go a few days without seeing dad better than she could go without seeing her husband. And I totally agree. Even if I only see him when I am half asleep and i am mumbling about my legs being sore or whatever, I saw him. And that's what I need. Regan.

As for everything else, I've got a family session and two weddings to finish editing and a house to put together. And have a baby. Somewhere in there it'll all get done. I have lots of ideas of things I want to do with our house and all that. But in reality I need to just make it livable for a while, get my editing done and then have a baby. Hopefully sooner than later on all accounts :)

And since a post is more fun with a picture..... I haven't been keeping up on my 365 lately.... things have been a little um... crazy... here's an oldie but a goodie. The kids with Reg on Father's Day.

june19: father's day 2011


Brooke Snow said...

So worth it to have more husband time :) Happy for you guys! Can't wait to see what you do with your new house! Good luck in the craziness of the coming weeks!

Chelsea Belle said...

Rhonda, Rhonda...moving & having babies two stressful/exhausting things that tend to happen in women's lives all to often simultaneously.
Been there.
Your home will "Be the Steed's" in no time. I still feel like so much of my house is still just livable and not "us" (who am I kidding..."me") yet.
And then I remember having us in it, the love the Spirit is more important than the paint colours (oh but how a good paint color can help!)
Your post was so sweet about why you moved...cuz it was right for your family.
Glad the Lord's plan for you involved being in the same ward as me for even just a little while.
Kindred Spirit, my dear, kindred Spirit.

Carlye said...

You are exactly where you should be! So glad that after all these years, you can finally be settled somewhere permanent :)

Thank you for sharing your light with us -- even if it was only for a short time. You are definitely missed.

I bet Regan loves being able to come home and see you too!

Now get busy growing that baby so I can come cuddle him/her!

mbmcclung said...

I could not agree more with everyone , you are were you family needs to be , it will be a change but it really does not matter were you are as long as your with your family. It will only make you closer together and thats what anyone would want ... BUT you will be very ,much missed here in Lethbridge , so you better keep in touch with all us 11th ward ladies... and any time you need to just chat about life, stress, kids ... I would love to hear from you!! and Im still making a date to come and see your new house .. but I will let you get all settled and maybe even have that baby before I bug you guys !