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Monday, August 3, 2009

Be careful what you wish for ~


A lot is going on here at the Edmonson household.....Noah starts middle school today...my baby is in 6th grade!!! He's so excited ~ plus it's a brand new school, being newly built, it is as sparkly as it will EVER be ~ and I guess Noah is as excited as he's gonna get about going to school, and I'm sure after the first day back it will be another story, he'll be counting the days until the next break! That's one reason they begin so early here is that about every six weeks they have a week off ~ and believe me, they are ready
and OF COURSE the teachers are ready.
We ALL love it ~

Plus in one week, Chase heads to college. I simply cannot believe it! He was our baby for seven years before Noah sweetly surprised us ~ the first child that I was able to quit my full-time job and stay home with. DH said that after the fourth child was born, yes my dear, it's time to stay home with the boys!!! We had the best fun ever! I taught myself how to sew and that sweet child looked at so much fabric with me, I'm sure he still has nightmares about it! And now he's eighteen and going off to college. Noah's been sleeping with him lately, he says he's going to miss him so much, please don't tell him I told you, he would be furious with me!!!

Emily and Brent are house hunting! They are both so excited to get their own house again....and sweet Clara will have her own little bedroom ~ Emily's going to have the best time decorating!!! She loves it like I do.

So.....that will leave DH, Noah and myself in this big ol' house (it's not really big but it will feel that way!) What in the world will THAT be like??

The moral of this long story?? Be careful what you wish for (a quiet house, peaceful surroundings, etc) because before long.....it just might come true!!!!

Happy Monday sweet friends,
hugs and love, Dawn


24 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Don't worry it will never be quiet. That is a myth. There is always one of our 4 coming back through the front door every day.
Alison

Teresa said...

I know exactly what you mean, Dawn...I miss the days we used to have as just the 4 of us...but we do have seasons in our lives and seasons change...and to me they are all wonderful in their own right. We just have to make the best of whatever season we're in (it is perfectly alright though if we tear up and cry every now and again, after all we're mothers, we can do those types of things). I look forward to the season that is going to be "new" for us...the season of becoming a grandparent...you know how GREAT that is...and I look forward to it, too.

You have so many fun times left with Noah and so many more with each of your sons and that precious grandbaby....you're going to stay so busy...you probably won't ever know the house is a little less crowded. With 5 sons, dil's and future dil's, not to mention grandbabies...why Dawn, I think your home may become more crowded than ever...so enjoy the serenity now!

Blessings...
Teresa

Debra said...

You know I never realized that your son and his wife resided with you? I had thought it was just you two and Noah. Did I hear you say you had four sons? Where is he? Or is he the one in college now? Okay I lost my place here.
Anyway I only have my one left. She starts her second year of college this month too. Although she is still at home and will go to school from here.

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Dawn!!!
Well from the good news I hear, your house won't be empty for long as soon it will be full of camera crews!!!! Congratulations girl!!!! Oh your creative space is so dreamy...perfectly fitting for such a fine magazine!
Even though the kiddies leave, they always come back and visit often...it's not as bad as it seems. So in the meantime, congratulate yourself again as you've feathered your nest and gave them wings to fly!!!!
everything vintage

Kathy said...

Sounds like you'll have plenty of time for creativity now Dawn! and speaking from experience sweety... they wee ones never fly too far from the Nest! I'm still changing sheets all the time as they pass in and out...life is full, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I know exactly what you mean. Sending huge cyber hugs your way from one mama to another.

Jamie said...

Awe Momma! You will not know what to do with yourself! I guess you better start getting ready for your photoshoot!!!!!!!!! I am so proud and happy for you Sweet Dawn!!! I can't wait to see it in print.

I can't believe school is already starting back. Summer has just flown by this year. Happy Hugs for Monday! Love, Jamie

Denise said...

I had to laugh about the fabric shopping...my now 14 year old boy was traumatized by that. We would be at Jo-Ann Fabrics and he would be sitting in the cart with bolts of fabric surounding him crying "No more mum, no more:)" To this day he sits in the car when i go to to Jo-Anns...
Dancingly, Denise
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~
My girls are both out of the house now and I do have to admit I thought I would cry and cry ~ but.... I love it because they come visit with their husbands and then they all go home :)
But you do still have alot of time with Noah and a houseful of his friends ~
hugs sweet friend !
Lori

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Dawn... You are having feelings we all have shared... Rest assured you will enjoy the quiet times very much... It is different for awhile but something you will adjust to very easily ... as you can find time to do what you love... on your terms... You still love you family the same ... you just let go as much as you can and let them do the same... The fear is always the same however... I still have not gotten over Chads motorcycle accident as hard as I am trying to let him be who he is I still want to protect and I can't... I will just have to do more creating and not allow myself to think about it... Noah must be getting along really well by now after his bicycle accident.... I am so glad .... Remember the song of the past that made everyone smile when they would play it on the radio... "BE HAPPY"

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

We are set to have an empty nest very soon. At least they come back to visit often. I sure am going to miss them.

- Teresa

Miss Sandy said...

Oh Dawn,
I know exactly what you mean. Our very tiny cottage seems quite spacious with our son in a home with a family of his own and our daughter looking for her first place. Some days it is too quite and I love it when they all crowd back in.

You will learn slowly to love the stretches in between where you will fill your time with meaningful work, like your art. Enjoy every moment with them while you have them!

Have a happy Monday!

Sheila R said...

My heart just breaks reading your post... as I too realize what a short time we have with our kids and then they will be off to college and their own lives. Enjoy the moments... everyone!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm there myself, except I have 2 kids and my youngest went away to college last year, but will be attending locally this year (yet another change in his major!). Although, he's either working or socializing this summer so I haven't seen him as much as I'd like. I do miss the years when they were little, but I got to stay home with them for 14 years and I loved it!

I'm looking at it as a new chapter for my husband and I!

Rebecca said...

Dear Dawn....

Congrats my friend! You won the Heart Giveaway on my Blog! I have a pink one and a creamy white one and I can customize it with up to 7 letters. Just let me know...a picture of the Heart Hanger is on my Blog (middle row, top) or you can visit the post from last week!

Thanks my friend...congrats again...

Rebecca

blushing rose said...

CONGRATS!, Dawn on your winning Rebecca's giveaway. You are so very fortunate to win a precious creation by Miss R. Anxious to see where you will place it. TTFN~ Marydon

blushing rose said...

Yes, I sure do know what you need to 'watch' when you make wishes. They are gone so quickly ... the empty nest syndrome is still hard to adjust to after all this time. It is so nice to see them on their own doing so well, but I truly miss the noise, the hustle & bustle, the washing & cooking for them all ... the daily closeness is dearly missed. TTFN ~Marydon

QueenBe said...

I know exactly how you fell! My oldest is moving to New York (from Michigan) this weekend, and my 18 year old starts his first of college 2 hours away in 2 weeks, my other son is moving 2 hours away to complete his degree in illustration, so it will only be my husband, myself and our 9 year old! I miss them already, but I am looking forward to some organization around here. Time goes too fast!

Nancy said...

Dawn, I too, know how you feel. My daughter, who had lived at home since away at college, just moved to the city. My elder son is off to college in 3 weeks, which leaves us with the 15 year old. This is the first time there will be one-and I am already getting melancholy about it...I know change is good, but...(sigh)
~Nancy

Barb said...

Dawn,
Hope you do not mind i gave you an award.
Most grateful for our friendship.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

Ruthann said...

Hello Dawn, may I just say what a big cup of wonderfulness your blog is! You created a merry mix of home and family with such exquisite, enchanting artwork. So very lovely! You truly are an inspiration.
Like you I have gone from 4 kids at home to just one...my 11 year old daughter. Time flies when you're having fun! I don't like my partially empty nest, but I am thankful that my kids are doing well and are healthy, as I am sure you are too.
Be blessed today...your blog is a blessing.
Ruthann (aka Aunt Ruthie)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thank you for the sweet comment. Hope your week is a great one!

KimisKanvas said...

Dawn, I dont know how to email you personally but I love several of your pics of your little dog Ellie. I do not have a blog but was wondering if I could get your permission to paint Ella and thought it just proper manners to ask you for use of your photos first. I have several pet portraits I could show you to see the quality of my work if you would like to see before you agree. I LOVE your site and always spend to much time not only looking at daily posts but browsing old ones as well. Keep it up sweet friend. Kimi

The Jeweled Postcard said...

Oh Dawn...I had such a hard time becoming an empty nester ;( I'm one of those that could have lived happily ever after with my kids at home forever ;) I know...some may think that's crazy! So prepare yourself!!!

((hugs)) candice

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