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Neighbor girls sharing a blanket (me on right).

Do you know your neighbors? Maybe it’s just because I grew up with a best friend next door, or maybe it’s the fact that our first base, Vance AFB, was filled with brand new officers all in about the same spot in their lives, but I’ve known a lot of neighbors. Become friends with many, had countless barbecues, doggy play dates, time just chatting on our back porches, shared Halloween candy, and even shared some pretty hard times.

Have I been spoiled? I’m beginning to think the answer is maybe yes. When someone new moves in on my street, I try my hardest to get over there to welcome them to the neighborhood, offer any advice, and usually there is a plate of cookies in my hands. When you move as often as we do, you meet people as quickly as possible. You scope out new friends. You know who you live by.

We moved into this house almost a week ago. I have yet to meet a single neighbor. Even just a friendly hello would be appreciated, as I know no one here. Jon, Duke, Calvin, and Pam (our housing specialist). Those are the “people” I know here. Like I said, maybe I’m spoiled, but man would I love to meet a neighbor or two.

I may be crazy. It may make little sense to those of you who don’t move like we do. It may even seem absurd to those of you who DO move as often as we do. I just don’t know… what do you think? Do you know your neighbors?

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Behind the Scenes: 16 Weeks

As you may know, we are in the process of moving. Yesterday, movers were here packing up all our belongings, while I kept Calvin away from all the boxes so he wouldn’t get packed up after curling up in a new dark place to sleep, and today they are emptying our house into a truck. I don’t know when I’ll see all my things again.

I’ve been working in our bedroom, amongst all the boxes and things we will be bringing with us to sit in a Uhaul while we live in a hotel for up to 10 days while our new house is being cleaned, repainted, and inspected.

When I set up the tripod (oh, here is the answer to the biggest question I get about my weekly photos – “Who takes the pictures?” Me! With my tripod) yesterday for the photo sesh, it was more than a little comical. So I thought I’d share the chaos that is our life for at least 2 weeks.

All I can say is thank goodness we’ll be there before I’m too far along in this pregnancy. I’ll have plenty of time to unpack, clean, and finally set up the nursery!

xoxo, Mallory

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