Wednesday, April 11, 2007

One step closer to the chuppah

Things have been going quite nicely with PHD. Together with him, LO and I feel like we have made ourselves quite a nice little family. He treats LO no differently than if she were his own daughter and he and I feel as though we "complete each other" (as cliche as that may sound).

So, I've decided to take one step closer to the chuppah with him...

(photo: snarbles.com)


LO and I are moving in with him. I LOATHE moving more than any activity that I can think of. I swore when I moved the last time that they would have to take me out of the house in a hearse before I would move again. But...PHD is worth it. And this makes me one step closer to my dreams...a family, the chuppah, and finally aliyah. Wish us luck.

23 comments:

Jack's Shack said...

Good luck.

Annie said...

B'hatzlacha Orieyenta!

RaggedyMom said...

Wow! That's exciting! I'm with you - the thought of moving makes me physically ill. But all moves should be like this one you're making - for the good!

Another meshugannah mommy said...

Mazel Tov!!!!!!!! Totally worth the move!

Tamara said...

WOWZERS!!!

I'm so happy for you both/ I mean three. I have only one complaint...

Just, what seems like a couple months ago you posted about him, and now you're moving in. I'm not complaining about the time, but damn...you've barely given us tidbits about him...It made me (almost) fall off the couch!

Really, this sounds wonderful and I'm sure if you're moving with your daughter it's quite a beautiful thing you've built.

Mazel Tov!

The Babka Nosher said...

Mazel Tov! May your home together be filled with love and laughter (and soon a ketubah & pictures of you and PHD & LO under the chuppah!!!)

torontopearl said...

We're happy and excited for you and wish you the best in this big step you're undertaking. Much hatzlacha/luck and many brachot/blessings.

Ezer K'negdo said...

Been a lurker for a while - but I had to say Mazal, brochas and hatzlocha!

rivkayael said...

Your post makes Od Yishama so much real-er...may you, PHD and LO truly get to dance in the streets of Yerushalayim soon! L'shana ha'ba'ah Yerushalayim--no more 8 day Pesach in chutz la'aretz =) what wonderful timing.

Amishav said...

Oh WOW!!! What an amazing step!!! I wish you the best and I really hope it works out and that all the work, the hassle, the trouble and effort turns into the most wonderful and exciting adventure of your life. MAZEL TOV! YIPEEE!!!

Rhea said...

Moving in, wow! Good luck to you.

orieyenta said...

Thanks everyone. It's a HUGE step for us and it's scary but as our Rabbi always says, "It's all good."

Tamara - yes I know, I haven't said a whole lot about him. I wanted to make sure he was a "keeper" before I revealed more and I do believe he is a "keeper", so stay tuned :-)

Yo, Yenta said...

Yay for Orienyenta! He sounds like a mensch and like he knows what a double whammy fantabulous female duo he's getting in you and Lo. Mazel tovtovtov!

I, too, am moving and it - how shall I put this delicately? - makes me feel like howling like a monkey and throwing IT ALL AWAY. But we'll breathe through it, won't we...won't we??? :)

Many blessings to you in your new bayit!

Ro said...

Oh man do I hate moving too!

Mazel Tov it is a good move! :)

VJ said...

Yes, Mazel Tov! Good luck with dealing with the move, but it sounds like a positive development. Me, I prefer that everyone be married before they set up housekeeping. But then again, I'm very old. It was a year after we married that I finally could set up in the same house as the wife. Wish you all the best! Cheers, 'VJ'

orieyenta said...

Yo Yenta - Howling like a monkey would probably be nicer than the noises/words that come out of my mouth when moving. I am right there with you on the whole THROW IT ALL AWAY thing.

Ro - based on several commenters I am guessing I am not alone in my feelings on moving!

VJ - I know what you mean. I fall into that camp as well and generally would have preferred for the chuppah to come first. After much thought and trying to keep in mind that it was not only my life by my little onee's life as well, I decided that this might be a good idea.

RaggedyMom said...

Your rabbi says "It's all good"? That's great. Can he be my rabbi? :)

Chia in Miami said...

Mazal Tov! Never too soon to start planning the big day. I got all the appetizers for my older daughter's wedding at Fu Xing... kosher Chinese food in North Miami Beach. Bring LO, and she'll get to hear Chinese people speaking flawless Hebrew. Many blessings to you all!

Danny said...

Mazel tov!! As far as I'm concerned, moving in with someone is WAY scarier than getting married! Does he own any pieces of furniture that evoke the wagon-wheel coffee table from "When Harry Met Sally?" That's why God invented basements and storage spaces. Who will decide what goes up on the walls? Oh wait, you're moving into his place? Do YOU own a wagon-wheel coffee table??

curious said...

mazel tov...but wait...is that ALLOWED in orthodox judaism? i mean, you're moving in with a guy you aren't MARRIED to? (i don't personally care but what will your shul community say?)

orieyenta said...

RM - sure he can be your Rabbi. Just one thing...you'll have to MOVE to Miami :)

Chia - We love Fu Xing. And now I'm craving it...guess I know where we might go for dinner.

Danny - nope, no wagon wheels here. There are some interesting items (from both sides!) that we'll be discussing I'm sure.

Curious - Thanks for your concern. I assure you that our shul community will handle this just fine.

Jack's Shack said...

Does the mystery man know about your blog?

orieyenta said...

Jack - of course he knows about it. Don't be surprised if I can get him to post something one day!