The Weekend Gimme – My heart, my home

We just rolled back into town from a long weekend in the motherland of West Michingan.  Never thought I would admit it, but I’m kinda caked out.  Dare I say we celebrated too much? The party agenda looked a little like: Gage’s birthday (again, twice), My nieces birthday, Thanksgiving, and Thanksmas, all over the course of one weekend.

I’ve lived in Indiana for almost 9 years now. I used to tell people that my “home” was West Michigan, but I “lived” in Indianapolis “right now”.

As if where I “lived” was a temporary thing.

My heart is changing, and the lines are becoming blurry. The place were I live is finally starting to feel like home, even if it took just short of a decade. In 9 years, we’ve built a house, cultivated our careers, had 3 kids, and found an amazing circle of friends to walk life with.

Yeah, this might be home. Just Maybe.

my circle city heart

I was too busy partying it up these past few days to do a Weekend Gimme. But if I did, it would have been this little hand embroidered number I just picked up off of Etsy from Emily Hampton.

She didn’t ask that I endorse her, but I have to say that I think her hand embroidered art would make an amazing Christmas gift. You can choose any state, the heart placed in any location, and even chose the color combination. It’s only $18 dollars.

Right now it’s sitting next to a stack of books I’m been meaning to read, on the bookcase my husband just built for me.

Everything about that picture makes my heart smile, finally.

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  1. I have to admit, after five years of living in downtown Indianapolis, I no longer consider being a Hoosier cringeworthy. I grew up in Chicago, and miss everything about it that John Hughes captured in his movies.

    After spending the past week in my hometown, I too, found myself missing this place I call home 🙂
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  2. I will never claim to be a Hoosier. (I jokingly said this weekend that when someone can tell me what a Hoosier really is, then I’ll tell you if I am one)….

    BUT…my ties to ‘home’ are growing fewer. With my Grandma gone, my Aunt is likely to move out here. That leaves just 1 Aunt and a couple of cousins back ‘home’. While this saddens me, I know I have found a home here…with family close by and neighbors that are like family.

    I will never be a Hoosier – but I do like my home here in Indiana. I have established roots that are slowly growing deeper and firmer into the soil.
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  3. life of pi. read it.

    glad you had a good time up here in America’s high five.
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  4. It’s nice knowing where home is 🙂
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  5. Aw, this post makes my heart smile. And that coming from a “Buckeye” living in Indiana! 🙂

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  6. Pillars of the Earth is my all-time favorite book!!! It was the 1st book my husband ever shared with me. Let me know when you’ve read it and we’ll discuss!

    So glad you’re settling in.

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  7. Oh, that is adorable! I’m seriously thinking of that for a couple of people on my Christmas list!

    Also, I see Bel Canto on your list. Loved it. LOVED. If you want to talk about it when you’re done, email me. 😉
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  8. you’re my sunshine.
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  9. Oh, I LOVE this! It’s so perfect… thank you for finding just the right gift for my military sister – I can give her this with the heart representing us at home, waiting for her. 🙂 I already messaged the seller – sincerely, thank you.

    So glad you’re happy where you are. It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?
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  10. That picture makes ME smile too.

    I’ve read two of Ayn Rand’s books – Anthem and Atlas Shrugged. I haven’t read any of the other books in your stack.

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  11. I loved your post Emily. With so many people moving around the country, “home” is very blurry indeed. I’ve lived on the West Coast, East Coast and now stuck in the middle (Chicago) and I’ve loved every location. Home is definitely where you make it!

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