In thinking about what things I would not want to get rid of, I came up with a list of things that are both sentimental AND useful. THEY are the things you don't feel guilty about keeping when it's time to downsize. I wouldn't necessarily take them all if we were in a rush to leave the country, but I definitely enjoy having them and would miss them!
Here is a list of some of the things that have my heart and that I love to use:
When we had Karrots we originally got a Maya Wrap, per recommendation from a friend. It worked well except for hurting my shoulder after carrying the little ones for a while. (Doesn't help our "little" ones aren't so little!) This past week I found the Moby Wrap for sale for $25 at Sunshine on 2nd, originally $45-50. As a couple friends and my SIL have raved about them I got one. What a difference! It's a lot of fabric and looks intimidating, but it is SOOO comfortable. No strain! And it even holds Karrots, not just Rusty!
Cell Phone/Text Messaging
I discovered text messaging when Red and I were dating. It's great to be able to communicate without having to ensure you're in silence and without annoying others. It's also nice to do it when it's convenient...especially with kids! Phone calls can be a major distraction and annoyance. With texting you can be quick and to the point. It also gives Red and I a chance to share pictures of the kids throughout the day.