June 13, 2013
June 11, 2013
I was surprised to discover it, but getting away from our new house actually turned out to be a good thing. Knowing how much we have left to get done at home is a little overwhelming at times- there's painting, patching holes in the walls, patio repair, and just plain old unpacking left to accomplish. And that's not even mentioning the regular things like laundry or trying to keep the kids from stabbing each other with the Legos. But taking a break from that was a good thing- it gave me a little perspective on the whole process and was refreshing so that when we came home on Sunday night, I felt ready to attack a few of those projects this week.
So as I look ahead to the coming days, I'm tabulating up that project list with what still needs to be done. In the next few days, I'm crossing my fingers that I can get started on organizing the basement and maybe even reupholster a couple chairs I found on Craigslist that are just begging for my attention. It's all part of settling in and, my goodness, I can't wait to feel completely settled again!
June 6, 2013
In the realm of other good news, I am quickly developing a knack for killing spiders like a ninja and our ant problem (oh yes- they followed us from our last house like a freaking plague) is beginning to go away. That said, I'm not above calling out the pest control people again if I see more ants making themselves comfortable in my kitchen.
Earlier today, I walked around our house with my camera and tried snapping a few photos of the more finished spots. Unfortunately, the light around here has been so bad because we've essentially been living with rain and gloom for weeks so the only photo that turned out was one I snapped of Nathaniel as I got him up from his nap. (Fair warning: he's not always that excited to be awake. Only on the days when he misbehaves for two hours and then I give up and let him come downstairs.)
Hopefully I will get around to more photos and the entire story of how we ended up with our little corner of paradise in the near future, but until then, I'll be up to my eyeballs in boxes and hoping the rain lets up before our sump pump decides to give up its ghost!
May 29, 2013
It was a lengthy house search and one that I can't wait to share in its entirety with all of you. The whole story is coming, along with pictures of our house as soon as I can wade my way through the sea of boxes to snap a few photos. But in the meantime, we're just grateful to have a place of to call home as we get settled as a family!
May 13, 2013
The whole process went seamlessly, thanks in no small part to the people hauling box after box to make our move possible. Truth be told, with the weather what it was on Saturday (alternating sun and snow- THANK YOU, MONTH OF MAY), it was such a blessing to have some of our closest friends and family huddling with us against the elements as we shoved furniture into our storage unit.
The good news is that the only thing that was broken was a lamp that I loathed from the start. The bad news is that I have to wait a couple more days before we have access to our new house, but even that isn't a complete loss since Jonathan and I both have a bit of recovering to do from our late-night packing adventures.
In the meantime, we are relaxing as a family and getting ready for the next chapter of our lives. This week my mission is to kick back, drink an obscene amount of Diet Pepsi, and relax as much as the wee ones will allow before we dive back into moving!