Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Home, Sweet Home!

We have been in our new home for almost two weeks and are loving it! We have met six of our neighbors -- three times the amount we met in five years at our old house! These people are so kind and friendly! We are looking forward to future Friday night happy hours on our block. =)

Doubling our living space has been somewhat scary...we moved all of our furniture in and realized we needed more...lots more! HA! My mom and sister have been nice enough to watch the little guy over the last two weekends so we could look for furniture and run errands kid free. We have some things we wait for it to be delivered and to decorate. We have a ton to unpack still, but it is beginning to feel like home! As the wise Mrs. J said, "You have all your life to finish unpacking!" It literally took six hours to unpack the kitchen! That was the first room that was completed--less than 24 hours after we had moved in. I wish I had taken a picture of the moving boxes which filled the kitchen! 

The second room to be settled was Jackson's...of course. We still have some little things to do but he's happy with his big boy truck theme. Jack has had a viral infection for 10 days and counting but feels fine minus the potty issues associated with viral infections (I will spare you the details). Not sure if it is the infection or the new house excitement, but this Big Boy has been so HYPER the last few nights at our routine has been delayed by an hour or more...and then he is waking up at 5:30 a.m. to get ready with us for a new day. Luckily he naps 3-4 hours at daycare and with Auntie Aud. I hope to nip this in the bud next week when I'm on spring break! YAY!

Speaking of moving...OMG if you are moving soon, I highly recommend a moving company! We used Two Men Who Move You and they sent three guys who moved us...and packed us, too! A-mazing! In six hours they had packed and moved our house! I only found one broken thing so far -- and of course I had packed that box!

Here are a few photos from our first few days. I was so busy moving that I didn't capture some of the highlights like I had wanted to...from the movers, to the delivery people lugging our new washer and dryer up the stairs ("please, no pictures, Mrs. Izzard!") and the mass amounts of boxes...but if you want to sneak a peek, come visit our garage...aka storage.

P.S. Biscuit and Abby love their new house, too! They finally went outside last weekend but decided they are more indoor cats after all. Too scary with coyotes, bobcats, and other wildlife nearby! Plus, every neighbor has a dog it seems. Cats end up :/

Jackson and Dada read before bed in the Big Boy Bed

Dining Room

Family room

I HEART my kitchen!!!

My old kitchen--I wanted to give it some love in this post, too!


  1. I have been so excited to see pictures! It's gorgeous Amber. Wow! I hope you guys have many, many wonderful years in that home together.

  2. thanks, meghan! glad to see you had some time for yourself...and still had cuddles with Mr. D!