Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Hello! Wow...it has been a very long time since I have updated this blog. I really wanted to update it, but it became impossible to find the time. My last blog post was September 15th, 2010....well, on September 17th, Paul and I took possession of our very first home! YAY! We have spent the last few months living at his Dad's house while commuting to the house almost on a daily basis to work on it, paint the walls, all of that fun stuff. It was definitely the biggest DIY project I've ever undertaken, that is for sure. We decided to paint the walls of every room - and with a two-story house that has a finished basement, it has taken us a really long time.
We wanted to move in before the holiday season, and finally got to permanently move to the new place on December 12th! We haven't finished painting the basement yet, but we did finish the other two floors of the house and everything is starting to look just as we like it! Of course, there are still piles of boxes everywhere, all of my craft supplies are in boxes, much of our Ikea furniture still needs to be built, and things are in general disarray. And of course, the basement project still needs to be fully tackled. At least our wishes to live in our new place before Christmas have been granted, and we are feeling rather cozy and comfortable here!
Once we have the entire house finished and everything unpacked, I'll take some photos around the house to post some "before" and "after" shots for this blog. I can't wait to decorate the house, which I'm sure will be an ongoing project! I already plan to make some curtains for the bathroom windows using this fabric (pink birds with wood and bird houses design) and this fabric (way more vibrant pink than the picture, with birds) from Ikea!
You might wonder why I posted a picture of palm trees...well, two years ago around this time of the year, we were on a cruise and that was one of our first views from our overnight stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico before the cruise started! Ah....how I wish that I could be there again! Instead, we are surviving a very chilly start to winter with some snow up here in Canada. I am happy to be able to curl up in front of the fireplace at our new house with a warm beverage and some knitting, reading, or writing letters!
Happy to be finally getting settled in a new neighborhood and city, grateful to be cooking our own food again, and eager to create some wonderful memories for this newest chapter of life!
Hope everyone is doing great (if anyone still even reads this blog anymore after my four month hiatus!) and wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!