Sunday, February 22, 2009

We're HOME!

Today is our first full day in our new house and it's been nothing but chaos. Boxes everywhere, random stuff piling up on the counters and in the living room... let's not mention what hasn't been tackled and brought in from the garage.

But we LOVE it. We are loving our home! We were able to get painting done in our bedroom, Campbell's bedroom, and the living room and dining room. Unfortunately, we are still working on the decor and getting the furniture we DO have in... and assessing what furniture needs to be bought! That means that pictures are still to come since I absolutely will NOT post pictures of the mess that we are living in right now! :)

All the space that we have now is such a breath of fresh air. I never thought I'd be a suburbs kind of gal, but I am loving the quiet that surrounds our house, aside from the distant laughter of the kids on the other side of the cul-de-sac playing on the trampoline. I love the area we live in too.... yeah, sure, it's across the river (I will not call it "southside", because it's not.), but it's great! I can't wait to have our friends and family over.... I'm envisioning lots of cook outs and parties!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Packing is my nemesis....

I feel like we've been packing for a month now, but we have hardly anything to show for it. This is our last weekend in the apartment, so we have to get going on getting stuff in boxes. It will all get done, but until then, our place looks like a bomb of boxes went off in every room. But... this time next week, we'll be in our new home! This is such a huge thing... and we are SO looking forward to it!

In mommy news, Campbell is getting back to sleeping well at night! She's still waking up somewhere in the neighborhood of 1-2 am to eat (yes, I know that we should be phasing out the nighttime feedings), but then sleeping solidly until about 7 or 8 in the morning. Ahhhh... I'm loving the increase in consecutive hours of sleep!

And speaking of Campbell... today's blog is brought to you by the little lovebug herself...

Friday, February 6, 2009

6 more weeks of winter?

I was fairly certain that the groundhog said 6 more weeks of winter, but I'm not so sure I'm feeling that.... with temperatures predicted to reach close to 70 this weekend, the flip flops are coming out of hibernation!

If the coming temperature increase wasn't already getting me pumped for warm weather, then Blue Moon's seasonal spring ale, Rising Moon certainly is! It is DELISH! Very light, with just a touch of lime I think... the label says "Keiffer Lime leaves and lime peel for a smooth, balanced taste." Reminds me of warmer days, sunshine and the beach. Perfect.

Go out and get ya some....

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

True confessions of an addict...

I'm here to confess that I am an addict... I'm seriously addicted to HGTV. Yes, you read that right.... Home and Gardens TV. I can't help myself... as soon as I get home, I hop on the remote and immediately start watching whatever is on the channel. Divine Design (eh, the host kind of drives me bonkers)... Spice Up My Kitchen (very cool ideas...).... Property Virgins (because, well, we are!).... My First Home (love it, but it drives me nuts that they get a free gift)... *sigh* I could go on for hours.

Now, I never ever watched this channel before we got into the home buying process. Now I can't steer myself away. I am so wanting to DIY all over the place.... everything I look at, I think "Heck- I could MAKE that!" Whether this is actually true or not is another story. I'm also kicking myself for not paying more attention in my teen living classes in middle school. I am in need of some serious sewing skills to actually put some of those DIY projects into action!

If only they had a show with Elmo in it... then Miss Campbell might sit still for a bit and we could watch it together!

We're in the waiting game right now on the home front. Just counting down the days until we move (15 days!). Our apartment is feeling smaller and more annoying by the second though, which is making the days draaaaaaag by. We'll start packing this weekend (no, we haven't started packing yet....), so maybe that will make things feel like it's picking back up!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The 'do

I finally was able to get a picture snapped of the new hair do.... I don't feel like it photographs as well as it looks in person. I'm still trying to get used to it, especially since when I went in, I only intended on getting a trim. My hair stylist, Mario at Salon 5:01 (who is AWESOME, btw), had something different in mind!

I think it bears a striking resemblance to the hairstyle of the office girl character in Britney Spears' "Womanizer" video. I'm not sure if that was intentional or not.... I'll have to check with Mario.