Wednesday, June 5, 2013


we got to show my mom and dad our new house last night. it was really fun to be able to have them actually see it in person beyond just the pictures we've shown them. with my mom being an interior designer it was especially fun to have her look at it with her designer eye, help me choose paint colors and brainstorm ideas of things we can do to make it feel like ours. walking through the house this time made joe and me both realize how much painting there is to be done, which was a little overwhelming. but i suppose it doesn't all have to be done immediately. we can break it up and work at it over time.

it feels like joe and i are finally a little more on the same page about the house, where we're going to spend our money, and what we'd like things in our house to look like. at first i think we both had different ideas of what was important to change right away vs. what could wait and it caused some tension between us. making decisions like these always brings out the differences in the way we communicate. it always comes down to that, doesn't it? anyway, we had a guy come measure the house for carpet and are waiting to see what the estimate comes to. we'd like to replace the carpet in the whole house, but we'll see when the quote comes in if we'll do the whole house or just the upstairs for now.

we started packing over the weekend. it's definitely not going to be fun to live in chaotic transition for a couple of months, but we have to try to use the minimal time we have between now and august (when our renters move in) efficiently. we have a LOT to do, and the clock is ticking. it's really nice, though, to be forced to go through and organize our stuff and get rid of things we don't need. ever since bennett came along it just feels like we have stuff EVERYWHERE and nowhere to put any of it. i can't wait to move into our new house and have space to put everything!

my laundry basket/kitchen chair barrier to keep bennett from crawling up the stairs didn't even make him pause.
i need to get better at creating obstacle courses.
this was at daycare, but can you tell he's into everything?

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