This has been quite a month. We got to move into our beautiful new home. I am in love with this place. Maybe I could give you guys a little video tour sometime, since I can’t have all of you over. We just got over some obligatory colds that come with moving/holidays/colder weather.
I haven’t actually taken many pictures since we moved. In fact, I just got the camera back out in the last day or two…so I’ll have to share house pictures next time.
We have the best friends in the entire world. We had so much help moving, it was incredible. In fact, several of the new neighbors have mentioned the “crew” of people that we had with us moving on the day of.
This month has been such a ride. We’ve been in the house for nearly four weeks, and there is still so much to unpack and organize. But we’ve mostly shoved that stuff into closets and the basement, so it actually feels pretty neat and tidy.
Besides the kitchen, I actually didn’t fully realize how much larger this home is than our last one until we moved our furniture in. Our dining room table comfortably fits in our dining room. And in the beginning almost every box was placed in our family room and we still had space to have a seating area with our couches. We’ve already had multiple family game nights in the dining room, and we also hosted a birthday party for the boys in the new house. We had lots of families over with tons of kids running around and the space worked very well even for a large group.
It blew my mind. We never could have done all of that in our old house.
We have a formal living room in this house as well with built in book shelves and a fireplace. We don’t actually even have furniture to put in there yet….or a plan for what exactly we will do with that room. For now it’s doing double duty as a good place for the Christmas tree to live, in the front window, and a play area for the kids. Mostly, the kids roll their cars and trucks and trains on the hardwood floor there.
We haven’t said our final goodbye to the old house, since it hasn’t sold yet, and I do feel a little twinge of sadness when I think about it not being our home anymore, but this home was absolutely the right move. I love so much about it from the mudroom/pantry/laundry room, to the garage, to the master bedroom with our own bathroom, and the kitchen….oh the kitchen. The family room is all windows and is such a joy to be in.
I’m not sure if grateful even begins to explain how I feel. We got to spend Christmas Eve by the fire and around our table. I’m such a homebody, and having a home that I love this much does make it difficult for me to leave the house. I drove to see a client and friend this afternoon and realized that it was the first time I’d been outside in three days. Hopefully garden season will cure that for me.
The kids have been outside playing quite a bit, and that leads me to another love about the new house. We have perfect connection between the house and the backyard. So we can be indoors and keep an eye on all the children playing out back.
I’ve been wondering a bit what’s been keeping me from writing (besides being incredibly busy) and I think I’ve just figured it out. Putting together a new home feels incredibly personal and introspective, I suppose it makes me pull inward to find my new footing from this new space. Thanks for your patience, but I’ve missed the blog and my readers quite a bit.
So, let’s talk about the new year.
I’m looking to approach life from a more calm and peaceful point of view (Please read that as: I want to give up some of my angsty shit).
A return to crafting would be fun (I’ve actually started to pick up my knitting needles again…I hope to post a project picture or two next week).
I want to expand my doula and lactation client work.
What are you hoping for in 2016?