Sunday, March 18, 2012
Fun day at Crane Way! The big occassion was Larry's 70th birthday bash (the last of about eight different parties). We also took the opportunity to celebrate Ashley & my birthdays too, and threw in a St Patricks bash in case there wasn't enough reason to imbibe & stuff our faces.
This was the first BIG family gathering at the house, and we did okay. Still have to get the hang of the oven (hope you like crispy potatoes), but we were able to get 14 people seated comfortably. If we ever get living room furniture we'll be in good shape.
It was the first time most of Liz's family saw the house, and they did not come empty handed- food, cakes, party favors, and custom labelled vino! Come over and help us open some before it's all gone!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
To the tune of Frere Jacques (Where is Thumkin):
Yellow butterfly, Yellow butterfly
Spread your wings, spread your wings
Fly around in circles, fly around in circles
In the garden, in the garden
(last couple of times, had trouble with the "embed" feature of youtube. Anyone have any suggestions?)
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
It's been quite a ride. We started looking in early 2011, and must have walked into more than 40 houses and virtually toured another 150.
We actually signed for the house just before xmas, which marked about 9 months of serious house hunting. We were all over the map in what we wanted, and we put or agent through the ringer and had her harried more than a few times. After a while, it becomes very easy to talk yourself into something mot quite right; we actually were in contract on another house, which thankfully fell through, and we ended up getting into this one a few weeks later.
Though this house wasn't the move-in ready house we pictured, it has amazing bones and we quckly saw ourselves setting up shop here for a good long while. But it took quite a bit of vision and elbow grease. Mostly other people's grease, but still. A complete kitchen overhaul was the biggest project, which we were lucky enough to get done before move in day (a couple of late nights from the crew got that done). Now I only have about three dozen small projects around the house. New tools arrive in the mail every week just about (thanks Amazon.com!).
We've met a bunch of the neighbors and are settling in to the neighborhood. All that's left is for you to come and visit.
Monday, March 5, 2012
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Last she saw this room, all it had was a few toys and her Pink Chair. When she saw it again, it had a fresh coat of girlie green paint and most of her books. She flew right up into her bed and got under the covers.
She still hasn't been able to fall asleep on her own yet, but it took no time at all to get used to her room.
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