Monday, February 24, 2014

We Moved

So it seems I only blog when there's a crisis. Or food to be discussed. But who said 2014 can't be different?

We couldn't let the adrenaline of I-was-in-the-hospital-our-son-was-in-the-hospital-I-had-surgery-our-son-had-surgery die down, so in the midst of all that we bought a house, and moved in on Friday. Already, this 700 sq. ft. goldfish has grown into her three bedroom pond. It's a 1950's ranch style, so storage isn't all that abundant, but even then, there is still so! much! space! We can have friends over...we can have friends with kids over! That's true luxury, y'all.

In spite of all my thrill-seeking tendencies, I did have the good sense to realize that perhaps a trip to Ikea, with a baby, on a weekend, just after we moved was maybe not such a good idea. Instead, we rewarded our unpacking efforts with some diy reality TV. Wisdom with age, what can I say?

If you're looking for a rush, however, you could come a take a shower at our place. Something was bound to fall through the cracks with all the moving hoopla, and that something was arranging for the natural gas hook-up. Doesn't get much more pioneer days than boiling water for your Saturday evening bath. Hot showers will be mine after sometime tomorrow.

Isaac, of course, has no idea that we just spent his inheritance on becoming homeowners, or as I like to call it, the landed gentry, and is still reveling in the newborn phase that will never end. At 4.5 months old, he really clocks in at 6 weeks. Basically, since he came home at 36 weeks (which I am NOT complaining about) we got an extra month of newborn-ness. The rest of the country got 6 more weeks of winter; we have 6 more weeks of the fourth trimester coming our way.

Sure, I'll show off my new trick 

Speaking of winter, my backyard(!) has a message of benevolence for all you northerners

Give me your cold and shivering masses

And so, with neither strategy nor realistic plan, I too answer the summons for 7 posts in 7 days sent out by Jen, the Pied Piper of blog linkups. Here goes nothing.


  1. Wow!!' Congrats!!! You're a propertied woman now, with all the trimmings. ;)
    I'm sure you can't wait to see that sweet baby toddling around that gorgeous yard in a few months!

  2. The cheeks! I want to squish them! Good job growing that baby. :)

  3. Happy new home!!
    Baby smiles, so cute!!

  4. Congratulations on your house! What a fabulous palm tree! I know you went through a helluva lot to get him here, but you are so lucky to have extra newborn phase time. You are right to soak it in. :)

  5. I am so over winter! I'm ready to move to Texas!

  6. Happy for you guys. Can't wait to visit.

  7. Um. We need to get ourselves down to Houston asap because I have never seen cheeks like that in all my life. (PS So good to hear you've moved in!)

  8. Congrats on your new house, and that yard looks amazing!

  9. Congrats, home owners!! :D
    Loving Isaac's new trick, btw. :)