There are boxes everywhere. Boxes in the kitchen. Boxes in the bathroom.
Boxes stacked on top of boxes. Boxes stacked on top of boxes, stacked on top of boxes.
Do you know what that means?!
It means we moved!
We started on Saturday, and as much as I thought I had prepared, I wasn't nearly prepared enough. Things should have been more organized, and things should have been better packed, but that didn't stop us.
We made sure the beds were one of the first things that went over to Lucky, so that they could be put together and we could sleep there on Saturday night.
I wanted the kiddos to feel comfortable and have real beds made, not just mattresses thrown on the floor.
A million trips were made between Saturday and Sunday. Thankfully we were moving less than a quarter of a mile!
We have three nights sleeping here under our belts now and I am so content.
There is still plenty to do, in fact I should probably be doing something house related rather than writing right now, but that won't stop me from sharing some sneak peaks with you!
We still have trim work to complete, and my kitchen sink and dishwasher still need to be hooked up, but other than that we are up and running. I have a farm sink in the entry that I am using for now, until the plumbers come to hook up the kitchen sink.
Oh, and there is no door on the bathroom... but the bathroom is on the end of the house and we just say we're going to use the bathroom and the other person steers clear.
It works for us. It's a small sacrifice to make to be here. I have the door, but it was discovered deep in the back of an outdoor garage and needs a good cleaning.
I should get on that...
Oh well, I will show you the in progress photos, which are basically the 'there is stuff everywhere and you can't see much but I am excited and want to share' photos!
Pantry with sliding door.
Bathroom vanity we made from an old buffet.
Basement stair banister.
Kiddos are using the little table and the Hubs and I are eating around an old island.
Dining room. As soon as the trim is finished, we'll bring the dining table up from the basement.
The view from the dining room.
Lot's of furniture that needs to find it's place!
The living room. Lots of clothes to fold, but look at those windows!
I am writing this, sitting in that chair right there. Long way to go, but I love it anyways!
The view from the other side of my office.
And finally, the holy grail of parenthood, the kiddos' toy room!
Obviously I have plenty of work to do, but it already feels like home. I have spent so much time working here, that it feels incredible to actually be living here.
I love that I can work on cooking a meal while finishing a house project. Top on my list of projects; finish painting and hang the kitchen cabinet doors, clean and mount bathroom door.
The carpenters need to install the quarter round trim to the baseboards, then I can begin putting furniture into place.
I'm just taking it one project at a time and I am loving it!
Any advice on settling in? What room do you focus on first? Have a beautiful day!