Today we cleaned and vacated the old place, and tomorrow we drive to Charlotte to get all of JD's things and start the unpacking all over again. Hopefully we'll be celebrating the New Year in a settled and comfortable home. In the meantime, here's what the new digs look like...
|Our kitchen. I love the over-cabinet space for all my pitchers and vases and whatnots.|
|More of the kitchen.|
|The wine rack/dining area. Pardon the mess. And the dog bowls.|
|The Master closet. We are actually able to split the space!|
|No MB moving post would be complete without the mandatory shoe photo.|
|The Master bedroom ... complete with dogs.|
|My Master bath has a garden tub!|
|This will eventually by my dissertation writing/guest room.|
|The guest bath|
I didn't include photos of the office or the laundry room or the living room because they are pretty much in shambles. They'll get pulled together in the next week or so, I promise.
Even though we're still not completely settled in, it already feels like home. While I'm farther away from some dear friends than when I lived in the old place, I think this is a good move for us. The kids love the big back yard (fenced in!) and having a garage is nice, too!
Funny story ... as we were unloading the moving truck, four little neighborhood kids came over to say "hi!." They were all under the age of 8 and there were no parents in sight (which concerns me more than a little). Immediately after saying "hi!," they said, "Can we play with your dogs?!" I had no idea that they even knew we had dogs! Apparently word spreads fast in the cul-de-sac. Then, on Christmas Eve, on of the little girls knocked on the door and handed us our mail. She was very excited that it had been delivered for us.
I'm thinking some boundaries may need to be established in the future...
But, either way, home sweet home. arou