|Birthday morning sleepy snuggles with dada are the best|
Before moving day could actually come, however, we embarked on a couple big projects. One was a minor kitchen and family room renovation. We attempted to finish it before moving in, but only finished about 2/3 of the work. We still have a bit of work to do, but we are hoping to have everything finished next week, after which I will bombard you will tons of before and after photos (BEWARE!)
We also cleaned all the carpets in the house and got the ducts cleaned, which is something I was a bit unsure about doing, as it is quite pricey, but it ended up being completely worth it when they found this in our ducts
The hardest part of this entire process was being a mom in the midst of it all. Victoria has always been a difficult sleeper, and although she does really well these days if we stick to a schedule, any variances of place and time throw her off completely. So we had a lot of difficult days with a lot fewer naps than she needed.
But for the most part she was a trooper! I kept some toys at the new house for days when we were there all day
|As you can tell, the whole moving/renovation process cramped my cooking style too!|
As our apartment became less and less like home.....
This house became more and more like home!
Not that I can, or should complain. This is just a hilly season, and I am so excited to get settled. Unpacking is happening slowly (VERY slowly), and the renovations are coming along. And it all definitely seemed worth it when I got to put my new welcome mat out (yay for super sale at Kohls!)
Or when I found this little cottage on Craigslist for a great deal and got to watch my little girl finally enjoy life with a yard to play in