Sunday, April 25, 2010

A little housekeeping

The new house has central air, so our days of grappling for prime ‘in front of the window a/c’ space, are over. With this though, we had to part ways with our mini lifesavers and give them a new home. Who better to pay it forward to, but my parents?

We cut a deal for the exchange; we give them one (nearly) new window unit a/c in exchange for charcoal smoked paella and a Stella (or other tantalizing euro brew, which it actually ended up being). We called tonight, ‘paella night’ and then salivated All. Day. MMMmmm.

Dinner was fantastic, but the evening turned into something a little different after all. With large amounts of family coming down for the upcoming nuptials and the approaching move, my ‘childhood’ bedroom needed a little TLC. Ryan and I went back in time tonight, elementary school, intermediate school, high school, AND first year uni… total blast from the past. Things he didn’t know about me, and the pictures, oh! the pictures, I can’t even begin to explain. Realistically though, we haven’t even scratched the surface, so this will be a work in progress. I actually can’t wait to get back to it, definitely more fun then the average room cleaning.

Maybe I should make a list of all the treasures I come across throughout this process…

How about all of you? Have you gone back to your childhood lately? What did you find? I’d love to hear about it!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

We’re Homeowners (to be!)

So the soon-to-be Mister and I have purchased our first home together! This is an exciting and extremely busy time for us, but we couldn’t be more thrilled. I, for one, am a big fan of reno blogs so I can only hope that I too will be able to carry my weight as a newbie trying to make my house a home. More importantly though, this is just one more topic that I will be able to add to my repertoire of blog items, isn’t that exciting? :P

We don’t get in the place until next month so in the meantime I thought I could share a photo…

If you know me, and you're in my area - I have the name of a great realtor for anyone who is interested; don't hesitate to drop me a line.

Well, I can't wait to talk about this place more and more, but until that time comes I will probably have to settle for more pressing matters - like planning our upcoming wedding (I may or may not have 'backburnered' it during the house search... oops! ;)

Until next time my friends...