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Sunday, July 20, 2014

there's just so much i want to talk about but i can't shove it all into one post so... piecemeal, piecemeal.  we have to start somewhere.

so... hi guys!  i feel like i took an unintended two-ish week break but life was crazy, so it was to be expected.  doesn't stop the blog posts from bumping around my head wanting to be put on paper (in the blogger post screen, as it were) so i hope to be churning them out with some regularity for the rest of the summer.  summer!  it is summer.  we haven't really had, enjoyed, relished ours yet but august... august is our month, people.  august will not be spent unpacking but at the lake, the beach, eating ice cream, sitting on our deck, what have you.  (brief interruption: parker is currently at the stool--pictured above--where he spots his water gun.  i hear him whisper in this devious way, "whim."  then, he fills it up, and goes after william to shoot him.  chaos ensues.)

we went to ikea today.  that's kind of a no-brainer after moving in.  where else can you get like dish towels, toilet brushes, swedish meatballs, and a shelving system in one fell swoop?  speaking of, if you spent over $100 there, you got your meal for free today.  how awesome is that?  "fill up kids!  lindsey, open your purse and shove that plate of swedish meatballs in it!  i don't care if it's messy, dammit!  william, grab some rolls and lingonberry jam while you're over there!"  but really, we got some good necessities without going crazy.  i always wince a little at our ikea total but i'm happy to report, this one did not make me wince.  (i almost got this kitchen island, having had my eye on it online for awhile, but seeing it in person it didn't do it for me.  any tips on functional stainless steel non-permanent kitchen islands?  particularly ones you can sit at?  and that don't cost a fortune?)

let's carry on... moving feels really big.  it's just such a thing, you know.  it's emotionally and physically exhausting.  the first day i had these moments of utter joy interrupted by what are we doing?!  i think that must be how it is.  or, just me?  and the more time passes, the more content i am in this new place.  parker had been acting out and asking for our old house, crying when i would explain that we had a new home, but now that his things have made their way into this house, he seems to have picked up right where we left off.  it must be so confusing to a little kid.

speaking of that little kid, he turns three (!!) this wednesday.  i think we'll have a very small something, but perhaps a bigger party and housewarming combined later on this summer when we're a bit more settled.  i hardly have a thing for him, not that he really needs anything or cares one way or another, but i did get him this book which is completely awesome (thanks for the tip, sara!) and i got myself these shoes...... having absolutely nothing to do with his birthday.  (the sale price!  can't be beat especially when one needs new sneakers anyhow.  wanted them in green but blasted 8.5 is too popular a size...)

william and lindsey really like it here and lindsey is off at a pool with neighbors as we speak.  she has girls her age right across the street.  you likely have no idea what a big deal this is and how she's never had this ever.  our old neighborhood was boy-dominated and bless her, she took it so in stride.  i wouldn't have been so gracious.  i think she'll be much happier here.

well, it smells as though i have a dirty diaper to attend to and this little man is also asking to go for a walk so... signing off now.  but really glad to be here "chatting" with you all.  thanks for all the love you've shown me - with the pregnancy, moving, and everything in between.  you guys are awesome.

15 comments:

  1. Ok I'lll be #1 :) So curious about your new digs! Life is an adventure for sure and so much better when Swedish meatballs are involved, especially free ones!

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  2. Y'all have definitely had a lot going! Is it sad I've only been to Ikea a couple of times!? The closest one is over an hour away!! Such exciting stuff moving into your new home & getting settled in!!

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    1. ours is about an hour away too--it's sort of a 'once a year' trip (unless i have to make returns! eesh!)

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  3. You are awesome!
    And everything is going on the right way!

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  4. It's great to have you back, I missed you already. The white fronts look great; I like to have a white kitchen one day, one can dream... I hope Parker feels at home soon (and you too, of course), moving often feels like an emotional roller coaster. I'm happy for Lindsey, I grew up in a "mans world" ;) and it wasn't that bad all the time, but nevertheless I was over the moon when a girl at my age moved in the neighbourhood.

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    1. this kitchen is pretty dreamy! thanks!

      we are sooo happy for her. girls are everywhere! (but plenty of guys too so william will be happy too. it was a good move.)

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  5. Can't wait to see more. And I didn't know that about Ikea. I need to go back. Buy all the things. Eat ALL THE FOOD.

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    1. don't get too excited alex! it was just a july 19-20 deal. you'll just have to wait for your ikea purchases till the next free food deal comes about :)

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  6. Glad everything went well with the move! We are just moving out of an apartment and it has been stressful. I can't imagine moving out of a big ol' house, especially with kids! God bless you!

    We have a great kitchen island that we got from the Mill Store {unfurnished furniture}. It is wood but you can sit at it and it's movable!

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  7. Moving is always a big THING, lol. Glad it's going well for y'all though! :) Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  8. Why does EVERYBODY have to be a size 8.5?! Drives me crazy too, girl. I hardly look at the shoes sales anymore because I just get pissed when I find an AMAZING deal, but it's either a size 6 or 11. I feel you.

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  9. Hi! I'm a newcomer, but I read this post last night, and as I sat down to this morning's coffee/muffin/internet time, this (http://www.thekitchn.com/5-great-kitchen-islands-under-300-206026) was the first thing I saw. Maybe $300 is a bit much, but I thought it might provide some inspiration. Happy Monday!

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  10. I'm so happy for you guys and especially for Lindsey. And I guess William, too haha

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  11. I'm obsessed with Ikea! The closest one to me is over an hour away, but I still make a point to go as often as I can. So many things I want!

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  12. Um also: the handcuffs? {smirking emoji}

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