We're home.

I can't even begin to express how happy we are to be in this house. And pinching ourselves that it's actually ours. We had a long weekend with movers, boxes, service providers, more boxes and one extra-rotten piece of meat that baked unnoticed in the storage unit for a full two months but we're here. HOME!

And yes, rotten meat that baked unnoticed in a storage unit for two months smells as bad as it sounds. We saw it after the movers got our old fridge off the moving truck; it had fallen under one of the drawers on the freezer side (I'm certain it had been there for a very long time, well before we moved out of our old house...) and after trying several cleaning agents to get rid of the horrid smell, we are bidding the old fridge farewell. Luckily, our newer stainless steel refrigerator was spared. It was so gross, to say the least!

I snapped a few pictures today while we S L O W L Y make our way through the piles of stuff. The blinds for the windows were installed today, we have a replacement couch coming (the first one that was delivered is ripped up at the bottom...) and the new IKEA chairs are heavenly. Kitchen stuff is put away and we still have empty cabinets (praise hands emoji!!!!!) and I'm scared to nail holes in the wall because everything is just so pretty and new.

Rufus has already calmed down a bit and I can't decide if it's the drugs or the extra space. Maybe a combination of both? ;) The girls are loving their own rooms and I'm loving the fact that Leighton has gone back to her old ways of sleeping in

I can't wait to get through the rest of our boxes and get everything organized. It's still a complete mess but it already feels like this is where we're meant to be. 


  1. Congrats!! It turned out beautiful. Love your covered porch area, I bet it gets lots of action if your kids are anything like mine!! And yay for sleep. Good luck getting settled in!

  2. Hooray!! It looks awesome! Totally jealous of the covered patio ;) Enjoy the new space and getting settled in!

  3. Oh wow, it is so beautiful! Congrats!

  4. Gorgeous home, my friend! Congrats on finally being in, nasty meat and all!

  5. Home Sweet Home ... so happy for all of you!