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Archive for July, 2009

the “before”

In a previous post, I mentioned that I had purchased a house. Since then, I have closed, moved in, and started tearing the place apart…which is why it’s been so long since I blogged. It’s not that the house necessarily needs a lot of renovating…you know, if you’re into pink and flowered and striped wallpaper. Which I am not. For me, the best thing about owning a home is not the investment or the rite of passage or the not sharing walls with strangers. Although all those things are great, what I’m looking forward to most is creating a home that’s a reflection of myself.

Funny how you can fall in love with a place, knowing that you want to change nearly everything about it.

I started this process pretty much the day after I moved in.  I’ve changed light fixtures, arranged furniture, ripped down wallpaper and painted and painted and painted. Some rooms are coming along nicely, but none if them are quite finished enough for me to show “after” photos just yet.  So here are a few “before” pics of my new nest…

staircase

staircase

living room

living room

dining room

dining room

kitchen

kitchen

bedroom

bedroom

“After” photos are not far behind…I hope…

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new nephew

The Spring of the Babies reached it’s pinnacle last week when my sister and her husband finally had their baby. It. Was. Awesome.
And now I have a nephew! I’m an aunt! It’s like a promotion.

So this is the little recipient of most of those baby knits.  This is our family’s first baby, so we are completely smitten. All of our words end in approximately 7 vowels, people scramble for their cameras every time he yawns (or sneezes), and he’s already receiving text messages from his grandfather. This kid has complete control over all of us. I believe The Dimple is the source of his superpowers…

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