I saw a video that my iPhone put together the other day and it included a slideshow of pictures, complete with a cute song, of my past 4 weeks. The video was about 4mins 30seconds long — and isn't amazing how in 4 and a half minutes you can have such a range of emotions? From smiling, to out loud cracking up, to sweet somber "awww"'s, to happy tears by the end. Summed up, the past 4 weeks of my life have been a dream. 🦋💆🏻🌤 All the while our unpacking, renovations, and general everyday house work have been cruising along – as I live in a dream 😃
Let's see: week 1 we waited for our furniture to deliver, floated in the lake, and got settled with what we brought up.
Week 2, my mom was here for a few days but it was all before our stuff delivered, so we basically camped in our own house with a guest. So we floated in the lake, painted the bathroom, and then by the end of the week our furniture finally delivered! As did our washer and dryer. We floated, swam, boated, made fire pits, and floated some more.
Week 3, beginning we unpacked and I feel like the beginning of this week was an absolute mess. Boxes and stuff were everywhere. Poor Jackson didn't even have furniture or a bed, so he had mattresses on the floor and clothes in piles. Then we have about half the kitchen cabinets for plates and glasses so I'm feeling like I have way too many things and not enough space. Our bathroom has zero space to store towels and the plan is to build cabinets, but until then I have towels in a pile. 😣 The beginning of this week was stressful and overwhelming.
So I tried to stick with my routine of workouts, I float some more, and ALSO enjoyed some fun Jackson moments: we got him enrolled into school (yay!!) and he lost his first tooth! In addition the Westminster police stopped by randomly and spent some time with the kids. It was all a very cool experience. Small town living at its finest 😃 We swam some more and I started giving Jackson some swimming lessons in the lake. He's alllllmost an official swimmer….! 🏊🏻 Our kayak also delivered this week, which is super awesome and something we've been looking forward to for months!! Thanks to our family who all chipped in and got us the money to buy one!! 🙌🏼 By the end of the week we had no boxes in the house and everything was finding it's place. By the end of this week it was absolutely feeling like home 🏡
We are just wrapping up week 4 and we've had lots going on. Marley's bedroom got painted just in time for my BF Theresa came to visit. (Now that her room is almost complete I'll do a separate update showing that progress – teaser! 😉)
Also just in time was Jacksons bedroom furniture delivery! The bed arrived the day Theresa arrived – actually the evening , 6pm delivery if you can believe that. So Jeff worked until late in the night getting this bed together so the kids could bunk together and our guest could have her own room.The dresser arrived a few days later – so this is what we are currently working with. This room still needs a lot of attention (paint, curtains, storage, everything!) but a great improvement and sense of organization.
A huge improvement from before ☝🏼
We did a lot more relaxing, floating, boating, swimming, and exploring this week – more than any other probably because of having Theresa in town. But it was so worth it!! What a fun summer week!!