Posts Tagged ‘house’


Since we moved into our house early in the year, there was no way to know what many of the plants were or what color they would bloom if they were identifiable. So far we’ve discovered lilacs, a vibrant pink dogwood which my husband has uncharacteristically fallen in love with, and our rhododendron has revealed its fuchsia self.


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A great year.

I got engaged, I got married, I got pregnant, I bought a house. Wow! That’s pretty crazy when you look at it that way. I can’t believe I just did 4 huge things in one year, when most years of my life I did zero. I even did tons of littler things, like start this blog, have an overnight sleep study, and travel to Kentucky. Most years those would be the big things!

Hooray for 2009 and I am excited for 2010, which will include conclusions of some of those big things (like closing on the house and having the kid).

Ideas for 2010:

More pictures on my blog. Maybe I’ll start doing a belly shot every week.

Okay, that’s my one idea that doesn’t involve the house or the baby. So I’ll leave it at that. Merry 2009, blog, nice to have met you.

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House, life.

John and I made an offer on a house and it has been accepted! We are both so excited to move forward on this, finally. Living in an apartment is so noisy and confining. There’s no chance to get outside, as our ‘yard’ is currently shared space, frequently infiltrated by small children with no adult supervision. How wonderful it will be to have a large, fenced space that I can prance in, sit in, eat in, and grow in.

It is amazing all the things that must be purchased for a home. The current owners are taking their refrigerator with them, so we have to buy one, along with a washer and dryer. Those are three pretty large purchases! Of course we have budgeted for this, so it will be doable. But still, I don’t think either John or I am prepared for spending so much money all at once! I think it’s going to be a bit of a shock for a fairly frugal and money-conscious couple such as ourselves.

Things have been changing like crazy around here, what with getting pregnant and buying a house. So much upheaval! It’s all wonderful and happy and thrilling upheaval, but upheaval nonetheless. How do people handle life changes with calm and grace? I guess we will (hopefully) find out.

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