Moving day is officially Sunday, but tonight is the first night to sleep in our new house. Mother had packed up and moved so many kitchen things today that I said, "Let's just stay here tonight." So we are. :) Sleeping bags, sleeping mats, and a make-shift bedroom window curtain.
So, yes! Mr. A and I are officially homeowners! Can I tell you how strange that feels? Me, the girl who has lived at 13 different addresses in the last 10 years, is now in a house that (Lord willing) I'm going to be in for the foreseeable future. I have a dining room table (actually, the one I grew up with). I have recliners in my living room. We're choosing paint colors for the walls!
I've been slowly realizing just how many of my house-habits are based on moving every year. I buy a certain kind of shelf liner for the kitchen because it's easier to roll up and take to the next house. I don't cut the shelf liner to a custom size unless I have to because it might fit differently in the next kitchen. I pack everything in carefully labeled boxes and then store those exact boxes after unpacking so I know how to pack things for the next house. I have plastic totes specifically for packing my kitchen dishes so they don't get broken in the moves between houses.
I keep saying, "No, Mother, do it this way because..."
My sister-in-law-to-be Sarah snapped photos at our family Christmas in Kansas in December. Here's a photo of Mr. Amazing, myself, and Mr. Wiggly. :) Enjoy!