Week One…

by Dave

Well, we’ve been here for almost a week and absolutely LOVE it!! We are so excited and thrilled for this to be our new home. The transformation from a house to a home is slowly happening. The kitchen is completely unpacked and organized, with the exception of a few things on the table and one drawer of utensils that still do not have a home. There is only one drawer for us to use (the other four will be ripped out when we install a dishwasher). We are working on getting the living room setup so we can watch some football this weekend. YAY!!!! Eli’s room needs some shelves in his closet then it is done, same as our bedroom. Its only been a week and yet it feels like things are coming together. We’ve decided to hold off on doing any more painting until this humidity cools off, our bedroom was painted last weekend and the walls are still sticky to touch.

Eli update…since moving into the house Eli has been sleeping really well. We haven’t been getting up to feed him. He will wake up during the night and fuss for a moment or two but calms down once he gets his pacifier back. In fact, last night he went to bed just before 10pm and he is still asleep as I write this at 9am. Praise the LORD!!! Hopefully we can cut out having to get up at night to give him his pacifier back. He is still crawling all over the place and pulling himself up more and more – typically on items not safe for pulling up on. Eli has been slowly settling into the routine of being home in the morning/early afternoon with Dad, going to daycare for few hours, then coming home with me and taking a short nap. We are going to start encouraging him to eat more solid foods now that things are a bit more settled. We got out of the habit while we were busy working on our house.

The other night I attempted to make a fire in our fire pit for Dave and I to relax by, well, I wasn’t very successful. The wood that I chose was too ‘green’ still and didn’t burn at all. Oh well, it was the thought that counted.

We have seen lots of critters around our yard and neighborhood. The animal sitings so far – rabbits, squirrels, frogs, turkeys and deer. It definitely makes it feel like we living in the country, especially with how dark (we can actually see stars now) and how quiet it is at night (with the exception of a few hoodlums).

Our tentative plan is to have a housewarming party this spring sometime. We want to get things more settled and more construction projects completed prior to having a house full of guest coming to check it out. So, until then, please be patient with us if we don’t invite you over to our new home.