Monday, July 30

Weekend Living


We took a little break this weekend from all the moving boxes, the home keeping and the yard maintenance to just live. Chris brought home a new blender (mine stopped working a few months ago) so we gave it a little test drive by whipping up a pitcher of margaritas.

We kicked back with drinks in hand, big bowls of fresh chips from the local tortillary tortillaria tortilla making place and spicy salsa on the table and baseball on TV and just forgot (momentarily, anyway) of all that is still to be done.

Wednesday, July 25

Moving In


My days, lately, are filled with moving boxes. Lots and lots of moving boxes. Somedays are spent unpacking and putting away (often followed by taking those things back out of where ever it is that I have just put them and then putting them someplace else - this happens mostly in the kitchen). Somedays are spent shuffling heavy boxes from one room to another (despite our watchful eye, many boxes ended up in the wrong rooms. Luckily the furniture did not). And then somedays are spent opening boxes, rifling through the contents and then closing the boxes back up again (so many of the boxes packed by the movers are mismarked - drinking glasses marked "garage misc"!?) Despite all of this, there is something rather satisfying about setting up a new home.

Of course, big pitcher of iced tea and reruns of Simon & Simon and Magnum, P.I. make the chore of unpacking go so much faster.

Tuesday, July 17



Today we celebrate our 14th anniversary. They have been 14 very interesting years, for sure! Sometimes, I can't believe it has only been 14 years and other times I think "already!?" But that's what marriage is - a roller coaster ride and I can't think of anyone else I would rather share this adventure with.

Sunday, July 15



Highlights of the last month:
flying to Texas, house hunting, reuniting with family
cleaning out the house, Shenendoah State Park, view from Sky Line Drive
rear ended, Vacation Bible School, evening sky over our new home