First of all, can you hear the angels singing Hallelujah on account of our finally getting the internet? We are back on the line and it's glorious! So, we've been busy for the last few weeks and our lives have changed quite a bit. Let me catch you up. Back at the beginning of August, we headed down to Southern California. I went for a conference - nothing exciting there. But, after the conference, Mr. Frisby drove down and we met up with some of my family to hang out for a few days in Newport Beach. We went to the mission in San Juan Capistrano and it was lovely.
After a relaxing few days in Newport, we picked up Scout and were immediately in love. We headed home with our new puppy and the relaxation came to an abrupt halt. We closed on our house the day we drove back from So Cal, so we stopped on the way home to pick up our keys. Then, we began working on the house to get it ready for our move a few days later. The next few weeks were filled with various activities:
Scraping off a popcorn ceiling. Our next project will be putting something else on the ceiling that is not popcorn-like in any way, shape or form:
Shocking, cleaning, and loading up our new pool with chemicals to make it swim ready. Scout likes to help:
Potty training this little puppy and then nursing her back to health after she came down with Bronchitis and an Ear Infection:
Sanding and painting our kitchen cabinets. Then repainting them when I didn't like my first color choices. This is their mostly finished state. I just have to finish a few more cabinet doors.
Unpacking, cleaning, organizing, settling, and otherwise trying to make our new house a home:
We have been super busy and it's been lots of work. But, we are loving being homeowners. One of my favorite things about the new house is not having to share these bad boys with anyone:
I'll post more pictures when we get all unpacked and settled in. Of course, you're always welcome to come for a visit to see it in person!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tomorrow I'm off to Southern California. I'm mixing business with pleasure. I will be in Long Beach for a conference for two days and then I'll be in Newport Beach with family for a few days. This is a big weekend. If all goes as planned, I will come home next Tuesday the proud owner of a house and a dog. The preparations are well underway for all of the big changes. Monday night, we went to PetSmart for FHE. We stocked up on all of the necessary items for bringing home a puppy. The packing has been going on for a few weeks now and our apartment currently resembles a storage unit piled high with boxes. We are very excited for all of the changes. But, all the big changes may necessitate a break from the blog. When we return from So Cal, we will no longer have internet in our apartment. And we don't know when it will be up and running in our new place. Maybe I'll be able to update at my parents' house, but don't hold your breath. I promise, though, that when we have things under control again, there will be a spectacular post complete with pictures of everything. So, for the next little while I will leave you with an awesome picture that will hopefully keep you coming back again and again even when there's nothing new to read.
The Jespersen Family circa 1980