view from upstairs looking down into our new living room
My best news to go along with our new home is...our new cats!!! And NO, I never would have imagined in my whole life that "best news" and "home" and "cats" would fit into the same thought. I was NOT a cat person. In the slightest. I'm SO a cat person now. It's ridiculous. (They were born in March, just as we were in the process of house hunting.) I'm going to devote a whole post about my little cat family sometime.
In March, my favorite hobby of photographing and videoing my new little daughter and granddaughters began. My photo roll is full of baby cats and their attentive mama.
Moving is hard. HARD. It was really hard moving from Arkansas, and it was hard moving out of our 3400 square foot house into our storage unit and RV. I thought it would be a breeze to go from storage unit to empty house. Well. Our living room continued to look like this for months longer than I care to admit.
It's like I found out the MOST unproductive way to move and unpack, and that's what I did. And then youngest brother (who just said he would like his blogging name to be Ninja) spread everything out even worse. And then I became depressed and shut down and had no idea how to move forward from there.
There were good times, though!
We have a pool now for the first time ever!
We pretty much only looked at houses with pools. It's extra work for Ryan, but we feel grateful. We are saving up money to get it resurfaced and to buy porch/pool furniture, etc.
Before the barrage of boxes and furniture, we had the wonderful surprise of getting a message from my dear college friend who was in town with her husband. Our first house guests! Ninja loved giving them a tour.
They have several vegan choices.
Harry Potter train
More 18th Birthday
We thought this cup (which is his favorite color) would be funny because he drinks so much.
So just like that, I'm the mom to a...MAN?! Is that right? Kind of. I have a kid who was born 18 years ago? I'm old enough to have an almost 20 year old?! What in the actual heck. He towers over me in height, and I love him so much it hurts. I'm super proud of you, Tornado.
TravelThe end of May included a trip to visit cousins and grandparents up north.
I was even able to sneak in a quick trip to Chicago by myself while these monkeys played here.