March was an exciting month here in the middle and the final week was no different. Without further ado, let’s get listing!
I was on spring break from work which meant I had a full week to do some of the fun work around the house. I gave the carpets a second round of steam cleaning, hung pictures, and planted some plants.
I explored our neighborhood and enjoyed the one sunny day I had by taking a walk to our downtown to get myself a shiny new library card.
Z and I joined up at the local Costco where we immediately stocked up on the essentials…
All those little, domestic, activities were fun, but they paled in comparison to the highlight of the week. On March 31st we got married!
We had a private ceremony (plus my BFF who drove all the way in from Buffalo to surprise me), took some beautiful photos, and celebrated with a few of our favorite things.
We spent the next day celebrating with our immediate family (my parents got us the cutest little cake) and we have an open house planned to celebrate with our extended families in the summer (once we’ve had a chance to work on our yard).
And because there is obviously no better way to celebrate, we wrapped up the weekend by starting on some much-needed yard work. Z dug out the gutters while I started on raking all the leaves that the previous owners had left from last fall #domestic.
This week has been a big one, so big in fact that I don’t have anything particularly witty or creative in terms of an introduction to give you, so let’s get right into the list love.
This week was moving week! We spent Monday and Tuesday packing the last of our boxes (and barely sleeping) in preparation for our close on Wednesday.
After an (almost painless) close Wednesday morning we were proud owners of a house! Of course, we happened to have like 30mph winds that day which added an extra layer of fun to the whole moving in process. We spent Wednesday moving boxes with our cars and Thursday moving furniture with a Uhaul. We spent both days doing a very thorough cleaning of every single surface.
Friday morning was back to work, but that night we broke in the place by having my cousin and her husband over for pizza and games. I’m pleased to say the island I assembled (and the chairs Z assembled) both survived their first use.
I’ve also decided the house must be lucky because I won my first ever game of Catan!
The rest of the weekend was spent welcoming more family (my mom, my aunts, and a few of my cousins all came by on Saturday), settling in, and starting work. After a big trip to Home Depot we started in on our first projects.
I put up a ton of test patches for the paint we’re going to use on the main floor and in the family room. I’m happy to report that the top color (which was my favourite) looked great in all the different lighting possibilities I put it against.
I also dusted our realllly tall ceilings, and gave the walls their first washing followed by patching all the cracks and nail holes. By the end of this project I’m hoping to feel more comfortable up on a ladder.
Z worked a good portion of the weekend but he still found time to put a (much needed) fresh coat of caulk around our bathtub. Our first week into home ownership has been a whirlwind to say the least (not at all helped by the fact that I have a ‘want-to-do list’ that’s a mile long) but it feels really good to have finally achieved the goal that has been a year and a half in the making.