We are finally all moved into our new house! The last couple of weeks I was busy stripping wallpaper and painting, moving, unpacking, and organizing. All of us have been helping out and none of us have really had a moment to actually enjoy the house yet.
Both of our parents have also been kind enough to come and help out; my mom has been helping with the painting and Craig’s parents have made a few trips out this way to watch the kids while we moved furniture and cleaned up the old place, which we are so grateful for.
Before we got to re-doing the place, it looked quite different! The living room was a dark pink color and the dining room had a lot of wallpaper — unappealing wall paper.
The hallway, master bedroom, and Serafina’s room also had wallpaper to peel as well. We were lucky that the home owner allowed us to take it all off and go ahead and paint to make it more homey.
Here are some pictures of the house before:
I still have a lot of unpacking and organizing to do, but I felt like taking the time to make this post, have a little breather and a look at all of what we have accomplished so far. I know some of you have also been wanting a peek at the new place and an update on what we’ve been up to. I am still busy painting some of our old furniture as well – the darker pieces to white for our now yellow bedroom.
The day after we moved in, we got a huge load of snow. IN MAY!
On Sunday we got the last things from our old place and after that actually took some time to put some water in the girls kiddie pool, sit out on the big deck and watch them play and enjoy the yard.
On Sunday I also got around to cooking and baking (something that I haven’t found much time for these days). Usually we have just been eating wraps and sandwiches or other easy snacks. We enjoyed the latest pasta recipe I posted and I made a new recipe for granola, Lemon Blueberry Granola, which is delicious!
I crave rhythm. I think that as important that I know it is for the kids, it is just as important for me. I like to spend my days relaxing and enjoying every moment with them, home cooking our meals and snacks, homeschooling, and just being there with my children as they grow and change each day.
Autumn is finishing up fourth grade in Waldorf homeschooling, lately we have been working on fractions and decimals and long division, and I have been spending time in anticipation of beginning my official homeschooling journey with Kesa soon. This book has been an immense help. I can’t believe that she is turning seven in just ten more days! Soon I will also have a birthday cake to bake and a celebration to plan. Seems like just yesterday that she turned six.
Hope that you are all keeping well! 🙂