Let's dive in to what life has had in store over the past couple of months shall we?
September saw us spending every waking moment frantically searching for a new apartment so as to avoid paying rent for both a new place and the old. After many days consisting solely of scouring the internet and calling people only to find a place had just been rented or that laundry was coin operated (why is this even still something in existence?) we finally found a fantastic new place! Pictures will be coming but as I have plans for some before and after posts you will have to manage without them in the meantime. :)
We hadn't let ourselves start packing while searching as we weren't positive that we would be out of our old place by the end of September but now that we had a new place lined up we were in full swing! This may have been the hardest part for me as typically I would have spent a week, maybe a little longer, packing morning to night and be done with the whole thing. Alas, when you're pregnant and prone to back pain and exhaustion packing an apartment is no easy feat! A huge thank you to all of our friends and family who helped us with the packing and moving, we really and truly could not have done it without you!
|This would be what our car looked like as we gathered boxes.|
|And because I know that pictures of boxes is what people come to my blog for, here are the boxes awaiting packing. :)|
For both The Husband and I these were perfectly timed trips as far as desperately needing time to decompress and relax, they were also atrociously timed trips as far as moving goes, but alas we can't always know what's in store for us when making plans. We had simply amazing friends and family help us move everything into a storage unit before we left on our trips and even more friends and family help move it all back out and into the new place when we got back.
Oh, and in case September hadn't been crazy enough this happened:
October found The Husband and I initially staying with friends until a weekend rolled around when we were able to get into our new apartment and there would be time for friends and family to help us move back in. Really, this was more of the same as I found myself wanting to be able to have everything unpacked in a couple of days but once again the energy level of a pregnant woman did not lend itself to that sort of exertion. It has taken a couple of weeks but finally everything is unpacked and hung on the walls. There are of course a few things left to be done and the nursery needs some love, but I'm working on taking that all in stride.
And now, here we are in November! I have some very exciting things that should have been posted on this blog months ago and will finally have their chance to shine. I found over the last two months that I have greatly missed coming up with recipes and crafts to post here and am putting into practice some new ideas to try and prevent the lengthy absences that tend to happen when life gets busy.
If you've stuck it out through this incredibly wordy post I tip my hat to you and thank you ever so much. Enjoy the start of your November, revel in these last bits of Fall before Winter sets in, and of course be sure to vote!