Weekend Update – House Warming

Happy Monday, friends! We had a busy but delightful weekend warming our house with the help of lots of friends and family. Rather than trying to rehash the whirlwind, I’ll just leave you with some photos from the party and the rest of the weekend, as well as my top three favorite moments:

1 – I apparently forgot to tell my mom that my best friend and her husband were coming up for the party. When my mom saw Mandy, she totally freaked out and was so excited, it was adorable!

2 – Ben’s cousin Lucas flew up from North Carolina and DIDN’T TELL ANYONE HE WAS COMING. He just showed up out of the blue and it was the best possible surprise.

3 – Waking up Sunday morning full of love and gratitude for our amazing friends and family, and our “warmed” house.


Friends that bump together stay together 🙂


Mom was just a little excited


Norm in repose


Rocket gets much-needed snuggles


We’re pregnant and we stayed up till 1 am!


Buster loves Vinny


Weekend Update – I Socialized!

Happy Monday, friends! I did something this weekend that I haven’t done in AGES: I socialized. TWICE! Crazy, right? Read on to hear more.

Since Ben had his usual Friday night broom ball game, I decided to head over to my friends Aimee and Andrew’s house. They have two little boys and are in the process of moving, so they had some baby and maternity stuff for me to pick through.


Of course, we also had a great time eating snack plates for dinner (SNACKS ARE LYFE) and getting caught up. I haven’t seen Aimee in a couple of months, so it was great to just hang out and chat.

Ben was a champion and did our grocery shopping on Thursday night, so we were able to just relax on Saturday morning, which was a treat. After breakfast, we got cracking on whipping our basement into shape.

When we moved in, most of our long-term storage stuff just got dumped down there to be dealt with later. But with our house warming party coming up, we wanted to at least get stuff up out of the middle of the floor and onto the shelves. We ended up going through 4-5 big boxes of stuff and either trashing, donating, or putting away the contents, which felt AWESOME! And we got everything up off the floor too. Win!


Clearing cobwebs to hang a flag we found while unpacking

After showers, we headed over to our friends Julia and Andrew’s house for a St. Paddy’s Day party. We were among the last to arrive, and we were the last to leave at the ridiculously late (for me) hour of 11 pm. We had a great time just chatting and eating snacks, and Ben and Andrew bonded over drinking games.

We slept in a bit on Sunday, and then pretty much lounged most of the day. We made a quick trip over to my in-laws’ place to grab some eggs and some mail, but otherwise didn’t do too much. I had hoped to work on a few sewing projects, but somehow during our many moves over the last couple of years, a critical piece of my sewing machine has gone missing. That was a huge bummer, but I still felt like making something, so I decided to bust out the old embroidery floss and makes some friendship bracelets just for the hell of it.


We had tacos for dinner and watched Hot Fuzz for the umpteenth time, then I called my parents, took a shower, read for a bit, and we went to bed.

Do you have an organized basement, or is it a hot mess like mine?