Well it took longer than we expected, due to a loan company that just really wanted to pull our teeth out (they delayed our closing by 3 weeks), but we finally closed and were able to move into our new home. Alex left the very next day on a week long work trip, so I pretty much got to unpack by myself. But since that task mostly falls on me anyway, I didn't mind. It was pretty slow going though with him gone and with a reunion with his side of the family in California though.
(By the way, that reunion was a total blast and unfortunately I don't have a single picture. We completely forgot to take a camera with us and haven't gotten around to forcing everyone to send us copies of their photos.)
Here's our last photo in our old home:
Once everything was packed up the girls would play hide and seek in the empty cupboards. Way cute!
Mom and Dad decided on the spur of the moment to come out and help me with the unpacking at the end of the month. We had them for a week. Our girls had a blast having them all to themselves. And they helped out a ton with unpacking, mounting things on the walls, weeding our old yard (oh, did I mention we were also frantically trying to get our old home ready for renting, with a huge repair/maintenance list as well as our new guest house renovated and ready for our friends to move into?) moving a ton of stuff and trips to the dump, etc. Oh, and their last day here, while I had to go to work, they painted my front room! Not just your everyday paint job, either. They did a beautiful job faux texture painting the room in a soft warm brown, tuscan style. You can kind of see it here. But you all will just have to come visit and see it for yourselves. I still love it every time I sit in there and just look around. Thank you, Mom & Dad!!!
Now if I could just find the time to paint the rest of the house...