3/30/10

Welcome Home!

1 moving trailer + 1 billion boxes + 4 parents + a 24 hour stomach bug + 100 bags of trash = Welcome HOME!!

Luke and I are in our new home and cannot stop thanking God for his provision. We love our new home and cannot believe that it is ours!

When we first got married we spent the first month saying "omigosh we are M.A.R.R.I.E.D!!!" or "WHOA! you are my Husband!!"

This past weekend we have found ourselves saying "omigosh we are homeowners!!" or "WHOA this is our HOME."

Obviously with all of the moving and the fact that my husband had our internet disconnected last Wednesday I haven't had any time to blog, or read blogs, or do anything other than packing packing, and unpacking, unpacking.

Soooo I hope you haven't given up on me, I'm still here!!!!

I have missed blogging and I am hoping to get back into the blogging swing of things.

I am really tired, and I feel like I can't formulate proper sentences or say anything that is mildly witty, so before I bore you any longer I will just post some picture. Everybody loves pictures.

This is what our apartment looked like last week. Everything packed up. Goodbye apartment 4506 we will miss you.

Saturday was the official moving day. Both of our parents met us at our apartment to get everything to the new house.

The following picture completely cracks me up. If you notice at the top of the stairs my mom is carrying something that appears to be very heavy, further down the stairs Luke looks like he is straining with that large chair, a little bit further down is Megan with those heavy rolls of WRAPPING PAPER. Please darling don't strain yourself. And notice I am the only one posing for the camera.
And again. These were not set up. Look at my face. I seriously think that I am helping out by moving the wrapping paper. Poor girl. And poor Luke still looks like he is struggling back there.
The sea of hair ties underneath my bed:
Me driving Luke's car with my entire closet behind me. Every moment is a photo-opp.
After a long day of helping us my parents headed back home so we took this pic first. (in our new home!! eek!!)
I don't have a picture of us with Luke's parents but we are so grateful that our parent's came to help us. We couldn't have done it without them!!

Sunday we went back to our apartment to say a final goodbye and turn in our keys. Telling 4506 goodbye:
I told Luke to show me how sad he is. I'm not sure if this means he wasn't sad, or if he just doesn't listen to me. It could be a little of both.
One last picture in front of that dented, faded marroonish door.
We worked hard all weekend and got almost all of the boxes unpacked. There are still a few floating boxes that need to be tended to, also, no decorating has been done. That may take awhile. I'm just not sure where I want to hang things yet, and then I start to stress about the fact that I have no idea how to decorate and I'm not good at it and I will never have a decorating blog so then I don't touch anything.

It's a vicious cycle.

Here are all of the decorations just hanging out in the floor:

And our bedroom still full of boxes
One day I will give a tour of the house, I just want to make sure and have everything nice and decorated. So maybe next summer I will do a bloggy home tour.

I'm not even kidding.

Until then I will be busy shopping at TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby, doing my best to avoid the hubs when he asks for my receipts.

And also working on my giant muscles. Somebody's gotta move the wrapping paper.

34 comments:

Brittany said...

Congrats on the new home! I love the fireplace!

Kassie said...

Oh, I'm just SO excited for you!! Your first home! Can't wait to see the decorating...next summer :)

Elle said...

Congratulations! The home looks like it has real potential. You will settle in and then get inspired about decorating.

Lil' Woman said...

I'm sure you'll figure out how you want to decorate it....you know next summer! :)

Rachel said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I know you've waited a long time for this!

Moving is one of my least favorite tasks in the world. Good for you for carrying the wrapping paper :)

Chelsi said...

Congrats on the new house! After you're not so overwhelmed you will probably be better at making decisions about where to hang things! But, we've been in our house 2 years and I still think it looks plain. A well decorated house takes time, patience, sweat and money! Oh, and a good sense of color? I'm not good at any of these! Dangit!

Oh, I LOVE your moving style! ;)

I Am Wonderfully Made said...

Congrautlations on the new house! I remember moving into our house. It brings stress and excitement! hey someone has to move the wrapping paper! Good luck with all of the unpacking!

RN Mama said...

Congratulations Megan! I can't wait to see the whole house. I absolutely love the ceiling in your bedroom:)

Belle said...

Congrats! The sea of hair ties cracks me up- I have the same issue!

Can't wait to see the house after it all comes together!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Wow the house looks beautiful so far!! I'm sure it'll take a long time to get settled in... but don't rush it! Once my BFF got everything finished, she got all bored and depressed. Post-decorating letdown.

Love the wrapping paper move - it's so important that you don't smoosh it.

tootie said...

Congrats on the new place!

PinkSass said...

So so exciting for yall.

I died laughing over the pics of you carrying the wrapping paper all official. :)

Love the few pics of the house and my goodness that fireplace..ahh the possibilities.

Can't wait to see more pics, and seriously take your time decorating and what not. I've lived in our house for 2 years and I'm still decorating.

Missed you.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

This is so exciting! I love the documentation of it all.

I am obsessed with your fireplace and I know that your house is going to look amazing when we see it!

It takes a while to get everything done-- room by room.

xoxoxo

Rebecca Jo said...

Hope you didnt pull anything carrying that wrapping paper!... I was cracking up at those pictures!!!

And is Luke's sad face always that happy? Cant wait to see the home tour!!!

Congrats home owner!

Jenna said...

Love the post! Yay for the new house! I'm cracking up about the wrapping paper - that would totally be me.

Heather said...

So happy for you and being in your new home!! It's so exciting! Congrats!

Nicole said...

Congrats new homeowner! How exciting! You sound a lot like me trying to get all the boxes unpacked right away. And I remember that me and my husband did the same "wow, we're married" and "wow, this is our house" thing too.
Do you have a HomeGoods by you? That is my absolute favoritist home decorating store. It's a TJ Maxx for house things.

SouthernBelleJM said...

Congratulations!!!!! I know what all the packing is like. We just moved into our house in October. I would definitely paint first before you hang stuff. I know y'all are so excited!

DREW'S MOM said...

Glad to see you guys made it in ok. Congrats on the new house. And funny to see that I'm not the only one collecting hair ties under their bed!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I love that you took photos every step of the way. Awesome!

And don't feel too bad about picking up the light stuff- my job during a move is always to "supervise." hehe.

Lauren said...

That would totally be me with the wrapping paper! I have a severe dislike for moving so I'm hoping Hubby will send me to a tropical island getaway while I moves us the next time! (he's threatened to do it!!!)

Lauren said...

your mom looks like she could be your sister. also, i secretly know why you were carrying around the wrapping paper...so that when the worker bees got off task, you could whack them with it and get them moving again ;) congrats on the new home!

Becca said...

congrats! :-) yay!!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Ahhhh So exciting!

Love the heavy wrapping paper lifting - you crack me up.

petrii said...

Megan,
I'm so happy for y'all!!! You two are so cute!!

I love your fireplace, and the ceiling in your bedroom looks a lot like ours. I feel connected by ceilings =)

Love you girl ~~ get some rest,
Dawn

Heather said...

how exciting!! I'm so happy for you!!!

d.a.r. said...

Oohh I love your fireplace and your bedroom is HUUUGEEE!!!!

Good luck decorating!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

congrats on the new place!! can't wait to see photos :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Congrats!

Brown Girl said...

Congrats so exciting and fun!!!

Samantha said...

Hoooooooooooooooooooraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

I am so excited for you guys and this new step in your lives. It's going to look great.

Kristin said...

The fireplace looks really pretty!

Love Being a Nonny said...

You are too funny with your wrapping paper rolls!! Can't wait to see the finished product. I know you are so excited! LOVE the fireplace!

Lauren Kelly said...

I'm so extremely excited for you, Megan and and pray God will bless your new home!!!! Love ya!! :)