The day we took possession of the house, I ran into Cranbrook to pick up my sister in law, who had thankfully offered to come and help us move. We got back to town, picked up the kids from school, picked up Chris from work (as we had been without a second vehicle since Christmas... Oh Christmas you were a doozy), picked up the keys for the house and went to inspect. Full of bugs, dust and cobwebs, but all ours. We sat in the kitchen and ate pizza at the island (I kid you not, we've been in this house for 4 months? now, and have not eaten at our beautiful dining room table once. Not ONCE. That damn island is SO nice).
The next few days were insane. Trip after trip, cleaning every nook and cranny. Finally renting a small truck to get the last of it. Lots of laughs, a few tears, a few dents in the walls, good times.
Leah eventually went home, Susan came for a visit a short few weeks later to see her new home, and then Chris's dad passed away. The months that have passed living in this house, this town have been pretty great. We love, love LOVE the house. And we love where we have chosen to live our lives just as much. As spring has sprung, everything in the valley has come alive with amazing color and depth. It's truely beautiful. I'll get to all this valley has to offer in another post, there's so much.
The last 4 months (already? where has the time gone?) in this house have been busy to say the least. We have taken out at least 2 dozen (we stopped counting at 19) huge garbage bags full of brush, debris and garbage, mostly from the backyard. Lots of visitors, finding our new normal, getting into a routine.
It is 3 weeks to summer vacation for the girls, and lots of things going on this summer. Most importantly, Nana will finally be joining us. Chris has 2 weeks vacation booked in July, and we are having a hard time trying to find somewhere to go, so we may just stick around and work at all the gazillion projects we have in th works. I keep meaning to take before pictures of things we are doing/have done, but keep forgetting until the jobs done. Whoops. Will start updating with some "after" pics soon.