The First Day.
Our first full day at the new house and it was just as glorious as I had dreamed it would be! Even though we had half the truck to still unload, Casey and I got up early to take the dogs out for their first walk in the new neighborhood. They are still adjusting and excited, so they are pulling SO hard on their harnesses – it makes it very hard to walk them!
We explored the adorable streets of Old Town and with every passing block I was reminded more and more of why we moved here.
We headed up a few blocks to King Street, where we suddenly stumbled across the most amazing farmer’s market on the plaza of the Old Town City Hall! There were soooo many vendors and people out already at 7am on a Saturday – my kind of place. Too bad we had our dogs with us so we couldn’t venture in (they are not so good in crowds), but we are already marking our calendars to head there next weekend.
On our way back to the house, I stopped inside this cute place called Firehook Bakery to pick up some breakfast. I grabbed a few different croissants and muffins to take back to the house – yum!
After some quick breakfast fuel, we were back at it unloading the truck, and ready to face the dreaded 400 pound dining room table. Since my hands were killing me from carrying so many other boxes and pieces of furniture, I came up with the clever idea to wear our biking gloves to protect our sore hands.
The table slowly but surely made its way inside. I had to stop to take breaks about every 20 feet, just to get it in the door!
After the disaster with the box spring yesterday, I was not giving up so easily on the table. A few bruises and welts later, we had SUCCESS and got it to the second floor!
Meanwhile, the dogs are loving their private backyard patio. The gorgeous cool weather this weekend was absolutely perfect for moving in and relaxing out back!
This is the scary reality of what the moving process can do an otherwise normal girl.
Many boxes and trips later, we were all moved in and piled high to the sky! My kitchen is scaring me.
Could these two get any cuter?
Once the truck was unloaded, we wanted to take advantage of the few hours we had before it needed to be returned. Acting on a blog reader tip (thank you, Lindsay!) we headed to the Crate and Barrel outlet that is less than a mile from our house! It was totally meant to be because we walked in the door and found a couch that we loved within the first minute. Love at first sight!
Getting it in the door was another story. You guys, I know I’ve talked about moving being draining and exhausting, but this couch pushed me over the limit. I declared that there WILL be movers when we leave this place after we got it inside!
But it was totally worth the pain, because…check out our living room so far! I am so excited – it’s all coming together really well. I LOVE the new couch – it has super deep cushions, which is exactly what I wanted.
Indy gave it t
he lazy dog seal of approval.
At that point it was time for a lunch break. While Casey and I moved the couch, my mom ran around the corner to a cute little gourmet food mart and picked up some delicious avocado sandwiches – YUM.
Even though we had already had a busy day, we pushed on and headed to every mover’s paradise – IKEA! Believe it or not, we needed a second couch, since we are making our office into a combination guest room. Three hours later, I left a lot poorer and with a huge load of goods.
Kitchen shelves, trashcans, spice jars, coffee tables, light bulbs, a few things for my friend Blake, and a giant pullout couch!
We had a close call with the boxes almost not fitting into the car, but we arranged and rearranged several times and made it work.
Unfortunately when we brought the stuff into the house, Blake slipped and fell down the steps and twisted his ankle. :( Indy did his best to comfort him!
We stayed up until way too late assembling furniture and trying to sort our way through the boxes. By tomorrow I should have some really good and organized photos for you guys! Slowly but surely. It’s still a mess, but it already feels like home. :)
Happy holiday weekend!