Life update

Just a quick post to share some news, and by way of explanation of my soon-to-be infrequent presence on the interwebs: We bought our first home yesterday!

Celebratory dinner at The Local; we bought a house today, folks.
Celebratory dinner at The Local.

We’re really excited and thankful for our friends, who are helping us move, and our families, who are coming down to help us paint (almost every room, because I’m waging a crusade against yellowy-cream walls) and fix up the new place.

It still feels very surreal. We unpacked the kitchen last night, and I kept feeling like we were doing a favor for some strangers in a strangers’ house. Regardless, I am eager to move, paint, and get settled. And probably get the first tiny Christmas tree of our marriage (yes, we’ve been very lazy about Christmas decorations all prior years).

Photos to come eventually!

And then we moved and got a dog

This weekend:

We moved. Guion’s generous and sweet parents came and helped us move, unpack, clean, and bid farewell to good Belmontonia.

We gardened. We planted a host of seedlings from our new landlords, mowed the (huge) lawn, tended our crops, and harvested snap peas and strawberries.

Mowing around the new garden.

We got a dog. (OMG WE GOT A DOG.) Meet Pyrrha (*pronounced “peer-ah”), who is on trial with us from the amazing people at Southeast German Shepherd Rescue. I’ll continue to write all about her on my dog blog. She is a totally sweet and shy little lady and we love her already. (The name comes from Greek mythology and from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, which we recently read and loved.)

Pyrrha!

We ate out and relaxed. (Windy and Mike, below, at Blue Mountain Brewery.)

Our super-awesome moving team: Mike and Windy!

We looked at our sweet dog some more.

Pyrrha at Blue Mountain Brewery.

We unloaded more boxes.

We napped.