Michael di Gesu over at In Time is hosting a blogfest with the theme, "What I did over the summer." And even though my summer was exciting and stressful in a different kind of way, I thought I'd join along.
I wish I had some fun pics to share with you, but my summer has been spent packing, moving and unpacking. Not once, but twice. Oi.
I had hoped to be doing more of this:
But you know how it goes, once we moved into our new home, it's been work, work, work. Seriously, we put our home up for sale on June 30th. It sold July 2. We had thirty days to pack up EVERYTHING. So in between kids home for summer and packing and moving, the summer was a blur.
In between packing, we had to house shop. That was the fun part. But with so many foreclosures and short sales, there was a lot of negativity in the real estate market. We'd visit homes with punch marks all over the walls or stripped clean of everything in the kitchen, including cabinetry. It was really sad.
We saw many homes that didn't interest us at all and we knew it as soon as we walked in. Then we saw a few homes we really liked but couldn't get a bid in fast enough. And then, by chance, a home in our same neighborhood (which we love) popped up for sale. The woman had passed away and after visiting it, and it seemed a perfect fit.
The rest is history, although somewhat stressful, but we're in our new home and still unpacking, along with some renovations. We just painted my bedroom:
Totally teal on the bottom and sea spray on the top. Hard to tell from this pic, but the colors are gorgeous. SO we'll be making our way around the house with redoing all the walls. Meanwhile, the kiddies are loving the pool and spend all most everyday after school swimming. I've always wanted my own swimming pool and I'm so thrilled to finally have one.
So that was my summer....
How about you? How was yours?