A brief-ish update

Hi everyone! I know it has been quite a while since I have taken the time to sit down and write. I apologize for that. Life was busy and I gave it all the time I had. Now things are much more calm, and I will return to regular blogging. What you missed while I was gone?


We bought a house! Which is exciting, and exhausting! Exhausting because of all the remodeling we have done, and are still doing. We completely remodeled our teeny tiny kitchen. It is/was so small the listing real estate agent couldn’t get it in one photo. The refrigerator also doesn’t fit, so we have it in the dining room.


Tearing down the wall.


Tearing out the cabinets.


Installing new cabinets and counter-tops.


90% complete, and real life …. my kitchen is messy. In my defense it is 91″x 94″, so two dirty dishes and it looks messy all over again.


After we finished with the kitchen we decided to tear apart our back yard.


Removing a make shift retaining wall.


Then we had to remove 7″ of soil.


Naturally as major home repairs go, this project was not without set backs. Hello flat bobcat tire!


The almost finished product. We still have a bit of filling in to do, and grass to seed. Still this patio is fully functional, it does need more shade though.


As well as the home projects we got married at the end of September. Yay!




There was a lot of DIY, love, and help to make our day possible. I am thankful for all of it. I am also thankful that it is over. I think buying a home and getting married in the same 6 months, might have been crazy. I still have to write out thank you cards. By still have to write them out, I mean I still need to order them. I will get it done, I promise.


This weather really make me want to knit all the things. Maybe I can write a thank you card for each row that I knit? Oh right, after I order them, that is!


Hope your week is off to a lovely start?


What exciting things have you been up to?

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4 Responses to 'A brief-ish update'

  1. Melissa Elkins says:

    And I was there for 2 out of the 3 things you blogged about 😉 I feel special! The house looks beautiful and the wedding was BEAUTIFUL and so full of love. Love you guys! And, you have a full year to get those thank you cards out.

    • Gwen says:

      You ARE special! Thank you, and I didn’t know we had so long to get them out. I know I have an aunt or two who are likely already looking for their thank you card.

  2. congrats and blessings to you and your family on the new house! 😀

  3. Congrats on your home and never ending construction projects 🙂

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