Home Sweet Home

Whew! What a week (+) this has been. Thankfully, the move went very well and we are now (mostly) settled in our new home.

Here’s what our last couple of days in the old place looked like:

December-060-225x300 December-062-225x300 Come Tuesday, we were more than ready to start loading the truck and get this show on the road.

December-064-225x300We were lucky to have awesome helper elves who got the truck all loaded up quickly and efficiently. We were finished way earlier than expected (the evening before moving day) so on Wednesday morning, all we had to do was a quick last minute clean and we were out of there.

Untitled3Unlocking the door for the first time in 2008, and locking up for the very last time. It was bittersweet; we loved this house and made a ton of memories here. We both became marathoners, triathletes and puppy parents in this house!

We got the call to pick up our key to the new place at 1PM, which was a relief since all we were doing at that point is waiting around. After a quick trip to the lawyer’s office, our crew met us at the house where we were excited to unlock the door.

And by 4PM, we were completely unloaded. Awesome elves, I tell you. Then it was time for the fun to begin – unpacking, organizing, cleaning, etc. We tried to get as much done as we could before Miles came home from “sleepover camp.” He was a little confused when he got dropped off at a different home on Thursday.

After realizing it was “home” and getting his bearings, he seems quite content and enjoys all of the extra space – especially in the back yard! Although his favourite past-time is looking out the windows.

December-0911We even got the tree up and decorated so it’s feeling a little more festive in here, although our apartment/townhouse-sized tree looks pathetic in this bigger space. Next year I think we will need to get ourselves a giant real tree.

December-083-300x300We’ve also had some fun exploring paths and woods in our new neighbourhood with Miles. There are lots of new places to mark his territory see and he loves every minute of it.

December-098-225x300I’m very much looking forward to scoping our this new area for running routes soon, although I haven’t been doing much of that recently. I went for a long-ish run with the group last Sunday, but haven’t done any formal training (just lots of lifting & stairs!) this week until today’s run.

Speaking of which… it was my running group’s annual costume Christmas run this morning! (I’m the present front and centre.)

photo-8-Copy-1024x449We got all decked out and ran through town on a dreary, rainy December morning. I definitely would have preferred some snow.

And yes, that box was as difficult to run in as you would imagine. It was banging my knees at the front and back for the entire 7.5-mile run. I needed a helper to tie my shoes and start my Garmin.

December-136Of course, the run was followed by a delicious spread of food – as per usual!

December-139And with that, it’s back to work… and the small matter of Christmas shopping which I need to address. Eeks. Moving at this time of year is extra hectic, but it’s also nice because we have some time off to look forward to over Christmas to finish settling in.

Thank you for all of your well wishes on the new place! I promise to share some more photos soon.


9 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home

  1. So many things have happened since I last checked in! Congrats on the new home and on the addition to your family. He’s adorable 🙂 Sounds like training is continuing to go well for you!

  2. Sounds like you need a personal elf all the time – packing, shifting, Garmin-starting, shoe lace tying. I’m sure you could find a few more chores to justify employment year round.

    The house looks great – but we need more pics. Love the photos of Miles inspecting his new territory from behind the safety of glass.

  3. Congratulations on your new home. I hope you will be very happy in this house.

    Love seeing Miles looking out of the windows. Bella does that too, she can sit for a window and look outside for hours 🙂

  4. i love the box. you are the most creative one of the bunch!

    ghetto christmas trees are the best. i still recall the year my friend ‘picked up a tree for me’ and it turned out to be 4 feet tall… gee thanks! we have plenty of time to be fancy grownups anyway 🙂

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