Home at Last!

So here’s an update on the nutso life of myself and Josh:

1. The sun has been out for 3 days straight! What an AMAZING sight if you live in the pacific northwest. For those not familiar with the climate here, it (supposedly) rains most every day from October to Aptil/Mayish, and then is beautiful and sunny all Summer long. That was definitely not the case the past 2 months. In fact, all the reports are saying that this month of june has been the coldest and rainiest we’ve EVER had. UGHHH. So now you see where I’m coming from when I say that the sunshine is VERY appreciated.

2. We found out the other day that our puppy is due next week! The sweet Momma named Shea is having a litter of about 14 pups next week, and in August we’ll get to take one home! YAY!!

3. And the biggest news of the week is….(drumroll)…..we signed a lease on a beautiful little 2 bedroom house in North Portland! After much searching and praying and waiting, we found a house that we love, with a landlord we love, in a neighborhood we love. We get to move in on July 8th, and I am so ready to live somewhere that I truly enjoy. I’m going to have a garden and a new puppy and wonderful husband to share it with. So exciting!

Here’s a link to a couple pictures of our new place.

So, here’s to Summer and new locations and the beautiful orange glowing round thing in the sky!




I live a crazy life.

Caroline was bad this week and had her heart completely set on this adorable house that we applied to rent. I just knew with all my heart that the darling landlord would call at any moment and give us a move in date. But no. Mean, awful, bad landlord called in the middle of dinner and shot an arrow right through my heart. So the search continues…

My dinner party thing went…eh…well(?) the other night. To clarify, by the time our friends came over to enjoy the delicious “oven fried walnut and herb chicken” the entire house smelled like smoke and there was bits of black charred nuts in the citrus salad. Nonetheless, a good time was had by all.

Here’s a picture of my wonderful dishes that were used for the very first time this week.

And my homemade Sangria. Classy looking pitcher, eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

I am happy to report that Portland saw its first days of sun in months this past weekend. It was completely glorious, and pretty hilarious to see all the people wearing coats and Ugg boots in 80 degree weather. I spent a total of 7 hours in parks the past 2 days. Love it!

I have a lot to be thankful for. Especially my husband. No matter what my day is like at work or how bad I’m feeling, he can make me smile-well, more like laugh till I pee my pants. I love coming home to him and seeing his car pull up outside my work when he’s taking me out to lunch and having ridiculous conversations in the car. It will never get old, man, I’m tellin ya! Thank you Jesus!!!

Happy times

I am so grateful how God’s been showing up in my life lately. It’s been quite awhile since I have felt this at peace with where I am and this comfortable in my own skin. I am so in love with How he restores and renews.

I am totally pumped about the future. It’s about time for Josh and I to move out of the ole’ Officer’s Row house and into our own little place across the river. It has been a long couple of weeks of house hunting! I never knew how fast rental houses around here get snatched up! Hopefully I’ll have some good news soon though ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m throwing a little dinner party this week, and I won’t lie, I’m a little too excited to cook for people who aren’t my husband. Bless Josh’s heart, but the things he likes to eat don’t exactly fulfill my creative cooking needs. So if anyone has any fun recipes to share, please ย send em’ my way! That is, of course, if anyone reads this. And if not, then I guess I am writing for the purposes of self awareness, rather than being heard. Either one is fine with me!

Happy Monday everybody!