Sunday, September 2, 2012

1 year ago...

Things have certainly changed for us from the way they were one year ago.
  • We had just moved into our new home and were surrounded by boxes.
  • For the first 6 weeks in our new home, we had no functioning kitchen.  The cabinets were installed, but there was no counter top or sink.
  • The kids were stressed about starting a new school, unsure about making new friends and worried about having new teachers.
  • We were eating off of paper plates - lots of pizza - lots of take out.
  • Our garage was completely full - we couldn't park in there - we could barely walk in there!
  • We still owned the Director's previous house, and it wasn't completely cleaned out yet...  We were still trying to figure out what to do with all of the things that remained there.
What a difference a year makes... 
  • We finally did finish cleaning out the other house and sold it earlier this year!  What a load off of our minds!
  • All of our remodeling projects in our new home are complete and the house turned out beautifully!
  • We rented a dumpster and purged all of the junk that we didn't think was worthy of donating.
  • We participated in our neighborhood garage sale in May, and were able to sell a lot of items that we just weren't going to be able to use.
  • We are parking both cars in our garage!  This one is huge!  Both El Director and I like parking in the garage - the was a huge goal of ours for the first year.
  • We are still going through items room by room to clean out things that we just don't use. The office is the next room!
  • The kids made so many new friends at school and were excited to go back this year!  My youngest, who was a little cautious leading up to the first day of school LOVES her new teacher.  We were all a little worried about her as she had a horrible experience 2 year ago with her first grade teacher (I'll write about that in a separate post).  But she came home the first day with the biggest smile on her face!
  • We have all easily adjusted into the fall routine with the bus schedules, soccer practice, and all the other activities hat start this time of year.
El Director and I talk often about everything we were able to accomplish in the past year.  It was an extremely stressful year for us, but...  we did it! 


Loco YaYa said...

sometimes looking back a year helps, for me, to put good things in perspective. isn't it wonderful the way things progress.

Facie said...

It is about time you put up a post! I had all but given up hope that either you or the hubs was going to write one again. Glad things are going well, particularly for the kids.

Ah, using a garage to house two cars. What is that like?!