Well it’s been a minute. As of today, I have internet again, which means (yay!) I can start posting here more, among other things. Also, check out those keys! We moved in to our new place! Which has also been taking up some of our freetime. Or all of it.
We have made some progress- we have purchased almost all necessary furniture and only need a couple of appliances at this point (washer/dryer, television). This apartment is seriously amazing! The ceilings are so tall, the wide-planked wood floors are so beautiful and it’s really comfy and, mostly, it’s ours. And in Paris. I feel incredibly lucky!
We made the obligatory trip to Ikea and managed to get out unscathed. Does anyone else always defer to that episode of 30 Rock where Liz Lemon and Criss Chros plan their doomed trip to Ikea and attempt to make a pact NOT to fight while they are there? One of my favorite episodes. And so true! What is it about Ikea that is rage-inducing?! Still, Connor and I did really well – no fighting – and we got everything we needed (almost) within budget. Colin is getting used to his room, although he seemed to take to it pretty quickly. I think he was happy to be back in his bed that he was used to. He had been sleeping in a Pack-and-Play for 2 months.
There is so much beautiful light in this apartment. And I love seeing how our stuff looks here – the things we brought with us look totally different to me!
As soon as the holiday season ends and we are settled into our place, I have a few DIY’s in mind that I can’t wait to execute/share. Until then, hope you all have wonderful holidays and I can’t wait to touch base with you again soon…