Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hello December.... Hello Blog!

So here we are... December 1st!
Austin is 8 and a half months old already.
8 and a half months!!! - Gaah.
Here's the quick update of life lately in bullet form.....

September 16th is when I last posted on my blog. Yikes!!
We have been busier than I could have ever imagined.

We went away for one night for our 2 year anniversary to Rehoboth Beach Delaware with a stop in ocean City Maryland. We had an amazing time. We definitely needed the get away, but my gosh it landed the weekend before we moved. We had this planned and booked though before we sold the house, so away we went!

On the ferry to Delaware

Thats me in the hoodie, rescuing a seagull that was tied up with fishing line. The man in the hat held it and I cut all the fishing line off and took the hook out of its belly. My gosh that was crazy!

I only took like 2 pictures on the actual trip because all our focus was on each other and our get away with out Austin (Thanks Mom) but this is the boat ride home!

Love him ~ we had so much fun

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We sold the house the 16th of August and closed on October 3rd. 
The weekend prior to the closing we moved. 
The weather was absolutely atrocious. 
It was storming and pouring and windier than I have ever seen.  It was horrible.
It was so hard to watch all our sweet friends helping us in this miserable weather. 
But, we are SO thankful for everyone!
Ted picking up the moving truck!

I've learned that once you move out, moving home ESPECIALLY with your husband and family - not easy. I love my mom dearly but it's not easy living in "her" space.
I had to borrow my girlfriends SUV to pack and move more at once time.

In the weeks between, we purged, packed, cleaned, downsized and figured out a way to move all of our 1250 square foot house, a baby, 2 cats, a snake and a blind dog into a bedroom and a half at my moms.
This was our living room
We have a section of our friends basement taken over.
Half of my moms basement. 
And a large portion of the upstairs of my moms garage. 
Yeah. It's insane.
And....we're going to be doing it all again very soon!

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The weekend we were moving also fell on my cousins wedding. 
So tired, and with minds racing, we went to their beautiful wedding.
It was lots of fun! 

This was the final leg of the move.
There I am - unshowered, tired and wet.
Theres my boy in the back there
And look closely next to me - my two cats. 
Poor little girls... they were less than thrilled.
Thankfully they adjusted just fine living with my mom and her cat.
Adios old house!


We were both a little sad, but I'm SO happy we don't live there anymore.
So we have "stuff" in a storage unit that is legit full to the brim.
I seriously didn't think we could fill it, but we did. Quickly.
My car looked like this for like a week. We just ran out of space to stuff everything. 
It was terrible.
And apparently I wore this sweatshirt a lot haha
We moved in to my moms and set Austins "room" up first. It's actually cute and quite functional.
Happy Boy
We "celebrated" the start of hockey season.... 

Just like his daddy
Austin went for his first bike ride!
He LOVED it!

I snuck over to the beach early one morning to take pictures of Ted and his buddy surfing.
There is nothing better than living 4 minutes from the beach.
The beauty in this picture is breathtaking

We went pumpkin picking as a family of 3

We celebrated Austins first Halloween

I went on "election day" to the best pizza place in NJ with my Pop Pop and my Aunt.
This place was my dads favorite. Its a favorite in our whole family actually 
DeLorenzo's in Trenton/Hamilton - go if you're local.

Austin and his Great Pop Pop

I've decided what cookies I'm making for my annual Christmas Cookie Exchange
They are Frosted Cranberry

I've also decided that we need an SUV. 
And lately, I'm liking the Ford Explorer Sport

We've eaten a lot of Broad Street DoCo donuts
and drank A LOT of Rook coffee lately!!
OMG Delish
We celebrated Austin's First Thanksgiving

We road tripped to Easton PA for an impromptu lunch with our favorite cousin

 Ok so on to the good stuff....
We weren't really actively looking for houses but something popped up.....

Soooooo... we're buying a house!!

We should be closing by the end of the month.

I mean. Phew.

So now we are waiting for all of the details to go on and get finalized. And I definitely will post about the house - but not until it's all said and done. But let me just say, I've had my eye on this house since I was 15! I've always loved it and have said numerous times "if that house ever goes up for sale I'm buying it"

Here's a sneak peak....

We are so excited!! 

So that's my recap of the last several weeks.
Hopefully I'll blog more because I definitely miss it!



  1. Congratulations on selling and buying! So exciting! Glad things are going well for you guys!

  2. Welcome back! :) Sounds like you've been having a lot of fun! Austin looks so sweet in his Halloween costume!

  3. Welcome back! We've missed you. You've certainly been super busy! Congrats on the new house-can't wait to hear about it. Good luck!