Friday, November 19, 2010

Just livin' life...

Wow, time sure passes quickly. Just a quick update.

The house is done. All furnished. The boxes that were inside the house are all unpacked. Interestingly, the last pile of boxes were in the living in and dining room.

This area gets tons, and I mean TONS of trick or treaters, so I knew that I had until Halloween night to get through those boxes. I literally finished going through them and decorating the fron rooms at about 3pm on Halloween. The last 2 boxes were clothes, so I cheated and hid them in a different room out of sight.

On Halloween we were invited to go to a brief little get together with a few neighbors across the street. There was homemade soup, and they had a pool to see who could guess how many trick or treaters would come to the hosting house. We could only stay for about half an hour because Eric and I would look out the window and see kids go up to our door when we weren't there. So, home we went.

Very quickly, the trick or treating traffic began to pick up. We realized that we couldn't even leave the dining room before the doorbell would ring again. So, we set up our laptops at the dining room table and just camped out for about 3 1/2 hours. We kept a tally of how many kids came to the door and, at 8:30pm, we noticed that the whole neighborhood turned off their lights and stopped answering their doors. We decided to follow. Final tally....526 kids!!!!

That was one big excitement. The other is that my mom came for her first visit last week. She was here from a Monday to a Saturday. We had the guest room all ready, although the shower in the guest bathroom isn't quite ready for use. She loved having her own room and bathroom. She loved our house and, surprisingly, she loved this little city and the dreary weather. I knew that she would like the weather, she has always liked rain and overcast skies.

It was unfortunate that Eric had to work the day shifts when my mom was here, but we made the best of it and I showed her around myself. We stayed local. She loved, loved the lake that is within walking distance of our house.

The day after my mom left I got hit with a cold. My normal autumn cold that lasts about a week. Today is day 5. It is almost gone. I'm looking forward to it being ALL gone!

In the meantime, Eric and I are living a quiet life together as newlyweds. We love our house, we love being together and going on walks and going shopping and eating dinners that we make. We'll be hosting Christmas Eve for his family this year. It will be a small affair, maybe 6 of us all together. I'm used to a big to-do, so I'm still going to decorate the house to the nines. I love Christmastime and all that goes with it.

And that's what we're up to. Just livin' (and lovin') life.


Tricia said...

Oh, I love reading about your peaceful happy life. Thanks for the update!

We had about 10 trick-or-treaters TOTAL this year. Quite the contrast.

And yes- I do (surprisingly) have a few other friends, but certainly NONE as silly as my Slooks. =)

Karen said...

Yay for a Kristie update!! I've been wondering what's been going on way out there in WA! =)

I cannot believe you had that many trick-or-treaters! That's insane!! That kind of candy is almost something you have to budget for! =)

So glad things are going well!!

Kristie said...

Thanks, ladies! Yes, we were amazed at the amount of kids on Halloween. We had heard about it, but there is nothing that compares to actually experiencing it. It was certainly a good motivation for finishing the house. We had some Target gift card $$ that we used to get the Halloween candy, because providing for that many little ones isn't cheap! It was a very fun night though and the majority of the kids were very mannerly and looked cute in their costumes. Thanks for visiting and for your comments!

Sally said...

You had over 500 trick or treaters before 8:30pm??? Well, that proves that you chose your house well. The trick or treaters always choose the best neighborhoods! Location, location, location goes for trick or treating as well as real estate.

It's good to hear from you again. I've missed you!

Kristie said...

Thanks, Sally! I'll try to blog more often. Hope you're doing well!