Monday, August 16, 2010

We are IN!

We are finally moved in. There is still plenty to do, but we are living here and loving every minute of it. It is such a good feeling to be a home owner and make a place your own. I have a feeling we will be here for quite awhile and I am so okay with that! I feel so comfortable here. I sit here with no curtains and I am not even scared! It's weird. We are getting curtains soon though. Abe is loving the freedom to crawl from the living room through the dining room allll the way into the kitchen and allll the way back with a BIG smile on his face and sometimes a little burp with spit up. haha. Hey, it happens! Well, I am going to post house pictures soon, but first I wanted to share one of my VERY FIRST MEMORIES here at my new house (sad that Nate wasn't here to witness, he was being an amazing husband back at the old apartment cleaning the whole place!) But I was sitting on the porch, our huge awesome porch with my sister, Jessica and Abe. My nieces and nephews (minus Ruby) Macy, Nolan, Evan and Avery were getting to know my yard and one of the kids walks up from the back yard with a bundle of grapes.. And asked "Are these grapes???" I told them that yes they are grapes and that we have a grape vine in the back yard. Let's eat some!

[side note] My sister broke one open and had me smell it.. We both looked at each other and were instantaneously reminded our our very first home growing up (our neighbor had a grape vine in their yard and we picked the grapes and ate them all the time). It made us smile! ...

So we all tasted the grapes and decided that we should make some grape juice! So.. that's what we did. First the kids went and picked a bunch

then we put them in a bowl and smashed them up,
then heated them to a boil,
added some sugar and water and sifted it though a filter,
then added some ice
and drank it, it was pretty tasty. Nolan, bless his heart overheard me say "isn't this how you make wine".. he wanted to make sure he wasn't going to be drinking wine. It was such a fun little memory that I know my nieces and nephews will talk about forever.. And probably want to do every time they come over! ;) I would love for them, when they get older to say, We made grape juice at my aunts all the time! I just can't wait to get all settled in and enjoy sitting around with Nate and watching Abe grow up here. I am going to take some pictures of the house when things all get put away and show you all. So fun! Check back soon.

1 comment:

Mary Jo said...

What a great memory! I have never made grape juice. I will have to come over next time you make some! I love your house and watching you and Nate make it a home!