Went to St Louis over MLK weekend and visited Sam's grandmother. This was a very good weekend for her. I'm glad we were able to have such a nice visit before she passed away in February.
Started house hunting. Found our house on the first day of looking.
Had a low key but fun Valentines
House inspection. The seller agreed to fix everything!
Alabama had a "blizzard"
Closed on our house!
Pulled up carpet, wood floors, removed all the light fixtures, scraped the ceilings, sprayed the trim white, painted the downstairs ceilings, painted the library and dining room.
Went to St Louis for Sam's grandma's memorial service. It was so nice seeing family.
Sam's parents and aunt visited for Easter
House Projects: washed all the windows, started replacing the almond colored outlets, sprayed the trim in the living room, painted the living room, wood floors installed, tiled laundry room, hung wallpaper, installed 4 new light fixtures, got a new dishwasher
Packed up our apartment and moved into the house
Went on a 3 week cross country roadtrip
Took a fondant decorating class for my birthday
House projects: sewed curtains for the breakfast nook and library, installed new vanity, toilet and light fixture in the powder bath, painted front door, painted stairwell, stained the wood parts of the stairs, installed new light fixture in the entry, painted all the interior doors downstairs
Sam's parents (and their dog) and aunt visited for the 4th.
Finn had a bad ear infection and he went to the vet 4 times in July.
Did several fun things in town: Concerts on the Dock, Grotto Lights concert, went to Lowe Mill several times, took a Handlettering class
Had a house warming party
House projects: painted trim and walls in craft room, installed faucet in powder bath
took care of my sister's dog for 3 weeks
Went to Rochester, NY for my cousin's wedding
Went to Patoka Lake, Indiana with friends
House projects: painted hallway walls and trim, sewed curtains for the living room
Decorated for fall
Worked overtime and weekends and missed out on fun things
House projects: painted guest room, painted fireplace brick
Attended a farm house dinner
Sam and I went to New Orleans
went to Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Boston for work
House projects: painted the guest bathroom cabinets and walls
Decorated for Christmas. See Part 1 and Part 2
Sam's family (parents, aunt, sister, brother-in-law, and nephew) visited us for Thanksgiving and we celebrated Christmas while they were here.
attended several Christmas parties, Christmas activities around town, went to Nashville, saw family and friends in St Louis and Rolla, MO. See more in yesterday's post
Looking forward to 2016!