This whole moving process has been different than I’ve ever experienced. I wasn’t there when Jared did the final packing (I found a dried up apple in a box Jared packed the other day #boys), I wasn’t there when they unloaded the boxes into the garage, we still haven’t moved things into the house, I still don’t know where half my jewelry is, and I just now put the last of my clothes in our room (who needs clothes).
It’s been interesting living a little differently these last few months. I’ve survived with 3 pairs of jeans, 1 necklace, and premade frozen eggplant parmesan from Trader Joes. It sounds silly, but sometimes it really did feel like we were motelin’ it. At least Motel McGann is what Alondra calls it. It has definitely not been easy, mainly because I am high maintenance, but it’s been an experience that is for sure.
About 2 weeks ago, Jared and I decided we really needed to get our kitchen back to working condition. He had been trying to do the cabinets himself (after the first attempt didn’t really work out), but it was just becoming too much. Plus, we realized professionals are just 100x faster than we are.
Here are the cabinets being painted…
And, here is the finished product!
I am still getting used to the new kitchen (still don’t know where to put my trash can), but it’s been so nice to have a kitchen again! I would rather clean counters, wash dishes, roast brussel sprouts or bake chicken over sanding walls and door jams any day.
It’s definitely been a LONG, SLOW, and stressful experience, but I do think it has taught me a lot.
It has taught me that I really need to be more patient, I need to not throw tantrums when things don’t go my way (we call them Katie-Kaboom moments), I need to have a positive attitude, I need to suck it up and just get to work, and I need to be more grateful.
Jared and I really are SO blessed. Our lives are SO great. But, for some reason, sometimes I let those stupid little nothings cloud my vision. Even though things aren’t perfect (and we still don’t have a door on our bedroom), we are doing pretty great.
Next month we WILL have more progress pictures! At least we better, since we have 30 days till our deadline! And, since our deadline just happens to be our anniversary, I’m really hoping we can pull this off.