“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing at this moment, all you have is all you need.” ~Sarah Ban Breathnach
Doug and I have been waiting for the past nine months for our house to be completed being built and the day finally came last week — our settlement — our home is ours for better or worse! At settlement, the builder gave us a nice house-warming gift, a Tiffany’s crystal bowl — a nice addition to our new home!
We had fun selecting the layout and finishings of our home. After seeing our finishing selections in context, in the completed home, we think that everything came together quite nicely! (When making our selections, we were not sure how it would all come together in the end). It was also nice to witness our home being built, and we enjoyed frequently taking Biscuit with us to the new neighborhood and the home construction site. In contrast, our last house was an existing ‘remodeled’ dwelling from the early 1900s, which was, to say the least, a very ‘unique’ home overflowing with character! We have been getting our home ready to move into, and we have also been slowly moving our delicate items to our house before the movers come next week for our big move into the new house. I have begun to see life as a continual transition, and we are happy to be moving and beginning this new chapter in our lives. I do love this time of year, the fall is my favorite time of year, which is technically going to be here in eleven days! Doug and I are looking forward to getting settled into our new home, and we also looking forward to decorating and furnishing our new home and really making it ours. We know that Biscuit will be there in spirit with us in the new house. We sure do miss him and wish that he could be with us. Biscuit is the perfect and most handsome little sheltie dog ever!
In other news, if you have been following the blog, you know that we love pandas (and cheetahs)! We were happy to read that the baby panda recently born at the National Zoo is a girl and Tian Tian is the father! We were hoping that the baby panda would be a girl and that Tian Tian would be the father — a good omen! (We saw little Tai Shan, the first panda cub (a male) born in 2005 at the National Zoo! Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are also the mother and father of Tai Shan, who now lives in China). We look forward to going to see this little panda who will be named on the 100th day after her birth!
Today is also a special day which marks the day when Doug and I first met when we had our first date nine years ago today! The time sure does fly by quickly!