Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Long, Unintended Hiatus

Hello!  I can't believe it has been a month!  I'm so sorry I have been out of touch.  To say this past month has been a bit crazy is an understatement....

Our trip back from Europe was, well, challenging (airlines lost reservations - twice; kids didn't sleep, etc.).  Once we arrived, we left the kids with family in Michigan and drove to CT for a three day house hunting trip.  Coming up empty, we went back for round two.  This house hunting process was completely exhausting, but we finally found a house that we absolutely love and we are now under contract!  What a relief.  We've had the inspection, negotiated repairs and are just now waiting for the assessment to finalize our loan.  We're supposed to close in late August.

In the meantime, I've been in full swing mommy mode taking the kids to swimming and tennis lessons, boating on the lake, fishing, celebrating my father in law's 85th birthday and my mother in law's 84th birthday, attending to E's never-ending desire to get into everything and now trying to schedule a short vacation to Saugatuck, MI.  And, then there is all the moving stuff - organizing movers, schools, buying another car, etc.  Never a dull moment!

The up side is that I can now start working on decorating ideas for our new house!  I am really excited! In fact, I'm slated to go to shopping with my sister-in-law next week to do start hunting for various items, especially rugs.  I'll be sure to share pictures of the new house and any of my finds in the coming days!!  

I hope you all are having a great summer!  It's flying by.  My little ones are keeping me SOOO busy....let me tell you!  I couldn't resist but post a couple of pics!! :)  

Luke and Elizabeth playing in their tent

Luke's first fish of the season


  1. Congratulations on the house! I look forward to seeing photos and hearing your plans.

  2. So glad you made it back to the states safely Fran! I cannot wait to hear more about the new house! Enjoy those kiddos.

  3. Yay! So good to see a post from you Fran and glad that you found a house and you're enjoying your hectic/crazy/fun summer. Sounds like things are moving along nicely - will hope everything works out smoothly for all of you. Enjoy the rest of the summer! And of course can't wait to see photos of the house.

  4. It's nice to see a post from you again! I can't wait to see your new house and your ideas - isn't the planning and dreaming always the best part? And your kids are precious and so worthy of the time they take!!


  5. Wow, what a whirlwind! Glad you're back and can't wait to follow you on your house-decorating journey - how exciting!

  6. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Packers and movers in Chennai

  7. Hey Fran, I'm also returning from a long hiatus. You have a much better excuse than I, though! I can't believe you've said good-bye to Europe and are back in the States. That's a lot to manage with a family of four. I just read your post about the house and though you took down the previous post, I still CANNOT wait to see pictures! Fingers crossed it becomes yours. Sounds like you really love it -- and are grateful to have it.

  8. Welcome back, Fran, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your summer as much as possible amidst the craziness of moving/traveling/house hunting. I finally am getting back into the swing myself...discovered sometimes you just have to take time out/away to live and not just write about it!