Monday, August 18, 2008

A big month

Hard to believe it's already closer to the end of August than it is the beginning...

It's been a busy one. Always a busy month for birthdays from all sides, Dan turned 32 on the first and I hit the big 3-0 on the 12th. After celebrating in '70s style with my fam the week before, Daniel invited friends over on the 9th to celebrate with a little more debauchery and a lot less children.

There was beer, cake in my favorite colors of black and white, sparklers and far too much Dorito dip. It was a great party, with my work and social lives meshing in equal parts.

(Not a day over 29)

My birthday bash also proved to be the last party at "The Manor" as many have known to call and love it over the eight years Dan has lived there. We've already moved a handful of boxes (and by "we" I mean Dan. He called me out tonight on carrying a single binder and a football tonight). The U-Haul trailer is reserved for Saturday, when we officially leave Ferndale and become residents of Royal Oak. We can't wait.

In fact, we couldn't wait. We got the keys last Friday evening and late Friday night we decided to camp out over there. We grabbed our futon mattress, some sheets, a candle, some easy food, whiskey and a computer stocked with TV shows and headed over for a little sleepover in our new living room.

Our super shaded house was nice and cool -- almost too cool. Maybe we won't even be needing our new central air. But the extra counter space? You know I need it! I can't wait to cook in my new kitchen and entertain in the new house -- it's much more appropriate there than The Manor. Not that I won't miss The Manor, because, in my own way, I will. But I'm ready for the new house and our new adventure.


Janet A. said...

Great photos Kirsten!!!! Can't wait to see your new digs - maybe you can cook something delicious for us! Hi to Dan and Claire!

Janet A. said...

Great photos Kirsten!!! Can't wait to see your new digs - maybe you can cook for us :-) Hi to Dan and Claire!

Janet A. said...

I don't know why this happens but every time I try to post a comment on your various blogs (other than Balices Pieces) I always get a message that says "incorrect password". Then I go to Google to sign up again (and I use the same username and password every time) - then I comment again and both of them show up! Can't figure it out :-)