HITTING THE ROAD
After the "Big Weekend", we then hit the road to visit family and friends, some of our favorite spots, and to do a little celebrating!! We traveled through
states to hit our many destinations, but it was completely worth it!!
Here are just a few of our highlights:I got to visit one of my all-time favorite bookstores!! Auntie's Bookstore is located in Spokane, Washington and is a must-see if you are in the area! Nothing beats an independent bookstore when you have such great and welcoming employees and when you have the selection of both new and used books that they have! (Okay, I may be a bit biased on this one!!!)
Also, since we were with family, we decided to throw my daughter a little early 1st birthday bash!! It was so much fun to watch her dig into her cake and watch her suck every last bit off of her fingers!!
And, the last big bash . . . my grandparent's 50th Anniversary party that I helped to plan long distance. Though we had a few last minute cancellations, we had a great turnout and my grandparent's had such a great time!! It's not very often anymore that a couple make it this long in marriage, so I'm so proud of them and thankful that they are my grandparents!!
We could not leave the West without seeing a few of my personal childhood favorite hot spots!!
Yellowstone National Park: Canyon
We crashed for a good night's sleep before doing our final walk-through and closing on our home over the next couple of days!! We are now officially home-owner's for the first time . . . and it's about time!!! :) And, we can't be more excited about that first-time home-buyer's credit!! :)
We then had to move all of stuff out of storage and into our new home. Unfortunately, our new house was left quite a mess and we wanted to do a little painting before we started to move things in. So, this is what our little garage looked like for the first week!!
Things are getting better though!! We have completed our painting. Cleaning is just about done. We finally got our bed up and we slept in it for the first time in