literally, i am so glad to be back in our house.
this past season has been a whirling dervish of change and transition and WORK. i promise you, i'm not complaining, just explaining... chaos has been the name of the game. whether it's a busier-than-normal fall work season (thanks everyone!) or unexpected real-world stressors where we as a couple (who are definitely not "spring chickens", ha) have had to grow up in new and interesting ways, or extended family pieces we've needed to attend to... there's barely been time for us to learn how to now be a we not to mention us to make this former bachelor pad something home-y. i look around and it definitely reminds me of many moons ago when i first stepped in to j's world and it feels almost foreign to call it "mine"- it definitely doesn't match up with the "mine" i have in my mind. :)
this week promises another work trip (one last one for 2011!) and then i'm firmly rooted... at least for 3 weeks. :) that will be the longest stretch we've had of uninterrupted anything since saying "i do" and WE CAN'T WAIT. first order of business: going to pick out paint colors and find things that are still packed in boxes (do i even remember what i've been missing?!) next, catch up with folks we love and decorate our second christmas tree (first, married). we will just rest (mentally/emotionally) and it will be grand.
today's batch of photos are shots that speak home and this christmas season to me. a contented rest, a peaceful place to land. enjoy.