Sorry for the long absence . If you read my last post you may think that I am still recovering from our weekend at the lake but I have to say, it went about as smoothly as anything involving 9 young kids can go .
There were a few meltdowns and I think we were there all of 5 minutes before one of the kids took a tumble down a flight of (carpeted) stairs, but no one drowned and none of the moms ended up in the looney bin so I think it was a successful trip . The irony of it all is that my days at the lake were actually rather relaxing compared to what took place the next week - completely packing up our current house and closing on the new house all during major power outages and record breaking heat .
And with or without power, we had to have everything finished by last Saturday because we were leaving for the beach for the next two weeks ! I really don't think I have ever needed a vacation more in my life . Things will be crazy again once we return because the movers are coming the day after we get home . While we are gone we are having the new house painted .
I still can't believe I did this but I told the painter I want every single room white !
I never in a million years thought I would live in an all white house but I really just wanted everything to feel bright and clean .
I also really want the focus to be on fabrics, and finishes and accessories instead of the walls .
We will see how it goes . In a few months I may change my mind but I am inspired by the whiteness of these rooms and hope that I will love the results when I get back .
In the meantime, I just want to focus on sand, surf and sun! It may be a while before I get to sit still again .