Dear readers, I miss you, and I have a lot of little updates:
MARCH: Since I last wrote, we suffered through the longest and coldest and snowiest winter on record, or at least on my record, which really put to the test my theory about how you can love March if you just think of it in positive terms. Blah blah blah, March was really hard this year and there were no magical mind tricks you could pull to make it lovely. It got the best of my positive attitude, and was I ever glad to see the calendar roll over to April. We don't ask for much in Spring in Maine, just a few 40 degree days, please and thank you? April has been good to us so far.
We did get one more day of skiing in March, this time at Big Squaw Mountain overlooking Moosehead Lake with Lindsay, Andrew, and Leah.
|Lindsay and Reedo|
|Skyler and her apres ski glow|
RENOVATIONS: Starting in February, we had the kitchen and the downstairs bathroom renovated which was an exercise in patience to say the least, however, I am a firm believer in not complaining about first-world problems like home renovations. So I was having an internal battle with myself the whole time: "THIS IS HARD! STOP IT, BE GRATEFUL." The "2-week" project turned into an 8-week project, and I am one of those people who feels that the state of your home is reflective of the state of your mind, so I was frazzled and out of sorts for the whole 8 weeks. I am also a victim of HGTV , which I love to watch, and in my mind, renovations take 60 minutes minus commercial breaks, so the seemingly never-ending nature of the work left me yearning for The Property Brothers.
Tim was a saint who always had his eye on the prize and didn't let the dust or piles of tools everywhere get him down, and when we had no laundry or no shower for 2 weeks, he often reminded me that we can shower at the gym, and how great it was going to be when it was all done. WELL GUESS WHAT? He was right. It is so worth it when it's all done. We really did enjoy the process of choosing the colors and tiles and design together, and are super proud of how it turned out.
And don't you love a good before and after picture? Here you go.
|Reed would stop every minute or so to say: "Boy, am I good at this."|
|doing homework: such good little writers.|
|Hills, we're coming for you! I stole this off your facebook. Also, you're gorgeous. Also, I want your sunglasses.|
|I love everything about this photo.|