I received a really sweet and honest email from a reader a few minutes ago, and it inspired me to check in and say “hi” in a few minutes of downtime. I have a few minutes until Fritz gets back from a very important errand (it involves ice cream) (nope, not pregnant!), and since the cats are busy chasing each other back and forth and sliding willy nilly on our apartment’s hardwood floors (funniest thing since…well, sliding cats are pretty funny), this seemed the opportune time.
So this’ll just be a picture-heavy post of our last few weeks.
First and foremost, Fritz graduated dental school! And not to brag or anything (actually, totally bragging), he won four awards for overall awesomeness in everything that he worked so hard for. I am very, very proud.
His family and my family all joined us in Long Island for a long (good long, not bad long) weekend celebration, and it was awesome. It was his sister’s birthday (the big 3-0!) and our 4th anniversary that weekend, too, so lots of fun times to have together.
Also, his sister caught a frisbee with more grace than anyone ever has before. Ever.
We spent some great times with our friends before we moved–some of the Long Island crew:
And our original best Long Island friends who now live in another state…and had the cutest baby boy of all time:
We managed to have some good times with my family in Syracuse, too.
What a weird and wonderful group, huh?
Then we finally got down to moving! Here’s some apartment/cat pics (these are mostly–okay, all–from Instagram, so if you follow me there then you’ve seen these already).
So nice to be back in CNY/WNY:
Our bedroom, with a wheel I pestered my dad relentlessly to give (ahem, lend) me from some old farm equipment in the barn:
Fritz rebuilding some of our furniture:
Gallery wall Fritz hung over our couch (it looks a lot better with the rest of the living room in the picture, and when you see how much of the wall it actually takes up):
I’ve already started at my new job (I work primarily with babies and preschoolers) and have lots of settling in and scheduling to still figure out. It always takes so long to get accustomed to a new job, but I’m starting to feel a little less freaked out and slightly more comfortable.
I do miss my old co-workers, too.
So far we are loving Rochester, even though it has rained non-stop for what feels like at least a year. I know that we’ll feel even more at home once we have some friends here (hello…Rochesterites?).
Anyway, Fritz just made it back with my ice cream (cookie dough, of course) so it’s time for a movie date and some photo editing. Hopefully I’ll be back more regularly (though probably never again daily!) in a few weeks.