If anybody has suggestions for more obscure animal sounds, please let us know. He knows all the ones I do, I think.
Today we took a whole new step into adulthood: purchasing new furniture. We had no idea sitting down repeatedly could be so exhausting.
The winners were this tasty brown combo (new throw pillows will happen) and Melissa, who found the store’s plastic glass of plastic tea with plastic ice. So classy.
And a special shout-out to Lindsay Dyer and Melissa Kruger, who split Sam detail. This was the first time we’ve both left him for a whole day. I think he handled it a little better than we did.
(Melissa’s note: Yes, it looks a little like it belongs in a smoking den, and no, it’s not at all what we expected to get. But we did. And I have fabulous throw pillow ideas floating through my head. There you have it.)
In the midst of birthday parties, farewell parties and the Olympics, we packed up four years of stuff and moved to another part of Charlotte! Our new landlords are friends from the church, and they graciously offered to rent their condo to us lease-free for next few months until we move to Prague.
Unfortunately our amazing friends & movers got the shaft in the picture department. So here’s their shout out: Alex, Grae, Jay, Jeremiah, Michael, Peter, Tyler– thank you for everything!
Jessica (also picture-less) came through with lunch. Thanks, Jessica!
This is our friend Becca. Here’s a summary of a little conversation we had.
Becca: Melissa, I have the neatest,cleanest, most-organized house of anyone in the world*. Do you want me to unpack your kitchen?
Me: Absolutely, I do.
*She didn’t really say this, of course. She’s also the most humble person in the world.
We’re loving the new place. Give us one more week to crawl out from under the boxes, and then come and visit anytime!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Olympics have taken over almost every household in America. I, for one, have been an Olympics fan since my first Mary Lou sighting in 1984. And I’ve been counting down to the 2008 Games since September 2004. So, needless to say, nothing was coming between me and the opening ceremonies.
So we actually seem to have made a return to blogging, but there’s still one more day to participate in Blue Sky’s Rock the Vote 08. Currently the two frontrunners are dead even, but you still have about 23 hours to turn the tide. Bring friends, get dead people to vote, whatever. The box is to your left.