Slowly, we're settling in. Boy, is moving exhausting, especially when you're trying to make a house feel like a home. Every other time we've moved, Adam and I have used the shove-it-and-forget-about it method. We didn't decorate. We didn't think about having people over. We just made our space livable and then we lived. We also ended up with an attic full of unused junk and piles hither and yon. It just wasn't pretty.
But now! Now we are a family. And now I only work part time, so I spend significantly more time at home. It's really made me rethink what makes a house a home and how to make it beautiful in addition to functional. So, a little at a time, I'm working toward jazzing things up. I have plans for curtains and furniture painting (Lily's dresser is already in the works) and new dishes (Fiestaware, hopefully) and lots and lots of color.
In the meantime, I'm working with what we have and a house that is inherently appealing with its white moulding, gray walls, and bright windows.