Sunday, November 16, 2008

Home, Sweet Home

We had our Housewarming Party yesterday. We weren't sure we were going to make it at first.

We were up until 5a Saturday morning doing final unpacking, touching up paint in a few rooms, and cleaning. I ended the night by repainting the stairs (they are wooden floating steps, and they were badly nicked). We found the paint left by the previous owner, so I started at the bottom and went up, effectively painting us into our bedroom. :)

We woke up at 9:30 on Saturday and had to do some baking, final cleaning and decorating. The party was supposed to start at 3p. At 2:20p, Kevin hopped into the shower and then left for BevMo to pick up some drinks. I was hanging our pictures on the "Picture Wall" until 3p. I took a quick shower and prayed that people would be late. Since it's LA, the first guest arrived at 4:15p. Perfect.

In total, we probably had 50 people come through, and at critical mass we were near 40 at one time. Thankfully, we have a lot of room now, so it wasn't too crowded. I think people had a great time.

For me, it was the first time the place really felt like ours. We had our pictures up, it was our colors on the walls, and our furniture in the rooms. And, most importantly, it was our friends laughing, sharing, and goofing off. It was so special to be surrounded by everyone out here that we love. I wish my siblings and a few close out-of-town friends could've been here. But, that just means another reason to throw a party when they finally are able to come visit.


Julia said...

how come i wasn't invited?? ;)
i saw the pics and the place looks FANTASTIC!!! i bet you guys are pumped to have SO much room now! can't wait to see it and have a little shin-dig!!

Anonymous said...

i had a fabulous time. congrats again on your new home! :)