Friday, May 16, 2014

Counters, lucidity, and family: thankful on a Friday

  1. After initial heartbreak and extreme frustration this week, our countertops were installed today. We are slowly inching closer to done.

    counters and cupboards
    Our choices, almost ready for reveal

  2. There are 7 days until we move into our new home. Whether or not they are ready for us!
    Excuse the mess

    Talking to my Grandma this week, she asked why we weren't moving in on May 15th like we planned. She couldn't remember my name, but remembered the house. 

  3. My dad and my stepmom Tanya are coming back to Canada for an extended visit. That means Ukraine is stable enough for them to travel here and back. 

  4. This kid melts my heart. She makes rough days better with her antics. She isn't mine, but I get to borrow her and return her when she's bad.

    When asked what her shirt is, she replies "Bot"

  5. Tea with friends to honour our friend who has been gone such a short time and yet much too long.

Up next week: My life in places

In preparation for moving into our new home, I am posting the 5 most important places I have lived or visited.


  1. A beautiful teacup to remember a beautiful friend. We hope the situation is stable. We had to come when we did as otherwise Tanya would have needed a new visa. Your home is lovely; the colour is perfect. And I can hardly wait to meet Elizabug. The countertops better be worth the delay is all I can say.

    1. The counters are gorgeous. Now it's the little things waiting to be done. I can't wait for you to see the house. Hopefully I'm unpacked by then!

  2. Uncle Al, I can't wait for you to meet Elizabug! You guys are going to love each other.

    The counters are in?! Oh, I'm so relieved for you. It's finally all getting on track.

    1. Dad and Lil E are going to be the CUTEST

  3. Just love Elizabug's chubby little thighs and tummy. What a cutie-patootie!

  4. 7 more days! 7 more days! That's so exciting! All the stress will have been worth it in the end.

    1. You're right, Alia. I can make it. I CAN MAKE IT.


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