My new kitchen is almost put together! I’m even baking this afternoon!!
WOO to the HOO!!
Sorry. I’m super excited, though. Clearly.
I wanted to spend today giving you all a little update on how the last few weeks have been. I know it’s not nearly as interesting as sugar and frosting, but I hate that you all are being a bit neglected due to the move, so here’s some fun from my move.
Plus…I have food for you guys later this week. Yay!
So this whole thing started about three weeks ago with the arrival of my boys, stateside. Best. Day. Ever. I have family in Minnesota, so we met up in Minneapolis, where we had to hit up the Mall of America. Of course.
Then, the Hubster and I sent our boy on his way, to visit with his aunt and uncle and his cousins, while we celebrated our tenth anniversary in Minneapolis for a few days. Alone. It was heaven.
And check out the swag he got me for our anniversary!! This necklace is from Etsy seller goseek, and I have wanted it pretty much forever. I mean, I’ve had it pinned on Pinterest for at least six months. So. Yeah. Hubs did good there.
We spent our days laying around or (shocker) doing food related exploring. We hit up Penzey’s Spices, and we were both in heaven. We’ve been ordering from them for at least 8 or 9 years, so it was totally fun to get to visit one of their stores.
Early on, while we were still in Minnesota, we hit this long, straight, empty patch of highway. And you know what a long, straight, empty patch of highway is good for? That’s right. Teaching the kid to drive. It was his first experience on the Interstate, and I can’t lie…it was pretty nerve wracking. I think we’ll put off Interstate driving for a while longer yet.
And these are the hats I wore along the way. Yes, that’s a tiara, Minnie Mouse ears, A sequined leprachaun hat, and my homemade Doctor Who fez (which is actually my old Halloween pic, because I forgot to take one on the trip). I’ve decided it’s time to make a big confession to you… It’s a very little known secret that I have a
smallÂ big obsession, and collection, of tiny hats and fun headgear. Only my family really knows about it. And now you do, too. I prefer to wear them while baking, but they’re fantastic for road trips too.
There. I feel so much better getting that off my chest.
Seriously, how can you not be happy when you have a tiny, sparkly green top hat on?
I’d like to announce here and now that Wyoming is just plain GORGEOUS. That is all.
Then, after what I can only describe as a terrifying drive through the Columbia River Gorge (seriously??? No guard rails off the cliff edge?? REALLY WASHINGTON?!), we finally crossed the narrowest, tiniest, see-through-iest little, scary bridge into Oregon! At last!!
The kitchen won. As did the yard…
So, there you have it. Our long move and road trip in an Instagram nutshell. Now all we have to do is wait for our furniture to arrive. In three to four months. But that’s okay…camping is fun, right? Right?!
Love you guys! Thanks for all your continued patience and understanding!! I’ll see you really soon with some food. Of the sugary variety. Promise.