Today is a milestone day in the Phillips family for two reasons.
I have now done my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd load of laundry in the new house.
I know what you're thinking. "Wait, haven't you lived there for a month or so now? You're just now doing laundry? Gross." I'd be thinking the same thing. But, we've been doing laundry at my parents' house since we moved home in November. Yes, that's 7+ months of hauling baskets of clothes to and fro. This entirely generous move on Mom and Dad's part allowed us to avoid renting or buying a washer and dryer set in our apartment, and then, after we moved into the house, gave us a bit of time before we needed to make another big appliance purchase. We are really, really grateful for how it all worked out. But, our very own washer and dryer are now installed, and today it has been so very nice to carry the dirty clothes just 30 seconds from the closet to the laundry room. It's the little things, I suppose.
In approximately one hour, we'll be bringing home a new addition to our family!
On Saturday, Bobby and I adopted a 4.5 month old puppy from the Humane Society. After much discussion, weighing the options and considering our decision, we agreed...we're ready for a pet. We've waited patiently, we have a great yard, and if not now, when?! It really seems like the perfect "post-house purchase, pre-baby" step...and we are both pretty excited about it.
Our puppy had to be neutered over the weekend, but he should be ready to go this evening. (I should think so, after that procedure.) We can't wait to bring our sweet guy home! 'Puppy parenthood', here we come!
Like I said...it's a milestone day!