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adjusting to moving…

Moving from one side of the country to the other has been a bit of an adjustment.

M’s adjustment has been almost seamless…

She love’s her new room and having more space to run around.

She even started summer camp last week and is having a blast.

Shiner’s adjustment… not so seamless.

This eleven-year-old lab has turned into a grumpy old man.

Good news is he seams to be doing better each day.

Hopefully he’ll be fully adjusted soon.

Mr. Weekly Bite has been going non-stop since we moved.

For two weeks he worked day & night to get the house together for us.

He officially started work last week and has been busier than ever.

How is my adjustment going?  Well, let’s just say it’s a work in progress.

I am happy to be back in San Diego and LOVE our new house, but I miss my friends in Virginia.

I don’t know what I’d do without email & telephone calls.

What I am looking forward to is our future here and the arrival of our second girl.

I’m so excited to be expanding our family from 3 to 4.

As far as a house update goes…

Our house is slowly becoming a home.

We still have lots of empty space to fill, but I’ve been doing little things to make it ours.

Aside from new paint colors and floors, I hung two of my dad’s paintings in our dining room & have been filling the other rooms with pictures we love.

Plus… fresh flowers & pretty coffee mugs always make a house feel like home 🙂

Oh, one more thing…

i did some baking over the weekend.

see you tomorrow with a super cute recipe!



22 Responses

  1. Rebecca said on June 27, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I am loving your new place and am excited you are adjusting to things. Baloo took weeks to adjust to the move just 7 blocks away from our old house and he kept trying to escape to go home. I guess when you live in one place for 13 years the new place just doesn’t see like home. Now that our stuff is in place he has settled down and actually seems to like the new house. I am sure Shiner will be fine in a few weeks. 🙂 Missing you…

  2. Maureen said on June 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

    You’re on a wonderful journey to creating a a happy home. Looks really good to me. Poor doggy will learn to love it. Good luck with the decorating. Look forward to the new recipe.

  3. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods said on June 27, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Aw, your new place is so adorable! Looks cozy and home-y already.

  4. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 27, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Thanks Jen 🙂

  5. Heather @ Heather's Dish said on June 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

    The colors are just so gorgeous!

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet said on June 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Your new place looks so pretty! I absolutely love the mug too.

  7. Maria said on June 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Love your new place! I hope you can feel at home soon:)

  8. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on June 27, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Aww, I hope your dog gets used to his new place soon! I’m sure he will– it looks fabulous!

  9. Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique said on June 27, 2011 at 11:47 am

    It looks like everything is coming together so nicely! Can’t wait for the recipe. 🙂

  10. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    THanks Maria, Anna, & Shari 🙂

  11. Katrina said on June 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Where did you get that cute Del Ray print? I would love to hang one like it in our new house to remind me of our neighborhood! I am feeling like you are feeling as we adjust to life in Pittsburgh. We miss you guys and Del Ray life too!

  12. Amelia said on June 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Moving takes such a toll on your entire life…doggies included. Your new place is super cute and coming together very nicely in such a short period of time. It’s great that M is adjusting very well. How does she like her big girl bed?

    Can’t wait to see more pics! How are YOU feeling?

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      Hi Amelia – Thank you for your sweet comment 🙂 M LOVES her big girl bed!! She’s so happy with it! And I’m feeling okay… just tired and trying to take it easy. I hope to have more house pics soon!

  13. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Katrina – We miss you too!!! We got the Del Ray print from “A Show of Hands” on Mt. Vernon. It comes framed. I’m sure if you call them they’ll ship it to you 🙂 Hope all is well!

  14. Michelle said on June 27, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I love LOVE your peonies! My favorite flower :). Your house looks like it is coming together fast. I have been in mine for a year now and still have LOTS of bare walls. Good luck getting everything together and thanks for sharing your journey!

  15. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on June 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Poor pup! It’s hard moving like that. I’m glad M is adjusting well. That makes things easier on you! Things look like there coming together. I love your style!

  16. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks Sarena 🙂

  17. Nicole, RD said on June 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Awww, I didn’t even know you had a dog! Poor guy! It’s hard on dogs…and all 🙂 Everything is looking great, though 🙂

  18. Ellie@fitforthesoul said on June 28, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Your home looks so beautiful! Love the decos and everything. This is so cool! I’m in orange county, just about 1.5 hours away from you 😀 And your daughter is sooooo cute and preeeeettyyyy

  19. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on June 28, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Can’t wait to see what you made! I can imagine that adjusting would take some time. I bet when winter comes around you will be VERY happy with your new home:-)

  20. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on June 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I’m glad you’re all adjusting well except for the poor lab!

    Your house is looking great!

  21. work at home said on June 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    You’ve got great insights about work at home, keep up the good work!