Newlyweds and New Construction
My life has changed pretty drastically over the last couple months. And for those that know me, I’m not really great with change. However, these changes have not only been exciting they’ve been comfortable. Comfortable might seem like a strange choice in words, so let me explain. Typically a huge change in my life would leave me feeling anxious or unsettled. This has not been the case at all this summer. On June 27 of this year I was blessed to marry the love of my life Sean, and for a multitude of reasons Sean and I didn’t live together before the wedding. We finally closed on our house late last Spring, but it needed (still needs) quite a bit of work so we weren’t able to move in until after the honeymoon. Since the wedding the first question people ask me is “how’s married life?” or some variation of that. It’s a question I often even ask myself. I was surprised that things didn’t feel different. In fact, I feel as though this is how my life has always been. Living in my cute beach cottage, with my loving husband enjoying the salty air that softly blows through our windows. .
Now, for those that ask me “how’s the house?” the answer is slightly less romantic. Don’t get me wrong, I love this house and even more so I love what we are doing to this house. I will say this though, I’ve never really been one to enjoy camping. Sean however, could live in a tent and be totally fine. With each project we’ve started another seems to appear, this I am told is par for the course when owning a home. However, I do think this has been a true test to our relationship. We’ve basically spent the last two and half months living in the equivalent of a hotel room together. The only two rooms in the house that are not under construction are our bedroom and the bathroom. I do love the quiet oasis of our bedroom with its light blue walls and the view of the water, although it would be nice to have kitchen to prepare a meal or maybe a couch to sit on and read book. All summer this has seemed like something that might never happen, but as we near the close of this season, we are starting to really make this house a home. The kitchen should be done in a matter of days, and we have finally started to pick out some living room furniture. Stay tuned for my next post about my kitchen remodel with Ikea cabinets.