Monday! After some morning errands I met my mom down at the ferry later that afternoon to pick up Sofie after nearly a week of missing her! We were completely moved into the new apartment now, but the hardest part was over.
Jason and I were both so excited to have Sofie back, and I was excited to start our life in our new place, and new neighborhood.
Sofie looked pretty darn cute and happy to be back too. 🙂
Sunday was Sofie’s last whole day at my parent’s house. I was able to find someone to fill in for me for the day on set of the web series, so I made a quick stop by set to give her the low down before Jason and I made the last trek to our old apartment to finally get it finished, empty, clean and turn in the keys.
It was definitely bitter sweet, but I was glad we moved. It was a long, trans formative year at that place, and we had many of Sofie’s “firsts” there, but we are ready to move on and start our new life back where we feel most at home: back in Seattle.
Here’s Sofie’s picture from Sunday, looks like she got into the cheese again.
Saturday, I had another prior commitment to a friend working on a local web series. So I had to leave Jason to do moving alone for the day while I went to work on set. Luckily we wrapped shooting early and I was able to help unpack and organize for a bit. We were both pretty exhausted though, so we tucked in early so we could get a fresh start in the morning.
It was Sofie’s last couple of days with her grandpa and grandma, and I was getting excited to see her again.
After a long night of painting, I was pretty tired, but unfortunately, no sleeping in for me.
I had a prior commitment to do makeup for a press event at Bellevue Fashion week, so with less than 2 hours of sleep I managed to pull myself together (pretty nicely, in fact) to make it to work for a few hours in the morning.
Regardless of the fact that I was stinkin’ tired, I still had a great time working and made a few business connections too. After the fancy work stuff was over I headed straight back to the old place to continue moving the rest of our stuff. Which we still had a lot of…
Sofie was still at my parent’s house and I was missing her quite a bit, but I knew that by the end of the weekend, it would all be worth it!
Wow, we’ve reached our 200th post and photo! That’s so crazy to think about… we are well over half a year into this project, and it seems like ages ago when I first decided to do it!
But back to reality – I need to catch up on posts, and I’m almost there!
Sofie’s 2nd day at my parents house while Jason and I continued to move our ridiculously large amounts of stuff to our new apartment.
With the end of the month looming, we still had a lot of work to do: painting was one of them.
We started early and spent the day and night painting our apartment back to the stark white we first found it as, we even enlisted the help of Jason’s siblings (a la emergency paint party) so we wouldn’t go completely mad painting all night (though we still nearly did). Thank goodness for the help we got! I really thought I liked painting, but not like that!
Meanwhile Sofie spent another day with her grandparents completely oblivious that her parents were working their butts off cleaning the old apartment that she’ll never see again or probably remember.
Last Tuesday, my mom came by to help a little with moving and also picked up Sofie for the week. Jason had some time off so we decided to take the week to bust out the last leg of our move. Getting the big furniture, selling the things we don’t need, and cleaning and painting our old apartment. With all of that on our plate it was the best option for Sofie to spend a little more time with my parents so we could finally have everything complete!
I was going to really miss her, but I knew that we also had a lot of work left to do!
Took Sofie’s picture before we left to meet my mom at the ferry. I wonder what she was thinking about?
Alright, a week and a half of photos to go! I can do it!
Last Monday was another day spent organizing the new place. We made a trip back to our old apartment to bring over a few more things; at least as much as I could take/do with a little baby tagging along!
Our first weekend at our new apartment was nearly over and we were really enjoying it. After spending the morning doing some work, we headed over with Sofie to the local farmers market to pick up some dinner. We even ran into a few friends while we were out, something that I expect to be doing more and more of in this neighborhood.
All in all it was a great productive day, and we got some good family time in as well.
What is Sofie doing with these papers? Who knows? She does look quite mischievous though.
Day 4 with Sofie at our new place, and it was Saturday. I had a quick wedding to do in the morning and Jason was working so Sofie went over to her grandma’s for the day.
Once I picked up Sofie after my wedding and got home, I was so pooped! I almost forgot to snap a photo of her, but got her right before we got ready for bed.
There she is with her little stuffed animal friends. Looking a bit serious, isn’t she?