Last Saturday, we had a bridal shower for our good friend Mindy. It was in Morristown at her friend Kelly's house. That's where we saw the luna moth and peonies. Kelly has a culinary degree from the Cordon Bleu in Paris. And the shower was an elegant dinner with the gorgeous cocktails accompanying each course. You know the rose champagne cocktails they serve at Smokejacks? We had those. So good!
On the drive home, it was raining so hard, Em and I had to pull off on the side of the interstate to let it pass. It took us over an hour to get back to Burlington, but I was home in time to take a quick cat nap and pick Col up from the airport at around 1:00 a.m. He was just getting in from Hong Kong. He didn't bring me any more tights (thank goodness!) but he did bring me a gorgeous striped jersey cardigan from Muji, our favorite Japanese store that we first discovered in Paris.
On Tuesday, we went and looked at a place that we were thinking of buying together. It's an apartment in a beautiful old Victorian building that's been converted to condos. We both loved the place and decided to put in an offer. Since then, it's been quite a whirlwhind, signing papers, making phone calls, feeling nervous... we finally came to an agreement on Thursday night and finalized the contract yesterday. Holy crap!
We still have to go through inspection, financing and closing, but it's hard not to start thinking about all the things we want to get at Ikea to decorate. This is a huge deal for us. It's our first home. It's our first home together. And it's so us. We feel so grown up. Without giving too much away, here's a glimpse of one of the windows: