Wednesday, November 29, 2006

life among boxes



where did
the week go?

it's been a
whirlwind...

here's the update:

hosting
our first thanksgiving
was a success...

some worked:


some slept:


some did
unnessasary
decorating:



and one
for for the birthday boy:



but then
life changed
quickly
and
we are now
living
among boxes...

from this:


to this:


fortunately
we had
two
amazing
houseguests


from ottawa
on their
way to mexico

who came
to our rescue
and helped us
pack!

more soon...
not sure when
but soon.
xo

24 comments:

ms. pea said...

i love the chickie place mats. now they are probably packed in a box, the way my belongings should be but so flagrantly aren't. [ps for some reason the feed for this post didn't show up in my little live feeds thingie...]

Shari said...

hi gwen,

i love all of the decorations. great placemats! looks like a fun thanksgiving. hopefully you'll be out of boxes soon. thinking of you. xo shari

julie said...

aaahhhh..good luck for the move...it will all be over soon and then you will have a new place to decorate - such fun!!

erin scissorhands said...

wow! those placemats are beautiful!

best wishes with your move!

lisa said...

what decorating could possibly be unnecessary?? that turkey looks scrumptous. i can't wait to c photos of the new apt.

OldandBusted said...

movin' movin' movin' Get those boxes movin'

Anonymous said...

hey...ginnie,...say hi to those two wandering boys if they are still there.....I'd help if i could......
juanito

sooz said...

Those place mats!! How fantastic are they? Your use of motifs is so good - simple but so well balanced. I am in awe!

Hope the box bit passes quickly with a minimum of fuss. I obviously have some kind of illness because although I hate packing up, I just love the unpacking, the chance to try everything in new places, sorting and making order.

I know you will be sad to leave your fabulous apartment, but I hope your new home provides you with a fresh playground.

Ky said...

i absolutely adore your site =)

n said...

I feel sad that you have to move from your beloved apartment, but you have lots of new wonderful memories to make in your new place and i look forward to reading all about them.
Good luck with the move.

Lisa said...

A lovely Thanksgiving and great friends who help with the icky stuff...I am sorry that you have to move though. The pictures of the apartment and your descriptions have always been so charming. Hope the move goes smoothly!

lisa s said...

wish i could have come to YOUR house for t-day... there were no decorations where we went....

oh boxes and boxes... i feel for you... i need your NEW address the second you move in.... :)
xoxo

Amy said...

Hmm I wonder who got caught up in making the cutesy poo placemats :) Continued good luck with moving -- such a TASK!

gracia said...

From this to this... what a wonderful sequence of photos. Good luck with that move... and when you are settled LJ & I have a little something to post to you.
cheers, grache

blair said...

Everything looked so beautiful. Good luck on the move, there is always something very stressful, yet cathartic about packing up your belongings and carrying them away. At least that's what I've always tried to convince myself of. xo

Sarah e. Smith said...

I just stumble dupon your blog and wanted to say hello and that you have a delightful space here. I love your polaroids....are you using 600 film or something different for them? Looking forward to visiting again! Happy Holidays!

amy dawn rose said...

hi gwen- good luck with the move. is your new place as beautiful as the old? although with your great taste, you will make it so. i'm from ottawa too, and the gentleman on the right looks incredibly familiar. what a small world!

Carson said...

yay for friends

bike&beer said...

i hope this move thing ends soon... i miss your posts! even though i see you almost every day :-) i hear the new place is oh so cool!

anne said...

hi bugheart, i loved your little thanksgiving photo-story, looks like it was fabulous :) to your move: i'm so impressed how orderly and organized it all looks, wow! good luck and a peacefuö mind for the move, hope the new place is nice and cosy as you like it :)

anne said...

hi bugheart, i loved your little thanksgiving photo-story, looks like it was fabulous :) to your move: i'm so impressed how orderly and organized it all looks, wow! good luck and a peacefuö mind for the move, hope the new place is nice and cosy as you like it :)

louise said...

Good luck with all those boxes... Your thanksgiving looked fantastic.

Dacia said...

where are you going? those placemats and coasters are SO cute! did you make them?

eireann said...

congrats on the move! and those leaves are so cute. best wishes as you settle in.