And I totally intended to take pictures, I even put the camera on the table (where it is still sitting). But some how those intentions got lost in the cooking and cocktail serving (and drinking) and watching the kids play and laughing and chatting with friends that I've had for over a decade.
It was so nice to be able to have all our friends together, so much so that we invited a few back to watch the Eagles game the next day.
We ordered pizza and drank beers and soon game time rolled into dinner time and we ordered some seafood and made a night of it.
One friend stayed for 9 hours but we weren't complaining, it was just nice to have friends around.
I think John and I were reminded of how much we used to enjoy having people over. Since moving in with my parents we haven't been able to do this.
But last week the short sale house that we are buying was FINALLY approved. Soon we will be packing ourselves up and moving into our new home.
And I can't wait for the all the BBQ's, parties, dinners, and play dates that we will be able to have.
I can't wait to be neighbors with some of our best friends and for Jack to have playmates in our neighborhood.
I can't wait to have a home to welcome my friends and family into.
I can't wait to reclaim that part of my life that has sat dormant for 4 months. I can't wait to cook in my own kitchen. I want to be lazy all day with no one asking me what I'm going to do next.
I can't wait for all the little moments that will make our new house a home.
Get the wine glasses ready, we're moving!