OK, I lied. I’m back! Had a few minutes before we leave again.
I feel this HUGE sense of relief now that we’re out of the house. My whole life is in a box and it feels kinda organized!! And being at Karen’s condo is fun – I’ve never lived in a new, modern dwelling in my life and it’s awesome!!
Last night was totally exhausting!! After everyone left, Matt and I stayed at the house, cleaning, sorting and packing. We still had to load everything for the summertime into our cars!!
Somewhere in there I drank a Gatorade (definitely needed the glucose and electrolytes today!) and shoved a peach – the last of our fruit – into my mouth sometime in the 5:00 hour.
By 6:30 we were famished and on our way to Karen’s!!!
More unloading. More unpacking. A quick shower and we were out again and headed to Diana and Dan’s for a housewarming party! They bought a house last year and have been fixing it up bit by bit. This was my first time there – so cute + beautifully decorated!
Diana had tons of great food – she really outdid herself with the details!!
I put anything in my mouth that looked delicious
Wish I could have gotten more beautiful photography of the food spread, but we were a little late and I was too hungry to try to recreate the beauty!! They had a whole buffet of delicious cookout foods!
I made a mini slider on a Great Harvest Dakota bun (custom made for Diana!!) with a spelt burger, tomato and fixins
Plus a big salad with tortellini on top! A BBQ chicken skewer, and some chips and black bean spread.
Plus a little Chardonnay
I was still HANGRY for food so I tried a taste of each dessert, including a Filipino rice pudding Diana made! They were all delish!
The night ended with a taste of Diana’s vegan Pina Colada pops!
Go to The Chic Life for the recipe 😉
As you saw, Matt and I crashed like rocks. He had been up since 2:30AM!!!! Poor guy was delirious.
This morning was our first in Karen’s condo – welcome to the new KERF!! Goodbye mosaic table. Hello swanky condo!
While I love French press coffee most of all, how nice was it for the drip coffee to turn on for me!!!!
Oatmeal cooked for 3 on a gas stove!!
My toppings were all still in boxes, so I used Karen’s TJ’s Sunflower Butter. LOVE the texture and consistency. The flavor is nice and smooth – like a mild peanut butter.
Trading garden for gorgeous balcony!
Whipped banana oats made with soy milk topped with Lingonberry preserves, Sunflower butter and a few chopped nutz –
Look at that sunbutter MELT!!! (Yeah, my portion was a bit generous 😉 )
We’re watching Ken Burn’s documentary on the national parks. As Annie says, “I think I’m gonna like it here!!”
Matt and I are going to the house now to clean more and finish things up. Goodbye house!