Monday, February 7, 2011

Life as a Homeowner...

ROCKS! I love it so much. I'm not gonna lie, the first few nights were hard to sleep because it was so darn quiet. I kept expecting to hear a neighbor's door slam, or hear the water running from the neighbor's shower. But there was nothing. Silence. Peace. Quiet. Bliss.
Now I hear shoveling or the hum of the neighbor's snow blower. Garth and the next door neighbor talking. The grumbling of the snow plow or the garbage truck. Noises of life in the suburbs. Love it.
Settling into life as a homeowner has been easy. We enjoy walks around our subdivision, talking to our neighbors, shoveling OUR driveway, cleaning OUR house. Last Monday I came home to this little scene:
Do I have the best husband or what?! Garth made Cooking Light's Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chili. Oh my goodness, it was delicious! It was perfect for a cold winter night and so easy to make. Confession: We loved it so much that we doubled the recipe the next day and ate it every night for the whole week. Life is good.

24 comments:

Brittney Galloway said...

Mmm, that sounds like a great meal! Glad you are enjoying life as a homeowner!

Anne said...

Awww, I'm so glad you're enjoying this new phase in your life! How exciting! That chili looks yummy too! :)

a H.I.T. said...

Congratulations again! I love being a homeowner. It definitely comes with it's own set of headaches, but it's all worth it.

And what a fabulous husband to make something so yummy! What a treat :)

Kristen said...

Yay! So glad you're loving the new house! I'd love to see more pictures of it!

Jules said...

Glad you're loving being in the house. The chili looks delicious!

Miss Chelsea said...

Hehe you guys are cute... one of my favorite parts of being a homeowner so far is shoveling my own driveway too (how weird is that)

Newlywed Hostess said...

I am glad that you are enjoying life in your NEW HOUSE!

And that food looks fab! My husband once made me eggs that I had to drink my juice to swallow. You are lucky!

Michelle said...

That chili looks amazing.

Being a homeowner is one of the best things ever! Congrats!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

That chili looks good!!!

Glad you are enjoying your new home!

Café Moka said...

Hooo great meal!!! I'm glad you are enjoying your new life!!!

Gwen said...

YAY!!! So glad you are settling in and enjoying every minute of it!!! XOXO

- Sarah :-) said...

Oh my gosh - that looks SO good and soooo tasty!! I'm definitely trying it. Thanks!! :-)

And isn't it awesome owning your own home? I can't wait to have a SFH so we don't have all of our neighbor drama. But the move into owning was a great step for us, for sure. Here's to more happy memories of simple weekends!!

Lacey said...

I can't wait for those little perks of being a homeowner! I'm so glad y'all are having a blast in your new home. And that chili looks delish!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

aww, yay, that's awesome! congratulations again, I'm so happy for y'all!

Mrs. Lukie said...

So sweet, Lindsey! Glad you're loving every minute of being a homeowner--it's such a great feeling :)

Jessica said...

Sounds like you guys are loving the new house! I'm so excited for you :-)

Elizabeth said...

Life sure looks good for you two! :)

Lauren said...

Sounds like life is good!!!!! :)

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

:) It was so amazing when we moved into our house, even though it was costly and time consuming and brought on a whole new set of issues and decisions, it's been totally worth it. How sweet of G to make you dinner!

Jen Caputo said...

So Happy you are loving your new life!!

The Shabby Princess said...

Awhh yay!!! Glad you guys are settling in and enjoying life as homeowners. And that dinner looks delish!

Cait said...

aww so cute!! thats so exciting for you both :) congrats! your blog is so cute! i def am going to follow if you want to check mine out as well! I have some cute things my boyfriend does although I wish we were in the process of looking for a great place like you have!

Lil' Woman said...

Congrats girl....this is an exciting new chapter for you both.

KC said...

Looks delicious! I am definitely going to make this!!