Friday, March 7, 2014

our engagement photos

A few weeks ago we met with our wedding photographer for an engagement session. I mentioned it in my February review post, but didn't share too much more than that, because I've been saving the photos for today.

Simon Reid is great to work with! I honestly recommend him if you're local. He gave direction to two sleepy-headed lovebirds and made us look like we knew what we were doing! Many thanks to Uncle Jim & Aunt Freda of Terpstra Sleigh Rides, who graciously helped us with our sleigh ride engagement shoot.

Alright. Here they are! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...

We're looking forward to working with Simon on our wedding day...which is quickly coming closer!! Eeep!! :D

Monday, March 3, 2014

hello, home ownership!

Yes, you read that right! We're home owners! Our closing date is TODAY! We get the keys; hip hip hooray!!
We spotted the house a few months ago, but finally got out to see it mid-January. By the next week we had been approved for a mortgage and made an offer, which after one counter, was accepted! I've been waiting to blog about it ever since. If you follow me on Pinterest you may have been able to guess what I've been dreaming about - house renovations!!
Our home is about 35 years old, and almost everything, if not absolutely original. Hello blank canvas!! The house is in great shape, as is the interior, so when we've replaced the sun-stained carpet with new flooring and re-painted the main floor, it will be quite enjoyable to live in.
Our plan is to work on updating the house before the wedding, and we'll both move in when we're married. This means February was a big wedding planning month, so that March & April can be house months, before planting season calls Shayne away from our project.
So, wow, home ownership. How neat is that?! Eeeep! Home owners! Weeee!
(PS. Excuse the awful cell phone quality picture and the mid-winter dirty snow!)
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