I got a call at 12:30 on Friday that we could pick up these:

new keys, new house

We immediately snatched them up and went to OUR house.

my front door

My parents met us there with a basket of goodies, including a balloon for Annabel.


The balloon was all she needed to feel comfortable, and she started walking around like she owned the place.

like she owns the place

on her stage

We all toasted with sparkling cider:


um...not quite, Annie
clearly not ready for a cup

cheers to our new home

Then we put Annie to work.

annie at work

After all, those floors aren’t gonna clean themselves…and we have a lot to do to make this house our home.