I think it’s safe to say that at this point, we are more or less settled in at the new house.


There have been some things to get used to, like not having a working cooktop or dishwasher, finding ants and mosquitoes in really random places and listening to the goats who live down the street yell at each other.

All in all, it’s still better than what we had to deal with at the last place: cleaning up the trash that got blown into our yard and listening to the sirens and neighbors yelling expletives at each other.


Luckily, we did get our new double wall oven installed, and it is a beaut.  I have been doing pretty much all of our cooking with it; even if it heats up the whole house.  Did I mention we don’t have air conditioning?


Anyway, I’ll be running through different parts of the house to share over time, so you can get a better feel for the place.  It really is a great house; I didn’t mean to start out with such negativity.


I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  My mom and stepdad came up to visit and see the house for the first time.  It rained all day on Friday, but Luke and my stepdad managed to grill some burgers and corn by maneuvering the grill as close to the house as possible and using some carefully placed umbrellas.


I didn’t serve these cookies for dessert (as I made them when we were still living in the old house) but I think they would have been a welcome addition.


These chewy white chocolate chip cookies are studded with dried blueberries and sliced almonds; definitely a tasty summertime treat!

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Adapted from Eat, Live, Run

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