Sunday, 28 November 2010

It is difficult to pick up where you left off, or to write an emailed reply, when there has been a gap of time or life has moved and changes considerably. I'm been content not to be on here (and regrettably neglecting emails) and so much has happened.
Little special days - one month of marriage, one year since our courtship (november 12th), two years since our meeting (november 21st), two months of marriage. We bought a table, hung pictures, bought a Christmas tree (and put it up).
We had our first married Thanksgiving with my parents, and last night had our first Thanksgiving in our own home. Denis, Zhanara, Marat, Yelena, and baby Bogdan came over for their first Thanksgiving ever. I had a lovely time making everything! (Though two little chickens substituted the turkey, since one wouldn't fit in our tiny, pretty oven) We've had guests before but it was amazing to see our table almost full, and to feel our house homey and warm. And one told me, "I like your house, I feel comfortable here." That is what we want, and what its goal is. Warm, comfortable, inviting, something that says home (and is also very colorful). And lots of talking (which also happened).
I love grocery shopping. And cooking, baking, making ice cream, curtains, keeping the cat happy. We got fish (tentatively named Miss Scarlet and Mrs. Peacock) and they need protecting.
These pictures are from our first morning in our apartment, after coming home from Russia. Boxes for tables and boxes everywhere :) It was very happy. And then reading cards a few days later, after going to my family's house (with it not being my home) for the first time to open gifts.

Have a lovely day; I'm going to get to the Thanksgiving dishes. See you sooner again!


Tracy said...

So good to hear from you, Cait! Autumn and I were just saying how long it had been since you posted last.

LocaChica said...

Oh what a beautiful couple!!!! The pictures are great :D
And about finishing a e-mail after a time gap, etc., I know EXACTLY what you mean, I begin a letter or e-mail all the time, and then I come back to it a couple days later and it's so easy to keep putting off because of how challenging it is to finish it once things have changed, and the content is "old"!
Your blog is wonderful!

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DreamerLis said...

Yay Im glad you came by for a blog visit :) I like reading updates, if its my email you are trying to write btw seriously dont worry about it :) Ive had the same problem with those. Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog :) :)
Im so happy for you guys that you have managed to settle in really well into married life :) The photos of the apartment make it look so cute! :)

Autumn said...

So nice to glimpse into your life.

Elena said...

These are sweet pictures, Cait! Thank you for sharing about these "firsts" in your marriage; it is so fun to read about them from your perspective.

Love you-

Sara said...

You're back!! Congratulations to the both of you. Such a beautiful couple!

Kelsey said...

So glad to see you back, Cait!
Of course your house would be warm and inviting--you seem to be so warm and hospitable yourself, how could your house fail to be so for others? And having seen pictures of your personal style, I'm sure your home looks absolutely charming.
Looking forward to hearing more about your lovely married life. :)

jbell7 said...

how exciting! you're own home! it looks and sounds wonderful!
love to see some pics of that tree you mentioned!
yay for posting!

Ninety-Nine Lives said...

It must be so exciting to have such a fresh new start with your husband!