what an amazingly productive weekend we had here. my folks came to visit/work on the house with us and i'll be damned if it isn't starting to look like a home here. 80% of our boxes are unpacked which allowed us to clear out what will be our living room and dining room. my dad and stijn set up our table and unpacked our new dining room chairs, hung our light, and put eleanor's high chair together. meaning that for the first time in 2 months we were able to share a meal while sitting on something other than the floor. my dad finished the drywall in our kitchen and patched the cracks in our living room. now all we have to do is paint! my mom and i landscaped the front yard and slowly but surely are turning me into a gardener. stijn finished sanding our bedroom floor and applied the stain last night. our bed and couch should be arriving soon so we can sleep a couple of feet off of the floor. eleanor helped all weekend by keeping us entertained with her constant jabber. thanks to the help of my parents there is a light at the end of the tunnel and our seemingly unending list of projects is getting shorter. we celebrated last night with ice cream sundaes with homemade ganache and salted caramel left over from an owl+panther order. not a bad way to end a long weekend!