the day stijn's family left to head back to belgium our furniture arrived, finally! for the last few months we have been camping out on the floor of our living room and sleeping on a mattress on the floor. rooms are now starting to take shape and with a place for people to sit, it is beginning to feel like home.

we leave for europe on saturday. two weeks in belgium and london for the olympics. with a to-do list about a mile long i can't seem to want to do anything but sit on my couch with a book and listen to the rain. yes the rain. do you remember what that is? it is actually raining here right now and i couldn't be happier. maybe i'll get to that list tomorrow...