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I know, I complain about winter every year, but let’s be honest: it has few redeeming qualities. I worried that being stuck in the house with a newborn would be depressing this winter; thankfully, I’ve actually been quite active and upbeat. However, the dreary days and long nights always have me dreaming of short sleeves and sunny skies. And despite being a brown thumb, somewhere around January I always imagine all the green things I would like to try my hand at keeping alive the next season. And if I get an early start on the vegetation, even better. I can brown-thumb my nose at winter’s last dregs and scoff in defiance at the cold.

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Fall is definitely here in Washington, D.C.  The leaves aren’t quite turning just yet, but we’ve had cooler weather and that telltale nip in the air. Other than regretting the inevitable onset of winter, I love fall and the upcoming holiday season. This year it will be much different with a little one, even more special as he gets to experience things for the first time.

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Bravo-cado 

When we last met our brave little avocado plant, it was growing up a storm in the sunshine on our back deck. When fall set in, we brought it inside for the winter, where it got lots of afternoon sun in our kitchen window. Recently, the Little Pit That Could is doing some very bizarre and interesting things as the saga of growing-an-avocado-plant-from-a-pit continues.

 

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Winter defiance 2015

With a light snow falling and an impending epic blizzard approaching the east coast, it seems like the perfect time to take a quick tour of the little bit of greenery we’ve been enjoying in our house this winter. I tried overwintering some basil and parsley indoors after fall set in, but they succumbed to the winter blues quickly. However, we’ve had a bit of success with a few items, and they have provided a bright spot in an otherwise dull and dreary time of year.
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I don’t really do the traditional New Year’s Resolution, and this year is no different. However, a new beginning is always a great time to look back at what you have been doing and decide if there is anything you’d like to work toward with a fresh beginning. Last year I brainstormed a few things I’d like to do in 2014, so I thought it would be fun to take a look back and see what I actually accomplished and think of a few things I hope to tackle in 2015.

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Goodbye 2014

In retrospect, 2014 was a relatively static year. There was plenty of moving forward, but after lots of change in 2012 and 2013, this past year was one in which we were able to settle in a bit. From starting some house projects to making more friends and getting involved at church, we’re feeling more established here. But 2014 did bring some unexpected twists and turns, both good and bad.

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Believe it or not, this weekend marks one full year that we’ve been in our new house. I guess that after a year, you can’t really call a 52-year-old house new, but it still feels like yesterday since we had boxes piled high everywhere. We’ve been pretty busy this year, ripping things out, putting new things in, and making our own personal mark on our space. We’ve also accomplished a lot out of the house, from regional travel to making friends, from getting involved at church to traveling out of the country a few times. Let’s take a look back at what all our first year as homeowners in the DC area has brought us.
Home sweet home

Home sweet home

 

Not that Washington, DC is “Home” yet, but it’s our home for now. We’ve learned to appreciate the opportunities here in DC and how to deal with the crummy parts, like traffic and overcrowding. Being settled in our own house and finally having friends and being involved in a church has helped us reorient and figure out what our new chapter of life looks like. It’s ever changing still, but that keeps life interesting, right? It will be interesting to reflect on the coming year next October to see what year two in our house and year three of Washington, DC, look like.

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