Monday, December 10, 2007

forever in flip flops

thomas, scarlett and i spent a quick weekend in KC to do some serious house hunting. it was pretty much a dream come true. except for this part:
the view from my mom's driveway. YOW! an ice storm blew in the day before! it was culture shock! we left beautiful, sunny 75 degree weather and we were welcomed by ice, freezing rain and snowflakes. the snowflakes were fun, but the rest was enough to make me want to go back to savannah and deposit myself out in the grass and have the nice autumn breezes waft crunchy leaves on my face!
my mom's back yard view.
the pernicious path of icy doom, also known as the front walk.
why are we doing this? summer clothes are so much cheaper than winter clothes. i feel like i am going to need a whole new wardrobe. especially boots! i guess there are some pluses.
only our burning, passionate love for one another will keep us warm.
most of the house hunting that we did we pretty normal; fresh paint, recently vacuumed carpet, neutral decor. then we came upon this last house. it was the most interesting house we had seen all day.
check out this wallpaper:
this wallpaper covered a huge room with 12 foot walls. at first glance i was rendered speechless. i wish my batteries in my camera had been working better because this horse wallpaper was in 3 different rooms. there was this, a hunter green version and a black version. floor to ceiling. nice. reeeal nice.

what a great way to end a great day of house hunting!

we got back last night and i decided that our little fam was going to enjoy our few remaining weeks of warmth and sunshine until spring rolls around in KC in a few months. we went to the park and "gave the ducks some bwead" as reagan calls it. then we wiled away the time swinging and playing on the slides.

i am determined to wear flip flops, sandals, anything opened toe until we move. perhaps there will even be an appearance of my bare alabaster legs in a skirt. societal conventions be darned!


Caroline said...

Oh my! I can not even imagine seeing snow right now with this 80 degree weather! I guess it did make it seem more like Christmas!
That wallpaper is AWFUL!!!!!!!!! Did y'all find a house?

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

Alabaster is such a cooler word than white. I think I'm going to use it in a sentence at least three times today. I'll report my success tomorrow.

Melissa said...

So that's where you've been! We totally missed you at the ward Christmas party - it was a sneak peak of what is to come once you've left us. There were no two-year-olds runnning around without pants on or anything...

Emily & Jeremy said...

I have really forgotten what snow looks and feels like... and I'm happy with it. :) I didn't even realize it snows in Missouri. duh emily!

how exciting you are shopping for a home!!

Sarah Beck said...

Snow is the best! Too bad it's all gone now here in the Lawrence/KC area. Don't worry, it's not that bad in the winter. It'll snow, then melt the next day. Real winter is when it snows and stays until March

Sarah Beck said...

I can't wait to see your new place!!! And to have you live close by. I have yet to meet Scarlett in person!