Celebrated One Year at Tortuga Terrace

Today marks a special day! One year that hubby and I have lived at our first house! I think over the past year I officially forgot to introduce Tortuga Terrace.

The name “Tortuga Terrace” is chosen to reflect the pirate theme that hubby and I have embraced from time to time, i.e. our recessional down the aisle after my new last name was announced was to the theme song from Pirates of the Caribbean. Last year my word for the year was “Peace” and I really wanted to dedicate/name our home for this idea that it would be a haven, a place filled with grace for ourselves, each other, and all of our guests. Thus hubby thought of Tortuga, the pirate haven.

In honor of our one year (and the beautiful Spring weather we’ve been having in February) hubby and I decided to grill out and celebrate Port Tortuga style (music, grilling, hanging out in our camping chairs in the car port). I want this warm weather to STAY.

In the meantime, enjoy some of my favorite pictures from the past year! Even if there are a 101 projects we never finished (painting, organizing, buying patio furniture) and we’ve yet to throw a house party, its been an awesome year!

*Amazing friends helping us move last minute:

*Discovering all of the fauna and critters living in our neighborhood (and basement!)

*Weeding flowers and getting poison ivy on my face

*Finally having my own crafting space (though I don’t spend as much time in it as I would like)

*Celebrating our first holidays:

Easter at the nearby restaurant

Halloween

Thanksgiving

Christmas with the Inlaws

*Our first snow days living in the house (and plows come on time!)

*All of our guests, in laws, and international guests

*New furniture, appliances, and crazy home improvement projects

 

*New ways of cooking

I’m pretty lucky! Here’s to the next 29 years of our mortgage!