Spring has finally come! For those of you in the Toronto area, you'll know what I mean when I say the sun woke up today. We'd been looking for quite a long time to find a new space for the shop. We wanted all along to have a live/work space, with an apartment above or in the back, but as the shop got fuller and fuller, we started to think maybe we needed to get a bigger shop space, and just get another house close by, as we have now. Real estate in Toronto is no joke, and the small shop was really started to put limits on what new products we could bring in and display, how much stock we could hold, how many people could be in the shop at one time, hiring employees. We almost broke a couple of times, but I'm so glad we held out for just the right space - for the business and for the family. This new space will be space for both the business to grow and expand, and with room for the family to grow as well. It makes sense, but it's also just...good. It means Jon can grab some lunch when the shop is quiet, and I can come out and stock the shelves up while the baby's napping. It means we might finally bring Super into the shop (don't hold your breath, he's basically the worst behaved dog in the world). It means Jon will be around to change more diapers and catch moments some of these precious moments before they're gone. Our mornings can look like this everyday, with this little joker and his grin.
I mean, it's 6:30 am, but how can you not smile? Plus, his hair is basically growing into a mullet, so just looking at him makes me laugh.