Monday, October 19, 2009

Making a House a Home

Well, I am feeling a little under the weather, so not wanting to infect others, or to make this worse, I am home today. I took a nap, but then I got hungry, so I made a grilled cheese sandwich. Mmmm. It was yummy. But then I wasn't hungry anymore, and now I am bored, so I thought "Why not update the blog!"

The last time I posted was before we signed on our house, so this is a little timeline of the events since. You will quickly realize why I was so anxious to move. This is what our apartment looked like (to some extent) for exactly 1 month.

This is the hallway upstairs. Those boxes are probably shoes and purses. :)

Who needs a kitchen table when you can sit on the floor?

Oh wait, what floor?

We loved living in that ward. The people were so wonderful, and the price was too perfect! I will miss my very first garden. Here are some freshly picked Sun Sugar tomatoes. (yes, they are supposed to be orange) They were delicious!

Finally, Aug 26th arrived, and we signed on our house!! Thanks Critchfield, for working with us!! We have a house!!!!

Our first Sunday in the new ward, we made some awesome friends! They have had us over for dinner countless times since we started attending this ward, which was before we moved in! They helped us pack and load the moving truck. We are so glad you guys are our friends!! This is Nancy and the lovely cake she made me for my birthday! It got a little crushed in has character!! Thanks again for the exclusive party. It was so fun! (now back to work!)

After a few days of mad unpacking/cleaning/whatever, we headed down to St. George for my birthday to see Aida at Tuacahn. We had such a FUN time!! This is Radames and...I forget his name. :( sorry! But dude, you were amazing!!!!!

We stayed through Sunday, so we attended the Deaf ward with the Perkins, a family from my mission (who, obviously, moved to St. George). We love you!!

Well, we had to come home, back to reality. This is my mom, taking a break. ("Please don't make me move this couch again. Let's wait 'til Matt get's home, ok?")

We had to use KILZ paint in the basement. It "kills" the smell and bacteria, so we used a ton of it! This is Cutie Pants Matt painting the food storage room. Notice the hole in the wall? That used to be a coal chute!! Awesome, huh? Isn't Matt so cute?

This is my papa gearing up to fix this silly mess. The previous tenants decided to tear down this corner wall, exposing the brick, and a big fat mess. You'll notice we had to take the cupboards down to do the job right.

Dad's "Amy" smile

A job well done. Thanks, Daddy!!!

Matt's dad spent Saturday putting up our rain gutters. Doesn't it look lovely? Thanks Brad!!

My mom helped me get organized on Friday and Saturday morning, as well as decorate. We'll call this "fun with the label-maker".

I swear this was clean the other day! This has been the working space for all our projects.

After 1 1/2 months, this room finally feels complete.

This is my cute mat.
(I am so excited to use this! I bought it at the post-holiday sale last year)

This is my cute Matt.
(Picture hanging in our hallway)

I love this wall! It's my favorite place. It's what you see when first walk in. Thanks mom and Janna for helping me decorate! I am so happy with how everything turned out.

Matt's bobble-head collection.

Thanks again to all who have helped us so much, especially our parents! We are so excited to be in our very own house. We would love to have you over!


Dani & Jake said...

Congrats on the new place!! and what an attractive old apartment you have :) the funniest thing - it still looks similar now!

caitlin said...

So exciting! I can't wait to see it! (And Emily's too)

I tried texting you on your birthday, and apparently I had the wrong number. Boo.

Well I love your guts, and am so excited for you guys. It's been entirely too long since I've seen your cute face!

We need to get together ASAP! (It's like I'm running really fast!)

Chad & Angela Nuttall said...

I love love it all! We need to play I haven't seen you since you left me! sniff sniff...I'm thinking Dr. Dew run! SOON!

Nancy said...

I would love to come visit... it's been a while. We'll have to plan a get together at your place that isn't during Eva's naptime or bedtime or whatever has made all the visits at our house lately. :)