Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our last night...

So tonight is the last night me and Stew will spend in our Twin Falls apartment!!! I'm so excited to be able to have the opportunity to move for SO many reasons!!! Reason #1)It's close to both of our families. Reason #2)We're getting OUT of the "city" (yes I know it's podunk to call Twin a big city, but for two small town kids it's just not our cup of tea :) Reason #3)We're moving into an actual house (no more sharing walls and floors... so now I can yell through the house when I want to :) And we can have our radio/TV/Surround sound on as loud as we want! Reason #4)It's a BIG house... three bedrooms, two baths, enough space for a cute nursery AND an office... oh ya... and it has a HUGE tub in the master bath! (I can even fit in it all big and pregnant :) Reason #5) I'm allowed to actually paint the walls if I want to!! No more being stuck with boring whitewashed walls throughout the whole house! Reason #6) We have a fenced yard and enough room to plant a garden this summer! We also have a nice little patio where we can have BBQ's in the summer. (AND It will be good to have the opportunity to get outside and work a little instead of watching the mowing man mow our little patch of grass at the bottom of the stairs :) And finally....Reason #7)The appliances! Yes I know that sounds a little crazy, but in our apartment all of our appliances seem to be on their last leg. The dishwasher isn't very good... in fact I washed dishes by hand because they came out cleaner. The stove is ALWAYS off in temperature. I put a thermometer in there to try and figure out the actual difference, but it always varied!!! So I either got burned food, or had to wait for undercooked food! And last but not least, the fridge. I know it sounds crazy, but I don't trust our fridge. I really don't like that it doesn't have a handle, but even worse than that, the inside is pretty crappy. It doesn't have a light and some of the shelves are broken. SO I feel like I can't eat food out of there, even if it's only been in there for a few days. I know it's a crazy thing and it's all in my head, but for some reason I'm mental. Thankfully, our new house has a BRAND NEW glass top stove, a fairly newish dishwasher, and a GORGEOUS fridge that is a side by side fridge/freezer, has all the handles and shelves, and even has a light!! I can't wait to be in our fabulous kitchen and make a whole bunch of Christmas goodies!!

So I just decided I better post something tonight in memory of this cute little apartment. This apartment has been good for us to start off in. It's spacious, has lots of storage, and decorated up quite nicely! We have made a lot of good memories here and are glad we've had the opportunity to say we've lived like college students :) BUT, no matter how good you were to us, you will still always be just an apartment in the ghetto of Twin Falls. :) And honestly I just can't wait to get outta here!!
I will post some pictures of our old vs new later (when all our cords and stuff aren't packed away in boxes :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009


So our puppy Tess is a very versatile little doggie. One minute she wants to be hanging out with my parent's dog Buddy, the next she's growling barking and trying to tear him apart!
.... then in the next minute....

....She's just one of the cats! I wish I would have gotten a video of her trying to tear Buddy to pieces! Even though she was the runt and the calmest one of the litter, she's definitely got a little bit of Nub in her!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tis the Season!!

So I LOVE this time of year! I get so excited to decorate and get into the holiday spirit. SO... even though we're moving in two weeks (the week before Christmas) I had to decorate my apartment anyway, even though I must start boxing up our lives pretty soon here, our house will still have that Christmas feel to it!

Since we are moving we decided to invest in a fake tree (till we move). The plan for now is to get a real one the day after we move, but this cute little bargain wal-mart tree is our first official Christmas tree together. It's small and pretty "unfull", but I like it anyway. We bought it the day before thanksgiving. Me and my little sister actually set the tree up that night, but me and Stew decorated it this last Monday (for family night :) We put the lights up one night, then some of the decorations the next night, then I finished it on my own... (seems Stewart's Christmas tree decorating attention span is limited :) Isn't he just so cute?
And I just keep getting bigger... :) Our little baby LOVES Christmas music. I played it the whole time we were decorating and she was moving around like crazy!!
We hung the stockings on the wall by the tree...
(thanks to those handy little hooks that come off clean :)
We also had to get some lights in the window. Since I only used white lights on the tree Stewart insisted that we get some colored lights in the window. They've been quite fun too! Almost everyone in our apartment complex has lights in the windows and it looks really festive! I also put some garland and white lights in our kitchen above our cuppords. (I've been waiting to do this the whole time we've been living here... so I thought I might as well just do it :) I love having space above the cuppords to decorate. It's so much fun! (and I'm sure it would have been quite the sight to see me standing on the counters tweaking the garland and placing the lights!) Oh yes... and of course, when I was done putting up all the lights, half of the first strand quit working. So I took that strand down and put a new one up (I made sure they worked). After I got the new strand up, the second strand wouldn't go on. So then I had to switch the two strands around. After all that they all finally worked, but only after all of that :)