Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Our Apartment

Last month we finally moved into our apartment!  We had been storing wedding presents and house things at my parents' which was, I'm sure, no fun for them and all together hectic.  We were starting to get tired of the homelessness that had been our married life thus far and were more than ready for move in day!  
Our apartment is definitely only fit for two but it is perfect for us!
Moving in started about like most move-in days do... super messy (this is a sample of how the rest of the apartment looked)

But by the end of the weekend it was more or less the same as it is now. 
 This is what you see right when you walk in (and on the left front by the fridge is where the kitchen table is that's shown covered in boxes in the first picture). The little step-stool was a present Simon made for me and it is completely perfect because most of the cabinet space i can't reach without it.

This is to the right when you walk in.  The hanging pictures got miss-judged a bit during put-up so they are different now.

The bedroom -one and only- is straight ahead between the kitchen and the living room.  Comparatively, it is a huge bedroom for such a little apartment and the closet follows suit.  On the right in the room (not shown) there is a small empty space that will soon be filled with a desk, which Simon plans to build soon, to cater to our much needed "office area".  There isn't much storage in any area of the house and we both managed to bring a ton of desk/office/study stuff with us.  We're hoping that will help a bit.  Pictures of that to come later

The only other room in our little home, and potentially the most important one, is the bathroom.  I probably could have put the lid down before I took a picture but oh well. 
On the right of this picture is a large empty space, next to a sink, (this is another room with NO storage whatsoever) for which Simon built a shelving storage thing. Pictures of that to come with the desk pictures.  

One of the nicest things about our apartment is that it is really close to school so, thus far, i've been able to bike rather than drive (or walk i suppose).
An evening tradition, as it has turned into, and something I want to remember, is having tea together.  (May I point out the awesome yellow tea kettle on the stove in above photo).  These are our favorite cups (ok I'm the one who has cup preferences)  from our friends Larry and Sonja paired with some delicious banana bread from Toni on one such tea night.

My mom bought us a welcome mat to complete our settling in. It's perfect!

Well, this is our home these days; It's nice to finally have one!

1 comment:

  1. Y'all are more moved into that apartment than we have ever been in an apartment. Congrats on that sweet place of residence.