Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Our New Home

We are finally all settled in! We moved into our new place last Tuesday. We lived at my sister Meri's place while her family was out in California for Robbie's internship. They were so nice to let us stay to the end of the month until we could move into our new place even though they moved back.
Last Wednesday after we moved in I came home from class to find the power was out. We didn't know that we had to call and set up the electricity our self so it was turned off for almost 24 hours. It made me realize just how much I love electricity and need it.
Our apartment is great though! It is only a 10 min walk up to campus and has great sound proof. We have lots of storage space (I could always use more though) but not a big kitchen. I went to Ikea on Saturday and bought a shelf for the microwave so that I could have a little more counter space as well as a dresser which we put together. It was actually kind of fun! Here are some pictures of the place:

I still need to get the wrinkles out of the curtains as you can see.

I had to put this second picture up of the family room because yesterday Nick came home from work with a rose for me! He is the best!

See that spice rack? I made it. I also put together this shelf that I got from Ikea.

Those are my trivets. There were already nails there and I didn't know where to put the trivets so it is kind of decoration and storage.

There is our tiny oven/stove top for me to cook my delicious masterpieces. It isn't that bad. A jelly roll pan fits in length wise and the pizza stone fits so it works. The cupboards are pretty worn. If we decide to stay for our two years left here maybe I'll ask if I can paint them. There aren't many cupboards but we have a little closet pantry (no pict) where all the food fits.

These cannisters were my Grandma Bonnie's. I don't like using them for flour and sugar so I decided to put all my utensils in them. I really like it because it keeps it all organized.

I don't really know what's up with the fridge but it is king of tilted back. We don't have a dishwasher so we have a drying rack on top of the fridge. I do like how there is a rod to put the towels on and hand my hot pads.

This is in our bed room. Here we put all our text books and my crafts. :)

Our laundry baskets that Nick picked out.

Our wonderful bed! Nick picked this out too! He has good taste!

This is the dresser from Ikea that we put together and there is our large closet.