Sunday, August 30, 2009

Our First Apartment

Moving in is no easy feat and we did our best to make it more complicated than normal. First, we tried to make a queen bed frame hold a double mattress set. To our merit, we were told it was a queen set. We also managed to flood our hall in the attempt to hook up our washer. Jeff went to infinity different stores infinity different times until we finally had the parts and the know-how to hook up the dryer. But we managed to survive sleeping on the mattress on the floor, wearing dirty underwear (not really), and now that we're settled we're happy to report that we LOVE our new apartment!

As promised, here is a tour....

Welcome to our humble home. The first thing you'll see is all the furniture that was given to us, along with a plant we call bracheasoauras. Pronounced the way it is spelled (or rather spelled the way it is pronounced).

Above our bookshelf you'll see...

Shirley you must be wondering about the sparsely decorated wall. We're still working on it.

Here is Jeffree in the kitchen. On average, Jeff washes 50 billion times as many dishes as Lori does. He's so wonderful.

Our laundry room/closet/exercise room/recreation hall/swimming pool. Oh, and we have a linen shelf.

Off to your right, located conveniently near the swimming pool, you'll see our bathroom, including a toilet that clogs daily just because it can.

Bad-bum picture display. Male model: Jeffree. Oh, and Lori wrote the words. Hanging in our bathroom.

Bedroom. Don't worry about it. The disc display inspires us regularly. Carpe diem: seize the disc.
We hope you enjoyed the tour. Tune in for next time's post "Our first baby" be conceived...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Our First Camping Trip

After working on Jeff's classroom for a couple weeks, we decided it was time for a break. So we headed toward Yellowstone for our first camp out. We camped about 1 mile south of Yellowstone's Cave Falls. Our campsite was about 30 feet from a gorgeous river, which hummed to us all night.
Our tent was a 2-man, but it felt like a 2-infant. We were so cramped all night and in the morning we tried to get some sleep in the car, which wasn't much bigger, but was a lot softer.

Jeff brought his guitar and we sang by the fire, roasted starbursts, and listened to the sounds of nature (or rather, listened for approaching bears).

The next day, we waterfell for each other. We hiked Cave Falls, and it was absolutely beautiful!  Well worth the drive and the miserable night.  Almost worth the mosquito bites.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Our First Blog

There comes a point in ones life when the culmination of events leaves one with no choice but to blog.  Some things in life can only be adequately expressed through the gift of blog.  And our lives have come to this.  And so, it is with great pleasure that we begin our first blog.  Tune in for next times post... "Our First Apartment". be continued...