Friday, July 30, 2010

First Night

Here it is! Our new bedroom set. We slept on it for the first time last night, it was awesome! And I actually slept through the night, that hardly happens for me...haha, I sound like a baby. That means we have an extra queen bed in our guest bedroom, plenty of room for visitors! You're all invited!


Monday, July 26, 2010

We live at Home Depot

When we saw our house in Florida for the first time, I knew instantly that I wanted to build a desk in the recessed wall in the dining room. So we did it. We made at least 8 trips to Home Depot and even a couple to Lowe's before it we had everything we needed to complete it.

Step 1: Buy the wood, brackets, trim, and screws and cut the wood to the right measurements. The first piece we bought they cut it too short so we had to get another one, but it all worked out in the end. (This took 5 trips to Home Depot)

Step 2: Buy the pre-stain, stain, and paint brushes. Stain the wood and let dry. (This took one trip to Home Depot)

Step 3: Buy a stud finder, level, new drill charger, and semi-gloss. Mount the brackets and wood. (This took two trips to Home Depot)

Step 4: Move the computer from the dining table to the new desk!

I'm so proud of Denis for building this! I helped with the staining and trips to Home Depot, but Denis put it all together! Good job Babe :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nothing makes sense at night

I have problems. I think there is something wrong with me. I have too many fears. So I'm getting use to living in this new house right? Whenever you start sleeping somewhere new you have to get use to the noises the house naturally makes. That's what I've been telling Denis for the past week. I've been making him stay up reading/playing on his iPad until I fall asleep. Because for some reason, that makes sense only in my world, if Denis falls asleep after me then I'll be safe. Does that make sense to anyone else? No, it doesn't, because it's INSANE! Last night, Denis was so tired, he tried to stay awake until I fell asleep, cause he's nice like that and tries to comfort me even when I'm being crazy, but he fell asleep before I did. What did I do? I did what anyone else would have done, I went downstairs and watched TV until I was so tired I could barely make it back upstairs to fall asleep (this was at 2am).

Alright, let's break this down. I'm on a military base. A military base that has guards. A military base that has guards, that have guns. A military base, that has guards, that have guns, that have security forces driving through our neighborhood every hour all through the night. A military base that has guards, that have guns, that have security forces driving through our neighborhood every hour all through the night, a neighborhood where every single person has had a background check.

I try to reason with myself at night and I repeat all of those things in my head to calm myself down and just when my eyes start to droop and I relax a little, that's when I hear a little creak or tink or noise of some sort and immediately my heart starts beating faster, my body freezes up, my eyes search wildly and my imagination gets the better of me. I'm telling you my friends, this is no way to live. I need help.

Between the night terrors about bugs and my imagination at night its a wonder how Denis and I ever get any sleep. But I do because Denis is always there. Whenever I start freaking out or I get scared, I poke him in his ribs or back till he wakes up and slips his arms around me and then it's all okay. He's there to protect and comfort me. I love that. And even after all that I put him through at nights, he still thinks to leave me this in the morning.

Dude, I'm so lucky.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Confessions of a Shopaholic

I like to shop. I love to shop. Is that bad?

Well, recently Denis and I have made some larger purchases, which were budgeted and carefully planned out. But it still feels weird to spend so much money. It takes a lot to get a house up and running, especially when we're use to living in little apartments.

Here's our main purchases so far:

1. Washer and Dryer

2. Cable and Internet

3. 2nd bookcase

4. Materials for building a computer desk

5. A new car

6. Sofa table

7. Leather sectional and ottoman

Here's the stuff on the shopping list still:

1. Lamps (bedroom and living room)

2. TV stand (the movers broke ours, which they will fully reimburse us for)

3. King size mattress

4. Bedroom furniture

5. Master bathroom accessories

6. Drapes

7. Accent Decor

8. DVD player (the movers stole and will reimburse us for)

9. Plants for the garden

10. Piano

So when people call me and ask me what I've been doing since I got here...clearly you can see I've been shopping and will be for the next couple weeks :)


This is the pile of boxes stacked in our garage that we have unpacked and that's not even all of them yet! We still have a room full upstairs that we need to bring down.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Transition = almost over

Okay...I feel like I haven't blogged in forever, but I'm not neglecting anything peeps it's just that I've been in a 7 week transition from Utah to Alabama to Florida. We're here, in Florida. Things are going okayish. Went to the branch on Sunday, I'm way nervous about it, but trying to be positive still. We got our stuff yesterday, I spent all day unpacking today and I'm only half way done. It's so good to see our stuff and eat dinner on our dishes. I also met two of my neighbors today, really nice, so that's encouraging. My life is a little chaotic and unorganized right now, which is totally opposite of my personality...I think I'm handling it well. Surprisingly, I've only cried once really hard since leaving Utah. I do miss my family, friends, work, and practically a bug free land (Utah) A TON...I think it'd be weird if I didn't. We our getting cable and internet tomorrow so hopefully I can post pictures etc soon!

PS Am I going to be okay?