Monthly Archives: April 2011

A place to live!

Chris and I have an apartment! There was a mini-saga associated with this, nothing too intense. We went back and forth for a long time about what size we wanted, finally decided to go with the smallest to hopefully minimize the time spent renting, put in an application and deposit on the one we wanted, missed the one we wanted but waited on another identical one for a week, and finally got a third identical one different from either of the 2 we wanted today. Whew.
It really feels like things are starting to fall into place. We have 75 days until the wedding, less than a month until graduation, and job prospects are looking good on my end. It’s exciting to really know exactly where we’ll be starting our life together!

I’m fairly certain this is the size we ended up with. 535 square feet. This space will probably be a lot more awkward with our furniture since we’ll be bringing in our full dining room table. The hope is that we’ll still have space for a love seat.
There are 2 options for floor plans and I’m not sure which we’ve gotten, the only really difference seems to be the arrangement of the washer/dryer though. (Also, the washer/dryer fills me with great excitement. My apartment now has them on-premises but not having to use quarters or go outside still sounds awesome!

April Showers

In addition to our wedding this summer I’m also looking forward to my Maid-of-Honor’s 3 weeks before ours. This Saturday amid tornadoes we hosted a bridal shower for her at my parent’s house. I don’t have a lot of experience with bridal showers so this was kind of a shot in the dark for me but I was very pleased with how it turned out.

The guest-of-honor is the one in the red dress. The crock pot has some meatballs in sauce we’d just discovered the day before: chili sauce, grape jelly, and lemon juice. It was delicious.

All the bridesmaids brought some food to share and we ended up with way more than enough. My beloved baby cakes made an appearance but hardly anyone ate them.
Some decorative balls that I made to match her color scheme.
My first ever shot at pipe decorating a cake. Half way through decorating it looked awful and there was more icing on me and the floor then on the cake, I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out so well.
I didn’t get any pictures of the living room’s decoration or of the drinks table which looked very nice. We had almost 30 people there amid a huge storm and everything went smoothly. I’m calling it a success!