Monday, October 13, 2008

Getting Settled

Last night, we spent our first night together in our new apartment! On Saturday morning, the movers were at the apartment by 9:00 to start unloading all of our things. Shawn and I headed over there, but Shawn left at 9:30 to go play rugby. I did my best to stay out of the way of the movers, and they had everything in the apartment by noon. Once they left, I took a few pictures of the full apartment, and then I started unpacking boxes.

Once Shawn got home, he helped me out. We managed to get all of the furniture more or less arranged the way we think it's going to stay. We also decided that we'd kind of like to get rid of the overstuffed loveseat (that matches the couch and that I bought 7 years ago). Our furniture is just too big to fit well in our living room. We think we'd like to replace the loveseat with two smaller chairs. We found a chair that we like at Cost Plus World Market, but we're going to keep our eyes open for something a bit less expensive.

Yesterday, after going to church, we officially checked out of the hotel, and then we went on a little shopping spree! We bought a new, sleeker desk for the computer (since it's going to sit in the dining room...and since we were using my childhood desk that I've had since I was in 3rd grade!). We also bought a new stainless steel trash can, some small things for the kitchen, a shower organizer, and a welcome mat. The best thing is that everything but the computer desk was paid for using gift cards we got for the wedding but never spent!

I'm currently at the public library, since our internet won't be installed at home until Wednesday morning. From here, I'm going to go grocery shopping, and then I'll head back home to do more unpacking and hopefully make our first dinner in the new place!

I have to admit...I feel a little like our honeymoon has just started. When we got married, Shawn just moved into my place. This is the first time that we have moved into an apartment together. It's been nice putting out our things and helping each other decide where things should go. And for the first time in close to 3 years...I'll get to see Shawn on a Wednesday, even though he'll be working that day!


Kim & Ryan said...

I'm so happy you are getting settled! Lots of luck with your unpacking and nesting (literally, not on the computer). =)


Congratulations! Can't wait to see pics! :)