Post-Holiday Recap (Recoup)

What an eventful couple of months!

We had a wonderful time catching up with Chris and Julie and meeting Ada:

Who spent the majority of her time rocking back and forth on hands and knees and exclaiming, "WOW! WOW! WOW!"

We spent Thanksgiving at Aunt Cherri's house, and for the following five weeks my life was entirely dominated by The Nutcracker. More on that to come.

We did manage to put up our modest little tree. In the old apartment, it took up half our living room.

A sleepy present:

And we hung stockings on the [window] with care...

For Anne, Bren, and Chevy.

Also, we finished tiling the kitchen, and Bren grouted the whole thing.

He also scored us the most amazing range! A discontinued model that had been on display. It was originally $2,000, and we got it for $650 (That's less than the price of the lower-end oven we were saving to buy with Bren's discount). And it sings a little song when it's done preheating and cooking.

ALSO, I decided the whole renovation thing wasn't enough work, and started making a quilt for our bed, and bought silk for curtains in the living, dining, and master bedrooms. Pictures to follow soon.

Christmas came and went really fast, but it was great. Thanks, everybody!

Now, Bren and I are trekking to the nearest IKEA (Draper, UT) on Saturday in the hopes of purchasing some kitchen cabinets. We can't afford to get them all, but it will be a good start. Hopefully the weather will cooperate!

Happy New Year!


Scott B. said...

Everything is looking fucking great, very nice job.

Gretchen said...

Okay, so this is the first time I've checked out your blog, sadly enough. Karissa told me about it awhile back, and I just kept forgetting when I was on my computer. With that said, I have a few more things to add...

1. I AM IN LOVE WITH THE COLOR OF PAINT IN YOU LIVING ROOM!!!!! I'm sorry for all caps, but I really needed you know that I AM IN LOVE.

2. I in very great lust with your kitchen floor.

3. Love the stockings!!!!!

4. I might have squealed a bit when I read that your oven plays a little song. Eek!

I will now be following more closely! Thanks for listening : )