Photo of the Day: My First Place

After a very long week of packing, cleaning, painting, moving, and unpacking, we have officially moved into our first house. A big thank-you to all of our family who made the move go so quickly a smoothly.

My husband and I getting ready to open the door to our new home for the first time

Days 307-311: The Start Of A New Chapter

Whew … I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The move to our new apartment is complete; now we just have to finish unpacking. Here are photos from the last several days throughout the move.

We signed the lease Thursday evening and did some thorough cleaning before moving in furniture.


Thanks to this moving truck and the help of Jerod's family, we were able to move everything in one trip on Friday.
We spent Saturday priming and cleaning our old apartment, thanks to the help of my sister and nephew. I love this scene - three people cleaning my bathroom. Notice we gave the toilet cleaning job to my 8-year-old nephew.
On Sunday we took our washer and dryer to my sister's place since our new apartment provides them. My nephew was a big help.
Aside from a new air filter, our old apartment sat empty on Monday.


Day 306: Counting Down the Hours

We’re now less than 24-hours away from moving. I cannot say I’m excited about the move, but I am excited to be finished! Our place is a wreck. I’ll be MIA for a few days until we get settled, but I’ll continue taking photos throughout the move.

This lightless, shadeless lamp is just one of our many possessions ready to be moved.

Day 293: The dreaded day has come

The day has come [and gone] to start packing for our move in a couple of weeks. As you can see, I’ve done a great job of collecting boxes, but I’m not so great at filling them. Our cat is enjoying this a lot more than we are.

Esme loves to be right in the middle of collecting boxes, packing, folding laundry, cleaning, and everything else related to moving.

Day 280: Patching Holes

Well it’s official – we’re moving in less than a month. Earlier this year we had a little accident with the carpet in our apartment. Last night we tried our best to repair it. We had absolutely no idea what we were doing. If we still get our deposit back, I’ll consider this project a success (and one I can laugh at down the road).

Jerod cut out the burnt patch of carpet. Luckily it hadn't burned through the pad.
After some handiwork, we inserted a new piece of carpet I'd found near the dumpster a while back. Classy, right?
Esme was quite perplexed about the whole situation.
We glued the new carpet to the old pad, but unfortunately the carpets weren't identical, so we trimmed around the edges to blend them.
It's not an exact match, but it just has to be good enough for the apartment staff not to notice during our final walk-through. Fingers are crossed!