I'm Baaaack!

After many requests, I've rejoined the blogging world.  Our house isn't quite decorated or ready for its internet debut yet, so there won't really be any pictures of it, but if you want all the details again you can head back on over to this post to read about our lovely home.
So here's a bit of what life has been like lately.  We lived without a fridge or washer and dryer for 3 days and without an oven/stove for a week.  We ate a lot of subway and rice.
We have Zoey-proofed the back yard, only to find out today that she can still get out if she really puts her mind to it.  Chicken wire is no match for her determination to be with us while we're in the front washing our cars and she's in the back yard.  She usually loves it back there though, especially because she can dig in the mud and become more brown than she is white.  
I have been a pansy for exactly a week now due to majorly bad back pain.  It's very very slowly getting better... but not much.  It's the pits.
We've discovered the master bathroom is not designed for privacy.  The shower doors are glass - not the bubbly kind where you can just see blurry stuff on the other side, but the kind that you can definitely see right through with no problem - and the little toilet room has no door.  
Our new ward is awesome (even thought it's at 7:30 a.m.).  Our first Sunday there we got invited to dinner with a family who lives just around the corner and down the street.  Big difference from the last ward, who asked us if we were new after about 6 months of living there.

I found a square M&M.  I think that is worth sharing.
We got the keys to our house (about 4 days after we had planned) and this is the only picture I got of the 
occasion.  I went alone so Sam could start packin up the U-Haul and I didn't think about pictures until I was at a stop light on my way home.  So you get two awkward hand photos in one post.  It must be a record of some sort.
On our way to the house that night, I had most of our bedding in my back seat and Zoey in the front seat.  I had to move a throw pillow up to the front seat because I couldn't see over it, and Zoey thought it was for her.  She's silly.
I got new glasses.  And wore my hair in braided pig-tails.  Notice the empty apartment in the background - It was a happy day!  It was also cleaning day, which is never very happy.  
We got done moving almost everything into the house around 9 p.m. on the 26th and we stayed one last night in the apartment.  Well we decided to take a shower because we were kinda disgusting and sweaty from moving.  We had a shower liner, but no rings to hang it on the rod. So we draped it over the rod.  It fell down about halfway through the shower.  Then we had to dry off with paper towels because we had already moved all of our towels.  Moral of the story:  Either stay in the new house or stay stinky.  Showering in an apartment that you've moved out of is not easy.
 Speaking of not having what you need, this is our bedroom window right now.  It's HUGE, and our curtains that were wide enough for the window in our apartment are just not cuttin it for the window in our room.  Plus, everything you see here is held up by thumb tacks.  We are super classy.
 Zoey's birthday was on August 5th.  She was way more excited for that bone than the picture lets on.  Don't judge me for getting my dog a birthday present. 
Wyatt, Hannah and T came for the weekend to check out the house, and we actually had room for everyone!    Ahhh, the joys of having more than one bedroom!  We also played Apples to Apples and watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  The movie, to me, was just "meh."  It was ok, but I wouldn't go see it again. But I think I may be part of the minority with my opinion, because there were people in the theater that were really excited about it and clapped during a couple parts... Which I found a bit excessive for a movie about apes causing chaos in San Francisco, but whatevs.

We still have a few things to do, but we are making progress!  We now have ceiling fans in the den and our bedroom, which is awesome.  My parents are coming on Sunday to drop off some couches, a treadmill, a bunch of my stuff, and (if it doesn't rain) my piano!  We are loving life and owning a home of our own.  Now come visit why don't ya?!



jakenjamie said...

Yay congrats Ashley! That is so stinking exciting! Can't wait to see pictures of your newly decorated home with some "classy" curtains :) not that i don't love the blankets and thumb tacks haha

Blake and Jordan said...

Glad youre back! Love it! Happy Birthday Zoey pup! Cant wait to see pictures of your house finished!

Kourtney Dawn said...

I love your blogs! Good thing I'm alone or people would wonder why I'm laughing so hard! I think your curtains are classy, and I also think its hilarious that you told the story about the shower and paper towels! I just love you!

Jessica said...

I was totally cracking up about the paper towels too! Love ya Ash! Oh and mom and dad bringing you couches means we will have none...more room for turbo fire I guess! lol

Tawni said...

Oh golly where to begin? YOU HAVE A HOUSE!!!!!! WOot so happy for you guys! Max would like to wish Zoey a very happy birthday:) (I bought him a stuffed pig for his birthday, it's not lame to give your dog b-day gifts.) Uhm.... oh yeah we will definitely come visit you guys now! And I'm so happy you are getting your piano. My life was much happier once mine came to live with me. One last comment since this comment is not long enough already: Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow and Nat's wedding!! Okay, that is all. Peace

Petersens said...

Congrats! It's so great having your own house! I laughed about the no towels and shower curtain thing! Casey & I did the same thing when we first got married! We got to our new apartment & had pretty much nothing..& everything we did have was packed, so for our first few showers we had to point the nozzle at the wall at try not to splash water everywhere, cuz we didn't even have a liner :) Good times. P.S. I like the square m&m :)