Monday, March 25, 2013
It has been a busy March for us thus far, filled with snow(?!?), new teeth, weird sleeping patterns, a busier work schedule and to compound all of that, we have decided to move to a new apartment when our lease is up the end of May.
End of May you say? How very Seuss of you, but really it's only 2 months away and time flies so quickly around here that I'm already starting to stress over everything that must be cleaned, packed, sorted and DONE in just 90 short days.
I am over the moon about our new apartment though. It is in the newest complex in our area, which means it is crazy-energy-efficient and in wonderful condition. There's a pool (complete with kiddie pool for Baby Knives), a playground and a state of the art workout center (for Mommy and Daddy). We never thought we'd be able to afford the place based on our budget and those pesky student loan payments, but shockingly enough they offered us a significant discount on monthly rent because my husband is in the healthcare industry. They describe it as "giving back" to those who do so much for us in our doctor's offices and local hospitals. I'm impressed.
Check out our new floorplan below (I can't help myself). This new place has almost 200 square feet more than our current apartment and an open floorplan. Not to mention, I can't stop gushing about the size of the kitchen and all the cabinet/counter space. The most important thing to me, other than the kitchen, is that it is an open concept so Baby Knives can be playing in the living room and I can still see her while I'm in the kitchen. It will make cooking and baking more fun again and it gives her so much more room to run around!
I haven't even told you the best news yet...we can PAINT! No more sad apartment-white walls full of flat paint (which I might hate even more than olives *gasp*), we can actually add some color. Of course I am now faced with way too many options for paint colors but I'm thinking of landing on a shade of gray for our living room and probably the master bedroom...but Baby Knives' room is a quandary. How do you paint a little girl's room without making it look like an Easter egg? I don't want to go dark and bold with the color but I despise pastels. Sigh. It's a conundrum. Any and all suggestions will be accepted!
I know March isn't quite over yet. We actually have a fabulous week planned because our dear friends Chris and Becks are coming to visit tomorrow. I've known Becks since we were 9 years old and she is my oldest and dearest friend. We don't get to see each other very often because she and her husband live in the UK (stupid Atlantic Ocean, why do you have to be so freaking vast?), so every visit is cherished. Last time they were here Baby Knives was mostly a little lump who spit up and slept so I can't wait for them to see her smiling/rolling/crawling little self.
We will be celebrating Easter on Sunday, unfortunately not with our usual church service because my husband works in the medical field and has to work. However, I plan to make a special little Easter dinner for us when he gets home and we'll give Baby Knives her first Easter basket complete with Jell-o Easter eggs. It's not like she can eat candy yet! Check out my Tasty Mess blog for details on the meal post-Easter.
In order to wrap up this somewhat lengthy and rambling post, I share with you a photo of the lovely springtime weather we're experiencing today. Happy Spring!