as you know, we have moved. into our very own space. let me just say that this is what heaven must feel like. okay, okay, it is just a 2 bedroom apartment. but people! i can raise my arms over my head to take off my shirt (do you really want to know this?) without bumping my hands on the ceiling. we have 4 (YES. FOUR.) closets, one being a storage shed on the patio. i have a real kitchen. a REAL one. with cupboards and a....wait for it....DISHWASHER! and i don't have to load up my laundry baskets and stack them on top of each other and carry them like gus gus on cinderella
(in case you need a visual image of me)
down the street to the laundromat because i have an ACTUAL washer and dryer in my bathroom. really, like i said, HEAVEN. it doesn't take a lot to make this girl happy.
now that i have my own place, i get to decorate to my heart's desire. and you guys better be excited because i have been scouring saver's and di and ksl.com for some great deals and i've become such a cheap-skate that i don't even know who i am anymore. and i buy the most hideous things for .99 cents and i bring them home and wade just stares at me and shakes his head, but he will be happy when i am done. he just doesn't know it yet.
oh and one more reason i'm so happy i could cry: i lost all the pictures from my last 2 months in boston... our anniversary, the 4th of july on the charles river, my cute friends heidi and lindsay coming to visit me, a trip to rockport, our going away party, my very last pictures of the city the night before i left. my heart hurt so much. i would lie awake at night, just sick to my stomach that they were gone. WELL GUESS WHAT. i popped an unlabeled dvd into my computer the other night as i was trying to clean out our junk and there they were!!! i never put them on my computer, but apparently somewhere between the disaster of moving across the country, they got burned to a dvd. and i just stared at the computer screen in shock and i really did cry. so i know it's way behind, but i will finally get to catch up on all our adventures since may. woo hoo!