Friday, February 02, 2007

Wow - it has been a crazy past few days! I married a very strong man and thankfully he has a very strong father because the two of them moved ALL of our things in to our condo and up the stairs by themselves...whew - I'm so glad I'm a girl!!

The first thing we did was set up Chad's coffe maker - I got him a new one for Xmas and he's basically having a love affair with it! He makes it every morning and most nights...and he's gotten me slightly addicted to gourmet coffee! Anyways - we set that up and the next thing we did was put all of our kids toys together...my word - they have way too many toys! Well, we're pretty much done unpacking...we have about 4 more full tubs to unload, but other than that - we just need to get our t.v. installed above the fireplace (when we purchased the condo we received a 40 somethin' inch plasma television) and obviousely by the looks of the pics, we need to paint. We LOVE it hear! Our furniture fit perfectly and the walk-in closets are huge so there's room for seasonal clothes and seasonal tub storage (ya' know, Xmas, Easter, Halloween). I'm currently re-upholstering our dining room chairs - there's a pic in the slideshow of the material I'm using. Another big bonus to where we live is we're literally 2 minutes from Chad's work - he could ride his bike there...don't worry - he won't...but he could! :) There's LOTS of pictures - mainly because my mom isn't here and I know she wants to see all the angles. :) Also - Mac and Amy Bell opened a photography studio a while back and last time we were in town they took pictures of our family. We haven't gotten the "family" pics back yet, but we did receive the individual pics of the kids - so I took pictures of them in their frames...sorry if there's a glare. Once we're done painting and hanging pictures (which may be a long while!), we'll post pics of the finished product!

I've attached a link to a gallery of pics that will show the condo as well as the pool, playground and marina...there are also pics of a few stores and restaraunts that are within walking distance.

16 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Wow Lindsey! It looks like y'all are living at a resort. Can we come vacation at your house? :)

Justin and Shauri said...

That looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see pics of yours. It is all so beautiful. I know you're ready to be settled. Post some more pics when you have time. :) Shauri

Brian and Diana said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!! You should have bragged on it more while you were here. I second the vacation idea!!!

hr said...

Gorgeous! What a blessing. I hope your move keeps going smoothly and you're all settled into your new home soon!

Justin and Shauri said...

Hey girl! Yes, Jace loves the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. We have that one, If You Give A Pig A Pancake, If You Give A Moose A Muffin, and If You Take A Mouse To The Movies! We're big fans! If Shep likes If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, he would love the others as well. :) Are you guys all moved in yet?

Lindsey said...

You guys crack me up about the whole "vacation" comments, but FYI - all of you are welcome to come visit anytime! Diana - SO glad to see you on here!! And Shauri, I will definitely be checking in to the other books for Shep - the only one we've read is "Give a mouse a cookie" from that particular series. OH - and yes - we're moved in!! Yea!! I'll post pics soon!

tleaf10 said...

the condo looks great! I'm glad you guys are getting settled in...I know you are too :)

Hicks Family said...

I am so disappointed in myself that I am comment 8, I am such a slacker friend.Sorry! My computer is on the fritz! I will keep up better, I promise. Glad you are all moved in. Can't wait to come see you all.

Lindsey said...

Melissa - I asked if John was graduating in May...you took longer to put a comment in - we'll call it even!! :) Hope you get your computer fixed a.s.a.p.!!

Justin and Shauri said...

It looks wonderful! I can't believe you guys are all unpacked so quick! That's great. Love the condo! Shep and Rauly's room look so cute! I love the fact that you're having them share. It's sweet!

Mom said...

Love the pics. Can't wait to see everything and everyone in person, but the pics...well...paint the picture, dontcha know?! You guys are so quick and organized. Painting, putting up pics, putting together toys, etc. and all with 2 little ones afoot! You guys are amazing! The condo looks darlin'. Did you have fun going out with your new friends tonight? Need some more pics of those sweet babies. Can't wait for you to come in March!

Kimberly said...

Oh I think its just wonderful! You got that thing put together and unpacked fast!
I want to know about the pics above Rauly's crib-are they pics of family members?
Can't wait to see an update after its all painted!

Lindsey said...

Kim - The pics hanging above Rauly's crib are of both her great-grandmothers when they were teenagers. They're in black and white (one was my mimi - her name was Marie, and the other is Chad's granny - her name is Rauly...hence Rauly's name, Rauly-Marie). Anyways, Rauly's newborn pic hangs in between their pictures in color. :)

Justin and Shauri said...

Lindsey,
I need your e-mail address, new address, and phone number. I'm trying to update all my contact info so I can send out birth announcements when Ava gets here. I'm trying to do things that don't involve getting off the couch during the day! Ha! E-mail me when you get a chance. shauridani@hotmail.com

Max's Family said...

Everything looks great! I love the pictures of the kids - the one that shows Rauly with her bloomers on is my favorite. Do you know if Amy and Mac have a website?

kristy patterson said...

Your condo is amazing! I can not believe how much decorating you've done in such a short amount of time. I know you, Chad and the kids will have many great years there. Congratulations. We are so happy for you guys!