August 14, 2014

Apartment living

    Cam & I have been living in our apartment for over a year now and we just (hesitantly) renewed our lease for a few more months. Living in an apartment has taught me a handful of things... mostly that I need my own space and so does Cam. I have also learned that not having roommates (well besides ya know Cam & Deuce) is awesome! I love being able to come home to a semi clean and quiet home everyday! Speaking of cleaning... 10 minutes and I can speed clean the whole 700 square foot place. Pretty awesome.

I love reading and looking at house tours on other people's blog. I dream of having a beautiful, spacious, full of natural light home that I can show off on blog land. And while day dreaming and sitting on the floor in our living room trying to figure out my new fact camera and decided I would snap some pictures of our apartment. These are things I want to remember and to have documented. These pictures will be fun to look back on in ten years to remind us of our younger selves. This is our first home and it is something to be proud of! So without further a dew? is that a word? Here were go...

Our living room... Can you find Deuce?

We were given both of these couches for free from a family friend
they have been perfect. My gram & I made the pillows

This guy basically runs the house

That book right there is gold... you should read it. 

don't pay any attention to the fact that our Mr. &  Mrs. frame still has no picture in it or that I have a picture frame covered up with another picture...

He lays here basically all day (when not on the couch) and waits for Cam to come home

I am kind of obsessed with this rug

Our tiny pantry complete with the chalkboard sign used at our wedding
Cam's bar... I surprised him with a "stock the bar" party for his 24th birthday

good days start with coffee & you

We do have a bed... our first purchase as a married couple! I am a ding bat & forgot to take a "real" picture of it. 

    I figured this should be documented as well because this is a lesson I am going to need to teach my sons. I came home from class one night to find my West Elm bedding taken off of the bed and this Camo bedding on... Future men of America do not do this to your wives. That husband... he is a funny one. 

I am still learning my own style and have had fun decorating our little space. It is amazing what you can do with things you already have and little to no money.  Oh, and I guess I should mention that we do in fact have indoor plumbing, our own shower and even a fairly big shared closet! We also have a closet housing our washer & dryer in the kitchen. I can only imagine where we will be 10 years from now, hopefully not back in apartment, but ya get what ya get and ya don't throw a fit right?! 

August 4, 2014

Weekend Update

   Monday already?! I always feel like I sleep the best on Sunday night right around the time I am going to hear my alarm go off. It kind of sucks, but what did not suck was this weekend!

Wednesday our nephew who is 3 decided he wanted to have his first sleep over with us and it was a total success! We had Boomerjacks for dinner, picked out some new pjs and spiderman underwear at Walmart. He also got a new Ninja Turtle blanket and some ice-cream and he thought he was pretty cool. We swam and then we all fell asleep watching Cars! He was so much fun and we loved that he wanted to spend time with just us!

& melt my heart!

Friday Cory & Amanda decided it was time for them to have a couple hours by themselves and asked Cam and I to babysit Tatum! I obviously said YES in .3 seconds. Tatum was perfect the whole time they were gone... even if it was just 2 hours. We loved having that alone time with niece number 5! Holding a sweet baby and having them fall asleep in your arms may be the best feeling in the entire world. Thank you Tatum for letting us love on you!

Saturday was the perfect sleep in day and Cam & I actually got kind of bored while being lazy. I made the best peach cobbler from a family friend's fresh peach tree! We had a big family dinner at the Mavs for all the July birthdays and I managed to take absolutely no pictures... turns out it is hard to take you eyes away from the pretty baby girls you are holding!
Tatum is on the left and Maddyn is on the right.
Tatum was 3 weeks old & 9 lbs Maddyn was 6 weeks old & 8.8 lbs! 

Sunday Cam & I went to church came home and laid around the house for a while before we decided it was time to head out to the lake. We spent about an hour and a half deep cleaning the boat... it was gross y'all... and there were tons (I mean tons) of spiders! I only screamed twice and Cam only rolled his eyes about 5 times throughout that hour and a half. When the boat was nice and clean Cam's parents showed up and we took it for a spin. We hung out at a beach area and Deuce loved being able to jump on and off the boat into the water and sand. He peed approximately 10 times on the surround grass and rolled around trying to get every ounce of sand he could on him. On the way in to the docks we grabbed dinner at the Spot and Deuce passed out on the concrete... life is rough for a four legged mutt.  It was a perfect Sunday and I am counting down the weekdays until next weekend!