Friday, June 29, 2012

The Date Jar

One of my favorite gifts I got at my bridal showers was a Date Jar my aunt Pam made.

 It is filled with date ideas that we draw every week to give us something to do. We decided we would draw a date every Sunday and have until the next Sunday to get it done no matter what it said.

This Week's Date:

"Go for a tour of your city and learn the history"

This one seemed kind of silly seeing as we have lived here for 4/5 years now and weren't all that interested in "exploring" Logan. BUT we agreed we had to do whatever it said and so I set out to find how we could go about doing this date. After some help from google, I found out Logan has a Visitors Bureau...who knew? And so we went!!

 It was inside our little City Hall building that is soooo old and beautiful. I wish I had thought to snap a few pictures of the hall inside.

 The Visitor's Bureau was tucked away in this little corner with a few rows of pamphlets and lots of Logan memorabilia

 The woman sitting at the counter seemed happy to have some people to talk to and gave us schedules of all of the plays, shows, concerts, farmers markets, etc that were going on around town. There are actually quite a bit of things I want to go to so this date gave us about five other date ideas. (including THE RODEO!!)
Now we have a nice little display on our fridge reminding us of what is coming up in our summer :)

On a side note, I picked up the CD with our wedding pictures on it today. Once I go through them, I'll be posting some of my very favorites!

Until then, enjoy this cute picture of Josh as a baby:

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Our First Adventure...Moving In

 For those of you looking to move in to a basement apartment., I have some advice for you...Before you pick out any furniture, pay attention to the entrance into your home. This was something we had never considered until we tried to get our couch inside.

While that 180 degree turn didn't seem too tight when you walked through it, our three seat wide couch definitely wasn't having it. After about a half hour of trying to force it, we were left with only one option...a power saw. The couch only cost twenty dollars at the glorious Deseret Industries and Josh and our landlord Macade were so enthusiastic about sawing a couch in half that I decided to let them go at it. They honestly looked like kids on Christmas.

They pulled apart the center stitching with a knife and only cut the inside framing so that we had a chance to hide it once it was inside. After lots of sawing, it was time for the moment of truth:

 Definitely still a tight squeeze...
 and we had to take our front door off...but it's INSIDE!!!!
The boys repairing the damage

And now we have a couch in our home!!! I'm pretty sure that it will stay long after we move out. You're welcome future couples!

After we had the ordeal of getting the couch through the door, I was stressing out about getting our new bed inside. Luckily, it was JUST short enough to make that stupid turn. I LOOOOVE our bed. Since our bedroom is microscopic, we picked out a bed with drawers underneath so we could have more storage space. I wish there was room to take a picture from the front but it just doesn't look right so this will have to do:
 Josh the Handyman putting it together :)
 Along with the drawers, bulkier things can be stored in the middle

Wooohooooo!!!! (gotta love our tiny window)

Once the house is decorated, I'll post pictures of the other rooms. Our house may be tiny but I LOVE it. I love coming home everyday to it's tiny-ness and everything it holds :D
Especially this guy right here :)

PS~ Please ignore the blog title, it's a work in progress. PLEASE give me any suggestions you may have, I'm no good at this stuff :/