The Beginnings of a Home

Saying we are obsessed with the progress of new home would be and understatement.
{The hole is dug}
{The foundation is poured}
{It had hardened too much by the time we got there, so instead of the full on handprints we had planned on, we were only able to lightly scratch in our fingerprints, initials and the year.}
{The foundation is dry and we have a window well!}
{The ground is filled in around the foundation}
{The framing has started}

Oh the joys!



It started with this conversation through text:

Abby: We should drive to California this weekend.

Mike: We should.

And then we did.
You see, we live at this time in our lives where we have very little obligations on the weekend. And so why not take off for a couple of warm days on the beach with my best friend?
I tell you what though, coming back to 30 degree weather? Not cool.



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...I sported my Yankee's hat to hide my day 3 hair and some black wellies in my efforts against anotherfreakingsnowstorm.

...We wandered through Ikea and ooo'd and ahhh'd over light fixtures for our new house. And then finished it of with 50 cent hotdogs while walking to the car.

...We stopped into the candy store while walking through the mall and bought Cow Tails. I felt like a spontaneous, dating couple again.

...I unintentionally sprayed men's cologne on myself. I TOTALLY thought it was women's perfume. But c'mon, what girl doesn't love the smell of cologne on a man? It's almost as good as smelling it on myself for the rest of the day...

...We quoted Baby Mama..."Did you just stick your gum under my coffee table....I don't know....What do you mean you don't know, do you think you're at an Arby's right now...You know what, I wish I was at an Arby's cuz there's better food and cooler people there...Did you stick all this gum under here...I DON'T KNOW, maybe you stuck some of it under there...Yeah, actually you might be right, because sometimes when I work a really long day I like to come home and chew a huge wad of Bubbalicious gum and stick it under my reclaimed barnwood coffee table.....I DON'T KNOW YOUR LIFE!" Best quote ever. Watch clip here.

...I got to spend the entire day with my best friend. I love him. Saturday's are seriously the greatest.


When Saturday's Get Boring, Coffee Tables Turn Into Benches

It occurred to me a year or so ago when my little neighbor friend came to visit that this coffee table was not so child friendly. The last thing I want is for some adorable child to climb themselves up on that glass and then break right through it. The child would get badly hurt and then the whole awkward thing with the child's parents would happen and chances are they would be a friend or somebody in the ward so then I would be all mortified and not be able to leave the house ever and I would beg Mike to move. So. Since we are getting a mortgage and all, the whole begging Mike to move thing wouldn't really work because it's not like you can just up and leave the house that you own. (Well kind of own, let's be honest, home ownership is a nice 30 year loan away.)


So we decided to turn said glass centered coffee table into a bench. Because who doesn't like a nice, soft, beautifully blue bench.