Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Our Humble Abode!

We recently made some changes to our apartment, so I wanted to post some pictures. Nothing super dramatic has changed, but since it is spring, I decided that we should have some spring decorations to make our apartment a little brighter!

We started with some rearranging of the furniture. I feel like since the furniture is turned ever so slightly, that it make the apartment feel more homey (is that even a real word?) Anyways... We also got a curtain rod and hung some brown curtains to help keep out the evening sun and hopefully some of the heat that comes along with it. It is also nice to have dark curtains to get rid of the glare when we are watching TV.

So this is the lovely living room. What is that awesome coffee table you ask? That is Jeremy's craftsmanship! Yes, he made it! It is so cool and I love it!! Yes, there is a light in it! We have a coffee table that lights up. No need for a table lamp, he just made the table a lamp!

There are also holes in the sides to allow light to come out!

Here is an up close shot!

So for the spring decorations, we were trying to think of something cheap but cute for us to do. We went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond since we still had a gift card from when we got married. We intended to buy a curtain rod, but while there we saw some place mats on sale for $2. Now before you judge me for putting place mats on my walls, just see for yourself with the pictures. The flowers and butterfly are supposed to be place mats, but I think they make an adorable wall decoration perfect for spring time!

Cute, right? We like it, and its a nice change for spring time. We love our little apartment, and it was really fun to re-arrange and redecorate for spring time. Happy Spring and the warm weather that comes along with it!!!

School's out... We're going to Page!

So we got out of school a while ago. Its nice to be done for a summer! So when we got done with the semester, Jeremy's parents took us on a little trip to Page, Arizona. We went with his parents, and his brother Matt. It was a nice trip and fun to see all the red rock there. While there, we went on a slot canyon tour, a floating trip down the Colorado River, and the boys went golfing while Debbie and I went on a really pretty walk around the course. Since it was Easter weekend, we also decided to stop on the way home and roll the smelly eggs that we had with us the whole trip down some hills! :) So here are some pics to document:

This is one of the pictures Jeremy took of the slot canyon! Pretty right! 
This is another picture of the slot canyon, but it is crooked and I am still new at this whole blogging thing, so loading pics is a pain. Any tips? So for this one, you just have to turn your head to the right to get the full effect! 
This is us on the massive truck coming back from the Slot Canyon. It was a bumpy ride,  but we survived!

The next day, we went on the float trip down the Colorado River to see Lee's Ferry. They warned us that some people would drop coins off the bridge, so we had to wear hard hats. I know... its super cute! 

This is the Glen Canyon Dam. I just thought this picture was cool to show how far below the road we were.

This was what we saw on our float trip. It was so pretty. We were allowed to swim if we wanted to, but I couldn't even stand to put my feet in the water! It was ice cold, but this one guy jumped right in! Brrr! 

It was a really fun trip! We are really grateful that Todd and Debbie invited us to come along! Thanks!