Moved and A New Addition

We moved! It took seven hours and six people (thanks mom and dad, jeff and ben!) and a whole lotta minivan action to get the boatloads of our junk from northwest to southwest Portland. I am in love with our new apartment though and it certainly helps that we’ve been joined by a fuzzball named Sam (Samson, Samuel Jackson . . . ). He’s a seven month old Maine Coon. He’s a huge snuggler and an absolute doll. We got him from a local rescue organization that ended up with him after someone threw him from a truck. Ugh. Luckily, his stellar personality seems unfazed by previous trauma as he spent all last night making biscuits on our duvet. Apologies for cell phone photos. Who knows where the camera is at this point? Soon we will be unpacked and ready for visitors. For now, we are busy romping around with this awesome new addition to our household.

If I was to get married . . .

which is not yet in the plans, I think I would be over the moon to copy almost everything from Young House Love’s gorgeous backyard wedding. In their own backyard. Young House Love is a great DIY themed blog started by a couple newlyweds documenting their house renovations. They also happened to come up with the brilliant plan of hosting their wedding in their backyard and planning out all the decorations, food and activities with a tight budget in mind. I especially love the lemons and limes throughout and the photo booth they rented. With Andy starting grad school in a couple weeks, our focus is now on getting him through school and staying above water in terms of finances. Luckily, my PSU discount is about 70% off tuition but it’s still going to be a long process. As we have been having a blast living together, neither one of us is in a hurry to get hitched anytime soon. I figure, I’ve let him know the ball is in his court and I’m not too worried about it. Next step for us is finding a new apartment and getting a cat!