No time spent with your family is ever wasted.-- Don Donahoo

Monday, January 25, 2010

Turning an apartment into HOME

I have done it! Everything is unpacked and we have been in Port Orchard for exactly one week! It feels good to have a place to live and cook again... but eating out was good too! It was a huge pain finding a place for everything because this apartment is a lot smaller than our last, and it doesn't have much space for storing things. I had to get creative and hide a lot of things under our bed and Lucy's crib. Anywho... here are some pics of the new place. :)

Lucy's room
Lucy's/Guest bathroom
Our Bedroom
Our Bedroom
Our Bathroom
Dining room
Living room
Living room

As you can see, it is a little small, but is warm and we love it! The complex has a swimming pool and hot tub, so we are excited to use it!!! They also have free tanning here and I have already taken advantage of that a few times!
We don't live too far from friends so that makes the move all the better! we have been playing with them a bit! We love it here and love how green everything is! A HUGE change from desert!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We have arrived!

We are now residents of Port Orchard, Washington! It is funny, but it still feels like we live in Idaho, because we have ALWAYS lived there! But the differences are of course, lots of water around us and the weather has been great!! No snow, 50 degree weather, and SUN!! I think we are getting a little spoiled though; the rain is sure to come! Ben has started his new job and so far he has just done orientation stuff but I think the good stuff will come shortly! Lucy and I are busy unpacking and trying to find spots for our goodies to go. Our new apartment is a little smaller than our last one, so we are going to be making a trip to Goodwill today and get rid of some of the stuff we don't need that is just taking up space. My goal is to have everything in its place by Friday! HAH!! we will see! But when everything is in place i will take some pictures and videos and post them! Until then, wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Ben's job at Puget Sound in Washington is official and his first day is January 19th. And I don't think the move could come any faster, especially with this wet carpet business! We are working on getting a hold of the moving company and setting up a day to move, so the sooner the better! I will post more later, when we get to Washington! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers on our behalf!

Welcome Home... or not!

We came home from Boise on Sunday night, and much to our surprise we had swimming pool in our kitchen and living room! The kitchen sink had been leaking while we were gone, and flooded. We had a guy come and try to suck as much water as he could out of the carpet, but it is still soaking wet and it has been 3 days! It is really stinky! Our manager fixed the sink, so now we can have clean dishes, but there is no furniture in the living room because of the wet carpet. we have fans all over the place and have to leave the windows and doors open. And it is freezing outside- just to add to the fun!! So, hopefully it will get better soon!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas time 2009

I am a little late on the Christmas post, but better late than NEVER! We spent a few weeks in Boise with our families around Christmas, because Ben had some time off of work! It was fun! We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with Ben's family. Ben's mom always has a fun family night on Christmas Eve and we have lots of treats and snacks and the kids usually act out the Nativity. We always have so much fun there! Then on Christmas morning we woke up about 8:00 and we went downstairs to see what Santa had left for us!! Lucy had a great time! She got a really cute chair from Santa, but wasn't interested in it until 3 days after Christmas! There was just so much going on and was pretty busy opening all the other presents (hers or not!) After we opened all our presents, we got ready and spent the rest of the day at my parent's. We opened some presents and my grandparents came over for dinner. It was really fun, and I know that they love to spend time Lucy. We had a really fun time in Boise and are glad that Ben had a few weeks off to enjoy some time with family!
Lucy's new beads
Ben's Christmas present
Lucy helping daddy
Lucy on her new chair
Opening presents
"No time spent with your family is ever wasted."
Don Donahoo