Sunday, September 28, 2008

Under Construction

Hello all! We told you that we would keep you updated on the progress of our townhouse, and we are excited to show these pictures, because it's starting to actually look like a house! Jared and I went to check it out yesterday, and they've been working really hard. It is completely framed, and we've got our roof on. It looks like our next step will be some plumbing. Here is a picture from a few weeks ago, followed by pictures from yesterday.

This Picture was taken on Labor Day. As you can see, we just had a cement slab at that point.

Look at that! They move pretty fast! Our front door is on the left. The windows on the bottom floor look into our living room, and the windows above are the master bedroom and bathroom. Our building will have 6 units in it, so we will have neighbors on both sides. They haven't sold yet, so if you're looking, we would love to have you as neighbors!

In this picture, you are standing in our living room. You can see the kitchen and dining room, garage, half bath and stairs from here.

This is in our master bedroom. I know it doesn't look like much now, but at the end of December, it will be our home sweet home!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


This past weekend, Jared and I went to the Bodyworlds exhibit at The Leonardo museum. For those of you who don't know what this Bodyworlds is, let me explain it to you... Bodyworlds is an exhibit that displays actual human bodies and body parts for all to see. The bodies and other such items are preserved by a process called plastination. Essentially, plastination is a process where the tissues of a body are filled with a plastic type material, and in turn, the bodies are preserved and last for a looooong time. Jared was kinda nervous to go, he was afraid it would make him queazy, but we were both surprised at how interesting it was-and not gross. The bodies actually look like plastic, so I had to remind myself a few times that they were actual humans. It was really neat to see how our bodies really look and work, and I found it to be a very exciting and fun outing. The exhibit lasts until January, and I highly recommend it!

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Day Off

So, I had the day off today. It was a great day, I got my blood drawn (and I was brave!), I did the safety and emissions on my car, had lunch with Jared, and spent some time with my lovely sister, Shannon. I've been planning on starting a blog for a while, but I haven't really gotten around to it. Shannon decided to give me a little push and a tutorial on starting my very own blog today, and so here I start...

Jared and I have had an exciting summer. We went on a great vacation to Europe, spent a lot of time at family parties, sold our condo and bought a townhome. Our new home should be finished in December, and we are crossing our fingers that it will be done before Christmas. We'll keep you updated on the progress of our new nest, and let you know when we are finally there!