I got the keys to my new apartment last week, and I’ve been giddy ever since. I was so excited that the afternoon after I picked up the keys and signed the lease, the girls and I had a small party, invited some of our favorite people over, and camped out there on the floor.
I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to have a new home dedicated to only the happiest of memories, the bestest of friends, and the funnest of experiences.
And carpet. It has carpet! Which you can’t fully appreciate until you’ve gotten out of bed to put your bare feet on icy cold hardwood floors every morning for the past twelve years.
Carpet. Its the stuff dreams are made of, I tell you.
And did I mention that our new apartment is fabulous???? Its been beautifully redone…. from the brand new carpet to the brand new paint to the brand new light fixtures. All new…. and so very beautiful. I feel so incredibly blessed!
Ready for a tour?
Let’s start with my roomy living room with a FIREPLACE! The Christmas tree will go in front of that window on the left…
There’s a wet bar between the kitchen and the living room! The Barbie dolls have already taken the bar sink over as their own personal hot tub. And I’m trying to be accomodating….
It has stairs!! I LOVE that the bedrooms are upstairs, so after my kids are in bed I can still do stuff without waking them up! All the other apartments I looked at had the kids’ bedroom rightthere behind where the tv would go, which would be horribly inconvenient for a woman who likes to make hairbows into the wee hours of the morning… while watching movies…
And Annie wouldn’t be Annie without a pose like this…
There. That’s much better. Thank you.
Under the stairs… a secret closet that wraps around under the stairs
to put the kids in time-out when they’re bad for stashing ALL KINDS of extra stuff! You can never have too many closets, you know, for putting your kids your extra stuff in…
And did I mention carpet? Lucious, scrumptious, beautiful carpet…
A little hero-worship. KB and her little cousin Micah adore each other. And what *Bess does, Micah does. (*Bess = that’s what Micah calls KB. And its just so darn cute that I think I’m changing her name permanently).
Extra, unbelievable coolness-factor for the kiddos… a balcony overlooking the living room!
Keep your expectations low, that’s what I say.
That balcony is in my room, by the way. My awesome, fabulous master bedroom. The kids begged me to let them have the room with the balcony, and I told them that when they get a job and pay the rent, its all theirs.
“Mommy! My woom has a SEAT!” (But alas, no balcony… sorry ’bout your luck, kid…)
And I’ll close with the piece de resistance. The closet. There are no adjectives to fully describe this closet. This 12×6 closet. The picture doesn’t do it justice…. did I mention that its TWELVE by SIX feet? (sigh…)