Saturday, July 16, 2011

When you come to visit...

Here is where you will enter our apartment.

Here is where we'll eat our meals.

Here is where we'll watch movies, or Futurama.

Here is where you can pick a game to play, or check your email. If you want hamburgers or grilled chicken, we'll walk out to the patio through that door.

That's your room at the end of the hall.

Here's where we'll make dinner and do dishes together.

Feel free to use any of the clean towels on the shelf.

This is where Mark and I will be sleeping. If you want to play the piano, just ask so I can make sure our room is clean :)

Here's where you'll stay. Sorry about the bad lighting in the picture.

This is the patio. The shelf won't be there when you get here, so it will be a lovely place to spend an evening.

Obviously, the grill. In the closet we have all of our recreational equipment (tennis rackets, camping gear, etc.)

And finally, here's what the weather is like. Pretty sky, no?

See you soon!!

Thursday, July 07, 2011


As most of you know, Mark and I are in the process of moving to Albuquerque. We're very excited about this move, but very sad to be leaving our Logan home. We loved it in Logan and I wish we could live there forever. But as with all amazing small towns, there aren't the job opportunities we were wanting. So here we are, starting a new chapter in our lives. We're calling this the "Real Life" chapter. When I say "we", I really mean me because, let's face it, Mark doesn't help me write this blog, and he doesn't read it most of the time either. :)

For those of you who don't know much about Albuquerque, I'll lay down some facts for you. First off, it's in New Mexico, not Arizona. (I've had so many people say "Have fun in Arizona" or "Don't eat at this restaurant in Arizona". Too funny.) Secondly, it's at a high elevation in the desert, so it's not too hot and not too cold. The winter averages in the 40-50's and the summer averages in the 80-90's. They also say they have four seasons, and occasionally get snow. Third, each year Albuquerque hosts the largest balloon festival in the world. Hundreds of hot air balloons are launched into the sky throughout the festival, and I hear it's just lovely.

Now, I've never been to Albuquerque, or New Mexico for that matter, and I have no idea what it's really like. Mark says it's windy and hot. Several people I've talked to LOVE it there. Hopefully I will love it there as well. Once we get all settled in, I'll try to remember to post pictures of our apartment (which has tennis courts and swimming pools - yay!!) and other things that might be interesting. Also coming soon: The Europe Trip. Watch out, that one will be a long one. There's a total of 8 weeks of stuff to talk about there, and LOTS of pictures. After these messages, we'll be right back.