June 4, 2008
New Apartment! Well, we moved into our new place last weekend. We were previously living in Pointe Pirouette, but now we are living in Aqua Marina. It is super fancy and very nice. Our other apartment was okay, but there were a few big things that we didn’t like: totally scary at night, stinky yucky bathroom, neighbors that beat each other up, dogs everywhere. Our new place doesn’t have ANY of those things! YAY! J It is more of a resort area so things are very nice, clean, new, and American! Our new place also has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second bedroom is for Ella – which has been oh-so marvelous!! There are two balconies and a washer/dryer. There is even a really nice pool and hot tub! The security guard is VERY good and won’t let anyone in unless they are expected. We are very excited to be living here. We feel so much safer – wow.
Also, the second bedroom for Ella is fantastic. The first night she woke up around midnight and cried for an hour or so, then fell asleep for the rest of the night. Ever since then, she has been sleeping from 8:00p.m. to 5-6a.m.! It has been SOOOOO nice not waking up every hour! YAY for babies having their own rooms! Woohoo! She is also sleeping in a pack ‘n play, so she has a little more room to roll around. She also really likes the pool and likes to splash the water. Our bathrooms have bathtubs in them, and she certainly does like taking a bath! She slips and slides on the bottom of the tub and just giggles at me. She is so sweet!
The only downside about the apartment is the kitchen…or lack thereof. The fridge is bigger, and the oven has two racks, but the stove is electric and there isn’t ANY counter space or food storage space. All the food is in the second bedroom closet! Haha! It is a little difficult to do any major food preparation, but we are making do. It is a small price to pay for such a nice place! I think the kitchen was designed to be a “vacationers” kitchen…they didn’t really expect you to cook in it.
So yeah, just a little update about our new place J We had some friends over for a BBQ after we moved in and it was really nice. We also had the missionaries over for pizza last night and that was fun. We all sat out on the balcony and the table and chairs are big enough for everyone! Yay!
Other than that, not much is really going on. Tom has block exams on Monday, so he is pretty much residing at the school for the next week or so, which means Ella and I have a lot of time alone. Oh! Another great thing about our apartment: we have satellite TV!!! Why is that so wonderful, you ask?? There are over 80 channels! This includes: Food Network, the Fine Living Channel, the Women’s Channel, a variety of movie channels (but don’t watch them too late at night!), VH1 and MTV! Woohoo! Tom likes it because there are FOUR ESPN channels…yes, four of them, not like he has time to watch them right now, but sometimes on Sunday evenings he does
Anyway, that’s about all for now! I'll try and post some pictures up later this week!