Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Entertainment Center

We decided it was time for an upgrade in our living room. We live near an Ikea so we decided to stop by and see if we could find anything. We saw this:

It was love at first sight. We checked around at a few other places but nothing really caught our eyes like this one did. We got everything and started putting it together. It is important to know that there are three sections to this setup. There's the middle where the TV goes and two shelves on either side. We set up the middle part this past Sunday and decided that the two shelves were going to be way too much. It was going to pretty much take up our whole wall in our living room, which wouldn't look good. So, we stuck with the middle part and got this:

Maybe one day when we have a house to ourselves we can add to it because we do still love the setup with the shelves.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Our New Home

We made it to Utah on a Sunday after 3 days of driving from Texas. We have some friends in Lehi who let us stay with them a few days while we looked for a place to live (Thanks again Brandon & Kristen).

That Monday we drove around Midvale, Murray, Sandy, and Draper looking at apartments and townhomes. We thought that we found an apartment we liked in Draper, but when we came back to Brandon and Kristen's house we saw a for rent sign hanging on a house right across the street. We called and sure enough after our long search we ended up back where we started. That Wednesday we moved in! It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a little back yard with a fence. It's the perfect size for the three of us (Whit, Kemp, dog). Tori loves her little backyard. She's never had one to play in before...besides my parents'. She loves to bury her face in the snow and run crazy all over the yard.

I started work this past Monday. I still have a lot to learn but it sure beats sitting at home doing nothing. I like the new things I'm leanring there and can't wait to get to know more about the company. Kemp is still job searching but there are a few positions that look very promising. We are excited to finally be settled somewhere so nice for a little while. We have a lot more friends around us and we're glad to be around them again once again (except Marc- from Kemp).