I recently took a little trip in the blogging world and noticed that our blog has fallen quite low on your lists, so here I am to bump it back up.

Life has been hectic for us all as of late. I had finals through May that kept me busy. I'm happy to report that it appears that I passed all of my classes for 2nd year. It also seems that I may have bumped up my GPA this year. I guess it would've been pretty hard to lower what I had before without failing classes, so that's not saying too much...

As previously mentioned by Katie, we have been in the process of moving. It has been very frustrating, as there is not much out there that fulfills our requirements for an apartment. I am to the point where I can't even look at our current upstairs neighbors without wanting to punch them in the face. My patience is spent. Luckily we found something yesterday that Katie can hardly believe existed in NY. Here are some pictures, what do you think?

Here's the closet in what will be the boys room:

The master bedroom:

Our closets:

The kitchen:


Front room:

The pictures don't really show the size, but the rooms all have like 15 foot ceilings, so it seems huge. I'm really surprised that the owner would put so much effort into it. It's nuts! We also have a huge attic to store stuff, and our own washer/dryer in the basement.

The real reason that I'm blogging about this, in addition to try and get all you to come visit us, is to try and advertise for our landlord. There are 2 apartments below it, that are almost the same (minus the 15 ft ceilings and attic). A 3 bedroom and a smaller 2 bedroom. It's right by Clove Lake, and the express bus should take me less than 30 minutes to get to school. We want to fill the building with our friends, so that we don't have to share the backyard & garden with strangers. Also, it would be nice to have babysitters for Josh & Carter who live right by us. And who knows, maybe I'll get some commission... I wish.

Even more exciting than our new apartment is that my Mom, Dad & siblings (Ashley & Matt) are here visiting. Josh just loves having Matt & my dad here to play baseball with him hours on end. Carter is also enjoying more females around to dote on him. Carter would much rather hang out with the girls at this point, while Josh wants to play sports and play with his buddies.

However, we're having a hard time with our silverware. We're not used to using all the clean silverware this quickly. As you can see, this morning I had to use a spoon that barely fit in my mouth, while Ashley used on that barely held anything on it:

Speaking of eating, here's someone who's done a little too much of it:

But even with the 2 hour feedings, we're so happy to have Carter. He is such a happy baby (when he's not constipated or hungry). He is so easy going, and is always smiling now. He only wakes up 1 time during the night now. This according to Katie. Obviously I don't have the equipment to help him during the night, so I get to sleep.

Well, this blog should cover me for another month or so.


Megan said...

That apartment looks awesome. Not to mention it has two major requirements for children - a washer/dryer and lots of storage. Good luck getting it filled with friends - that would help out with the druggy neighbor situation.

christy said...

i want to live in an apartment like yours!!! do you think that ian would allow me to rent our falling apart house so that we ourselves can rent?

Yo Mamma said...

I'm so glad that you guys found this apartment!!! You deserve it with all of the grief you've had over this one. Let us know when you are moving, so we can help out.

Matt said...

Ryan I am in the same boat as you with neighbors! We have got not one, but two of the worst neighbors that live above and below us too. I hope you enjoy the new apartment and get to leave behind the jerks that live above you. Good luck guys.

Kristin said...

I love the apartment, it looks so nice! Good job getting another year under your belt.

Zach and Erika said...

I am so excited for you guys about the apartment. That is so awesome. Can't wait to see it. Love the pic of Carter. I love chubby babies! I can't wait to meet him. Wish we were there!