Monday, July 28, 2008

Picture Post: Our new pad . . . and some belated 4th of July photos. Enjoy!

So I didn't take any pictures of the actual building, which is a shame cause the pool and commons area would blow your mind. They are so nice. It makes me feel like I'm spending a lot more than we are, and trust me . . . we are spending a lot. I looked at housing in Denver today and about croaked! It's so cheap! Which means I only have things to look forward to. Anyway, here's a tour of our new place.

Ben about croaked when I spent $200 on a new bathroom. But I love it! And I love all the cabinet space, we don't have to leave everything on our counter anymore.
Our bedroom, well part of it. I gave Ben the lamp, he was stoked. I had to put it on that side of the room to balance out the dresser on the other side.

My closet is possibly my favorite part of our new place. It's so big. You'll notice I can't even fill it. Also notice the cute monkey wearing a Muslim, Malaysian Flag hat in the top left hand corner. Jaedon loves that guy and he's not going to know where to find him next time we babysit.











We have two storage closets like this. I love it! Definite bonus, our last place barely had a coat closet. The other picture is Ben's study corner. He misses the den, having his desk out in the living area means he has to keep it tidy. But he manages.

Our living room. Do you think either of us like to read? Once we can afford a house we're going to have a library.
Our kitchen is a lot bigger here. I love all the cabinet space. And on the opposite wall there is even a pantry for our food (and hopefully some food storage, when we get some spare cash). Don't be thrown off by the door, it's not our entry way, we have two doors.









You can't see it very well but I have all my Malaysia/Singapore trinkets up above the kitchen cabinets. I think it adds a special touch. I also hung the sweet elephant on bamboo on the opposite wall, to give a real Asian kick. The other picture is, obviously, our dinning room table and the door to our balcony.

I love our palm. And you can't really tell, but just past that big pot (by the palm) there's a nice little table with two seats. We love spending time out on our balcony. Our two trees only cost us about $50 each. Money well spent.

I love our cane tree. It reminds me of my sweet Malaysia. And the pot on the right was only 26 bucks. A real steal if you ask me. Beautiful colors. Now, if only we don't kill it.





The view from our balcony seats (summer/fall time dinner table) is gorgeous. The picture doesn't do it justice, but there are just tons of trees off in the distance. Maybe I've just been here too long, but I feel like you can't even tell we're in the city when you look over our balcony. It's a lot better view then our last place.

And now for some 4th of July photo ops . . .












At lunch with Lauren, Jessica, and Katie. As we were waiting for our food this huge barge pulled up on the canal just off Lake Erie. It was cool to watch.

On our way to the mall Ben saw this huge puddle and couldn't resist. He's such a little kid. And a fool. He thought it would just shoot straight up over his head, not straight up his behind. He looked like he wet his pants for about an hour, and his shorts stayed nice and moist for a good three. Serves him right.

7 comments:

Mom and Dad Bassett said...

I love your new place! And, it looks so clean in the photos!!! Is that trick photography or what? Tee hee! Glad you got all moved and settled in before you have to go back to work. Loved Ben's puddle jumping! Yes, water does eventually dry, but it is not everyday one has a puddle to jump in so go for it Ben! Love you two.

The Nurse said...

liz... what did you mean when you said you are looking forward to denver... are you guys moving here? did you know that we just moved here. i think i need an immediate response.
-katie

The Nurse said...

liz- we do love it here. my brother lives here too and they have been here longer than we have. but the area is beautiful and the 'hot' days aren't nearly as hot as utah for some reason. i love that they have trails everywhere and so you don't have to exercise on main roads you can go on trails. i think that is fantastic. oh- and we have beautiful sunsets. :) i hope you do head this way. conor is just starting law school in like 2 weeks! bleh! he is enrolled in the evening program and will have 20 hour days because he still will be working full time. :( but other than that we are excited to move on to the next step. oh- and i hear they have great schools here. ;)

The Nurse said...

liz- we do love it here. my brother lives here too and they have been here longer than we have. but the area is beautiful and the 'hot' days aren't nearly as hot as utah for some reason. i love that they have trails everywhere and so you don't have to exercise on main roads you can go on trails. i think that is fantastic. oh- and we have beautiful sunsets. :) i hope you do head this way. conor is just starting law school in like 2 weeks! bleh! he is enrolled in the evening program and will have 20 hour days because he still will be working full time. :( but other than that we are excited to move on to the next step. oh- and i hear they have great schools here. ;)

HDunkley said...

Your new place is absolutely beautiful! You have it decorated SO cute! I'm jealous!

Yes, The kite runner, a thousand splendid suns and when the emperor was divine are all on my "to read" list. I just need to get through "eclipse" and then "breakinig dawn" and then its back to my long, long list of books to read. Thanks again for your suggestions!

Mom and Dad Bassett said...

Love your new apartment sis! Isn't it so fun to move? I can't wait 'til we get that opportunity! I'm happy to know you both like it so well. Loved Ben's puddle pushers!
Pa

Whitney Blake said...

I love your new place... it looks so nice! It's hard to find an affordable, clean, place anymore. You will love having some extra space I'm sure.

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