We're in our apartment.

We just spent our first night in our new apartment!!!! It is so incredible to sit here with the window open, cool breeze blowing in. Through the courtyard-facing windows I hear the sound of neighbors tinkering around on their balconies- readying them for spring no doubt, and the street-side windows bring the hustle bustle street noise from the ground 7 stories down. It is so good to be home!!!
Last night we made an epic trip to Ikea. We were there 4 hours and had just made it to the warehouse when we hear "The store will be closing in 30 minutes." 

Is there a greater fear at Ikea? That the registers will close, the lights will go out, and someone in an apron will inform you that the fruits of hours of labor will be restocked to their shelves for you to return for again tomorrow?

I really didn't think it could be done, but we managed to check out and arrange for delivery before they turned us out. 

We were the last customers to leave the store. 

Here we are on the metro platform heading back into town. 

The trip to Ikea was not without its costs- unbeknownst to us (but knowst to our storage facility) the storage building locks down after 10pm. So there was no air mattress to bring home for our first night.

We slept on a pile of our clothes. No lie.

It was hilarious and uncomfortable and hideous. We woke up a lot, and at one point, probably around 4am, one of us started laughing and we just couldn't stop. Last night was one of the funniest experiences we've shared together. I am laughing now just typing this.

This morning we toasted the sunshine of a new morning and are so happy to be where we are.

And are planning a daytime trip to our storage unit to bring home our air mattress!

Here's a peak at our apartment.

It's the attic level of our building so has these sweet beams.

 Clay's office/guest room. 

Today shall be filled with laundry. I am so thankful to have a washer!! And the beams are pretty good drying racks for now :)
  And begin washing dishes and stocking our cabinets. Can't wait to start on these fun junk-shop finds :)
I'm looking forward to this day.


Kerrie said...

Very cool apartment! I can't wait to see pictures of it when it's furnished. Just out of curiosity, the clothes you had to sleep on, were they at least clean? What an adventure!

Anna Alexis said...

I am excited about that guest room!! I can't wait to see more pictures when you make it yours. Love you

Hannah Munnerlyn said...

I am so excited for you! What a neat apartment.

P.S. just thought of one of my favorite moments with you and Ashley when we were at the Target Starbucks and realized we read the same blogs. O man, our time there was full of laughter. I miss you!

Anonymous said...

So excited for you in your new apartment. How much fun you will have filling it up! Thankful that you at least had clothes to sleep on. Keep the pictures coming!
Have a blessed day. Tonya and Bub

Anonymous said...

Yay!! I love your new place! And the dishes...so adorable! (and so you!) Love you, sweet friend! ~michelle

Derek & Meredith said...

Just so you know, I'm living vicariously through you and your adventures. I love how positive you always sound, even though I know there must be rough days as well. You are loved and thought about often here in Louisville, KY!

Pat Chapman said...

IKEA scares me in general, really kicks in my ADD! But great treasures and well worth it. Truly hope you're crawling in to a real bed by now, but loved the precious albeit hilarious mattress memory.