I was so excited to come home to NEW FLOOR last week! Our lease runs up on July 17th. When Allise and I first moved in our apartment I had just finished grad school. We were both 23 when we moved in on July 17, 2008. Our first few weeks were spent watching and cheering for Michael Phelps as he won 7 gold medals in the 2008 Olympics. If someone would have told me I would still be here for the 2012 Olympics, I never would have believed them. I remember thinking we would live here 1 year (maybe 2) and there was no point in hanging too much on the walls. A few years after, I can remember watching Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie) clean out her closet in the Sex and the City movie. She was cleaning out 11 years’ worth of clothing in her apartment closet. I looked at Allise and said, “oh no, is that going to be us?” At four years, we are getting close BUT our official move out date is May 17, 2013… we think. :)
Before resigning our lease to begin our 5th year here, we begged for new flooring in our kitchen and bathrooms. The laminate flooring we had was beyond gross when we first moved in and after four years of us, it definitely wasn’t looking any better. The complex agreed to the new flooring and the before and after is like night and day!
WE LOVE THE NEW FLOORING!!!
It has almost been installed for a full week now and I still smile when I walk in! I never knew new flooring could make me so happy. I guess I can add that to the list of reasons I know I’m getting old.
Over the last four years we have: laughed, cried, dated a few guys, been in weddings, given baby showers, celebrated birthdays, decorated for holidays, never missed a season of The Bachelor or Bachelorette, run in half marathons, changed jobs, traveled, set off the fire alarm, and even mastered roach killing.
Here are some of my favorite memories from the last 4 years.
From Troy right before we moved to Birmingham.
With Allise and Crystal for my first Talledega experience
January 2010 - Dinner in the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building in Chicago!
Celebrating our 25th Birthdays at the rooftop bar of the Redmont Hotel
A few hours later - dancing and still celebrating our 25th Birthdays!
In my brown hair phase - Casino Night
Summer 2010 - Miller Brewery Tour - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Chicago Trip - Segway Tour, Navy Pier, and with The Bean
Our 26th Birthday Cakes
Spring 2011 - Dinner with Friends at Pacific Rim in 5 Points
Christmas Paintings at Sips N Strokes
February 2012 - Nashville for Crystal's Bachelorette Party
March 2012 - Crystal's Wedding Reception at The American Village
Now here is to our last 10 months in the apartment!