Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September is flying by

This month has gone by really fast, but I am sad that it is still warm outside. When is the fall weather coming??? I love living in midtown in the fall, it's absolutely beautiful with all the trees turning colors and leaves everywhere. Plus, I want to be able to decorate my house with fall stuff and I just don't real right doing that when its 85 outside.

I'm enjoying our house and the fact that our side is done. I have been cooking more, last night I made lentil and beef stew, delish! If you want the recipe let me know. Also, stuff like lasagna, pastas, crockpot dishes, etc. I currently have a sourdough starter going and I can't wait to make my first sourdough bread from it! I have to wait 2 more days :)

This last week, we had our pastor and his family over for dinner. There were 9 of us total but we made it work in our long, narrow dining area :) It was a lot of fun and good to have people over. Erin led the Sunday school at our church this last Sunday and did a great job. We are going through "Living in God's Two Kingdoms" by David VanDrunen as a church. It's been a great book so far, challenging me to understand my purpose and involvement in the church and in everyday culture.

We have my good friend Kaitlin living with us and I have enjoyed just spending time with her while she stays with us during her start of grad school at Sac State. Her and I go way back and I have missed her over the last few years.

We have gotten our rental advertised and ready to go! They are doing last minute finishes as far as inspections and what not. It is available October 1!! So if you or anyone you know is looking for a place to live in midtown, let us know. Here is our  ad on craigslist.

Here are a few pictures too

This is bedroom #1, the biggest room in the whole house!

The new bedroom #1, technically bedroom #2. This was the kitchen of the unit we changed.

And new bedroom #2, and bedroom #3 of this unit. There is a closet to the left of the fan, it's sort of a weird angle.
The living room has built in shelves and a little hutch, which I love. That is the door to bedroom #1.

This is the other side of the living room, with the front door/entry to the left and the bathroom #1 on the right.

Here is the kitchen. It has the tiles from the 40's still! It's pretty cute but cozy :) We added a microwave and cabinets above the microwave and fridge, as well as the pantry on the right.

Here is the new bathroom. It's pretty much where the back unit's living room was before the remodel.
And this is the house after they painted the steps and porches. It used to be red, which was cute, but the gray is better :) 
We are hoping to landscape in the spring and since my sister in law is a landscape architect, it should look pretty good!


  1. The rental unit looks great! If we were renting I would give it a thought....wouldn't it be fun to be neighbors? Erin did a great job on Sunday...I was bummed I missed the class but I am keeping up on the reading. And yes, I am like you... it is totally challenging. Have a great week!

  2. The whole house remodel looks great! I had to read from the first post to follow the renovations and improvements that you guys have added. Unfortunately, I am two years too late on seeing that Craigslist ad. >_<

    Conner Spear