Sunday, June 17, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Hello from California! We hopped in the car after church this afternoon and headed for the ocean. We put our feet in the water and met some nice people. We're excited to be here and to see every site we possibly can in the next eight weeks.

Our new home in Palo Alto isn't quite the same as what we were living in before. We are more grateful every moment for the fantastic living arrangements we enjoyed for the last year and a half. We like to say we're offically newlyweds now that we're living in a place that suits the term.

Lucky thing we brought our own linens even though we're subletting. It adds a much-needed homey touch.
Those are our windows up there on the second floor. I love the light in our room. The down sides would have to be the spiders, the brown sink that should be white (I'm tackling it with clorox tomorrow), the stained shower with a shower curtain that doesn't extend far enough to cover you, and, of course, the beer. The fact that a European man is moving in in a couple of weeks doesn't help...but I'll keep you posted on that.

Ryan especially would like our readers to note the fine art above the toilet. What a sight to wake up to.

Uh, we don't have a lot to say about this. I just hope our home teachers don't notice it.

Our closet is literally 1/8th the size of our old one.

This is where I'll probably be spending a lot of my time. The view from the windows is nice in the day, as the house is shaded by some trees.

I have to get out of the car before Ryan pulls in. Otherwise I'd never be able to get out.

And the up side--it's beautiful here! This is going to be an adventure (the extent to which we weren't quite anticipating), but we're enthusiastic.


  1. Oh Erica! Well it could be worse, right? I know the living arrangements aren't the greatest, but you can do it! It is going to be an adventure.

    I love that picture of you and Ryan on the beach. What a beautiful place. I love the beach!

    Call me ANY time to talk or if you need to vent to me. I'm happy to listen! I love you so much!

  2. Welcome to the blogging world! I'm so happy you're here!

    I'll have to start cleaning up my grammar since we've got an editor on board now... :)

    We're a bi-coastal family now!

  3. YAY!!! Welcome to blog-land! You're lucky to have a garage. And once you tackle the place with bleach and make it your own, you'll hardly notice the grime. Good luck! Keep us posted, I LOVE all of the pictures!!!

  4. I like that the sick picture is taped to the wall. Hmmm...

  5. Wow! I just found out you had a blog and I found it! It's great seeing your place. I love the table by the corner windows! That place will be better just by having the two of you there! Good luck and lots of XOXOX! CW