Monday, March 14, 2011

Big Things to Happen...

At the beginning of Mike and I's relationship, after we became friends on Facebook, he found a statement on my profile page that read, "Big things to happen in 2010!". He asked what this was all about and at the time I wasn't sure, I just knew I wanted to remember 2010 and make it count, rather than treading water for another year.  With that being said, 2010 took off at warp speed and here we are now, in March of 2011, just 76 days away from our wedding day!  In light of this increase in life speed, we decided that I should keep track of the exciting, fun, or memorable parts, so we don't forget anything! 

It's now been three+ weeks since we moved in to our beautiful condo in the secluded "Grand Cay Villas" in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and we truly love it!  Truth being told, I was not entirely thrilled with the idea of living in an "Apartment" or "Condo" (I actually asked Mike to define the difference between these two words once, as the word "condo" typically grates on my nerves like George plucking at the furniture), but I had begged to live at the beach and this was absolutely the nicest place we had looked at on our day out to find a home.  Move in day arrived though, and after a long drive from Raleigh with a moving truck, two sedated cats (never doing that again...), and a lot of stuff, we were ready to get in our new home and start our life together.  Mike's friend, Mike, came to help and we had the entire 14' truck unloaded into the condo in about an hour (pretty impressive for two boys and a wimpy girl with the most FULL truck in the history of trucks!).  This is what it looked like:
And this is just the living room, dining room, kitchen.  OMG, where to start.  But we did it and with a little effort, we looked like this by Sunday evening:

Within two days, it looked like we had lived here for months, we love it!  We are having a great time eating dinner on the screened-in porch (it has a fancy name but I can't spell it and refuse to get on board with the Florida lingo just yet), walking to the near-by restaurants and Fresh Market, and last week we discovered that we live about 3ft from the 17th hole of the TPC Sawgrass golf course (this is huge news if you know golf...I don't, but it is big news!)! 

The cats, most importantly, are settling in well and also enjoy the screened-in porch and the open windows lately.  I wouldn't call them friends most days, but they're both still alive, and that's all we were hoping for!  Can't wait to fill you all in on what being a Floridian is all about! :)

1 comment:

ivy said...

yay!!!! so excited about this blog and about all the big things to come for you & mike in the future! the new place looks great, and i'm sure the smith family movers are proud to know that you got all settled in within only 2 days. :) can't wait to come visit!