in case you're just joining the saga now, here's a little recap. we're in denver for only three and a half months so b can do his summer internship. said company so far is fantastic and gives us all the processed food we can handle. they also put us up in lovely furnished housing for our stay, so all we had to bring with us basically were our clothes and all the baby crap. that makes moving in a lot easier, in case you were wondering.
b didn't start work until yesterday, so we spent last week enjoying a little vacation. we're not taking a "babymoon," per se, as anticipated...the whole new car / move / expensive baby thing screwed that up. for now, anyway. but we're still living it up these last few months of non-baby so i'm not feeling too sad about it. and our first week in denver is just part of that. we slept in, went shopping, saw iron man 2, ate out, read books, etc.
last friday we went to the denver temple, which is just a few miles from our apartment. the temple is also just another few miles from columbine high school, so we went there too. is that morbid of me that i wanted to see it? i remember being really riveted to all the tv coverage of that whole thing. it's still a functioning high school but it has a rebuilt library. school was getting out as we drove by, which made it a little more surreal.
rebuilt library below...other than that, i recognized the rest of the school from news coverage:
oh, and i also got my TOMS last week. they are comfy and i love them. even though i can barely see my feet these days.
so anyway. this is where we live:
there's a clubhouse here that gives FREE cookies. i love it. they also have a nice pool, workout room, free tanning beds [which i refuse to use, but i guess they're nice to have], sand volleyball court, and massage chairs. that's b's favorite part.
my favorite part is the free gym, because i froze my 24 hour membership a while back. nice to work out without feeling like a fugitive :)
and now onto the apartment. feel free to scroll through...these are mostly for my fam, who have been demanding photos.
so, this place is by far the nicest apartment we've lived in -- it has a fireplace! -- which isn't saying much, i guess. after living either in LA or on a student budget for the past four years, we have always tried to be a little frugal in our choice of housing. that is, unless someone else is paying for it :)
here's a little tour. as mentioned, all the furniture, decorations, etc. have been provided for us. that includes everything in the kitchen [we have exactly four of everything...four place settings, four glasses, four spoons, etc.] and all of our linens, which are sterile white. most of the time i feel like we are on vacation in a timeshare.
dining room, again with room for only four. this is where i spend most of my days as a newly self-employed woman:
oh, hello. i am super pregnant:
bathroom -- note the all-white towels, shower curtain, etc. and welcome to my hotel-style life:
bedroom, which also features a giant walk-in closet [i think that space will become baby wells' bedroom] and a tv. i've never had a tv in my room before. we've only used it twice.
maybe this is the longest post ever. oh well. hope you enjoyed the little tour.
and in case you need more incentive to come visit us than the free tanning beds, keep in mind that we literally live down the street from that fantastic super target and all the shopping / restaurants you could ever imagine [except trader joe's or h&m, sadly]. there is also this fantastic mall that i think might overtake south coast plaza as my new favorite mall on the planet. i guess i have plenty to keep me busy because for now work certainly isn't doing it.