Monday, September 14, 2009

Reality Strikes

"Hey. Real life...weeeeeeee're BAAAAAAAACK!"

Yeah yeah I know... I'm a bit behind in the blogging game. Apparently real life isn't quite as exciting as traveling on the other side of the world!

So here's where it's at. We finally moved into our house (that we've owned for 2 years but have never lived in). We're living in the basement, but we have nothing to complain about- it's bright, it's spacious, and most importantly... it's OURS. Plus the renters upstairs are awesome.

Oh, and we're a block and a half away from my parents which has been a delightful bonding experience! (PS- I think we're a little more attached to my parents than your average almost-27-year-old-married-to-an-almost-28-year-old).

Anyhoo, here's a glimpse of our humble abode...
Kitchen:

The counter space is a DREAM!

Dining area/living room with pieces of New Zealand, Thailand, and of course Canada scattered about:

There's also a bathroom (which I don't think you need to see) and a rather spacious bedroom that doubles as an office, but it's not yet public-ready. Soon. Very soon.

One of the BEST parts of our house is the apple tree in the backyard. Two years ago, Lowell's sister, Lori, pruned it to perfection, and we've been reaping the benefits like CRAZY!

We've made apple pies...

Dried apples...

and apple sauce/fruit leather...

Such delicious little treats.

YUM.MEE.

As for WORK (work? What's THAT?!), Lowell and I are both keeping busy. Lowell just began his 8 month practicum for counseling psychology (to complete his masters program) and I'm back as a speech pathologist with preschool and kindergarten kids. There are still a lot of cobwebs to shake off, but I'm loving the heck out of the kiddies!

And that is us. In a teeny tiny nutshell.

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

Lowell & Julie,

Now I'm embarrassed . . . you claim the apple tree was "pruned to perfection" and I would rather exclaim that it is "a work in progress" There is much, much more to be done on it (it doesn't pass my test for pruning yet). But I'm glad that it's being SO productive! The apple goodies look tasty!

Lori

Bloggy Mama said...

Ohhhhhh, now craving apple-goodness. I wonder if I can get my hands on some.

Shelley said...

aw...sometimes real life is better than travel life. Just enjoy all of it! Cute little house, by the way!

shareen said...

mmmm....apple goodies...care to bring some to Victoria? I'll try and have some distinctive West Coast treats here for tradsies. :)

alison said...

cute little play house for a cute couple, loved the mirror nz on the wall.. :)

Daniel said...

Hey you two. Glad to see that you're settlin in. I like the place it's really nice. It is true that work is.... well work but I think it makes the relaxation and fun more relaxing and fun. Well we should talk soon. Do you have the internet where you live? if so we should email or skype perhaps or ichat.

landomartz said...

you just might have to invest in an apple slicer/peeler/corer!

Susan said...

Looks like things are going well for you two! Cute place. :)

Carlynne said...

Thats a cute picture of mom! Wish I was there.