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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Travel // Albuquerque, New Mexico

I accidentally disappeared from the face of the earth for, you know. A while. Back in October 2014, right after Arlo turned two (TWO!!), we took him to see the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much. I'm not real excited about hot air balloons, but we thought Arlo would enjoy it, so we went. We got up the morning of around 5:30, and headed to the area where the balloons were going to take off. There was so. much. traffic. It was crazy, but very well organized. There were tons of different parking lots, and by the time we got parked, we had to walk a ways to the entrance of the field. Thankfully we had the stroller and tons of blankets with us, so the walk wasn't a big deal. We got down to the field where they were doing the opening ceremonies, and soon balloons were being inflated (?) and rising up in the air a few at a time. It was amazing. I was blown away. Arlo's eyes were the size of saucers the entire day. We totally want to go back again and I kiiinda get why it's such a big deal. (Kidding. I 100% get it.)

 


This face made every thing worth it. The four hour drive, waking up the next morning at 5:30am, waiting in traffic.. seriously. Everything was worth it.



Arlo & Pops

We took him to the zoo the next day. Albuquerque has one of the prettiest zoos I've ever been to.
Feeding the fish was probably his favorite part.








Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Found Letters // #1









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One thing that I have managed to find in every one of my units have been letters of some sort. Most of them are written to inmates or from inmates, but these were in a box with about 60 other high school 'love' letters. I've been asked a few times to share more of them, so here is the first batch of a most likely ongoing series - Found Letters.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

// Office progress

Before

When we originally viewed this home, we knew this room had so much potential! But, as you can see, the carpet was... not ideal. This room will be used as our office, and since we have three industrial cabinets that we'd rather not move more than once, we decided that replacing the flooring was high on our list for before we moved in.


We pulled up the carpet, took out the electrical outlets in the floor, and took the wall heater down. My dad scraped the floor, and luckily since it was water soluble, the glue came up relatively easily. 


Boom.

Heart eyes. 

My dad and father-in-law, bless them, had all the flooring done that same night. And it looks a million times better in there! We still have so much to do, but crossing this off the list was a nice start! 

// Storage Unit Auction

We went to another storage unit auction a few days ago, and it was Arlo's first time! He gave us his valuable opinions and distracted everyone so we could get our bids in. ;) We ended up getting five units, which was maaaaybe one unit too many. However, we got them all loaded in the trailer and swept out in less than 24 hours! 
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(I didn't bid on this one. No, thank you!)

We did win this one, though. You can't tell from this photo, but there's a fridge on top of a couch. Yep. That was fun.

My mama and I. 
Those are prescription sunglasses! I've worn glasses my whole life and have never experienced the amazing pleasure of wearing sunglasses. They, like all of my other pairs of glasses, are from Firmoo and I love them! They're currently having a 50% off flash-sale, so check that out here.

The contents of all five units are currently sitting in our garage. I can't wait to go through everything, but Rusty and I agreed the renovations should be done on the house first. We are on a time crunch ;)