Tuesday, June 9, 2009

17309

Garth and I were reminiscing about our time in apartment #17309. I thought I would share some of the memories we've had in our 1.5 years here:

01. The large naked lady across the courtyard. She liked being naked and she liked sitting next to the window or on the balcony. She freaked Garth out so bad he would never open the blinds. Thank goodness she moved out shortly after we moved in.

02. The air mattress my parents gave us since all we had were twin mattresses. Sleeping on that for the first few months was funny and shopping for a mattress made me really feel married.

03. The klutz that I am knocked over a glass of red wine all over our carpet. A tiny stain remains, but it still reminds me of the many nights we played cards and drank wine at our kitchen table.

04. Setting down our luggage down so, in true tradition fashion, Garth could carry me over the threshold after returning from our honeymoon.

05. Carrying our huge dresser down 3 flights of stairs to return to Ikea for damage. Only to learn we only had to bring the damaged piece, thus having to carry the huge dresser back up 3 flights of stairs.

06. The tiny bedroom closet that only fit my clothes, forcing Garth to use the hallway closet for his clothes. Marriage is sacrafice.

07. Walking downtown for coffee and sitting by the fountain.

08. I don't have a nightstand on my side of the bed, I have bikes. I'll laugh about this one later.

09. Riding our bikes to the lake and dreaming about buying a boat and picking out our favorite houses on the water.

10. I still can't believe we witnessed a FBI drug bust across from us. We saw real guns!!

11. The constant smell of cigarette smoke in my closet that no matter how hard I try I cannot get out!

12. There are very unhappy marrieds across the hall and we hear their fighting all. the. time. I got out of the shower and Garth was sitting by the window (ease dropping!!) and he says to me "Ok, he screwed up her birthday party and she is NOT happy."

So they aren't all happy memories, but they are funny, and we certainly won't forget our time at apartment #17309. Afterall, it was our first home as a family.

56 comments:

Amber said...

So cute! The big naked lady cracks me up.

Lucky in Love said...

You certainly have made a lot of memories in that place that you will never forget!

I'm so excited for you and your big move!

Ashley said...

haha, makes me think of the "ugly naked guy" on friends!

April E. :) said...

The bike comment and this one "12. There are very unhappy marrieds across the hall and we hear their fighting all. the. time. I got out of the shower and Garth is sitting by the window ease dropping and he says to me, "ok he screwed up her birthday party and she is NOT happy." cracked. me. up.

Memories are great...what a neat way to remember your time there :)

Erin said...

You had your own "Ugly Naked Guy"!!! :-)

C said...

haha! great memories!!

katie + bret said...

What great and priceless memories! Love them all!

Brittany Ann said...

OK, the crazies across the hall and the naked lady are a hoot! I bet you won't miss them!

Andrea said...

What fun, wonderful memories! Even the bad ones will make you smile one day :)

Blablover5 said...

Ah the blow up matress. When we first moved in all we had was a twin blow up matress that we tried sharing. A few days later we had a new mattree.

Jenny.Lee said...

funny indeed!

Lauren said...

OH my goodness...my friends in college had a naked man who lived across from them. What great memories!

recipes for the life said...

Ha ha ha!Naked lady?!!Would have freaked me out too :)

You really did have lot of funny memories

♥ chaitra

Rebecca said...

Lol! A naked lady would freak me out too! Garth isn't the only who would never open the blinds.

AmyT said...

love this..you guys are so cute!

Sweetbabs said...

Oh the memories....so cute.

jen + ryan said...

awwww this totally inspired me to do this when we move out of our apartment! i'm already getting sentimental :)

Snow White said...

what a great list! I might just have to do the same if/when we move :)

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

BWAH HA HA! The naked lady bit is hilerious! Now you got me to thinking of the memories Robert and I are building in our first apartment...I wonder, when we move, if we'll have as many funny ones as you do!

lola said...

Gotta love fabulous (and not so fabulous, but hilarious) memories!

I was just reminiscing about how Matt and I shared a giant air mattress bed for a bit that would constantly deflate! It's the small stuff that will make you smile for years and years.

Jules said...

You and Garth definitely have some memories, that's for sure. I love that he carried you over the threshold when you got back from your honeymoon...so sweet!

Cristina said...

This is so great! Think about all the new memories you will have in your new home, and make sure Garth carries you over the threshold again...for old time's sake!

SassyEngineer said...

Haha - I could make a great list about all of the things I remember from our apartment. I just might have to for fun :)

Megan said...

The dresser story cracked me up!

KC said...

How cute!! Don't you love the funny little inside jokes that you will laugh at together for years to come? :-)

Whitney said...

You will never forget and you shouldn't! Your first married apartment - how fun!

The Pink Chick said...

The one about Garth listening to the unhappily married fight makes me laugh so hard! It definitely sounds like something I would do!

Marissa said...

What great memories!! :)

Mrs. McB said...

Adorable! I understand the joy of the first home! Awesome!

Elizabeth said...

LOL - number 12 is hilarious. :)

- Sarah :-) said...

Aww - the scoop on the unmarrieds wa HILARIoUS!! I could just see him dishing out the play-by-play to you. So funny!!

Yay for memories and first-homes together. I'll always remember ours, as well!

Elizabeth said...

I love your list! That one about you finding Garth listening to the no-so-happy neighbors is hilarious. What great memories. :)

Aartee said...

LOL it's like in Friends with "Ugly Naked Guy" Good luck with the big move!

Livin' the Life God Gave Me said...

Sweet memories! Good luck with your move!

Angie said...

what awesome memories! And how gross to have a big fat naked lady that shows herself off. EWWWWW!!!!

Jessica said...

Sounds like you have lots of good memories there! I know how you feel about your closet smelling like smoke. The people downstairs smoke all the time, and the smell somehow comes up through my closet. So consequently, my clothes all smell like smoke. Can't wait until I don't have to deal with that anymore!

a H.I.T. said...

Those made me laugh. You guys have had some fun times :)

LyndsAU said...

so cute girl!! lots of great memories :) and fun fun to read!

Gwen said...

What wonderful memories you have but the naked lady cracks me up!!! Hopefully no naked people roaming the new home!!! XOXO

Aartee said...

I'm sending those awards your way...thanks for being such a great blogger buddy!

Emily said...

i love this post! What a fun way to remember your time there! So cute

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Ha, in college we had a guy we called Nudie Man. This 70 year old, OLD Man, who liked to sunbathe naked under the girls dorm.

Miss Anne said...

Isn't it funny how ONE "place" can bring up so many memories/experiences?

:) Can't wait for your next journey!/stories!

xoxo

Mrs. J L said...

Aww those sure were good times! you will always remember ur first place together. But the next place is going to have even more memories. yay! :)

Kaitlyn said...

I hope this doesn't offend you... but I'm really glad Ryan refuses to rent and insists on buying before we get married!

Emily Jean said...

WAY CUTE!! Love the eaves dropping story!

MissJody said...

Ahhhhhh...very sweet memories :)
You know when a man loves you when you get the WHOLE closet..all the closets. Ha! Ha!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Aww this is so sweet! I love your little trip down memory lane and I cracked up about Garth's comment about your neighbor screwing up the wife's birthday!! So hilarious!

SO happy for you and your move! How exciting!!

Mrs. Nurse said...

those are really great memories. i can't wait to hear all about all the new memories in your new place :)

brown eyed girl said...

I love how men are so gossipy, eavesdropping, yay Garth! I love it! :) Sounds like a lot of love happened in that old apartment, so many good memories!

Lacey said...

These are such priceless memories! Where else will you get to experience big naked lady AND a FBI drug bust?! I love it!

Lindsay said...

Aww, that was fun...here's to happy memories, NO naked ladies and lots of fun at the new place! :)

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

The last one made me LOL! Mr. R would have TOTALLY done just. that.

*~! megs !~* said...

oh how fun!!! this was cute linds!

My name is Megan... said...

hahaha this seems like an exciting place!!

Tabbie:) said...

Sweet memories. Funny memories. Very cool. So excited about your new bigger place. Can't wait to hear stories from there!!!