We hope everybody had an awesome Thanksgiving! We really enjoyed spending time with family, eating great food, and relaxing a little bit!
This month has been a great one. We spent a lot of time at our apartment (more on that later) and making some "big-time" decisions - some fun and some... not. One of our cars broke down beyond repair (thankfully everyone was OK), so there has been a lot of carpooling & chauffeuring around town. Brit started working on her alternative teaching certificate and is hoping to be an art teacher for the next school year! Mrs. G.! We shut down our house hunting and have committed to staying where we're at for the foreseeable future. We are excited (and a little nervous) to see how God uses us, our finances, and our time over the next few months!
Five things we liked this month:
1) Extreme Makeover: Tiny Apartment Edition - This month, we continued to transition Ryan's bachelor apartment into OUR apartment. We got a new couch/love seat/ottoman set from Nebraska Furniture Mart (which is AWESOME) and scored a sweet deal on a new bed at an estate sale. Needless to say, the apartment has become way more comfortable than it was. If you need proof that marriage has been good for the 600 square foot space we call home, take a look at this photo! Old apartment living room on top, same room with new furniture on the bottom.
2) Artifact Uprising - this company has some awesome ways to share photos that we've grown to love! We printed several books from our trips and wedding and have absolutely loved having them to show people and to look at ourselves! They have an iPhone app for uploading and make it really easy to see what you're going to get. If you join their e-mail list, they have promotions around almost every holiday! Recently they had a deal for 25 free square prints, so we cashed in. Pretty neat!
3) National Parks Pass! - this all didn't happen this month, but our National Parks pass finally expired. We got the year-long pass last year and it gave us some of the best memories we have! Together we went to big bend, haleakala, carlsbad caverns, guadalupe mountain, and great smoky mountain national park. Along the way, we collected patches, photos, and memories that we put together to remember a great year! A new pass is definitely going on the Christmas list this year!
4) Letterpress - Ryan's family recently got two types of letterpress equipment! We have had an absolute blast learning and printing on machines that are way older than us. We are still learning & experimenting, but we've been pleased with how some of our beginning work has turned out. Stay tuned for more :)
5) this video!!