Friday, July 15, 2011

The Residency

Today David and I became official residents of Fayetteville, Ar. We got our new licenses, registrations, car tags, and registered to vote. Needless to say, David is passed out on the couch sleeping after running all over town getting this done. He'll love me for this:

It's hard to believe we've almost been here for an entire month. That's 1/12 of a year. Holy cow... seriously I never thought the day would come when I would spread my wings and leave the great mother-land of Lynchburg, VA. Haha does anyone ever leave that place?!? But they do... and here we are, hundreds of miles away proving it actually happens. 

I took some pictures of the apartment the other night so you could get a little feel for where we live. I should have taken some of the outside. We live in a huge building that's four stories tall and has two wings that stretch out like arms. I've never lived in real apartments before. It's always been a townhouse or something like that. This is the real deal. Haha!
Anyway, here's the inside (we're still working on it, so no judging!)

I painted the living room light green this week.

I'm still working on this project, but I'm painting these bookshelves and stacking them for the guest bedroom. 

Our living room is getting more cozy. :) Still waiting on the drapes though!

The front door is to the left of this picture. This is right when you walk in looking into the house .

We still need something for above our bed. Any suggestions?

This is our room looking out into the living room. We have our wedding vows above our dresser in that frame.

Our bathroom. Simple, but it works. :)

Guest Bathroom

Looking into the kitchen from the living room.

Stole this idea from a friend! All my cleaning supplies tucked away and organized! I love it. 

So I guess this is a weird idea, but I wanted this to be the toothbrush holder for the guest bedroom. It's a sand bucket.

Yes, that's a duck, and its company is a little home-made cup with two chicks on it.

Thanks Julie and LeighAnna! We love this little cup!

Ever been homesick and someone sent you a package? My Grammy did that. :) I like the red ones the best. You can tell because there's only one left. Haha!
So there's a little peak into our world. We're making it happen. David's been doing an amazing job coming up with ideas for this fall when school starts for the University of Arkansas (the U of A). I am so privileged and honored to be able to partner with him and to join in on dreaming about the influence we are going to have in this city. Greater things are yet to come! By His grace and the power of His perfect will we will press on in the goal set before us!


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I LOVE seeing the pictures! (poor David!) The apartment looks amazing! Great job, Rach! (wow, you have a ton of cleaning supplies...makes me feel like I should go out and stock up my own...I have windex, comet bathroom cleaner and a couple of tubs of disinfectant wipes...!!)

    Okay...well, this was like a great visit to your place...loved it!

    p.s. you have a great Grammy! (my favorites are the orange slices...YUM!)

    miss you!

  2. I love the pictures! And the wonderful package from Grammy. Let me know when I can come visit you! I see you have a guest bedroom...the toothbrush pail idea is so cute! Love you Rach.