Sunday, January 15, 2012

Holidays and Paint

I can't really believe how long it's been since we've updated the blog. It's not that we haven't had anything to write about... we went to the Copenhagen zoo in September,

took a weekend trip to Rennes, France in November,

celebrated Thanksgiving with some Danish and French friends,

had a visit from Kate and Iris in early December,
passed the penultimate level of Danish (I [Carla] somehow passed a 4 hour written exam and a 30 minute spoken exam, all while quite ill),

and suffered through the holidays with the flu, bronchitis, and pink eye (though we certainly had fun with Mom, at least until she got sick with the flu and bronchitis... sorry Mom!). However, the biggest thing that has happened since our last update is we finally bought and moved into our very first 'home'!

The move itself was painful. We moved right at the end of my flu and the beginning of my bronchitis. Luckily, Bobby had not yet caught the flu or pink eye (that came a week later), so he and three of our guy friends were able to do most of the moving. However, the pain of every pound we carried to our 4th floor apartment was worth it! Our apartment, which is in the area of downtown Copenhagen called Nørrebro, has two bathrooms, three bedrooms, a big kitchen, a dining room, and a living room (or, as we call it, the reading room), plus a little balcony. In this photo of the building, our apartment is on the American 4th floor (or European 3rd floor), on the corner. The place is great, but we're slowly working on making it better... We have purchased a guest bed, so we have a queen-sized bed for anyone who wants to visit! We have also purchased a nice microwave and an incredible oven! The oven hasn't been installed yet, because a licensed electrician has to install it. That will hopefully happen this week. This week, however, we worked on the dining room.

These are photos of the dining room under the old owner. We spent yesterday painting and now the dining room looks like this:

I love the color! I feel like I'm living by the ocean. With our black, white, and natural wood furniture, I think the room looks clean and elegant. All we need now are some couches.

Our next room to paint and decorate will be the reading room. I can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Waow! Your flat looks huge and very beautiful! :-)
    Good luck for the rest of the painting!
    And thanks for the update. I love reading about your adventures. And hopefully I can visit you at some stage!
    Hugs from Paris.