July 14th I was in Utah for a bridal shower that my aunt hosted for me. I had so much fun! It was so great to see my family (I even re-met a lot of my dad's family who I haven't seen since I was a baby). I also had a great time seeing some of Ben's family who was there as well as some of my neighbors I had when I was growing up in Utah.
July 18th was Ben's birthday. It was fun to watch him open the presents I got him. It will be even better next summer when we are MARRIED! :)
Now within the last week lots has happened.
Tuesday my parents and Hunter and Hannah left Arizona and headed up to Utah for the first leg of their journey to Minnesota. For those of you who don't know, my dad took a new job which is located in Minnesota. The night they left, Bridger and I moved into a condo next to my grandma's condo. Her friends are gone for the summer and said we could live there for a few weeks while we finish up working for the summer.
Thursday night Ben and I FINALLY found a place to live after we are married. It is a cute, little, basement studio apartment in southwest Provo. The landlord is a sweet old lady who is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of talking to. My mom and dad had driven around Provo basically all day looking at any apartment I asked them to as well as looking at ones they randomly found while driving along. They had just gotten back to my grandparents' in Highland when I found this one and they turned right around and went back to see it. And we are so glad they did because it wouldn't have lasted until the next day. It is small but we figure for the price, we can live there for a year and look for something else next year if we want. It was such a huge relief for us to finally have a place.
Here are a few pictures (sorry they aren't the best quality, they came from my mom's cell phone)
The cute little kitchenette with a little granite countertop. How many newlyweds can say they have granite in their first kitchen? ;)
The studio (hopefully that pink chair in the left corner will be gone, the landlord's cousin might want it)
And the cute little bathroom with a pink sink :)
My mom said that while it is small, it is set up very well with lots of storage and it really uses the space very effectively. I can't wait to move in and start making it our home :)
That's pretty much it for July. Ben comes to Arizona a week from today :) And we will be getting married 12 days after that :)