The McOmber Place In a New Location!

I couldn't believe the time had finally come for us to move out of our first married apartment. I remember when we first moved in, it was VERY different from what I was expecting. The cost of living near Washington D.C. is really hard to come to grips with and we were happy we found a little basement apartment that we were able to somehow pay for when Kyle was in school.

After we moved in, I realized how amazing it was that we were led here and that we were able to stay as long as we did. Martina, our landlady and angel friend has been there through the ups and downs, the mice problem and purchase of Boo, and was even my visiting teacher for some time. She was always there to give advice or listen and kept us laughing when things were hard.  

Oh, a basement apartment. For the most part, we loved it!
The lack of light was a struggle, but we lived and made so many happy memories here.
We knew we had made it officially to Virginia when we noticed our car
showing in front of Martina's house on Google Maps!
The next couple of pictures are crazy because we were moving out but I wanted
to make sure I documented them all for memory's sake. 
Our guest bedroom where my mom and two of my sisters
(at separate times) stayed in when they visited.
I actually LOVED the kitchen. It was so roomy and I had
plenty of counter space to work with when baking or crafting.
I was worried about how this little guy would do since he was used to hanging around the backyard and down by the trail of Martina's home. So far, he's been okay and will come back in the morning when we call after he's been out all night. 
I love our new apartment! The family in our ward that was here before us let us know they were moving and we jumped on it. Even though it is more than we are wanting to spend while Kyle is looking for a job, we know we will want it for the future and some littles that will eventually come. Plus, it is still in our same ward and is right by the same town home area as our bishop's family which is fun.  It has beautiful wood floors and a lot of lighting. It's been a little crazy moving everything over and kind of setting it where there is space until we can get organized.
The fireplace! I can't wait for winter to start a fire there and
curl up with a book or some hot chocolate (or both!)
We eventually got a FREE kitchen table (that we are going to paint) and made tons of trips to IKEA for some other furniture. Before we got our couch, it looked like this....and that was for a good two months or so. It's overwhelming to work full time AND move AND set up a new home!
I can't end this post without sharing some of the best (and not so great...Kyle cleaning out the bathroom drain...)
moments of our two years in this amazing place. 
Kyle, thanks for choosing to go to grad school here so we could have this amazing adventure. And thank you Martina for letting us stay in your home and get to know you. We will always treasure the time we spent here and the memories we created.

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