I’m baaaaacckkk :)

Well, it’s been a crazy 3 weeks around here.  You know how your body shunts blood to the vital organs in times of physical trauma?  Yup.  That’s what I was doing over here.  Ain’t nobody got time for blogging when you’re moving, taking care of 2 little ones, and getting ready to start a job!  No way!  Priorities, man.  Things are calming down a bit now, and just in time for me to start my new job on Monday.  My mother arrived last night, so we are enjoying some much needed company in these here parts.  I’m very fortunate to have her here to watch both kiddos while I train this next week.  Such a treat for all of us :)

Let me see if I can do some updating now that I have time to think!

Want to see some before photos of the apartment?  Feast your eyes on these:IMG_1527

Let’s just get this out here- this place was built in the 1960’s, and you will see a LOT of 1960’s finishings in our apartment.  The apartment is in pretty good condition considering the age, but it hasn’t been updated much.  Wood paneled wall in living room- check!  Luckily the couple who rented the space prior to us added a wire track system for hanging pictures along the length of the wall. IMG_1513Big picture windows!IMG_1508 Space for our dining table.  Here’s Luke asking the rental agent if we can rent the place for $5/mo, hehe.  Not really, but maybe he should have asked!IMG_1503  Oh, hello 1960’s kitchen.  You may not have a dishwasher or microwave, but I like you.  Yes, you will do just fine :)IMG_1497 Kids’ bedroom- nothing exciting, but the views are awesome.IMG_1491 If this bathroom doesn’t scream vintage, I don’t know what does.  This bathroom had me feeling a little blue, but then I remembered that I like blue :)  Luke and I have watched enough of HGTV’s House Hunters to know where to give.  We can’t have it all, but the views definitely make up for all the apartment’s vintage “character.”  And actually, the bathroom is in better shape than the bathrooms in our last Texas house.  Crazy, but true.  True, Blue!IMG_1492 Oh, and we’re ready for visitors whenever y’all want to visit (because I know you’re dying to sit on this beautiful blue toilet).  Man, am I glad that thing isn’t pink or lime green!IMG_1495 IMG_1487 Master bedroom is big enough for a king, so we bought a new bed last weekend.  The last apartment had a king, but the first few weeks in this apartment we had the kids climbing into bed with us on our old queen mattress at 5 or 6 in the morning… um, CROWDED!  The king bed is a game changer.  Views outside our window, too!IMG_1485 IMG_1486 The bedroom has a door that leads out onto a small deck with a happy little lemon tree in the back.  When life gives you lemons, I always say :)IMG_1482 And finally, a reminder of why we decided on this place:IMG_1524 We were so excited to have a view of the GG bridge that it took us a week or more to realize that we also had a views of Lombard Street (you know, the zig zig street), the top of Ghirardelli Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf.  Sometimes when I put Jude to bed at night we can hear the sea lions barking from Pier 39, which is only a few blocks away.  We are really enjoying the location and space, but the first weekend after we got the keys and I unpacked our kitchen stuff I had a moment… an emotional moment.  I took out 10 roasting sticks I had bought for a party back in Texas and thought, “Why?  Why do I have these 10 skewers?  So I can roast marshmallows with the 10 friends I DON’T have here?”  Oh, it was a pity party exacerbated by some moving fatigue.  A pity party complete with hats, noisemakers and cake… for one.  Because there was no one to party with.  Hahahaha, see what I did there?  It just keeps going.  Anyway, I’ve been a little stressed lately, but I think my family’s starting to like me again :)  I can be such a Debbie Downer sometimes!

Well, that’s all I have energy for tonight.  I’ll tell you more about my California license adventure and our trip to Sacramento another day.  For now, peace OUT!  This girl needs to sleep.  Did I mention Claire woke up at 5:30 this morning?  How did I forget this important bit of information when Luke and I decided to have kids?  Silly Tracy… :)  No, but really- Good Night!

  8 comments for “I’m baaaaacckkk :)

  1. Becky
    February 8, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Love it! View are amazing! I even dig the blue bathroom!

    • andreassen.tracy
      February 10, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      “It’s blue, babadee babadoo!!!”

  2. Traci B
    February 8, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I love the blue bathroom, too! So cool that you can hear the sea lions and have amazing views.

    • andreassen.tracy
      February 10, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      It’s not my dream bath, but the location is pretty groovy. Although, Travis sent us a pic of their crepe myrtles today and part of me missed our old location :)

  3. cora para
    February 8, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Such a great apartment, & the views are really amazing! I know you guys are going to be so happy there!! Love the little lemon tree!!! Can’t wait to hear about your new job; they are so lucky to have you! Cora

    • andreassen.tracy
      February 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Cora! I will take what I learned from you at Harris NICU and bring it to SF. Thank you, THANK YOU for what you taught me about nursing!

  4. Christiane
    February 9, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I love your cute place! I’m sure it will be even better, once you put your mark on it.

    • andreassen.tracy
      February 10, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Christiane, the apartment is having an identity crisis so I had to enlist some remote help from Steph (sister advice, ya know). Hopefully, I can make it look like us soon :)

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