Life at the Abbott House

Sometime last year, Kyle and I decided to move in together. Around the same time, he made a New Years Resolution to get a dog and I made a similar resolution to get a cat.

So here we are a year later. We moved in with two of our closest friends. Between the four of us we have a puppy, two kittens, a hamster, a gecko, and a tarantula. And we all live in a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, single story apartment (Thank God for the porch and yard).

We live a pretty silly life. Here’s a recap of it so far:

I haven’t lived somewhere with a yard since I moved out of parents house- it is SO wonderful.

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My birthday came and went. One of my friends made me a cake! Favorite colors and best crutches nickname.

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We adopted a puppy! Kyle named him Rascal (& he lives up to his name every day). My boys:

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The whole house plus a bunch of our other friends went on an epic camping trip. Our friend Ryan took a beautiful “family” photo.

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I started a job downtown. It was so bizarre to see downtown from so high up. But also awesome, very awesome.

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Kyle got a new job too, at Pitt!

Then came the kittens. They were less than a pound when Ben brought them home. The one looking at the camera here is Cinnamon.

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And this little one I named Godiva (which turned out to also be a good fit since she is the diva of the two).

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I got my first smartphone and proceeded to take many sky pictures. Also, please notice the increase in picture quality.

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We used the puppy as an excuse to explore the new neighborhood. It’s a such an improvement from the neighborhood we used to live in. I cannot believe it took me so long to move here.

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It’s also super close to the park! Which makes Rascal & I very happy.

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The animals got bigger, and learned to be friends:

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Halloween faded into Thanksgiving faded into Christmas.

Pumpkins were carved.

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Bridges were walked.

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#Glowtribe parties were had (yes, our friends are awesome enough to be a tribe)

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Miles were traveled

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Other puppies were visited (side note: not sure when I became such an animal person, but it’s pretty wonderful). Meet Eddie & Zoe.

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Even more of the neighborhood was discovered.

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And then it was Christmas! We had a white elephant party.

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All things considered, the last few months have been a wonderful start to living here.

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