Friday, August 28, 2009

Our "Little White House"

This is where Cody and I have been living the past four months since we have been married. It has been known as the "Little White House" for as long as I can remember. We are so lucky to be renting it from my Grandma Monson, she has been so good to us. The house was built in the 1940's and my Grandma lived in it with her three kids while my Grandad was in the war. It use to be one room but then they added a bathroom and another room on it. Now it's a whole 450 square feet! It's perfect for us. Grandma had the whole inside of the house remodeled prior to us moving in. New paint, carpet, windows, doors, fixtures, vinyl, cabinets, hardware, sink, tub, toilet, wardrobe, the whole deal. We live next door to my Grandma and the whole street is full of Monson's so it's been fun to live close to family. Cody and I love our "Little Cottage" (Don't tell Grandma that's what Cody and I call it!)

This was our attempt at a garden this year. We planted 16 onions, 3 tomatoes, jalapenos, cucumber, and a few random things that we didn't know what they were. This was the result of our garden: AKA nothing. It was sad, but I guess you have to water your garden for it to grow on a regular basis. We liked to choose weeks to water it, we weren't so consistent. Then when we missed a week we'd try and make up for it and water it extra (guess that didn't work either), but we like to blame the deer who are constantly in our back yard eating plants. Yup, it wasn't because of our lack of gardening skills... we would have had an excellent garden if it weren't for those dang deer. Next year we'll try again, maybe this time we'll take some tips from Uncle Dave or my Dad. Better luck next time.


  1. "The Love Cottage" is a great name and you should always be in love. It is a lovely home and you guys do so good with it (the veggies look a little rough). Good luck on applying to nursing school.

  2. Hahaha! Im so glad I found your blog! Seriously, deer can be obnoxious! ;) How are you guys doing?