primed for life

The door would bang into the dining room table every time we swung it open.  I would drag my briefcase in behind me, squeeze into the bedroom with its mauve carpeting, and change down after a long day of teaching and driving home from South Jordan. Once I got back into the kitchen to make dinner, the fridge would start with its singing.  Oh, how it loved to sing to us.  So, we would get the old meat tenderizer out, open the fridge door, and bang on the inside back of the beast until the singing ended.  Above, in the freezer, sat pieces of our wedding cake, leftover from our reception just a couple of months earlier. 

It was our first place and it was ours.

This week we helped our son and his fiance prime and paint their apartment they will be moving into next month.  As a couple.  As a married couple.  And I will be a mother-in-law.  And I will be happy. 


Lara Neves | August 27, 2010 at 11:02 PM

while I would never want to live there again, I have very fond memories of the super small, really ugly, all ours first apartment we lived in when we were first married.

What color did they paint?

Robin | August 27, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Wow. I am so not ready.

Ca88andra | August 28, 2010 at 5:19 AM

You do sound as if you're ready and happy too! I guess we all have memories, some good and some bad, of the first places we lived when we moved out of home.

Heather of the EO | August 28, 2010 at 6:28 AM

Oh how exciting. I love these snippets of memories. Congrats, MIL :)

Melanie Jacobson | August 28, 2010 at 8:56 AM

It's simply not possible that one day I will be a mother-in-law. Nope.

Jessica Grosland | August 28, 2010 at 9:33 AM

That's so sweet. What an important time in all your lives!

CiCi | August 28, 2010 at 9:42 AM

The first apartment as a newly married couple. You will be a great mother-in-law.

wendy | August 28, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Isn't if funny how we remember ouf
"first place".
Even though they may have been a dive, they hold some tender memories.
how cool.....YOU WILL BE A MOTHER IN LAW.....and a good one at that.
tricky business, being a mother in law.

fun to help out your son

Bossy Betty | August 29, 2010 at 3:01 PM

What a wonderful memory! May they have many of their own as well.

The Way I See It | August 30, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Ahh, the memories; and now you're helping your child and his wife-to-be make their memories. And you WILL be happy. It's an extension of the happiness we've already built for ourselves. It's incredible.

Charlotte | August 31, 2010 at 8:42 PM

I loved my first little place. It was a fully furnished basement apartment with the TV up on one of those swivel stands like in a hospital room or something.

Congrats on your son. I somehow missed that announcement when I fell out of cyber world over the summer.

Luann | September 8, 2010 at 6:27 AM

I love the photo. :)