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Monday, May 30, 2011

WE'VE MOVED!! (TO CULLMAN)

We officially moved to Cullman two weekends ago, just a couple of days before Josh started his administrative residency at Huntsville Hospital. Cullman is a small country town of approx. 14,000 people located exactly half-way between Huntsville and Birmingham. We decided to move so that Josh could complete this year-long residency and I could keep my job in Birmingham. We both have about a 55 mile commute to work (one-way) which is mainly interstate so it has not been bad so far.

The actual move went slightly smoother than our move to Birmingham, where our moving truck broke down 3 hours away from our new apartment. We had lots of great friends help us load and unload and the whole process was complete in about 4 hours - not too bad. (Thank you all again - we really appreciate your help!!)

Side note - I cannot believe that it was almost 2 years ago that I started this blog and we moved to Alabama... time has definitely flown by and God has blessed us in ways that we weren't even imagining at that point in time - we definitely give Him the honor and praise for everything - our jobs, our friends, our church, our spiritual growth, our loving families...

We are getting settled in to our new apartment in Cullman... everything is unpacked and we are just about finished organizing closets, etc. We are actually very thankful for the HUGE closets that our slightly smaller-than-Birmingham apartment has. It is amazing how closets can make all of the difference....

We of course have the "Gator Guest Room" all set up which Molly has claimed as her new sleeping space...so potential guests may have a furry roommate...

This was the new purchase that we made for our new place - washer and dryer. Needless to say, laundry is my new favorite chore. We shopped around and got a great deal on these "investment pieces" that will hopefully follow us to our next home(s) and last for many years to come. These new beauties literally sing to me when I turn them on and off and when they are telling me a load is finished... They have so many settings that I still have not tried them all and their load capacity is double what our old machines were. They also have a digital timer telling me how much time is left. The only drawback is the small closet they are in... because of their slightly larger size, the washer is in this closet (as shown) and the dryer is in the adjacent closet to the right. The closets connect in the middle which allows for the lovely dryer vent tube to be pulled (as shown) over the washer. While this may not be the ideal setup, I do not care one bit - they are connected, and they work and I am in laundry heaven :).

That is about all for our new home in Cullman, Alabama. I am sure there will be many more posts to come about our adventures in our new little town... this place definitely brings a whole new meaning to the term "SOUTHERN charm."

Also - HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow. This is such a small world. I just stumbled upon your blog today... I grew up in Jax and have an uncle that is a pastor in Culman. It is a small, but quaint town. They have a few cute boutiques.

Anyway, you two seem like a very sweet, Jesus-loving couple. I hope all goes well with settling into your new place! Blessings!

Josh and Rebecca Hewiett said...

Thanks Jennifer!! It is a very small world... it is funny how many people that we meet who have lived in the Birmingham area from Jacksonville or visa versa. Great to hear from you!

Sarah Staggs said...

I would love to have a furry roomate! I'm sure your house is as cute as always! Can't wait to come visit! Six Flags trip possibly? And I totally know what you mean about "Southern Charm" and believe me, Memphis doesn't have it! lol