A couple weeks ago we went to a home store off-base looking for a shelf to put downstairs for Grace's books and movies (she has a few movies already but we don't let her watch them yet). We ended up getting a big bookshelf and putting all of her toys on it. About 2 weeks later we were given a living room set (sofa, loveseat, coffee table, and 2 end tables) so for a day we had a living room full of furniture. Dustin was able to get some help and loaded the government sofa and the 2 government end tables into the back of my van and took those back so we were finally able to arrange the furniture. I think our living room looks a lot less cluttered now even tough we have more/bigger furniture. I would have even considered buying something similar to this set when we get back to the states but now we won't have to worry about furnishing our living room!
Ok, so want to hear how the phones work into this subject? Well, in the middle of getting a truck to move this furniture and then helping the person we got it it from pick up and move his new furniture into his house, Dustin lost his cell phone. When he called it a Japanese guy answered and said it was at the service station (where he got the truck) So when he took the truck back and got his phone the screen was cracked. So on Monday he took his phone into the shop where we got it so they could send it in to be fixed. In the meantime he has a loaner phone. His phone should come back as good as new next week and there shouldn't be a charge! The same thing happened to my phone last fall (well, I didn't lose it at the service station but the screen cracked) and we didn't have to pay for mine either. I am so glad we paid the extra for insurance!
And, of course, no post would be complete without a picture of our beautiful little girl :-) Grace will be 5 months old on Sunday (Mother's Day). At her 4 month check-up that was 2 weeks ago she weighed 14 lbs. 4 oz. and was 24 1/4" long!