Mar 28, 2008

Whew! What a crazy three weeks! I haven't posted in the last three weeks for a very good reason...we sold our house! That's right. We decided with a new family member that we could use some more space, so two weeks on the market and kaboom, we had an offer and had 1.5 weeks to get out! So at first I was a cleaning maniac for two weeks while it was listed, and then I was a packing maniac! It was very hectic trying to get everything organized, packed, and moved in such a short time - especially with a newborn! (not to mention three other kids!)

We closed yesterday, and once the funding has gone through I will breath easy. In the meantime, we are living in Mark's brother's mother-in-law apartment in Pleasant Grove. This is great for the kids because they can play with their cousins every day. We are a little cramped in two bedrooms, but at least one of the rooms is big enough for three twin beds with play space left over. The best news (and what makes this temporary arrangement bearable) is that we get to build! We are so excited, we never though we'd get to actually build. Our lot is in Pleasant Grove as well and right by an elementary school with easy access to stores & the bus stop for Mark. Hooray!

Josh started at his new school and I'm relieved that he seems very happy there. We also transferred Holly to a different preschool and she loves it as well. Things just seem to be falling in to place all around. Stay tuned for more updates and photos - once I get all settled :-) Oh I guess I can post the floorplan for those of you who are interested. The first one is the main floor (rambler style) and the second one is the basement, which will be finished too. If any of you have tips for "do's" and "don'ts" when choosing things for a new house, let me know because this is all new to me!


  1. Congrats Emily!! Building your first house is so much fun, but yet the stress sneaks through as well.
    Some "do's"...upgrade your dishwasher! upgrade your carpet, and definetly scotchguard it! I know theres more, but I'll have to send you an email. :)

    Good luck, and if you have any questions let me know! HAVE FUN!!!

  2. Wow! That's a lot going on!!! But naturally you handled it well. What a blessing to have your house sell so quickly!!!!
    I can't see the floor plans. Can you change it so we can click and enlarge it?

  3. Congrats! This must be an inspired move to have everything happen so quickly. And building is a lot of fun. That's what my husband does for a living so if you have any questions give me a call. He has a great painter and flooring guy!