Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Did I ever Mention...

We're moving.

Not out of Reno, but down the street. We have been building a house for the last few months, and it's finished. We are closing today or tomorrow. We are VERY excited.

Leaving our home in Provo to live in an apartment (nice as it is) has been hard. James needs a backyard - not a parking lot. The timing of everything is working out quite nicely, although there is a lot of work to do.

We are renovating for the first couple of weeks. I know that sounds crazy. But, to do upgrades and finishes through the builder is Highway Robbery, and we loved working on our Provo house. So, we will spend a little time putting on our finishing touches before we move in, like:

Hardwood Floors
Painting ALL the walls
New Counter Tops
Tile in the Bathrooms and Laundry
Installing a 1/2 Bath downstairs
Wiring new Light Fixtures
and so on..

Did I mention that Shane is REALLY Handy?

He also has to install a Sprinkler System in the back, Lay Sod, and a new Paver Patio, so I can send James out in the yard while I work inside.

It's all very exciting, but also overwhelming. That's how Shane and I roll. We bite off more than we can chew on a pretty consistent basis.

We also have a baby coming in 8 weeks, so the work has to be done, and we have to be in and settled as early as possible

And, we have to MOVE all of our belongings - packing, lifting, loading, unloading, know...the worst part.

So, I will be slowing down on the blogging. I have to start working FULL TIME on other things. We will be eating a lot of take-out. But, I will probably start again when I am in my sparkling new kitchen, making freezer meals for when the baby comes.


Courtney Peña said...

yay!! that is so exciting. I think some pictures of this new house need to go up, very soon. We miss you guys so much. We need to come visit you. It has been way too long.

Ben and Summer said...

That is SO EXCITING. You are going to share pictures, of course? Good luck getting all that done before baby comes! You can do it! Just don't make delivery come too early...;)

Ben and Shara said...

did you close on the house?