Monday, April 16, 2012

the Countdown is ON!

We are getting to within a month of our move. We have to be out in 33 days.  We will probably be out a few days before that.  CRAZY!!!
I just read my cute niece Breeann's most recent blog post...she is graduating from BYU this week (YEA!  So, so happy for her). We are so excited to see my mom, my brother, sister-in-law and niece (remember, her brother Hunter is in Africa serving a mission) for a few days while they come to her graduation.
This picture was taken on her birthday last May.

Anyway, I've been thinking/saying for the past several days that I haven't really been sad about the move, we are super excited, ready to be there in a way, not wanting to go so soon in other ways, but knowing that the actual driving out of the neighborhood may be more emotional and tragic than I care to think about.
Actually, I can't really think about it yet.
But after reading Bree's blog tonight, I told her I'm feeling sick to my stomach knowing how far away from her we will be (she is moving to Texas).
And now that it has set in, I think I will feel that way for the next 33 days at least, about us moving so far from everyone we know and love.
But, life is good!  I will start packing sometime in May.   :)

Oh, and if you don't know, we did not get the house we put an offer in.  We are good though, we know we will end up wherever we are supposed to.  For now, it is looking like we will be living in an apartment (I think we will feel like we are on vacation...well, the kids and I anyway...Marty will be at work every day!)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Last minute House Hunting trip

Marty has been working in CA a ton this month, and hasn't had much time to look at houses.  So, I decided to head down and look at a few that we have seen online.  I saw a bunch, and even found a couple that I thought were great!  We were planning on him  being able to come look at them on Saturday, but he was working constantly and we didn't get to.  
I spent a lot of time on Bart over the weekend (Marty reminded me about when we took the kids Carter kept asking "where is he?) 
 Walked around a rather frightening part of the city
 had a fun view from the hotel room
 went to the mall (yes, this beautiful ceiling is at the mall).  Actually, the only things I bought were at Ross, which was the craziest, hugest Ross anywhere I am sure.  Not sure I will ever go back to that store.  Seriously, it was nuts!
 And actually got to go out to dinner!  While at dinner, we got an email about a house in the area we have been looking, so Sunday morning we rented a car, drove across the bridge, saw the house, decided to put an offer on it, and I got to Bart to go back into the city to the airport with literally about 5 seconds to spare.
 I made it home and here is a sneak peak of the house we HOPE we get...apparently we are not the only offer so, we'll see, but I'm crossing my fingers.  If not, we'll keep looking, but just an update for today.