Monday, December 17, 2012


So my little baby girl turned one on September 25th.  She has been such an amazing blessing in our lives and we couldn't be happier to have her.  To celebrate we had a big party with pink and green as the colors and even threw in a few monkeys.  It was so nice to have everyone over to the new place for her party.  She loved the gifts and balloons, but the smash cake was definately her favorite part.

New House

I am way behind in blogging so here is my atempt to make it up.  This photo was taken the week before we moved into our new home in Lehi.  We made the move on September 15th.  Although it has been really hard for the girls to move and leave their friends we love living in Lehi. 
We put sprinklers and grass in during October and then added cement and gravel for trailer parking and cement borders for flower beds and a playground.  In the spring we will be adding a playground, fence and plants/flowers completing the yard. 
All boxes are unpacked and we are feeling more settled into the house.  We added onto the cabinets in the kitchen just after we moved in.  We felt like we were told there would be more of them when we met to design the house, but they were never built.  Such a mess!  It looks amazing now though.  

Have you been over to see it?  No?  Well, all family and friends are invited to stop by and take a peek.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

This is Our Temporary Home

Lots has happened since I last posted.  We recieved another offer on the Payson home just a week or two after the other offer was withdrawn.  We closed on the house on June 18th.  It was sad for our family to say goodbye to over 4 years of memories.  Addison had an especially hard time leaving as we walked through the empty house for the last time. 
So here we our temporary home which is a basement of a very nice home here in Payson.  It has tons of closet and storage space and everything we need to get through the summer.  We are trying not to open too many boxes that will just have to be repacked and moved again. It is so strange to hear the baby cries and little running footsteps in the home above us and not to have a yard to ourselves for the girls to play in.  We will definately feel spoiled in the new place.
And speaking of the new place.....a hole should be dug this week which will begin a fun journey of stopping at the new lot on the way home from work each day to see what has been completed.  I can't believe it should be done in six weeks.  The girls will have their own rooms, two full bathrooms, a playroom and a family room in the upstairs.  The master bed and bath is on the main level along with another half bath for guests, a laundry room, kitchen, dining room, gathering room and office.  I love the floorplan so much and it is the perfect size for our little family.  We have purchased our new appliances and have begun shopping for other top-priority items.  It may take a year or so to get it all together how I want it, but I am looking forward to the challenge.  Addison will be going to Meadow Elementary about the same time the house is finished. Daycare, piano and dance classes (possibly gymnastics) have yet to be figured out, but I feel like it will all fall into place somehow. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Just hours after my last post we recieved word that the buyer had withdrawn their offer.  We have found out that their loan was not approved.  Back to the drawing board.  UUHHH!  So much for being excited.  :(

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Moving Out

We are finally moving!!!  In March we decided to get serious about selling the house and it worked.  Within one month we had an offer on the house which after a couple back and forth negotiations we have accepted.  As long as everything goes well with the sell we will close on May 24th.

I couldn't be happier about this.  Being a mommy of 3 little girls is the best, but is very tough when their daddy works 2 jobs 8 months out of the year and I work full time 50 minutes away from them.  By the end of the summer I will be able to be with my girls for a full extra hour per day!!!!!  That is about 20 extra daytime hours per month!!! 

We have spent numberous hours over the last month driving around, checking the internet and scheduling appointments to look at homes that are for sale in the Lehi/American Fork area.  We were not impressed with what we were finding.  Lots of short sales and foreclosures which we found take a miracle from God to get into.  We found one with a huge, unfinished lot that would take a little work, but met our needs.  One problem....the seller wanted 'new house' prices on it and would not budge.  The next day we took a drive over to some model homes and fell in love.  We were even more pleased to find out that building the base model of the home we loved was the exact same price of buying the other home that would take repainting and recarpeting.  We have reserved a lot (the last one that would fit this home with a 3rd car garage pending Les' decision on if he wants that added) and are in the process of financial approvals to move to the next step. 

In the meantime......we are packing our home to prepare to move.  We are on the hunt for a rental in the Payson area for 3-4 months and have only 2 weeks left to find one.  Lots to do.  Selling, renting and building at the same time are quite the nightmare, but it will be worth it in the end when we have a new home.  Wish us luck!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring 2012

The last few months have been very busy and I have not blogged any of it. Oops! Life happens. Girls are doing great (all 3 of them) and Les has started a new job at Supranaturals as a Shipping Lead. Leah is now 6 months old and is a beautiful and wonderful addition to our family. Payton has turned 4 years old and Addison just turned 7 in March. These three girls keep us on our toes, but I wouldn't have it any other way.