Tuesday, November 29, 2011


that's right folks. we are officially homeowners! we ended up living with my parents for just at a year. we finally closed on our first home in September. We LOVE having a house of our own. It's four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, big fenced in backyard. We live in a swim/tennis community, we are close to all the things we love and are only about three miles from my parents. We could NOT have gotten a better deal on this property, so to all you utahans, MOVE TO GEORGIA!! Our mortgage here, is close to what we paid for RENT in utah. It's WONDERFUL.
Here are a few pictures.
There are a few things we don't LOVE about it, but I have the most amazing handyman husband EVER! :) We will painting the cabinets something OTHER than black. We have started painting the walls, put up wainscot, tiled the fireplace and built a new mantel, put in built in cabinets, gave all the windows a new face lift with new sills and molding, and we have just started with the crown molding... wait. I say "we" like I helped, but let it be known it has been ALL jace. Everything is looking amazing and I don't mind living in a construction zone AT ALL! (Pics of the remodel coming soon.)
I just want to give a shout out to my amazing parents for putting up with our family for a WHOLE year. They were so patient with our kids, so giving of their time & space, and so supportive of our decisions. We owe them BIG time and LOVE them more than they could know!

August 2011 Utah Trip

Jace goes hunting every August. When we went to buy his ticket, we found such a great deal that the kids and I tagged along. At the time, I didn't realize this meant I would be a single mom for the week while he was up on the mountain :( With the time change and the kids sleeping schedule, it was rough. Luckily, Kels and Zach came down from Boise to help with kiddos. We stayed at Marci and Landons for most of the visit and got to stay with Lynds and Cody for a few days too! All in all it was a good trip, but traveling with kiddos is hard. period. this is what most of the plane ride was like
gorgeous UT mountains
best pic i got. cannons eyes are closed.


It's been FOR.EV.ER. here are my excuses: my camera is AWFUL & we moved out of my parents house so i no longer use my moms camera. i'd rather facebook than blog. i have two children that run my life. here are my solutions: i bought a new camera. it gets here tomorrow :) blogging will now be a priority because it's my only source of journaling. i will do it when the kids nap or go to bed. PROMISE. bare with me while i play catch up.