Friday, June 8, 2012

What makes a House a Home

There is so much going on in this world of ours I haven't had the time to even consider blogging.  Hopefully we are turning a corner with the madness and I will be able to start being more current.  One of the biggest sources of the black time hole is that in April we decided to put our lovely home up for sale.  April became a month of trying to hurry and fix and clean the house to get it ready for the market and then it was a matter of listing it.  After much prayer and some serious work our house had an offer and was under contract in two short weeks.  Then May brought the boxes, packing and more cleaning.  And finally June, the 1st to be exact, brought the actually moving.

The original thought and reason for moving was to be closer to work.  Colby started working with me at Young Living in April and the 2 hour commute everyday was just ridiculous.  We checked out EVERY builder in the Lehi area.  Seriously, I've never looked at so many house plans and model homes in my life.  We decided on a cute home by McArthur, just three blocks away from work - it seemed like the perfect solution.  Knowing we had to be out of our house in short order and that it would take 5-6 months to build, we found a condo in the same subdivision to rent.  But, once the deposit was paid and the condo agreement signed it felt all wrong.

Since the existing home market in Lehi was slim pickins we randomly starting looking for homes in South Jordan and the surrounding areas.  We looked online Sunday evening before bed and found several possibilities.  The next day Colby made a few phone calls and we even went to look at one.  This house was not exactly what we were looking for initially, but walking through it we really liked it.  It was a little more than we were looking for, but taking a chance we put in an offer.  There was already an offer on the table so we thought there was no way we would get it and truthfully I was kind of hoping we wouldn't since we were moving into the condo on Friday.  But, as life would have it after we had finished the first truck load Friday we got the phone call saying that we had got the house.  So, now we are in the condo for the next month while we get ready to move into our new house at the end of June.

Unfortunately, our house drama is just the tip of the iceberg.  2012 will be a year to remember that is for sure.


  1. Congrats! So glad you found a house! Sorry it means moving again! We are just starting to pack this weekend...since we are moving in like 12 days...not my favorite pastime. Jon has two sisters that live in daybreak. They love it there! I am sure you guys will too! Congrats again!

  2. Congrats on the new house! That will be a story to remember how you ended up there. Also, congrats on the new job and getting to work together. How fun! I know alot of people who love Day Break, hope you do too.