Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The house that...Lennar built!

Things happen pretty quick, we've decided. We started really looking for a house about a month and a half ago. We've been looking online for months, but we got together with a Realtor to look at homes. I've had my favorite for several months, but it has a lot of financial issues, so we decided to let it go. Our Realtor took us to some homes we'd seen online with a little more yard than most. We really liked them. They're being built and will be done in the middle of this month. We chose one we really liked, and started the process of really looking at it. Soon, we had made an offer and signed our lives away. Yes, we signed our lives away for the next thirty years. How scary is that?!? After a few cranberry juice floats for Paul and box of chewy candy for me, we're okay. This house is brand new, sits on a 1/3 an acre and is 25 mins closer to work! We're very excited! It's officially ours. We got the keys yesterday. Well, Paul got the keys. I'm still in Utah.

Here's the view from the back porch
It's on the corner lot.
View to the southeast corner from the porch.

Garage view. 3 car garage for all of Paul's tools and such...!

Master garden tub.

Master Shower.

His and Her vanities.

Master bedroom has a door to the backyard.

Aislee in the first bedroom closest to the master.

The third bedroom.

Kids' bathroom.

Hallway view from the fourth bedroom.

Fourth bedroom at the front of the house.

View of the hallway from the first bedroom.

Great room.

View of the great room from the front entry.

More great room from the formal dining room which we will not use as such..

Girls playing in the bonus room off the kitchen.

View from the bonus room to the kitchen. We'll use it as a play room.

Bonus room from the kitchen.

Eat-in kitchen.


Utility room.

My stove. Pretty awesome.

Kitchen from utility room.

Sink and dishwasher

View of kitchen from eating area.

My favorite part of the house.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's been a while

Ewan doesn't really enjoy this, but the twins do. They love to stick the foamy bath toys onto his back. It's pretty funny.
Aislee is reading a really good book. Check out the title (my mom wrote it).
It was a warm afternoon and we needed Popsicles. Ewan thoroughly enjoyed them.
We also played around with the water table. This is the first time I've let Ewan participate. He was a much happier camper than before.
Just chillin' in their diapers.
He's just so happy!
This is why vacuums were invented! They like popcorn, but it's really hard to keep them from dumping it on the floor. They also think it's pretty cool how the vacuum makes it disappear!
More popcorn.
Paul put Ewan in the stroller. Aislee (my little mother) spent most of the morning pushing him around. He enjoyed it until she made a sharp turn.
Olivia wanted in on the action!
I'm glad he's easy-going. He really has to be with his crazy older sisters.
This is Aislee in her element. She wakes up and goes right for the blocks. I think she may be our little engineer.

The last couple weeks have gone by pretty fast. We've been pretty busy with lots of stuff and making lots of scary, life-changing decisions. But, we're adults right? And, it's about time! Anyway, we've been driving back and forth from our newest purchase, cruising Lowe's, and contemplating what life is going to bring. We're also looking forward to going to Utah this week to see family, run a race, and relax (sorta). Paul will be driving up with me on Thursday. My race is on Saturday. He flies home Monday. I'm staying for a wedding the next week. His parents will be in Utah and are going to drive back to Tucson with me. Hopefully, Paul will have everything packed and moved. He can get a lot more done while I'm gone than if I were home, with everybody.