Monday, August 15, 2011

We have a house!

We closed on the house on Wednesday and obtained possession on Friday. Seth has been working like crazy getting it ready for us to move in. Our current plans are to move in this coming weekend.

We told the kids they could choose colors for their rooms and we would paint them. This was before we had possession of the house and saw how there were many things left to do. I taped for a couple of days and Seth has been a painting machine. I will be okay if we don't paint any other rooms for a very long time - even though I don't really love the color of the current walls.

We had a plumber come in and help with some plumbing issues. He was super nice and lives in our neighborhood. He gave us an amazing deal. When we questioned the amount he was charging us he said, "You need to take care of your neighbors." I am sure if he ever has a computer question, Seth will be there to take care of him.

We are having our carpets cleaned on Wednesday. Again we are getting another amazing deal from a friend in our West Valley Neighborhood. Wednesday afternoon I will do deep cleaning of the kitchens and bathrooms.

This neighborhood is so friendly. We are lucky to be moving into it. On Saturday we were at the house doing some work and a couple showed up. Introduced themselves to us and told us that they have an eight year old daughter. Mia was delighted. The neighbors across the street brought us cookies. They have a ten year old son. Jared played with him today and they get along so well. It was fun to listen to them catching grasshoppers today.

I have had a few opportunities to fast this past month. The thing that I have fasted for was for the kids to make friends and be comfortable with the move. I really want them to look forward to starting school. And to be able to make the adjustments necessary to enjoy Kamas. I feel like my prayers have been answered and that Heavenly Father is more aware of my family and our needs than I had previously thought. I am grateful that He is watching over us and knows what we need.


The Ellis Family said...

Yay! Pictures please!

mommaquincy said...

How nice it will be to be in your house before school starts!

MDawg said...

I'm so glad you are discovering friends for your kids! And I'm excited for you to live in a house. It sounds like you have lovely neighbors.