Thursday, July 30, 2009

House!! For real this time!

Remember how I posted forever ago about how we were buying a house. Well, now it's for real. But, here's the kicker. It's not even the same house. We waited and waited on that short sale and Hans decided that we needed to look around. I felt no need to look at any other houses because as far as I was concerned, I had found my house. I finally gave in just to make Hans happy. Our realtor sent us a bunch of listings and Hans picked out a few he wanted to see. On Tuesday night, we looked at one in Pleasant Grove and fell in love right away. It's on nearly half an acre and the house is huge with a partially unfinished basement. Perfect for us.

While we were looking around we found out that there were already three other offers and the owner would be signing one in half an hour. Our realtor is amazing! She immediately drove us to her house in Cedar Hills, we wrote up an offer and delivered it to the realtor back at the house. We actually waited out in front of the house while the realtor met with the owner inside. He came out about 15 minutes later and said Congratulations! It was absolutely crazy! It wasn't until the next morning that I actually felt like we made a good decision. It just happened so fast.

We are so excited to finally move on with our lives and get out of this strange limbo we've been in. We're crossing our fingers and hoping for the best.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Montana Pictures

I wanted to post a few pictures from our Montana vacation. We spent a rainy day driving through Glacier National Park and into Canada and a few days playing on the lake in the boat and we even celebrated James' 2nd birthday. What a blast! I had high hopes for that last picture, but James clearly was not in the mood for pictures.

Lessons Learned!

A few things I learned on our Montana vacation.

1 - Never give Augmentin to a child on a nearly empty stomach (especially if you're going to be in the car for a long time).

2 - If you don't follow the previous tip, never come between your husband and a package of wipes he's trying to open. It could be fatal.

3 - When it rains is Cardston, Alberta, it REALLY pours!

4 - If I ever strike it really rich, I'm going to buy my own island on Flathead Lake.

5 - Phil Jackson lives in the teeny tiny town of Lakeside, MT. Who knew?

6 - Flathead Lake is FREEZING!!

7 - Glacier National Park is still gorgeous even on a gloomy day!

8 - The border patrol people have absolutely no sense of humor. Seriously, don't even think about cracking any jokes.

9 - Much thanks to Colin for this lesson. Never approach the US-Canadian border on foot, especially with your hands in your pockets. And no, it does not matter how bad you have to use the restroom.

10 - My kids are amazing! We can survive over 12 hours in the car in one day. Whoa!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July Weekend!

We had a great 4th of July weekend. That started with a family bbq. Everyone was in town so we were able to get a picture with all the boy cousins. As you can imagine, it's absolutely impossible to get a great picture with all these boys, so this is the best we've got. After dinner, we all had ice cream cones and the boys just loved it.

On Saturday, we decided against spending money to get into an overcrowded pool and had on own little pool party. For those of you who know James, you're probably pretty impressed with the fact that he's in the pool at all. Yep, we're making progress!