Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Our BIG TEXAS move!

Krew & Koda had a very very hot ride to Texas, but they were troopers and made it through!

Cooper, Stevie, & Jared rode with me in the truck and they were great for as long of a ride we had, but looking at Stevie in this picture, it looks like he might have been having some tummy problems! Ha-ha! JK!

So we finally made it! Two very long days of traveling, but some really fun moments that have left memories embedded in my brain! Ha-ha!

I took this picture as it was getting dark, I honestly didn't think it was that dark till I looked at the pictures! Anyway this is the front of the house. We live in a cul-de-sac, which is really nice and quiet. Well until i got there with the boys, and dogs, and cat!

Ok this is a closer look of the front entry, the cute little front patio, the west side of the yard, and my chickens! I love those chickens!

Welcome to our home! I'm gonna take you on a quick tour, so don't get up and leave for one second, or you will miss it! This is the very 1st room you enter into when you walk in the house. We call it the "living room"!

As you walk down the hall we have a comfortable little nook, that we like to call the "piano room", since that is the only place it would fit! It has a beautiful view of the east side of the house where deer like to nibble on the forest floor :)

Next you have Cooper showing you the crazy bathroom, that texans all seem to love! They call it the "jack-n-jill" bathroom. Its kinda cool. Right smack in the middle is the bath/shower and toilet on the left side and right side of that is a seperate room, each one has a sink and cupboards, with a total of 4 doors in all! That way if someone needs to shower, bathe, or well you know, and someone else needs to wash their hands, brush their teeth, or look in the mirrow, then it makes everyone happy to be able to do all those things at once....kinda!

Ok here you enter the domain of women....we call it the "kitchen"! Cooper is really turning out to be quite the model, I may have to enroll him in models 101! I like the kitchen, it is big and roomy at least in counterspace! My honest opinion is that the builder ought to be shot! It was obviously a man....there is no pantry! None, nada, zilch! Who builds a house with no stupid pantry in the kitchen? UUUGGGGG! Well it will have to do for now! I do like the sink, or should I say the faucet! Its pretty cool!

Ok, moving on.....on the other side of the kitchen you have the dining room/office. Since we don't have any more space, the office computer and my personal computer are against the wall by the table. All I can say is it works!

The next room, which is right off the dining/office/kitchen is Stevie and Jace's room. The bedrooms are very spacious, with big closets, and I like them. I think the boys like them also.

Ok well I did take a picture of Krew sleeping on my bed in my room...does that count?
I also failed to show you all Justin, Cooper, and Colten's room! Its awesome ha ha! The owners of the house turned their attic into a big room, so that is where the older boys are sleeping. Its pretty cool, they carpeted it and made it all nice. They even installed an air conditioner just for that room, along with it being connected to the rest of the house. They love it cause they can control the temp. I may be controlling it as soon as we get our 1st electric bill! Amber, Josh, and Braiden are sleeping in the other bedroom in the house till they get their own place. They are trying to get a home down the street but it is taking some time to get it all in order. So for now we are all cozy snuggly like little bugs in a rug! Right!

Craziest thing ever happened to Braiden! We were all unpacking and keeping busy with things, and I guess Braiden was just standing in the kitchen minding his own business, when he got attacked by this black marker! I know what you're thinking, hard to believe right? Yeah well I guess you all know the child to well! He just wanted to help decorate to! Thank goodness this marker he got ahold of was a dry erase marker, unlike the permanent one he got ahold of in mesa! Ha ha! He was to cute to get mad at though, he was looking at us stuttering and jabbering about it all then he looked down at the mess and says "oh man" as plain as day! He is just to cute, the little fart!

Ok so this was our very !st Texas storm! Yay! It felt just like Az! The wind blew in the clouds, the sky opened up, it poured for about 15 minutes, then the muggy humidity set in! Believe it or not, I loved it! I felt like Texas was welcoming us with open arms!

Well I have my own theory.....the day of the storm was the day they called Steve to serve in the bishopric! I think the Lord may have changed his mind for a second about bringing back the flood! Ha ha! No, I'm just kidding! Ha ha! But can you believe it? He's a high priest now! Totally weird!
He's on the phone talking to all his brothers, sharing the good news!

And with the rain you also get all those wonderful creatures that also love to come out and play! This is "sticky". He totally lives up to his name, he stuck to EVERYTHING! He was cute though!

I've looked and looked, and so far this is the best sunset I have been able to find. It isn't an Arizona sunset, but it will have to do. That is one thing I will miss, the beautiful sunsets of the desert!

Well we seem to be settling in, I think i realized last week that was gonna be on my vacation longer than I thought. Its tough trying to fit all my crap that I brought with me into a 2200 sq ft home, when it came from a 3600 sq ft home! Im to the point where I just wanna throw all the stuff away that is still left in the garage! I'm afraid Angie might kill me though! Ha-ha!

Danette, Tori, and all of us had a lot of fun on our trip. We went to the beach and enjoyed the muddy, shallow, warmth of the gulf. Stayed up late trying to fit round things into square places, drove around forever just to get to one store! But I'm sure glad she came!

Here's a shout out to my Laurel girls, and to the rest of the young women of
H A R M O N Y W A R D! I love and miss you all, can't wait for a visit to catch up with all the boys you mite be chasing!

Here's a Y E A H A to Jake! I miss ya son! Hope you still get to come visit when Colten comes down. Give your mama and dad a big hug for me!

I miss all my friends, my family, my sister, my nieces and nephews! I miss you all! I promise to put up a bigger fight to get on the computer to stay up on my blog and facebook, even if I have to take out one of my boys to do it!