Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Utah House Photos

We've signed a lease this morning so we are committed for the next twelve months. We are moving to Daybreak in South Jordan. We found a great place to live across the street from a park and two blocks from the elementary school. We went to the school and got the registration paperwork to fill out to register the kids. I can't believe this is happening so fast. Here are some photos of the place we are renting. Be prepared, there are several.....

Kitchen, lots of space and we love the island!
(We need to buy a refrigerator and have it delivered before we get there.)

Stairs leading to upstairs.

View of the park from our front porch.

Front entry way and master bedroom off to the side.

Side yard and path leading to the garage. The red bark is going to be replaced with sod and a tree. (One of the down sides to this house is that the garage is not attached but something we can live with for now.)

Bathroom in the basement. (There is another one of these upstairs, I spared you pictures of both.)

Bonus Room/Family Room/TV room in basement (Joseph would call this the I can throw a ball in the house room!)

One of the bedrooms. There are 4 more just like it. (No that does not count the Master Bedroom, and yes there really are 6 bedrooms, and yes I know that's crazy!)

Loft area at the top of the stairs. We plan to make this into a reading/homework area for the kids.

Laundry Room (Just off a hallway from the kitchen)

Another hallway off the kitchen area with a half bath, coat closet and the door to the garage and side yard.

Counter in the Master Bath. The walk in closet is off to the left.

More Master Bath. The door shown is a linen closet.

Front Living Room and fireplace.

In total there are 6 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms and a total of 3500 square feet. We know this is an absolutely massive house that we will never begin to fill. We considered a smaller home at slightly less rent a month but the perks of this one out weighed the cost for us. Its close to the school, it has a park across the street, and the HOA comes included in the rent. The HOA on this one included both cable and internet so by the time we added that in the rent really wasn't that much difference on the two places. And those of you who are not familiar with this community let me tell what else the HOA covers. 2-3 pools, a lake complete with canoes, kayaks, and sail boats free to residents, snow removal (very important to us!), several parks, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, community center, fitness center, a police substation, and plans to build another community pool right next to the elementary school and tons of kids. We love the place already!

So now that you know we have lots of room, we would love visitors! We have plenty of room, so come on by. I will send out our new contact info as soon as I set everything up over email. So if you want it and you aren't sure I have your email address be sure to include it in the comments section.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Moving Announcement

UTAH here we come!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Crazy 80's Prom

One of our friends here turned the big 30 a few days ago. She is a big fan of 80's music and dancing. Whenever the ladies go out we can always count on her shaking her hips to the music! Well for her birthday one of the ladies decided to throw her a surprise birthday party straight from an 80's prom! It was great! We decorated our community center to look like a prom complete with a photo-op corner and refreshments. We had sparkle lights and gold stars hanging down from the ceiling that we cut out and spray painted gold. We borrowed/made some clothes (some of the woman are way too creative for me!) and gathered together to do our hair and make-up to fit the mood before going out to dinner. All our kids looked at us like we were crazy of course.

While we were out the men put on the final touches and got into costume as well. The birthday girl's husband was awaiting our arrival outside the center holding a boom box over his head (anyone care to name that movie?????). I made a cake to look like the boom box to seal the deal. We even got Ronny to show us a few moves from his high school days. Everyone was a good sport and we had lots of fun.

End of the Year Plays

Charley and Joseph's class both put on end of the year plays this year. Charley's class wrote, directed, and made costumes for an adaptation of the book "The Sun the Moon and the Coyote". Charley was cast as Spring and played a drum during the play. Both kids made their own hats/masks in art class.

Joseph's class put on "EIEI Oops" Joseph played Curly the pig and told pig jokes. He was hilarious! Even funnier was one of the girls who played the wife of Farmer in the Dell. She really got into her part!

End of Season Photos

I am trying to catch up on my blog posting so all these events have been in the last few months.

This year in baseball Charley was awarded the "Slugger Award". Joseph also received the "Slugger Award" for his team and Sam received the "Best Defense Award". Sam received this award because no matter where the ball was hit, he was determined to catch it and throw it to 1st base. It was a great season!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

We Have A Job!!!!

We are officially in panic mode which is why we haven't posted in a while and we have lots of things to add but until we have more time this is what you get! Ronny just received his second job offer this morning for a company in Utah. We have already had an offer for a post-doc in Lisbon, Portugal. We are awaiting one more that hopefully will come in the next two weeks so until then.....