I have to say, I used to think that it was weird that people got attached to their cars...much like my dad, I would much prefer to drive a new one every few months. However, I married a man who hates to go car shopping and would rather stick with 1 car until it dies! That being said, I was in a horrible car accident and have now had to say goodbye to the car I have driven for the last 5 years! I miss her...BUT
As I said before, my Seth hates car shopping so while he put in my beautiful new GINORMOUS patio, my dad took me out to buy a car. (Well, an SUV(Seth's preference) or Van(mine)) We drove a Mitsubishi Montero which was beautiful but Lithia just wouldn't negotiate to what I wanted to pay so we went off to Kendall budget lot! We drove a Nissan Quest but weren't impressed with it! As we got out I wondered around the Honda Odyssey that I have wanted since I worked for Honda and my dad convinced me to drive it! (I knew as soon I as got in the car it was going to be mine!) My dad talked them down $4000 and it was still out of our budget. So, I called Seth who VERY reluctantly (he didn't want a van) agreed to spending the additional amount!
So...I know have my Honda! I love her! And I mean Love, Love, Love her! Makes all the pain seem bearable!
After a long few months we finally closed on our first house! June 1st, 2011, a day for the record books! Isn't she beautiful! We got a great deal with instant equity on a brand new construction. It is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home! We are once again in Springfield 3rd ward and loving it! As you can tell, we have major work to do on the yard and landscape! We have plans for a patio, sprinkler system, extended parking area and boat parking!
A VERY big special "Thank You" to my amazing Dad for going above and beyond in EVERY way to help us get into a home of our own! I am a lucky, lucky girl!
I realized yesterday that it had been over a year since my last post and that is rediculous! So time to update my blog on our life! This past couple months has been crazy! We had a lease on our apartment that was up in October and wanted to move into a house at the end of that time. In January I sat down with my dad and realized we could buy for the price of rent and started looking for a house! Everything happened so fast, we worked with a great, very patient finance guy and an AMAZING realator and found a great house! Then it was a whirl wind of finding someone to take over our lease and getting everything squared away! 2 weeks prior to signing we get a call that things have gone wrong! So...no house and NO apartment! Homeless and turning 30! So we are now staying with my parents until we find a new house to buy! This is actually working out pretty good for me, I spend my days here with my grandma anyways so its kind of convenient! I attempted to do a monthly dinner calendar and so far we have stuck to it! (I started the last week of March so...its only been a week!) I also turned 30 this past month and I have to say...the week of dreading the big day was way worse than actually being 30! Seth got a new camera for Christmas and he has been taking some amazing pictures, yesterday we were at the temple and he took some amazing shots of the temple! I just love them! He is way more talented than he thinks he is! He has a great eye for details and shots. Seth is also graduating sometime this summer and I am VERY excited! We will be having a PARTY! Well, thats all for now! I will try and be better and keeping this updated!
So, my poor husband was a little sad that all this blog updating and I didn't blog about him. So...I am adding one more blog, all about Sethers!
Today, I spent the day in Woodburn with my nephews and Seth had to work but that's not all he did. He made dinner, this is the Chili's enchilada soup that I absolutely love and he made it and it was simmering when I got home! It was so amazingly sweet of him!
It had a while left to simmer so when I got home he asked if I wanted to go for a walk, since it was nice out! It was so wonderful, I got to tell him all about how much fun I had and he listened and didn't roll his eyes once at how much I use my hands when I talk!
Seth is amazing wonderful and I am VERY lucky to have him! He works hard all week and on Sundays he is up and at meetings long before most of the ward is even out of bed and stays pretty busy until dinner! I appriciate all he does so much and the great example he is to me! Just want everyone to know that!
Today I had the opportunity to go up to Woodburn and play with my little nephews while Desi and April went to a service project! We had so much fun! We started out by playing cars, I am going to have to get better at putting together race tracks because after half an hour Aaron just gave up on me and decided we should try something else!
So next we decided to build a fort! We took all of the cushions of the couch and made a little fort. Aric got in and was so cute, I decided to grab my camera. When he saw me going to take a picture he ducked down so I couldn't see him and we played a little up and down game until I finally got a good picture of him. It was so fun.
Then we put together puzzles, and watched a cartoon before we decided to go to Walmart and get balloons, not the kind with helium that float but the flat kind so we could blow them up and pop them! By the time we got home Desi was back so we all blew up balloons and tried to pop them...who knew that $1 balloons from walmart would be incredibly tough to pop, but they were...we gave up and went to Chuck E Cheese!
All in all it was a great day and I can't wait for them to come visit in February! Sorry Mike but I am hoping you have to take that business trip to Canada! I like playing with the kids!
Well the first Birthday cake in January was for Tim! He is a huge football fan, and is worried about what he will do when football season is over! I had fun doing this for him and Seth, Tim is a great guy and we love having him around!
Now this beauty was for none other than my AWESOME older...way older brother! Since his birthday is the 10th, when they came up for the shower on the 9th we decided to have a birthday weekend too! We had a party for him and dad after the shower...it was a busy day! So...for Christmas Ben got me this awesome cake server. It plays music, the birthday song, the wedding march and he's a jolly good fellow! It also has an extra button that you can record whatever you want to. So...I recorded the entire theme song from the office and made him an office cake! It was REALLY fun to do that!
I also took these great pictures of the boys...not wanting to go to bed! Actually, I think Luke had already been put down to bed and snuck out to sit on the stairs and listen to the old folks talking! I told him I was going to keep taking pictures until he made a nice face! That just became a challenge and I got all these great pictures of him. At one point he ran to the top of the stairs and laid down so I could take a picture of him that looked like he was falling down the stairs. I love that guy! He is so adorable and Jared is great! He is getting into his own personality and is just a ham. I miss these guys!