Thursday, February 2, 2017

Update on moving to Idaho :)

 Above picture is of the choices we made this trip to Idaho. We picked out the granite for the counters and the rest we had already picked out on our last trip. I think it all looks very good together but it was very hard to choose colors because it was such a sunny day so this was my second or third choice as the first choice I had my sunglasses on and boy did it make the colors look so different. We are both happy with our choices and with the progress on our new home. I was so excited when we first got to Idaho Falls that I really wanted to go right out and see the home but it was night time and it was snowing so we had to wait till morning.....oh what a long night that was for me :)
 tile and cabinet color inside the business that is making the cabinets, that floor tile sure looks different when there isn't any sun shining on it.
 This is the color for the laundry room counter, I love the way it looks!
This picture was taken from in front of our new home looking east, you can't really tell from these cell phone pictures but there are some beautiful mountains right behind the homes.
 This picture is taken looking south from our new driveway, after the snowplow had gone through. When we firs went out there it hadn't been plowed yet but our new truck made it through very nicely, I felt very safe.

We are still on track for our May 22 move date and every day it gets one day closer and I get more excited. We both loved the snow and I especially liked the quietness . You would think you would only have quiet out in Rigby because it is so much smaller than Idaho Falls but it was just as quiet standing outside our motel room. I was just amazed. The doggies alsoo seemed to like the snow also, Molly  for sure, Mandy not so much she enjoyed being in the nice warm truck. The first day we were there I wasn't doing very well but after buying some nice warm boots I was feeling much better.

We also got to meet up with Miranda our interior design person and I so enjoyed seeing her again. I can't wait to meet her husband and children when we move up there and have more time. I have not actually packed anything yet it seems to early but I have boxes and I have been going through everything I come across.

This last picture is of the sold sign in front of our new home, my favorite picture!!

 So this last visit we met up with the builder, the cabinet maker, tile person, fence person, landscape person and still had time to just enjoy ourselves. We were busy and didn't get to do everything we had planned but we got a lot of things done and questions answered. We feel so  much more comfortable with our new home and its progress. It is very hard to have a home built in another state but we are getting through the process one day at a time.

"To be self controlled, and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind and to be subject to their husbands , so that no one will malign the word of God." Titus 2:5

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

     Happy New Year to one and all. I have been horrible at keeping up posting to my blog and I am so sorry about that. With us building our new home pretty much every waking and sleeping moment has been consumed with it. I didn't realize when we made the decision to build a new home so many decisions would have to be made. We are currently in the phase known as framing and our builder has sent us pictures weekly of the progress, but as anyone who reads my blog knows I am not very good with my computer and pictures so I will see what I can do, I may post a picture and then again I may not. Its kind of nice that he takes a picture in the same spot so you can see what has been done. It doesn't look like much in the first picture, but then when you see the latest one you notice a diference. They have framed the basement and hopefully they will start on the main floor soon. Then we will be going up for a visit to make sure the framing was done correctly. If we didn't go up and then noticed something later it would be far harder to correct. I can't wait to go up there. They have snow right now, isnt' that exciting? I have always lived in California in the valley so snow always excites me. I know people who live in snow probably don't like it that much but I really hate the hot weather here so I will be giving up the much disliked hot weather for cold weather. Like I tell Roger, at lease with cold you can always put a coat on or a blanket but in hot weather when you get down to skin there isn't much you can do about it.
     I have once again deactivated my Facebook account, figured there wasn't any better time than the first day of the year. I have done this many times before and I always go back and reactivate it but I am really praying this time I can just leave it behind me. I did like keeping track of my kids and grand kids but there have been less pictures of the grand kids as time goes on. They are getting older so there aren't as many cute little things to post about . Jennifer and Chris have busy lives, Kaitlyn turned 10 last October and Dylan will be 13 this coming March. Our little babies (our doggies) are getting all grown up too. Molly turned 13 this past September and Mandy turned 7 in November. I am really wanting to get another puppy but with the house stuff going on I think it's best to wait until
after we move.
 Okay so I put the pictures up but they are kind of out of order.
 this picture above is the third picture our builder sent us.
 The picture above is the second picture our builder sent us.
 This picutre above is the first picture our builder sent us.

 The picture above is the most current picture with the framing in the basement. I will try and keep more current with what is going on.

     I pray everyone has a very blessed year ahead of them, I am choosing to find Joy in the journey we are currently on. I pray daily that everything goes smoothly. I have started the countdown and we have started going through lots of things here and there.  We have less than 5 months but we are praying it goes pretty quickly, though I am sure  we will wonder where the time has gone When moving day comes.

"To be self controlled, and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind and to be subject to their husbands , so that no one will malign the word of God." Titus 2:5