Saturday, February 17, 2007

We found a house!


Mark and I just got back from Maricopa. We put a little money down to hold a house for us until March. Get this...It's the same basic floorplan as the other one, except the loft is smaller because they put one more bedroom upstairs, so that means my scrapbook room would be downstairs in the den/bedroom. It's still a big room and has a unique shape to it, so it will be interesting to see how I set up in there. I don't like the flooring, blinds or appliances nearly as well as the first house, but at least it's the floorplan I like. There are other things I like better. My favorite thing is the huge walk in pantry. Love that! It is such a relief to know where we are going...I think that's the "nesting" instinct that us women have. I'm still really struggling with the idea of leaving here. At some point everyday I do cry. I'm leaving so many special people and things behind and it breaks my heart, but I have to try to be strong because I have LOTS of work ahead of me and I have to keep it together. Packing party anyone??? :o)
Last night for some unknown reason I let Mark talk me into riding up to Globe to eat at ElReys again. He must have some special power of persuasion over me. It's 72 miles each way and I FROZE my butt clean off....well not OFF because I checked in the mirror and it's still there, but it was numb and I couldn't feel it. Those mountain passes are so dang cold on a motorcycle. After we got there and we had time to eat and defrost I decided heck with how I look...I'm putting on the super suit...aka super fat suit! Even if you are a skinny toothpick girl (which I'm not) you will not look good in this thing...so NOT flattering! It's all about the layers. I was wearing...
jeans
shirt

under clothes
insulated sweater
leather chaps
leather jacket
socks
boots
belaclava (sp?)- face smotherer
helmet
mittens
and the super fat suit
All this equals one warm, but not attractive girl on the back of the bike. :o)

I hope to catch up on everyone's blogs this weekend. Right now we are going out to celebrate Kyle's birthday. Thank you for all his birthday wishes!



31 comments:

TK Angels said...

I am so glad you found a house. What a beauty. You look cute in your bike get up.

Take care ,
Terri

Cee said...

Hi, Jolene!


I'll be at SE on Thursday AM (10:30am) for Angie's class. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by. ;)

Andi said...

I think you look adorable in your biker gear!!!

Love the new house...can't wait to see how you decorate. You're so creative...I know it will be wonderful.

velvet brick said...

This is wonderful news! Congrats, Jolene, on your new home! You'll have a ball feathering your new nest!! And you look FABulous in your gear... what a trip! : ) I'm so glad that things are looking up!

Valerie said...

the house looks cute from the outside and i have no doubt you will make it a home in no time.

and i know why you keep letting yourself be talked into butt-freezing by Mark...cuz you love him!! (and i agree, you DO look pretty cute in your gere, but heck, i'd assume you would be oh so warm in it!!)

Briana said...

What a fabulous house! It's HUGE! I think you could fit two of my house in there! Well, maybe one and a half, but still!

Have fun out with the birthday boy! Happy Birthday to him!

Heather said...

I am so happy for you that you found a house. And it sounds like you are going to have lots of space to decorate and put all your special touches on....can't wait to see your new scrapping room when you get it done! Congrats! Hope you all had a fun time celebrating Kyle's birthday.

Elisha said...

I'm so glad you found a house! Don't worry, things will work out and I'm sure you'll get to love your new home/neighborhood/neighbors just as much as your old! Good luck!

Jacquie said...

Well yipee on the house, very exciting. While moving is a pain (in all seriousness) BUT you guys will have so much fun making it your own, and heck you seem to have quite a flare for it.
Loving the biker outfit you look as snug as a bug.

Kim j said...

So happy you found a new place. I firmly believe things will always work out.

I hope the rest of your weekend is great.

Amie said...

That is great news that you have found a house.

Have fun packing
Amie

Cassandra said...

I'm very happy you found a new home. I'm sure it's a load off your mind! Congratulations!

Chickenbells said...

Yay about the new house...it look ginormous!!

And, I think you look sexy in all your gear...at least you were warm! It's super chilly on the back of those things...especially (I would imagine)...at night It's cold enough just walking around here at night, much less with the wind blowing through your hair!

Amy Mowbray said...

I think you look adorable! You're too cute!

Glad you guys found a house. It's looks really nice. That's cool that you're going to have a walk in pantry.

Leah said...

Congrats on the house! And I'm loving the outfit.. you look pretty cool if you ask me.. :)

~Telah said...

Congratulations on the house! It looks lovely! You look so cool..uh I mean warm...in that outfit!

Jen said...

cute house, love the fact there's no grass :)

Pen said...

Glad you found a house! LOVE the floorplan!

You're bike trip gear looks like what we do here (Wisconsin) just to go out to get the mail...lol!

Leona said...

Nice house. So glad you found another. Take care

Chris said...

Who is that masked woman? You look adorable and cute and ready for a ride. I am glad you found another house. Does it have 6 bdrms then? I like that floor plan it will suit your families needs perfect.

homedaisy said...

:):) too cute.

Nikki *Ü* said...

Wow!! I love that floor plan. Very cool. Tons of space!! Although this Utah gal thinks there needs to be a basement with space for food storage and other storage!! LOL But man, look at all those bedrooms and that huge WIC in the master bathroom!!! I would DIE for that!!! Because I live in an older home with next to NOTHING for closet space!! LOL Good luck with the move in and love your spacesuit picture, there. LOL That's about how I feel in my snow gear for skiing!!

sohpiasmom said...

Congrats finding a home...what a relief! The new place looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

This new house is so pretty!! In no time at all you will make it "homey" with all of your beautiful folk arty decor.

Even under all that black riding gear, you can tell there is one lovely lady. Just look at those eyes!!!

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Shelli said...

I love the new house! Congratulations!

Great pictures of the freezing weather motorcycle attire - too cute.

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Diana said...

you look hot!! OH Baby! Much like me I hate the cold! We took the kids toboggoning Sunday and I looked much the same! I like being warm!
Congrats on the new house find!

Cheryl Wray said...

The house is gorgeous! I love it!!!
I love your get-up! So cute!

Gina said...

YEA! The house is beautiful and will seem like home once you get your wonderful creative touches in there. I think your biker duds are cute!
Love ya,
Gina

Amy said...

Beautiful house and lovely pictures of you. Heh! Heh!

Just thought I'd mention that I'll be staying several days with a friend in Queen Creek, AZ in mid March. We'll be almost neighbors for a "minute or two."

Caroline said...

No posts since Saturday??? Hope you are doing ok. My guess is that you are moving.