It’s Been Too Long

since I have posted. Things have been just a little crazy around here. We moved down the first week of February and we found a house the next day but it won’t be done until April. So, for now we are living with Brian’s brother and his family. It is fun and we get along really well with them but it is a lot of people under one roof! 🙂 They have two kids and we have our three boys so, as you can imagine, the noise level around here is out of this world! They are having a blast together though – it is a non-stop party for them. They just play and run and laugh all day and night until they finally just crash from complete and utter exhaustion!
Things are going well. It still feels like we are just on vacation since we are not in our own home yet. We are really excited about our house – can’t wait for it to be done! It is in a community called Seville and the amenities are unbelievable! There is a golf course and club house, work-out facilities, a huge swimming pool with waterslides and tons of parks! I am so excited to start over in a new house – excited to choose fun new paint colors and so excited to decorate! I sold a lot of my furniture and decorations back in Utah because I was wanting to change things up in the new house. It was funny because I even sold our dishes and Brian was just appalled! He couldn’t believe that I was selling everything and that we have no dishes!
Last weekend I went to San Francisco with my mom, sister and sister-in-law. It was a blast – the first time I have ever been there. So much to do and see – I was in Heaven! We did a lot of sight-seeing, shopping and eating – what else is there to life?? lol! I took a ton of pictures, of course and will share them soon!
I still have more to share about the move – so many thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is just a matter of finding the time to sit down and blog when I am so out of my routine right now. I think things will start to settle down a little and I will have more time. Thanks for all of the emails – checking in on us! I promise not to neglect the blog any more!!
For now, here is a photo of our new house – this is not our actual house, just the model.

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  • Loni
    February 23, 2006 at 12:16 pm

    Well, how about that! You updated your blog! 😉
    That house is perfect for you guys. I love it!
    I feel like you’re on vacation too. And I’m waiting for you to come back! Me…wishful thinking. 🙁
    I need to plan a time to fly down & see you! Maybe May for the CK convention or something?

  • Jessica K.
    February 23, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    found you through loni’s blog and just wanted to welcome you to the valley of the sun. I am also a transplant (from good ‘ol Iowa) and have grown to like it. I still miss the fall and season changes but bundling up the kids is definately a plus. I live on the other side of the valley, Surprise, but as you will find out the valley may be huge but it’s a small world around here. It is nothing for us to drive the 80 miles to Ikea on a saturday afternoon. Good luck on the house!

  • Jessi
    February 23, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    Love the look of the new house!
    Can’t wait to hear more about it!
    Hope you are doing well! 🙂

  • Katie Harris
    February 23, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    What a beautiful new home Maggie! You must be so excited
    How fun to sort of ‘start all over’ again, and think of all the new fun dishes you can get too (LOL)!
    Those ammentities sound wonderful, especially the work out place and pool- a must have for that crazy AZ heat!
    I’ve never been to SFC, but have really, really wanted to go. Would love to see pics-
    Glad to hear you are doing well!

  • Heather D. White
    February 23, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    Love your home…it’s gorgeous. So glad that things are going well for you! I don’t blame you for selling everything and wanting to start over. Styles and tastes change. It will be awesome to have a fresh start. Would LOVE to see some pictures of the the inside once you have decorated!!!

  • Caroline Ikeji
    February 25, 2006 at 1:09 am

    what a gorgeous house!

  • Robyn
    February 25, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    Love the house Maggie – it looks awesome! And how fun that you get to re-decorate – talk about a dream! (: Hope all is well!

  • Shannon Brouwer
    March 4, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    I’m a lurker Maggie but just had to say congrats on the house – I’ve driven through Seville and it is beautiful. ( I live in the same area) There is a little (little) scrap store on Queen Creek and Power (by the Burger King) for last minute things. My favorite bigger stores (about 20 min) are Scrapbook Barn and Devine Memories. Good luck on everything.

  • Care
    March 19, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    Beautiful, Maggie! So happy for you.

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