8.05.2007

moved

finally, i think i've got a minute (and an internet connection) with which to blog. then i realized we have to head back down to provo for the night. we've been moving since wednesday night and i feel like i have been cut off from the world! the new house is coming along and despite a minor freak-out (when we opened the door for the first time and found the place completely dirty and smelling of dog urine), i am beginning to really love the place. i (and by "i" i mean "we", thanks to the help of the in-laws) dove right in and painted nash's room, the living room, the front door (finished up with a new knocker and kick plate), and ordered the carpet (to be installed monday!). i love having a home where i can do whatever i want (like paint the front door bright teal) without being fined by an HOA. i love having a yard and i LOVE my front room (to be "the library"-tons of windows). steve and i both agree that working on this place is actually sort of fun-it's a pretty good canvas and feels like a legit home compared to our old townhome. it was sad to say goodbye, but i have a feeling it will be even more so when we leave this place in three to five years. {pictures to come!}

p.s. shouts out to everyone who helped us with the big move (brad, josh, casey, jp, emilie, stevie t, mitch & andy), but a HUGE SHOUTOUT to deb deb. what a trooper. despite our telling her we'd be able to do it on our own, she showed up bright and early thursday morning and helped us move, watch nash, clean, and paint. seriously, i don't know what we would have done without her!

9 comments:

Jewels said...

I am so excited for you guys! How fun that you dove right in and started painting and getting things just the way you want. I can't wait to see the pictures when you're all moved in - good luck!!

buddens said...

Congratulations! I love that you painted your door bright Teal! I'm impressed at you diving right in. Our front door is a hideous green color, but we still haven't changed it after living there a year. I should really get on that... In our defense, we refinished the whole house's hardwood prior to moving in. Having a house you can do whatever you want to is so much fun. I wish you fast, easy future projects and no surprises! (Which if your house is older isn't likely, but here's to hoping...) Good luck in law school!

jill said...

I didnt know you guys were moving this week! Sorry, we probably could have given you some assistance. But it sounds like everything is coming together. I cant wait to see pictures!

AlexisTexas said...

yay! I can't wait to see it! Props to all the fam...

Wendy Burke said...

I'm glad that your move went well. In my opinion MOVING STINKS!! I have never enjoyed packing and boxing things up!! Good luck on the next chapter of your lives. I'll be in Utah with the kids starting Labor day for a little visit...maybe we could get together.

{lizzythebotanist} said...

wendy-of course! we must get together when you're here. give me a call (your mom has my number if you don't)

Alifinale said...

YAY! I can't wait to see it. Sad I wasn't there to help, but sounds like you were in good hands. Good for you getting in there and painting and doing what you wanted to the place...I am really bad at procrastinating things like that. How fun for you guys!

Andrew said...

Elizabeth,

I was talking to Brigham a week or so ago and said, "I wonder what Liz Martin is doing?"

Today he sent me a link to your blog. What an internet we have!

Andrew

{lizzythebotanist} said...

ANDREW?!?!?!? what the!??!! first off, if brigham has found my blog, why has he not said hello? and second, HELLO! let's email and catch up so the whole blogosphere doesn't read in: lizzythebotanist@hotmail.com...can't wait!