Friday, June 22, 2007

Up and Running!

What a crazy few weeks we've had. I'll give you a short version of our move. (even though it looks very long... it is the short version!) Well, first I'll start with Friday the 15th. We had an AWESOME BBQ! I kept saying it was the best food I had ever had at a BBQ. Tom's parents grilled steak (SO good!) and we had baked potatoes, salad, rolls, watermelon, drink, and then Texas sheet cake and icecream for dessert. No hot dogs and burgers for us! It was really a tasty and fun BBQ. Sat. morning Andersen parents, Bybee parents, and I went to graduation. (it was 3 hrs. long and Susan and Kurt offered to watch the kids. That was a GREAT idea because it WAS long, cold, and windy and the kids would have been miserable!) We ended up getting a parking spot on a street above the stadium and we could see everything! So we just stayed sitting in the car or there was a little ledge outside you could sit on too. It worked out great because we could see and hear everything! It was fun seeing Tom graduate and I'm glad he chose to "walk" in graduation. Later in the day everyone came over and we loaded the truck and cleaned. Yes, the men loaded and the women cleaned! We worked until around 10:00 pm! Then Sunday morning Tom's parents left and we finished cleaning the last stuff. With only a few minor setbacks, we ended up leaving around noon. It was very sad and strange to leave Spokane. I already miss it and everyone there! Then we drove and drove. I was lucky to have mom for company and to help with the kids. After a few stops and breaks, we got to Boise at around 11:00pm. We stayed in a very luxurious hotel and we were all VERY tired.
Monday was very crazy. We had a place lined up and had only seen pictures of it online. The photos looked "ok", not our dream place, but we ended up getting it last minute after a few other places fell through. So, we went to look at the house (3 bdr., 2 bth) before we signed the papers. We thought the neighborhood wasn't the greatest and we were pretty iffy on the inside too. It was older and had some good and bad features. So we were pretty worried and decided to drive through a neighborhood of duplexes and houses we had previously looked at online. (We were so blessed that my mom and dad came with us! They were so patient and watched the kids for us most of the day while we ran around town setting things up!) The duplex we wanted in this neighborhood had gotten rented before we could get our hands on it. Sure enough, there was another one for rent. We called the management and it sounded perfect! We went to get keys to look inside and the management people told us there was a house a few doors down for rent... exactly the same price and features! So, we jumped on it immediately. We went and looked and about passed out because it was so nice and perfect for us! And luckily it worked out that we filled out paperwork/paid dep/ and the house was ready for us in ONE DAY! (we signed the papers at 5:00pm as they were locking the business doors! ) I couldn't believe we found a place in one day and we were moving in that night! What a miracle! And the craziest thing of all... it was the same price as the old house we had been looking at! We couldn't believe the diff. and that they were charging the same price! We are in love with our new place and still are in shock that we are living in it. It was has so many awesome features.... best of all, it came with a w/d and lawncare is provided!
We also got FAST internet set up today and I love it! I can actually watch videos now and load things so much faster. I guess we are living the good life now... haha.
So far we like it here too! Just as everyone told us, it's not quite as pretty as Spokane or MT, but it's not too bad. It is pretty dry and VERY HOT! Todays high was going to be 98! So, we haven't gotten outside too much because it's so hot. There are stores/shopping and restaraunts everywhere! We are about one block from Walgreens, Fred Meyer, Baskin Robbins, 2 pizza places, and my favorite.... TCBY! We are excited for the weekend to check out the town some more and go to our ward for the first time. I am pretty excited for a Resource Fair for special needs kids and their families at the Adventure Island Playground this Saturday. It will be GREAT to see what resources their are for Jordyn! And she can finally go to her cool park we keep telling her about!
Tom likes his job and the people he works with. This week has been a lot of getting set up and acquianted with everything at his work. He said he has met two of his clients already... one from CA and one from NY.
I am sure I will be blogging a lot because of our new FAST internet and because I don't know anyone and don't have much to do during the day! Well, besides all the unpacking I should be getting done! Actually, I do have a lot of stuff to get done....








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momma k said...

Even though it was stressful at times (like driving through Boise at 11:00 p.m.), it was so much fun to help out on this move. Jordyn and Evan were real troopers, and you could tell they really loved their new home.

Susan said...

Oh, I like your house. Very nice! You'll have to send more photos when you get it all set up. It will be fun for you to decorate. We miss you guys...

Jenny said...

Yeah. Your house is cooler than our house. We will move next door to you guys, OK?