Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Our new casa

We have been procrasti-blogging lately because we were in Utah for the past couple weeks looking for some new diggs. We had the complete experience. We spent a few days looking at rentals, a few days looking at places to buy, and then a few more days looking at places to rent. In the end, we decided to rent and are really excited about the place we found.

It is really close to the hospital and should work out well for us. Here are a few of our favorite things about the place:

---This will be the very first time in our marriage that we won't be sharing any walls, floors, or ceilings with any neighbors. We are very much looking forward to having marital spouts at increased volume now that we aren't afraid of the neighbors calling the cops on us.

---We met one of our neighbors and she seemed normal. She looks like she might be the type of person that will send a few freshly-baked cookies our way for no reason.

---The house has a couple of spare rooms so you are all invited to spend a night (or few) at the new Chateau-le-Spencer in beautiful South Ogden. Your stay will include a breakfast of a selection of the finest cold cereals, entertainment by Finn, and perhaps some fresh cookies made by the nice neighbor lady.

---A back yard for the boy. As you can also see, there will be plenty of opportunities to spy on the neighbors. As you can't see from the picture, there is also a garden plot, a big patio, and a waterfall with a hot tub. Nothing beats a dip in the hot tub with fresh veggies to munch on as you soak.

---There is a sink with a drinking fountain in the garage. This was the selling point for Jesse. He has dreamed of having a drinking fountain in his house forever.

---There are two big family rooms (total of three in the house) that we have absolutely no furniture for. Lindy sees this as a positive because she wants to buy more furniture. Jesse sees this as an opportunity for a dance floor to work on his break dancing and another room dedicated to a foosball table or a go-crazy-room for Finn.

---It ain't all good though. The kitchen has fleshy-pink coutertops and the place needs some cleaning love. Hopefully the cleaning will be done by the time that we move but we are pretty much stuck with the fleshy-pink, yum!

As you can see, we are tickled fleshy-pink about the place and are glad that the house-hunting is finally over.

We did other stuff in Utah besides look at houses. We did a lot of Wii golfing, a ton of eating good food, some biking, Finn played with lots of cousins, some watching cousins play soccer, playing fetch with Neil's dogs, watching our sister-in-law run the Salt Lake half marathon, watching Rachel's dance company perform their spring show, watched "Baby Mama", and a bunch of other stuff. As usual, we took no pictures of those things.


The Porters said...

Your house stinks, you should stay in Colorado!!! Ok, I lied...I love it! We cant wait to come stay at the Chateau-le-Spencer, is that cereal served as breakfast in bed? So fun for your own walls, now I can really come visit and not hold back on marital/parental spouts. Id love to hear Lindy yell! Or even Jesse for that matter!! Is it possible?!?!
I think you should get new furniture for two of the three family rooms and leave one as a jam room, Ive seen Finn dance, hes awesome and needs his own dance studio.
Im so sad to see you guys go, more than you will ever know. Please come visit us, and think of us every time you wipe down your fleshy pink countertops. We sure do love you guys!!

Just a thought... said...

Hey thanks for all of the great photos. The house looks great! I'm so excited for you guys. Lots of room for Finn to roam and complete with a swing set in the backyard. I can't wait to come and see it. Good luck with the move.

Amy said...

I know what it's like to house hunt. It sucks! You guys definitely found a good find! Maybe one of these times that we're visiting Utah, we can get together. We're here right now and will be for a couple of weeks. It would be so much fun to see you guys!

Chambers Family said...

Your house is really cute! I am excited to come and stay with you guys! Hope you had a killer date last night for messy jesse's bday
Love you guys

Tyler said...

Yeah! That is so fun! Love the new house and I'm a huge fan of fleshy pink! Congrats guys!

Sassy said...

Um hello...you were here and in Ogden no less. Thanks for the phone call! ;-) I'm glad you found a house and I can't wait for you to move back to O-Town!

Wehrle said...

I am so jealous you are moving back to Utah! Your house looks really cute with a fun yard! I really miss grass, all I have is a rock garden! Sad!

Shelley said...

Wow, that looks like such a cute home! Way to go! I'm really excited for you- that hot tub, plus the pink counter tops, we are totally jealous! Ahh to have a yard and to not share walls. I wonder if we will ever get there. I'm excited and jealous of you guys in starting the next chapter in your lives. We sure will miss you! There are always the onion days where we can meet up :)

Moriah said...

Uh, the kitchen isn't terrible. It could be a lot worse and if I had some brain cells left, I might even list those for you!

I was going to ask you something but now I forget.

(And you think I'm kidding.)

TheReadFam said...

LINDY!!! Hey girl! I don't think I ever told you this but I just love your name! I have never met another Lindy. IT's just so cute. I'm glad you found my blog. I can't wait to check yours out and see what your up to.

keep in touch!

Wehrle said...

I knew Korryn was herre but I don't know where or how to get a hold of her. Do you still talk to her? Let me know if you have her email or something!

Hiatt Family said...

Nice digs! We'll have to come play with you some time. When are you all officially moving, or have you already done so? Make sure to send us your new address! I am SO jealous of a YARD!

Telisse and Kade said...

That is great that you found such a nice place. I went through the rental phase and I know the feeling! It stinks! From the pictures it looks nice and Im sure your neighbor will bring you cookies!

Misty said...

Jesse, you are so funny with the fleshy-pink thing. Is that some sort of Dr. term you've learned??? I think your explanations are hilarious and your bottm line is great as usual no pics of the good stuff. Welcome back to Utah Dude! Godd luck!

B and Jessica said...

I visit your blog whenever I want to laugh. You guys crack me up. I think you made the right choice in renting. There's great satisfaction in knowing that when the fridge is leaking or a door knob breaks off or there's strange mold growing in the basement you really don't care because you don't own the place.