So we have a home... we think.
After waiting for almost 3 months to hear back about the short-sale home we put a bid on shortly after moving here, our offer was finally accepted by the bank last Friday. We had the home inspection yesterday and are anxiously awaiting all the final things, including financing and closing, not to mention signing our lives away...
We are so excited!!! We had finally given up and were going to start looking at new homes when we got back from Christmas break, but then the call came and things are finally looking up.
I won't post pictures until it is all final and we know for sure we are moving in, because really it still seems surreal. But we'll find out soon ! Woo hoo!!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
So we have a home... we think.
Posted by Jenn at 1:08 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2009
One of our favorite things about living here in Washington is being so close to friends and family. We have been able to spend a lot of time with the Dietz family which has been wonderful. Collin and Lil' Martin are about a month apart and boy are they trouble (just like their dads). It is so fun to see these two crazy and cute boys. What fun little guys.
Posted by Adam at 10:28 PM
The raviolis turned out pretty good for my first time, but of course plenty of room for improvement. I sure wish I could have called Grandma with all my questions, but I know she would have been proud. I am so grateful that she took the time to teach me how to make some special Italian dishes. I will always cherish those memories and hopefully make some more yummy Italian cooking memories with my children.
YUMMY!!! Now if only I could send you all some in the mail. Wouldn't that be a pleasant surprise :)
Posted by Adam at 10:20 PM
Sunday, November 8, 2009
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Sunday, November 1, 2009
We are now in Washington. It's fun starting a new adventure. Here is a picture from the balcony of our apartment on a nice foggy morning.
So now that we are in a bigger apartment we have room for our table and all four chairs! Collin can sit at the table now and he figured out that he can get his feet up when he gets bored. The joys of growing up.
Now that we are here, we are close to my best friend growing up and his wife. This is all of us at a Mariners' game.
We bought a piano from our neighbors right when we left. Collin loves to help mommy play.
He also decided that he owns our glider chair. He loves to climb up on it and read his books.
Finally, here he is at our ward's Halloween party dressed up as an elephant. We were amazed that he kept the hood on and didn't try to yank the trunk off.
Posted by Adam at 9:37 PM
Sunday, September 6, 2009
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Sunday, August 9, 2009
Hey y'all. So it must seem that we have disappeared. I have to admit I just haven't been in a blogging mood. Sometimes it really takes thinking and planning to blog and considering that while Collin's awake I have to keep an eye on him and while he's sleeping I just want to relax and recuperate, I just never find time to blog. But I know I should fill everyone in on what is going on in our lives. SO... We are doing wonderful. Adam is furiously working on his thesis and hoping to turn in a final draft next Monday the 17th. He will then defend it on the 31st and we will head up to Washington around the 5th. If however, things don't work out how we planned, which is usually the case since life is full of surprises. Our plans will be pushed back two weeks, not a biggie, I just have to keep reminding myself to be patient and know that whatever happens is for the best, since the Lord is in charge, not me. Thank goodness.
So Collin and I are enjoying the summer. We like to go to the pool and enjoy long walks to the Temple. I have picked up gardening and I love it. I am growing tomatoes, yellow squash, bell peppers, and honeydew melon. We have been able to eat tomatoes and yellow squash so far and it is such a delight. It has been so fun to watch these plants grow from seeds.
We were able to go to Arizona in May with our good friends the Dietzs. We had so much fun. We can't wait to live closer to them and watch our little guys grow up together.
Posted by Jenn at 7:35 PM
Sunday, July 19, 2009
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Saturday, June 13, 2009
Since Collin learned to crawl two weeks ago he is even more fun. I know you're asking yourself how is that possible, but it is. He is constantly adventuring and wondering around the house getting into trouble. He is also standing, with support, and sitting back down with ease. We didn't know if he would ever really crawl, but now he is so fast. He may even walk close to his birthday. He also loves music, especially country, ok not yet but I'm working on it, but he likes all music. Dancing is one of his new favorites, we call it dancing but it's more like bouncing. If a toy plays music he will push the button, wait for the song to end and then push it again. This continues over and over, so lets just say we have way too many little kid songs memorized. He is so entertaining and still as happy as ever.
Posted by Adam at 4:19 PM
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
So some of you may be thinking Bremerton? Where is that? Well to answer that question, it is in western Washington, right across the Puget Sound from Seattle. Your next thought may be why Bremerton? Well... very exciting news for our family...Adam got a job! Woohoo! We thought there was a good chance of staying in our little basement apartment in Provo forever, hey we could probably fit 5 kids in a 500 sq ft. apartment right...WRONG. Contrary to what we thought, we will be leaving Provo.
Adam will be working for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, yup the Navy. So cool. The funniest part of the whole thing is he didn't even apply there. Lucky us. I think the Lord really wants us to go there, because it just worked out way too easy. It turns out my Uncle who works for the Navy actually passed around Adam's resume and it got picked up by the Puget Sound Naval base, they liked what they saw, called him up, and within a few weeks flew him out there to interview. The interview went so well that within a week they gave Adam a job offer. What a wonderful blessing, especially in this unstable economic time. Well we felt pretty good about going to WA, especially since nothing else was looking very promising. So we accepted the offer and will be moving out there at the beginning of September.
Bremerton is 1 1/2 hours from where Adam grew up so he is really excited. He loves WA and is looking forward to raising our family there. As for me, after getting over the initial dissapointment of not going to sunny Arizona and living near my family, I am so slowly getting stoked! When I'm especially longing for AZ, I just look at houses in the Bremerton area and I immediately get excited. I can't believe in the near future, hopefully, we'll have a house of our own! woohoo, and we won't even have to water the lawn, that is one of the first things Adam said while trying to encourage me about Washington.
The area we'll be living in is beautiful and it will be quite the adventure. We will sure miss Provo and the BYU atmosphere, but we're ready to enter the "real" world. It has been such a wonderful beginning to our life together and we have made many memories and friends. We will miss our little basement apartment that we'll have lived in for 4 years! We can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us in Bremerton WA. If anyone wants to come visit, we'll be there soon!
For any of you that have never been to WA this is some of the beautiful scenery of Bremerton. I mean beautiful if you like water, mountains, and green trees that is. jk...
Posted by Jenn at 10:42 AM
Friday, April 3, 2009
Posted by Adam at 10:10 PM
Friday, March 20, 2009
So we have taken random pictures of Collin here and there and it never ceases to amaze us how stinking cute he is. Just see for yourself...
Look at those eyes big bright eyes.
Collin Loves playing in the sink. He especially loves brushing his teeth with his very own brush.
Helping mommy with the laundry
I couldn't resist a good bath tub shot. He absolutely loves bath time. He would stay in it all day if he could splashing the water all over the place.
Posted by Jenn at 10:15 PM
The weather here is just fabulous. We are loving the sun. Collin and I went to the park twice today. Once with some other moms from the ward and then with some good friends the Purcellas and Adam. Collin loves being outside no matter what we do. I think we have found a new favorite spot. Although Collin has definitely had a few rough weeks, he is still such a sweet adorable little guy and we just love him. It is so fun to be a family. Adam and I feel so blessed for all the wonderful blessings God give us everyday, especially the gospel, each other, Collin, and all of our wonderful family.
Posted by Jenn at 9:12 PM
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Collin sits himself in front of the stereo and starts pulling out CDs. (Actually we put him there because he can't move on his own yet.)
He checks them out and picks one he wants to listen to.
Collin puts the CD in the stereo and pushes the play button.
I hope you enjoyed that little story. We're loving our little guy. He is so fun and has such a personality. He's a little sick right now and its sad, but other than that he's doing good. We just want him to start crawling. He's being a little booger and he doesn't even try, but he's 8 months old now and it's about time.
Posted by Adam, Jenn + Collin at 9:33 PM
Sunday, February 1, 2009
So Jenn started this blog and it was really her thing, but apparently she doesn't like to write in it anymore. I will have to get on her about that. But until then I will continue to do my job as the tech guy and upload pictures and videos, because thats what I'm good at. I'm a boring writer, but at least I can do media. Anyways, here is out latest video of our little munchkin. Enjoy!!!
Posted by Adam, Jenn + Collin at 10:35 PM