Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Man of the Year

The last few days I have been reminded of what a wonderful man I married.  He truly is amazing.  I haven't been feeling the best and he has been taking care of Taylor, doing dishes, doing laundry, letting me sleep. And he even came home a few hours early last night after making a run to the store for me. WOW! And he is the best dad. Here are a few pictures of him doing what he does best.  Loving and spending time with Taylor!

 Taylor and Brian w/ Taylor on BiliBed                        
Taylor and Brian while Brian is studying for school

 Taylor and Brian on Brian's first day of school              
 Taylor's first time in a real pool at Seven Peaks

 Taylor and Dad waiting to get on the hayride at the Castle Valley Pageant. This was before we had a crazy rainstorm. But the rain died down right before the show started and their was a beautiful double rainbow.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Our First Home

We never thought in our wildest dreams that this year we would be moving into our first home.  In February, we had a string of many blessings that allowed us to get into a home.  So we jumped on the bandwagon and started our home search.  We had a few bumps/disappointments along the way.  But we are so grateful those houses didn't work out.  Because we found our home. 
We put our offer in at the end of March and didn't hear back until June 16th that the house we ours.  The whole three months we waited we didn't look at a single house.  We just knew it was our house. But there we were hoping to get the 8,000 dollar tax credit so time was of the essence.  We had to close in 10 days. AHHHH!!!  But we did it.
Anyone who has bought a house and applied for a loan knows about all the paperwork. Well, we had to get a new loan officer last minute, with only one working car, a 9 month old, and a scanner that just wasn't cutting it, I did alot of running a stroller around town to the nearest UPS store to scan and email all the important paperwork. And there was always more paperwork they needed and more trips to the UPS store.  But we got all the paperwork in and are now glad to have that process behind us.  
After they excepted our offer, we went by to see our house and discovered our backyard had grown into a jungle.  Needless to say, I was concerned and was wondering what we had gotten ourselves into.  Luckily, some nice neighbors had been nice enough to mow the front yard.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  I am sure I am not the only one who feels like they are neglecting their child while trying to settle into a home.  But we seemed to really enjoy being in this box as long as he was close to Mom.