Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy at Home

I made no secret of the fact that I didn't want to move to Utah. Anyone who has known me for even a little bit of time probably knows that. I really didn't want to move back to Utah. When it became apparent that a move back to Utah was in the cards for us, I admit, I prayed and said look, I don't want to do this, but apparently this is the plan, so just help me to like it. Please.

I confess-I am one happy girl in Utah. Things have gone well. That's not to say that I don't miss San Diego, because I really do. And I probably really will in January. But things have been better than I ever imagined here.

To start with, the ward is fantastic! Hugely overwhelming because there are a million people with new ones every week, but the young moms in particular have been so welcoming to me which really means a lot. I had a calling within a month of being here. I feel pretty well integrated already with obviously much more getting to know people to come.

We love having family close. My boys are over the moon about having Uncle Jason and Tims close and they think going to cousin Daniel's or Great Grandma's house is the greatest.

And, I love my house. For a looooong time I have wanted to be a home owner and I am so happy to be one and to own this house.

Here is why:
This is what I see from my backyard. Is that gorgeous or is that gorgeous? And just to clarify, that large building that looks like an English manor is the golf course club house-people always ask what it is.
Backyard view 2:
And the beautiful view of Mt. Timpanogas from the front yard. The front yard also features farm land not far away.
Here is the house. Really I was just taking this pictures as a "before" shot because we are about to put in a rock wall and tree and then next year we will add lots of flowers.
And I just thought a few pics of the inside now that we actually have some furniture and things in it might be nice. There is still much to be done-projects to do, things to buy, but all in due course. I love having stuff to work on around the house.
Love my kitchen! Love the island where the kids can sit while I cook and whatever:
Living room
And, my favorite (other than the kitchen). The Piano Room. This read couch is super comfy to lay on and read a book and the best part? My boys haven't figured out to look for me there yet. I can usually get at least 10 minutes of quiet time there.


  1. I'm so glad you're liking it! UT is just so family friendly. I've never wanted to live there but my 3 trips in July got me thinking about all the benefits. Beautiful views. And your house is gorgeous. I'm so glad you found a nice place to set your little family!

  2. beautiful home!!!! I am excited for ya and glad you are happy. I miss so many things about utah.

  3. Hi amber. Sorry to respond to your comment here, but I wasn't sure how else to contact you. I actually haven't built a shelving unit out of crates yet. But, if I were to do it, I would actually attach each crate individually to the wall rather than to each other. Let me know how things turn out. Good luck. P.S.
    Erika@ retropolitan