Tuesday, April 14, 2009

And... I'm back! :)

So obviously I haven't posted in a couple of weeks... ok, so it has been more like three weeks or so... but that is what happens when all of a sudden you have to move within a short period of time and nothing is packed... and then everything is packed away... and then you are living out of two houses and trying to find things you need while kinda living out of boxes... you catch my drift!

Anyway, we are not completely unpacked yet, but we ARE now living in just ONE home, (and it is finally our OWN home), and we are positively, absolutely over the moon about everything.



First, I want to thank everyone who prayed for us to find a home in our current ward. Prayers were answered in miraculous ways and we got to stay. On top of that, we ended up directly across the street from DeAnna's best friend, and just a few houses down from Mike's friends, so they are happy to say the least. (Although it feels like I have a heck of a lot more kids all of a sudden ;] )

To us, our new home is the most beautiful home in the world. It was very well taken care of by the previous owners, and is so perfect for us as far as paint, rooms and fixtures go that we don't have to do a thing to it right now. It met and then surpassed all of our requirements, (basically we just wanted it to have a big master bath tub for hubby and room in the yard for a trampoline for the kids). If I have things my way, we are NEVER moving again. EVER. I honestly feel that I can be content here for the rest of my life. :)

One of the perks of this house is that when you look out the master bathroom window, you have a perfect view of a triangle of three temples... the Jordan River, the Draper and last night was the first night that we actually noticed that the Oquirrh Mountain Temple, (which will be our new temple), is now lit up too. In just a few weeks the temple will be open up to the public before it is dedicated. Since we live in the area, our stake will be one of many assigned to help out with the open house. We have been super lucky to be here to witness the Draper Temple finished and dedicated, and now this one too! All in all we have FOUR temples within 25 mins driving distance in each direction, (the three aforementioned as well as the Salt Lake temple) and then not too much further are the Ogden, Bountiful, Mount Timpanogas and Provo. Having only seen a handful of temples in person in my entire life time, living so close to so many is just overwhelming! I find them to be constant reminders of how I am supposed to be living my life. I LOVE it. :)

Anyway, I am so relieved to be settled and while we are still working to get things sorted, I am very happy to be back in the blogging world and I look forward to catching up with all of you! Happy Tuesday everyone. :)

11 comments:

R Clan said...

Happy to have you back. I missed checking out your blog. Also, I am so happy that you are happy about your new house. I might just be as happy if not happier about it. :) We love you guys.

MaryBeth said...

You've been missed :) And hooray for the new house!

Denise said...

What a beautiful house.

Henich Family said...

What a great post...and from your own home. FUN!

couplabz said...

Yeah about your house! Jealous about the proximity of temples. We have the 4 hour drive to D.C., which we'll actually be doing Thursday night for our youth temple trip Saturday.

Rudy Rukus said...

Not to mention the lovely mess of a yard down here! (As part of the great view) hehe!! So glad you are our new peeps to the back!

Higleys said...

Yea Collins family. I look forward to visiting the new homestead on our next trip out west. Enjoy the blessing of a well kept home. Every time we fix something here we realize how poorly the old owners fixed things. pre

Joni said...

Yeah, I'm glad you love your house, the grass looks so green already. Happy that you guys stayed, we need you in the ward.

Dan and Cherish said...

Congratulations on your new house. It is beautiful!!

Tammy said...

Yeah for you! Yeah for you!!! What a great home!!! and how convienient that Mike can fix anything and doesn't have to "practice" on this home. I feel bad for the people that bought our first house with all our amateur repair jobs! (we've gotten better with each house, so I think we'll stay here!)

Congratulations to you!!

Karen said...

That is a beautiful home Petra! Congratulations!