Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Now that it's clean...

Well, it's official!!! The renters have moved into our home, as of June 14th. I'm very excited for them.

A couple of weeks ago Scott and I were in Utah to FINALIZE the cleaning and moving out, what a process! But I really enjoyed seeing our accomplishment...if you'll take a second to look down a post or two you'll see the MESS we had... compared to now...

We built the home and moved in a little after our first year of marriage. I think at about day 3 in the house we were talking about getting "touch-up" paint - which we never did. But The last day we were there, we touched up the paint. What a HUGE difference it made!!! If y'all haven't touched up your paint recently, We HIGHLY recommend it!

The amazing elk has been temporarily displayed at the Sportsman's Warehouse in Provo, Utah. Because he stands 6ft. + from chest to tip-top antler, fitting him into our small apartment OR fitting him in the Subaru for the drive out, just wasn't going to work. :-) If you're ever in the area, you should stop by and say hello to him. He's in the archery department.

Another clean room, what a feeling it is! Now, as you can see in the picture, there is a very large "post-it-note" hanging on the wall. This is actually a post-it-note, just like the little ones we have sitting on our desks. It's awesome!! I pulled out a large marker and made a list of all the things that needed to be done. As we finished with each room or project we checked it off. LOVE IT!!! They'd be great for all sorts of things! Kid's rooms would be fun, use for coloring...???

Yea, it was weird locking up the house for the last time. I'm sure it would have been much more difficult if we had sold it. It's amazing the memories that are made. It really is difficult to wrap my brain around the fact we had lived there for 6 years. We've had comments from others with concerns about a family with 3 small children living in our home. With all the damage that could...will be done. To this I say: We built this home with a family in mind. We had been married a year and had started working on building a family as well as a home. As God has willed thus far, children have not lived in our home. BUT, we expected boogies on the wall, fruit punch on the carpets, peanut butter on the sofa and "art work" of creative imaginations to been seen and heard as you entered the home. That's what the house was built for, now it will fulfill it's purpose!!

We love our neighborhood in Pleasant Grove and our neighbors there are like family. There will be some that I know we will be in touch with from here on out, no matter which directions we may go!


Kenna said...

The house looks great! I bet the new renters love it and love having landlords who can appreciate boogies on the walls and fruit punch on the carpet!
We saw Scott's elk in Sportmans the other day, it looks great! Gracie was pretty excited and when we were leaving the store she turned around and said "Bye Scott's Elk!"
Did you get your new furniture yet? You'll have to take pictures when you do. I hope you guys are doing well:)
Love ya!

Heather said...

Wow. What a lot of work you two did!! Next time i'm in Provo I will definitely visit Scott's elk, I didn't even know you had that monster!! I love that you are renting to a family with kids. What a blessing you and your house will be to them. You are usual!!

Kalley Hardman said...

One thing about moving your stuff around is being able to "spring clean" and throw old things out. I really need to do that with my stuff. I'm sure it was hard to leave your house knowing that you probably wouldn't live there for a long time. Actually, I hope you and Scott aren't away to long because we sure miss you. We'll have to go down and visit Scott's elk now.

Janice said...

Jennifer, you are such a beautiful person with a beautiful heart.

SLY mom

Bryan said...

The house really does look good, and I Love the HUGE Post-It note! =0) (as long as Cody isn't using it in a meeting...!)

Oh, and the back yard looks great too, I helped carry the two potted trees, and one of them is still trying to grasp the idea that it isn't dead.

I wanted to drive by the other day while I am on 1100, but I didn't... Hope things are well!

Miss ya,

Lisa said...

What a great house! I'm sure it's a nice feeling having it cleaned out and someone appreciating it while you're gone (not to mention paying you rent)!

I've GOT to hear the story about the monster elk sometime! I'm sure Rick would be excited about hearing every detail... : )

Perla said...

you have such an awesome attitude. this post made me really realize how quickly time goes by and how we shouldn't have regrets but live for the day because you don't know what the lord has in store for you or how quickly the next decade will fly by. thanks for your great example and your friendship! love you!

Tami said...

you two are such amazing people, I am so lucky to get to witness your strength and attitudes toward everything!


Michelle said...

I was just browsing blogs tonight, and came across yours. You would never believe, but I was cursing fruit punch on the carpet this very day. Wacky huh? I'm so amazed and inspired by your understanding. Your renters are lucky! I just wanted to wish you the best in the next chapter of your lives!
Michelle Federkeil (Brown)

Hait-through the eyes of my own camera - 2003