Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Five Homes

1. Our first home we lived in after getting married was in Austin, Texas. We lived there for one semester while Leland finished school. Here I was a nanny to twin boys and Leland worked as a math tutor along with school. In this apartment we also had a foreign roommate because we were living in (single) student housing ha. It was quite the experience, 

This super blurry picture shows the bedroom where we spend 99% of our time when we were home. Our bed was a full size mattress on the ground complete with the quilt I made for Leland when we were dating ha, Good times. 

2. Our second home was in Provo. We lived in half of the basement of a cute little house on University Avenue. This was the house where I spent all of my pregnancy with Esther and where we brought her home to. I remember rocking with her on the porch bench with her everyday so we could get some sunshine. We had a weird bedroom that was removed from the rest of the apartment. It was so tiny we could barely fit our bed and every time I had to use the bathroom at night I had to cross a scary dark hallway that was shared with the rest of the tenants. We had a great ward that we really loved and this house was in a great location. 

3. Our next home was also an apartment in Provo. This is where we lived for a year when Esther was 3-14 months old. There was a little shared playground outside where we would take Esther to play in the grasss. It was right by the Provo parkway so we would go walk there everyday. This was my favorite apartment and ward. We made a lot of good friends there and I still miss it a lot!

You cam see the full tour of this apartment HERE

4. Our fourth home is our apartment here in Salt Lake. We have lived here the longest we have lived anywhere since we have been married (almost two years). This is the house where I spent all of my pregnancy with Adele, where we got our first pet (RIP Loki), where Esther became a big sister and turned into a toddler. We have spent countless days feeding the ducks and Adele learned to crawl and walk here.  We have so many great memories here and we will be sad to leave it. 

5. We are so excited to announce that we have bought our first house! We are scheduled to close tomorrow so we are crossing our fingers that nothing goes wrong before then! We are soooooo looking forward to not be so squished in a 700 sq/ft  apartment, to have a backyard, and to be able to put down roots and live somewhere longer than a couple of years. We have been dreaming of buying a house for a long time and we are so grateful that it is finally happening for us! I am not so looking forward to the packing and moving with two little ones, and the longer commute, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons with this house. We can't wait to be official adults aka homeowners. :)


  1. Congratulations!!!!!! Buying a home! This is huge! Something we have yet to conquer :) Is it in Provo still? Did everything go through ok? I bet it is fun to decorate your own space... and you have space! :) Congratulations!!!

    1. Yeah thanks, we are excited! Everything went through and now we are just painting before we move in. :) It is actually in Northern Utah close to Ogden.


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