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March 14, 2010

the move

Filed under: family, me — Jana @ 3:15 pm

So, we finally moved two weeks ago.  I was a little bummed to pack up all my stuff and move it again.  It is the worst ever.  It forces me to get organized… and I hate organizing! :)

We moved into a much smaller more manageable house.  There were a lot of things I loved about my last big house, like my  huge kitchen with an island, and my warm wooden floors.  After all is said and done though, it was too much for our little family, and I really love our new place.  Sure it has white walls, and a lot of circa 1990s brass fixtures and such, but there is a lot I like about it.  The back yard is one of the things I love.

It is so green  with large mature trees (if you ever saw the swampy wasteland that was my last backyard, you’ll understand why that is important to me).  It is the perfect place for the kids to go play.  And it has a lemon tree!  Sigh.  I love it.  So beautiful.

Another thing I love is the smaller square footage.  That may seem weird, but my last house was way too overwhelming for me to keep clean.  And while now I have had to get rid of a ton of stuff, every day my life feels a little more simple.  Which is good for my chi.

The location has made my life a lot easier as well, because we are still in the same ward, but we are right next to my gym and Lee’s office, which is super convenient.

I also rewarded my self by buying some new quilts for Carmen’s and my  bed.  I needed something pretty to look at every day.

Here is Carmen’s room, I love how the kids follow me around and help me take pictures. :)

And here is mine:

My Camera battery died before I could get a picture of the whole thing, but you get the idea. :)



  1. i freaking love those quilts! and yeah the new house does seem really nice and homey. and you can’t beat the location. thanks again for your fridge hand me down – it’s awesome! we owe you guys babysitting or Brent’s computer services whenever you want!

    Comment by Tami — March 14, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

  2. Love the back yard, Carmen’s bed and your bed! Very nice and the chi feels perfect from the pictures. :)
    Love and miss you Jana, Lee, Carmen and Mose.

    Comment by mom — March 14, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

  3. You guys really got a great house. Your view of the yard is killer through your huge kitchen windows. I think I might be a little jealous of your move – especially with your master suite. And your neighborhood. And location. And… and.. and… :)

    Let me know if you get the courage up for painting, I would love to have a painting party with you after the kids are in bed.

    Comment by Eve — March 14, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

  4. p.s. I love Carmie hiding behind her princess dolls on her beautiful new quilt. And Mose’ bummy!

    Comment by Eve — March 14, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

  5. aw cute! I cant wait to come see it and make memories :) I pretty much wanna copy you and buy that quilt too.. i need some color in my life!

    Comment by Carly — March 14, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

  6. The backyard is AWESOME from the pictures. Sounds like you are all settled and lovin’ your new place. Sometimes there is just something totally cleansing about weeding out and organizing. Moving definetly forces you to do that. I hate the process, but it’s so nice when it’s done.

    Comment by Gwenny — March 14, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

  7. Love the yard! Hope you get more batteries for the rest of the house…especially a look from the front. Maybe we’ll just have to come back for another visit! Already missing you guys! Love Ya!

    Comment by Mom Q — March 14, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

  8. White walls nothin! Your (amazing {I’m envious}) style still shines through. I can see that just from the few pics you’ve posted. Those bedspreads are so cool. I can’t wait to see your home first hand. You must host a sewing night soon. And add me to the invitation list for the painting party!

    Comment by Chantel — March 14, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

  9. Pretty light in both rooms! Your pictures of Carmen are really cute. …and a lemon tree?! You were destined to live there.

    Comment by (me)linda — March 15, 2010 @ 7:10 am

  10. I didn’t even know you were moving! I LOVE the backyard and the quilts. So cute!

    Comment by Linds — March 15, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

  11. love love love it. i also think those two quilts are ADORABLE! also you wrote your posts so well. so entertaining and funny and witty. made me miss ya a lil more today friend. a lil more.

    Comment by kat clark — March 17, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

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