Monday, June 30, 2014

The Move to Cedar Hills

A little over a year ago my parents moved to Cedar Hills, Ut.
I really liked their neighborhood and they often joked about how fun it would be for us to move there too. After living in our little town home for over three years we were all ready for a change and a lot more space.
So my Mom put out the word that we were looking to rent a house in the area.
One day she got a call that a family was moving out and that the house they had been living in might be just right for our family.
I called the current tenants and made an appointment and went and walked through it and immediately thought, it's too small.
My Mom was persistent however and one evening while Ryan and I were visiting at her house she convinced Ryan to go by the house and check it out. Just look at the outside.
As we were walking by the current tenant saw us and struck up a conversation.
He ended up letting Ryan take a little tour of the house.
Ryan did not think it was too small. In fact he loved it. Especially the yard and the view.
So we called the owners that night, met with them and turned in an application.
However, the next morning I saw that the owners had put up an advertizement online for the house.
I e-mailed them and they said they were going to look at other options.
So I waited, thinking for sure that meant that they were not going to rent to us. 
Which I thought was ok, since the house was kind of small anyways.
But three days later they called and said that they were going to rent to us after all.
It was so crazy, since we were still in our lease where we were at and I hadn't even seen the whole house! Luckily our current renters weren't too upset that we were leaving since we were able to find new renters and we gave them such a large amount of notice.
So on June 26th in the evening I went over and picked up our new keys.
After over three years in our little twin home we are finally moving onto bigger and better things.
(I hope!)
I'm so excited for a back yard, three garages and a basement. Of course living just a couple houses down from my parents is going to be amazing too!
This fall I will only be four minutes from the kids school! No more long drives to and from school everyday!
The morning after getting the key's Ryan still had to work. It was up to Adam, Tyler and I to get things moving.
Adam is so cleaver! using the boat tarp :)
Adam never stopped working.. load after load he never wanted to even stop for lunch.
I don't know what I would have done without him. After that first day and 8 trips back and forth between houses we got more then half the house moved. Ryan and I had decided to see how things went just using the trailer and not renting a truck. I will not do it again.
I was SO proud that Adam and I got the fridge moved in all on our own!
There are a few scratches, but I hope to get a new one soon anyways.
Our very last load!!
The next two days are a blur of lifting, moving, packing, cleaning and driving back and forth.
In all, it took about 12 trips with the trailer to get us all moved.
Nothing broke.. except maybe my ankle. While helping to move our hutch up the stairs in the new house my foot didn't make it up the stair before the hutch and it got squished pretty good. I will have this big ugly bruise for a while I'm sure. 
Saturday morning we had a pretty good crew so things went much faster.
Jacob and Adam thought it was funny to dress up in some of Ryan's old clothes we were planning on donating. They thought they would embarrass me by wearing them when we all went to the store. Which it didn't.. they just looked like idiots.
Our first night in the new house and we are welcomed with fireworks!
That was a lot of fun, the kids especially loved it.
Hello Cedar Hills!!

Early Monday morning we went back to the twin home to pick up the last few things and make sure that everything was clean before they came to pick up our keys.
It was such a bitter-sweet moment.
So much has happened in that little house. Half of our kids were born there.
It's the longest Ryan and I have ever lived anywhere in our adult lives.
Ella cried, just a little. Lilly was so confused. She's has never lived anywhere else and has already asked a couple of times "when are we going home?" Jack had to say goodbye to his friends.
I think the new place will be so great for all of us! I'm so excited to have a fresh start.

Next comes unpacking... Lila isn't very helpful.
Ella couldn't wait to get her room set up! First room done!
So much more to go.. It's my goal to be totally unpacked and everything in two weeks before Sarah gets here and Lila's birthday!
Moving is over.........

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