Sunday, March 29, 2009

Slacker....

Slacker...hardly, we've just been so busy I haven't had time for too much of anything, but here's a little update of what's been going on around the Allen house.

First off, the annual Horticulture Symposium that I help plan went really well this year. We had record attendence and the speakers, food and venue all went smoothly (much more then I can say for last year). It's a huge job coordinating an event like this and I'm glad I don't have to do it again for another year!!

While stressing about the annual Symposium we sold our house!! It's been on the market since July and we were just getting ready to take it off and refinance when it sold. We're so excited, but the timing definetly could have been better, considering this time of year is the busiest for me at work, not to mention I'm feeling very pregnant!! However, what a blessing it will be for us both to be closer to work, we sure will miss our ward out here in Rigby though, hopefully we'll still have lots of reasons to come out and reconnet with everyone.

So we've been looking and looking at homes, but to no avail. We either love the house and hate the location or love the location and hate the house, so we've decided to rent an apartment for a few months and build. We've been working with a builder in Idaho Falls and are dillegently working on picking out features for our new home. If anyone has any idea on the best way to go about picking out countertops, cabinets and floors it would be much appreciated, those little samples you get just aren't enough to base such a big decision on!! So overwhelmed with the whole process right now!!

So we've been packing (which seemed much easier when we lived in an apartment and didn't have room to accumulate so much stuff) and finding an apartment, and a storage shed. Not to mention we've been trying to get ready for the baby to come in June!!

So here's the point of this whole post, any of you who may feel like I've been slacking by not posting is mistaken. I've been doing to opposite of slacking, I've been stressing!!!

8 comments:

Katie said...

Oh friend. Come drop Ayden off and go take a nap! I was so excited and so sad that you sold your house. We will really miss you.
Really, I am around when you need a break, or a chat.

Laura said...

We will miss you, so you better not forget us when you are gone! Make sure to holler if you need help.

Leserlee said...

Still stressing about colors? I say go with lighter colors. I have friends with Rockwell homes, and the ones that did darker colors, even though the room is big and light, it still feels dark. However, the one with lighter colors feels much better. By the way, this is just wood I'm talking about, since they both went with basic white walls.

Carly said...

oh wow- that is a lot going on now. i don't know if i ever want to build a house after watching all the stress my parents went through :) but you'll love it. good luck!

Daryl & Gayelene said...

You were always the fashion coordinator in the household and I am sure that you will pick out just the right colors for what you want. I am also sure that everything will go together good. Just keep looking until you feel good about what you are picking out. Looking forward to seeing you this week.

Joe, Candis and Alexis said...

Congrats on the new house!! I am sure it will turn out perfectly. I can't wait to see it and my new nephew.

Deanna said...

We are SO excited for you guys! We have a garage we 'store stuff' in, if you need a bit of room...let me know!

Amber said...

Whatever. Slacker.









How'd the graduation go?