There is light at the end of the tunnel! Our long never-ending search for a home has finally come to fruition. We found a great home, in an amazing neighborhood (Sugarhouse), with a two car garage, and a big nice yard. With the economy as bleak as it is, we feel that we got a really great deal on this home. I would post more pictures of our new found sanctuary but I would prefer to post the before and after pictures once we fix it up. The house is in great condition with all new plumbing and electric, new windows, etc. However, the first thing we plan to do is to add another bathroom in the basement (currently there is only one bathroom), and update the kitchen. I know these are no simple tasks, but I am so excited to be able to add my own personal touch to this home. I have seen too many updated homes that simply do not meet my standards and/or taste. This home has just what we want and need for the next 5-10 years - I couldn't be happier! I know that as the time grows closer for us to move in, the more and more excited I will be. Our closing date is at the end of September. This is going to be one long month of anticipation!
Last weekend Jonathan and I went rappelling down Battle Creek Falls in Pleasant Grove to practice for our larger upcoming adventure with an outdoors group to San Rafael Swell this weekend. On this trip we plan to do a few more rappels - one of them being a 180foot rappel. We are really excited! Honestly, I am so happy that we have branched out of our everyday lives and taken the initiate to meet other awesome people in Utah. Ever since I have started reading this book called "Deep Economy" I wanted to stop being a hyper-individualist-American and meet more people - I would go into more detail but I am afraid I won't make any sense unless you read the book (which I recommend to EVERYONE).
Below is both where we began our rappel, and a picture of the device that clipped in to our harness and held us to the rope - Needless to say, I was hesitant to trust my life with it...
On a side note, I started my job this week and so far I believe that I am really going to enjoy what I do, which is always a good thing :) Now that I have a new job and Jonathan has been working at a law firm part time for a while, we are going to look at homes again. We aren't going to get too excited about any homes because we really aren't sure what the future is going to bring. All we do know is that we have a SUPER long commute every day that is going to be nearly impossible in the winter (I can't even think about winter quite yet since this summer has been so amazing).
I also know that I have a deep desire to wake up in the morning to a home/apartment/condo, that is filled with all of my decorations, my clutter, my memories, and my love. The picture above is from our apartment in VT and although our place truly wasn't anything special - I loved it for what it was and what we had. Lately, I have become obsessed with stalking design blogs and it only makes me crave something of my own that much more. I hope I can do a better job of designing, but of course that might also require a little more money than we have to spare :)
However, I will continue to remain patient as I have simply loved and enjoyed this summer in Midway. There is nothing more peaceful than the beautiful surroundings and sunsets we see everyday.
I finally got a job and I am absolutely thrilled about the opportunity! As of Monday August 9th I will be working at the Huntsman Cancer Institute with the Multiple Myeloma team as a Study Coordinator. I wish I had more to write about the whole process, but I need to focus on finishing writing my final paper for my Practicum/Internship. As of tomorrow, I am officially done with my MPH...unless of course I decide to take classes in the fall since my job makes me eligible for tuition reimbursement. Who knows? I just hope this job will provide Jonathan and I with a brighter outlook for the upcoming years.
Jonathan and I recently bought our first home in Sugarhouse, Utah. As my many blog posts will show, this house is a long work in progress but I absolutely love it! We have a bulldog named Grizzly Bear who remains our only child and he is quite the handful :) I work as a Research Compliance Officer for Hematology/Oncology clinical trials. Somewhere in between working an 8 -5 day, putting sweat equity into our numerous house projects, and exercising, I still find time to do what I truly love - all things crafty...