Friday, November 20, 2009

anywhere

We're finally building a house! Woo hoo!!! It's not our dream home by any means, but it will be a perfect house for us for the next few years. WE're really excited about it and it's going up FAST! This is a picture of it after 3 weeks of work..... It will be the first home we've owned after 9 years of renting...14 different places. I love thinking about Jase and I in our first little 1 bedroom apartments (there were 2). WE fought soo much in our first place in Show Low...3 months of bickering and wondering if we had made a wrong decision...all changed in one horrible day...the wreck! Since then we've had our ups and downs, but the downs are quickly forgotten and the ups, remembered easily!
I love that I loved him before we were dating....

And I love that he poses for crazy pictures for me all the time....


And I know I complain a lot about my "little" husband, and it is annoying, but I'm just glad I'll die before him because he's soo healthy. So deep down, I do like it....I just don't like being bigger and eatting ice cream alone.

But having the weight advantage does make me feel more powerful!

Back to our living spaces. I think my 2 favorite ones with the best memories were the condo in Tempe when Jaden was 1 and Kamryn was born. We had a lot of friends over to that place, and a lot of silly things with the kids, like Jaden and his obsession with putting yogurt in his hair, or all the photoshoots I did with baby Kamryn. But I LOVED when I'd load the 2 kids up and go down University to drop Jase off or pick him up from ASU and we'd usually take a picnic to Tempe Town Park.
My other favorite place was Coppell. I know, you're thinking, "wait, she hated TExas"...yes I did, but we have a lot of fun memories from that apartment. 1100 sq ft with 5 of us at the end, we grew close. My favorite memories were bringing home baby B, riding bikes with the kids for hours in the parking lot waiting for daddy to come home, game nights with friends, our babysitting nights where we'd have up to 9 kids under 7 running around that little apartment. But I LOVED watching Jase with the kids on the golf coarse when it was covered in snow. They'd run up the hills and roll down. Actually it was fun watching them do that when there wasn't snow. I remember our love for the office started in that apartment. WE would watch it on our computer. I started my blog in that apartment...in a squishy corner of our bedroom where I used to do tons of photoshoots..of my kids and friends. My favorite thing about that apartment...it was the last place we lived in as students.

I'm excited to finally be home owners, with a fantastic husband with a great job, 4 healthy kids in the country. It's the life I've always dreamed of! Thanks lover!

7 comments:

Biddle Family said...

LOVE YOU KRISTAL!
You 2 make a great couple.. beautiful kids and YES you do have a lot to be happy about!
I am glad I met you at the beginning of your journey and that we are still friends now through everything!
You forgot to mention you all time fav apartment.. in Gilbert/ Mesa.. where you and I would just sit and do nothing or swim in the pool.. thinking we were doing some type of water aerobics.. Oh the good ol days!
I don't know if I ever told you but it really meant a lot to me when you guys would come visit me at my moms after I had Kali. You are truly a great friend..!

Kristal said...

Ahh, I do remember us, two knocked up gals by the pool. Life was good! We loved comign to see you and baby Kali. I can't believe these two are 8!!! Where did the time go?! ug! Now we're old. I'm glad we ran into each other at the nerdy Apple store or we'd still not be able to hang out...well, we'd probably find each other through facebook. haha. Can't wait for Saturday!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh! I swear I drove bu just the other day and it was just being framed! Yay for you getting your own house finally! I can't wait to come see it when you move in!

Alona said...

Love this post, except I thought you were going to say that the best part of Texas was hanging out with the Bushmans sometimes! :)

alison said...

I am so happy for you guys, I love your family, you guys are great and you and Jase really do make a very good lookin couple! Miss hope life is going well!

Tamee said...

Yippy a casa! Get those beds put up for cousin Garrett to have sleep over at Christmas!

Elissa said...

you guys are perfect for eachother. congratulations on the house, let me know when i need to come help move!