Sunday, July 01, 2007

9 WEEKS!!!!!

well, last friday was mitch's last day of work for 9 WEEKS!! how awesome is that? we are beside ourselves with joy! he doesn't start his 8 week sabbatical until july 9th, but he decided to take this week off too! we have lots to do before we leave for our adventure on the 9th. so, while we are extremely excited, we are also a bit concerned that we won't get everything done in time to pull out in the rv.

you see, we are putting our house on the market to sell. i am excited that we won't be here while it's on the market because then i don't have to stress out everyday about keeping the house clean enough to have someone come over at a moments notice to walk through our home. it will be one less thing to add to my already hectic days. we have been meeting with different realtors and hope to have picked one by tuesday. then, it is just a matter of cleaning up and getting a storage unit for some of our stuff and making it look fab-u-lous! the input we've had so far from realtors is that it looks great inside and out , and it will sell (but don't you think they tell that to all of their prospective clients?? hmmm??) it makes us relieved that we don't have to do a total overhaul to get the house show-ready, but we still want to finish a few things before we leave.

it's kind of sad to be selling our first home. i mean, when we moved in we had no children, now we have 3 little girls! we have put soooo much work into making this house our home and we love it! but when we bought it we told ourselves we would live in it for 5 years and we are coming up on 7 years now. it is time! sniff-sniff!

so, if you know anyone that is wanting to buy a beautiful house on a green space (super private) in our area send them our way!! ;-) i had to put in a little plug!!

anyway, we are all very excited to have mitch around for 9 weeks of no work (that's job work, we'll be working around the house for the next week, but after that....relaxation and building memories here we come!!) and all play! we look forward to the 9th of july. woohoo!

10 comments:

Bridget said...

We are going to miss you guys!! Maren was asking yesterday when they would get to go have a sleep over again at Nani's house. I will definitely put in plugs for your house whenever I can. :)

Bouncing Balls said...

We are going to miss you all so much! Be sure when you are in Arizona to go swimming at Hamilton High School Pool (On Arizona Ave. & Ocotillo) It is close to Intel. Your kids will love it! Take a spray bottle around town to spritz yourself down when your hot. Your kids will like seeing the cactus. Have fun on your trip.

Amanda said...

Good luck on choosing a good realtor and getting your house sold fast! That is great that you wont have to drop everything when the realtor calls and some one wants to come look RIGHT NOW!

Where are you planning on going for the 8 weeks in the RV? That sounds like so much fun. How great! All those fun memories you will make with your kids. Just curious, what does your hubby do?

Teresa said...

You have a gorgeous house! I'm sure it'll sell fast and wow, you'll make a lot off of it! That'll be great. Where are you moving to? (sorry if I missed that somewhere!)

Mahina said...

we are going to take a road trip through idaha, utah, colorado, new mexico, arizona, and back up through california. mitch's grandma has a cabin in colorado, and his family lives in albuquerque. my family is in orange county, ca. we are planning to take about 6 weeks to do it all.

my hubby is a managing engineer at intel.

Mahina said...

we don't know where we are moving, yet. i'll keep you posted!

Rachel's Roost said...

So it's true! On the market. . . are you looking for another home in Oregon or are you guys moving away? Do tell!!!

Darilyn said...

I am so excited to hear all about this adventure your family is going to have. It's so great you have a chance to do this. Your girls will have the best memories of this time together.

Teresa said...

You should look at what houses go for here in Texas. You could buy a mansion - probably outright for what you will make on your current house;-) There are lots of jobs around here.... :-) If you think it's hot, at least there are lots of swimming pools and you never get cold in them. Good luck in finding a new place to live!

Mahina said...

i did texas for 18 months on my mission and (sorry) that was plenty texas for me! glad you like it though!