Wednesday, May 27, 2009

you say goodbye, i say hello

It's moving week around these parts, which means Adam has turned into Sir Pack-a-lot.

Me: If we pack three more boxes, THEN can we get frozen yogurt?
Sir Pack-a-lot: Yogurt-schmogurt. Pack, woman, pack!

But amidst all the boxes and bargaining (and frozen yogurt), I started to think about the goodbyes and hellos to come.

Let's take a look-see, shall we?


Goodbye Pleasant Grove ... Hello Lehi.

Goodbye rent check ... Hello mortgage payment.

Goodbye lengthy commute for Adam ... Hello lengthy commute for Bri. (A whole 15 minutes!)

Goodbye car port ... Hello garage (you blessed thing).

Goodbye three-minute walk to Maceys ... Hello grocery shopping for more than one meal at a time (sigh).

Goodbye walking up three flights of stairs every day ... Hello search for a new form of passive exercise (as sister Kara calls it).

Goodbye fancy people that take care of our grass (we'll miss you, Lawn Ranger) ... Hello yard work by Adam and Bri.

Goodbye not knowing how to decorate ... Hello magical knowledge of divine decor. (This comes with the purchase of the house, right? I mean, right?)

Goodbye Bajio Grill across the street ... Hello Cabela's down the street — aka elk burger heaven. Jeaaalous?

Goodbye singing in the shower ... Hello belting in the shower (with nary a neighbor in earshot).

Goodbye walls we can't paint ... Hello cans of color.

Goodbye condo ... Hello house to call our own.

26 comments:

Kristina P. said...

YOu will love it! I'm sure it will be completely adorable.

jessica said...

Love this post! So fun! I am so happy for you guys. You've got to post some pics of the new place. I can't wait to see it.

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Amander said...

Cute post, as always, dear Bri. Love the hair. Love you sitting on all the boxes (who knew you had so much stuff?). I am so excited to see your new place!

Melanie said...

I am so excited (and completely jealous) for you guys. Can't wait to see how that homeowner decorating genius hits you.

ali said...

what a great time, your first house!

Can't wait to be invited to that house warming party you were telling us about. Sounds like fun, let us know if we can bring anything!

Kathy Jo said...

can't wait to see the new abode! with what the other women in your family have done to their homes...no worries...decorating with great taste is in your genes!

ty and megs said...

yea homeowners!

i hear ya on the packing. i keep saying only 10 more days and everything will have to be packed...then there is the unpacking...

Tiffany said...

Congrats on a new home. Can't wait to see pictures of it.

Kara said...

Perfect post for a great life change. I am so excited for the move!

JujuBean said...

We're so excited for you. I'm warming up my gloves and weight-lifting belt as we speak! One question, though . . . I'm all about food storage, but do you think you'll be able to get through those eggs before they spoil? :)

Erin said...

Look at how organized you are! I am so excited for your new place. Tell Adam I think you totally deserve a frozen yogurt.

Heidelweiss said...

Woot woot! So happy for you! When's the party?

Lindsey said...

awesome you are moving into a house.

hope you got some yogurt.

love you!

Kimberly and Clay said...

Ok so the garage addition alone will bless your life immensely. I think that is my favorite thing about living in a house in the winter. Can't wait to see your house at the housewarming party! :)

Juli said...

Woo Hoo!!!
I'm sooo excited for you guys!
And if you get that Divine Decorator's Intuition could you send me a copy? Mine must have gotten lost in the mail...

Drew and Michelle said...

GoodBye Minnesota... HELLO Adam & Bri!

Craig and Carol said...

Enjoyed this clever (as always) post.
It's amazing that with all that packing Adam let you take time out to use your computer!
We look forward to seeing you and your new digs this weekend.

Diane said...

I am so happy for you! What a fun Monday it will be--I wish we could be there to help you! I think your move will be a smooth one.(By the way,Dad was impressed with your pre-moving packing skills.) I think you both earned a frozen yogurt!

Laurel said...

i can't stand how adorable you are. and i can't WAIT for the housewarming party.

please invite me.
pretty pretty please.

Amye Kay said...

Can't wait to see your new place online, Hint, HINT! :)

Jennie said...

Yay forr buying a home! Can I come see it and you? Let's say late June.

Lindsay Griffeth said...

Wes has quite a bit of family that live near Cabela's in Lehi. If you see any Richards - they are related to us!

Congrats on your new home. How exciting!

Sammy said...

well this is just exciting news. I hate moving but I look forward to moving someday so i can start over with a house! The cans of color are so fun!

Jessie said...

I can't wait to see pictures of the new place! Especially with the divine decorator's intuition, it's bound to be the most charming house on the block. Congrats!

Katie said...

Hello Bri. This is Katie Eggertsen. My brother and sister-in-law live in those houses by cabellas too. We go there all the time. Maybe you will be in their ward! (Look for Ryan and Nicole Wasson).