To Northern Utah:
I just ran outside and braved the freezing temps to take this picture! It’s a full on storm out there, which doesn’t really make for a great pic, but does kinda reiterate my gloomy point of how fun it was for us to move. I’ve been a little out of it lately, nothing quite fits, not the furniture, the pictures, the kids, or my pants after the holidays… so, the journey begins again!
Here’s the scoop on the houses. The bones on St. George:
- 4 bedrooms (although one really should have been an office)
- One living space
- Large entry
- Killer master bedroom with my beloved crab shack
- A pool to live for, the greatest hole in the ground ever
- Short sale, cosmetic changes made all the difference
- you can see lots of pics from the house here
And Northern Utah:
- 3 levels, with a partially finished basement
- 6 bedrooms (I’ll share my thoughts on that later)
- Two family spaces
- Big, brown kitchen
- Small entry and no library/office
- Smallest laundry space that can actually be called a “room”
- Killer views, majestic mountains, and trails so close it makes your heart jump
There’s no doubt that this house needs some work to feel like home. I am going a little crazy. I have found a few ways to stay sane despite the unfamiliar surroundings, haphazard house and the freezing temps, mostly it’s skiing that lifts my spirits. For me the best cure to any snowstorm is a day on the mountain. Plus a lift ticket is cheaper than a therapy session, and lots more fun.
On the lift with my six year old:
I also love cross country skiing, I can leave from the front door and go for miles. I’m kinda addicted. Here’s a selfie on one of my favorite trails.
I love the out-of-doors and we were outside all year in St. George. Without skiing I might go bonkers. In doors still feels completely unsettled. Am I the only one that can’t get it together after a move? There’s a lot to do, and I will post the journey here.
Next time: my daughters bedroom, the first of many updates to come. Thanks for reading and Happy Creating!