Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I am not, nor have I ever been a runner. However, I am becoming a runner to a small degree. I am currently training for a 5K race, the Freedom Run, in Provo on July 5th. If I manage to run the whole way (3.2 miles), that will be the longest continuous run I've ever completed!

So, to train for this unprecedented event, I run several times a week outside. This has to be early in the mornings because here in AZ the summer is rapidly descending upon us. Also, as part of my training, I've been going to the YMCA several times a week. I don't know if fun is the right word, but its been exciting having this goal to work toward. Steve is also training, but for the 10K on the same day. We'll see the fruits of our labors in just 4 1/2 short weeks!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

House Hunters!

We began our house hunt about 3 months ago. After seeing and immediately falling in love with this house, we made an offer began the wait. That's because this house, like the majority of the homes for sale in the Phoenix area are short sales. That means that the owner owes more on the home than he can sell it for, thus the bank, or in this case, banks have to approve the sale before it can go through. And they definitely take their own sweet time.

Well, today we got the approval from the second bank!! Now the real fun begins; inspections, appraisals, paperwork, etc. Hopefully in about 30 days it will finally be OUR home!

It looks rather unassuming from the outside, but we love it; the layout, location, yard (or possibilities with the yard) and best of all its 6 minutes from Steve's office! Its in the Palm Valley area of Goodyear, a little west of Phoenix. I wish I had interior pictures to post, but here's the link to the floorplan if you want to take a look!