Monday, March 17, 2008

a bit of a catch up

So, we moved!!!!! And in telling you this small bit of information I realized that I forgot to mention a huge bit of information. Jason switched jobs, roughly in November. He was absolutely miserable at his first job so he started putting his feelers out there to see what might be available. He didn't think he'd be able to find anything much better since most, if not all of the good jobs required 2 years experience or more. But he tried, and he found, a much better job. The only problem, it was roughly an hour away from where we lived. So he commuted for a while and it was miserable, he would go days without seeing the boys. Anyways, our lease was up with the house we were renting so we decided to move on down to where he was working. The good news, we really love this area. It was somewhere we found while exploring when we first moved to the Phoenix area and decided that we would really like to raise our children here (they have awesome schools and it's just really family friendly). So really we were excited to make the move. We initially hoped to buy but, with the market being in a state of "decline" we weren't able to get the loan we wanted, so we've moved into an apartment and are saving up for a larger down payment and thus insuring we can get the loan we want. (of course now everything has changed and we could get the loan we wanted, but we've signed a six month lease. That's OK because the market will continue to decline for at least 6 more months which means we can afford an even bigger house). So, that's about it. I hope the story made sense, I'm sure I didn't use proper grammar and punctuation but oh well.

The really funny thing though, is that Isaac loves it hear. When we were living in a house he always complained that he didn't like it and he wanted to go back to Maryland. But since moving back to an apartment he assures me that he loves it here and that this is the best house ever. Apparently he likes it when there isn't enough room to breathe. J/k it's not bad at all, it's 3 bedrooms and like 1500 sq ft. So it's actually a really nice apartment and we are happy to have a pool!!

7 comments:

The Baldwin Brigade said...

Congrats on the new job and move! I had no idea!

Katie Brown said...

that's awesome! it can be tough finding a job that is a good fit when you're first out of school. chad hates the place he's at now, but it pays the bills and keep him busy so he's just biding his time until he can open a practice this fall. hope you get your dream house soon! in the meantime, house hunting is one of my favorite hobbies, and as much as I love my new house, I will always miss looking at model homes. i guess i'll have to start doing it again for decorating ideas someday when we have money again...

Rachel said...

Congrats on the move! Sounds awesome you are in the same area as jennica-I think, but it is so nice that you found somewhere that you like and hopefully get a big fat house soon!

Shelley & Jake said...

I love Isaac - he is such a crack up! It's so funny that he prefers an apartment.

Aaron & Melissa said...

Hope the move went well. Give me a call when life slows down for you. We miss you guys. Hope to hear from you soon.

Starley Family said...

Congrats on the new place and new job you guys! I bet that's a lot less stressful for Jas. Lol, Stace

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