Monday, September 29, 2008

We are under contract

Shaun and I placed an offer on a condo in West Valley and the offer was accepted. The only problem is that we have to wait for bankruptcy court to okay it (the lady who we are buy from in is going through bankruptcy right now...). We should know in the next couple weeks if it is okay or not and then we can proceed with everything. I know in the last post we were looking for a house in the Murray/Taylorsville area, but we ended up with a condo in West Valley. After going and looking at some house we decided that what we were wanting to spend on a house wouldn't buy us something that didn't require a lot of work and we also decided that we don't want to be married to our house, so for now we are going with something smaller (well it's really not smaller... It is 2300 square feet) and something that is not going to cost as much. You can go to to find out more info on it and to see pictures!! Another benefit of the location of this condo is it is 5 minutes from Shaun work!!!

EDIT: So it looks like Utah Real Estate took our condo off of their listing... So you can go to then buy. Then on the search tab search by MLS # and type in 830298

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We are going to...

start looking for a house!!! We have been talking about it and have decided that we want to get into a house. We went to the credit union yesterday just to see what we could qualify for and after talking with them we decided that it definitely is something that we can afford to do!!

We are going to look in the Murray/Taylorsville area. For what we have seen listed online there are some houses that we are definitely interested in. Shaun has a friend who is a realtor and so we are going to work with him and see what he can find us!

Hopefully we can find something before the end of the year!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

Shaun & I went up to Bear Lake to go sailing. We headed up there friday and were going to go to Swiss Days on our way up, but we didn't end up leaving town in time so we didn't make it. Oh well, hopefully we can make it next year.

On the way up there there were only a few issues. When we got to Kimball Junction the traffic was REALLY backed up so we got off there & grabbed some dinner & then took the frontage road. The other problem we incountered was when we were almost to Bear Lake. A motorcyclist had hit a cow that had got out. The accident had to of happened right before we got there, because we passed the accident & we then passed by the police & then an ambulance. It was pretty crazy.

Saturday morning we got up & had some breakfast & then prepared the sailboat for my first sail. On Labor Day every year the Utah Sailing Association (the sailing club that Shaun is a member of) has an unofficial race. The race is from Rendezvous Beach to Le Beau's (where we ate) & then back again. It was my first sail & I wasn't really sure what to expect, but overall it was enjoyable. Going to Le Beau's was smooth sailing, but on the way back not so much. Well at least it wasn't for me. The wind had picked up tremedously & so we traveled much faster & the waves were much bigger. I didn't enjoy that so much. In fact I pretty much freaked out the whole way back. Shaun was nice though & we took longer to get back. I think it would have been better if I had already adjusted to the boat. Hopefully I will get better.

That night we had a dinner with the other members of the club & they had a horseshoe tournament. It was pretty fun.

Sunday we packed up & then headed home. On the way home we passed the dead cow for the accident we saw on friday & could have lost the boat. The tie downs came lost & the boat started to slide, but Shaun noticed the lose ties & we pulled over, before it was too late.

That night we went to my grandma's house for cake & ice cream. So overall the weekend was a LOT of fun!

This is Shaun & I after the race. We got a little sun...