Sunday, January 03, 2010

Moving Day

So we've moved. We finally sold our home on 620 North in Provo and have moved further north. It was a really hard decision to make, but we definitely felt led to do so, and who are we to deny inspiration? We need all the help we can get!

We lived at 2668 West 620 North for almost 9 years, which is almost twice as long as I've lived anywhere! We love the neighborhood and the people and the ward there. Todd and I pulled away from the house in separate cars and after a few minutes called each other to exclaim, "Are you fighting tears, because I'm trying really not to cry my eyes out!"

We were fortunate enough to be able to meet the new occupants and to appreciate what nice people they are. As I was going through all sorts of information about the house, neighborhood, & ward with the wife when she asked me, "Are you excited to go your new place?" I think she felt like I was really reluctant, and I was!

We had a lot of help from wonderful people who made us feel loved. I can't think of anything worse than to help someone move. I guess it's not so bad when you're not moving yourself, but having people come in and see the mess and chaos... I was close to by breaking point. But thanks to some key players (you know who you are) things got done even when I was basically catatonic and unable to make any more decisions!

While this house has it's flaws, I have loved living in it, and I loved visiting each room for the last time to see it clean and ready for someone new.

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We are living in a temporary town home until OUR town home is finished (we don't know when that will be, exactly, as of yet). Right now we are living in Tyler and Brittany's home. They VERY GENEROUSLY moved out of their place early (they are moving to Fort Lauderdale, FL in February) so we could have somewhere to live and be able to have Fiona with us.

We are looking forward to the adventure ahead of us. The unknown is scary, but we are welcoming this change whole heartedly. The is an auspicious year for the Rhodes: 10 years of marriage and a move. A baby would round things out completely (but that's one thing we don't have a lot of control of).

I hope it doesn't become tedious, but I am excited to post the progress on the new house (town home). Our new address is 4353 Degray Dr., South Jordan, UT, 84095 (our mail is going there already). It is fun to able to make choices in this house that I didn't get to make in the last one. This new house will be totally contemporary (my little designer dream come true... I hope).

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(This is our new house! Just kidding, this is 3 town homes... our unit is the one on the far left.)

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This is our unit, it is "L" shaped and lovely!

Please come and visit! We have room for you at the new party house!

22 comments:

mo said...

I feel the same tears welling up at seeing your old house that holds so many memories for our family. I'll never forget opening our FIRST mission call in your living room...and all those lovely dinners in your dining room. Okay, I'll stop now. I always cry a few tears whenever I leave an old house. It's all the good times and memories! Time to make new ones! Is that address the new house you are building or the town home you are living in for the interim? Wish we could have been there to help you move. Now that's something I know how to do...it still makes me crazy, but I can do it!

brittany said...

i did not know this. I would like to chat. miss you litte dude-y:)

Emma Jo said...

I cannot believe you have moved but I am so excited for your "clean slate" and can't wait to see what you create in your new space!! Yeah for moving (being done with that part at least.)

Theresa said...

Ahhh Carrie Ann! I'm so sad I missed helping out. I really wanted to come over and just say hi before you left. South Jordan! anywhere close to bangerter highway? I work at the old intel building on 134th off bangerter. If you're close we should go out to lunch sometime!

the wrath of khandrea said...

doesn't steve live in south jordan when he's not living in turkey or california?

we move all the time. i'm ready to be done with it. can i move in with you when your new home is done?

Sean, Jen and Carson said...

I love your new house! It's going to be beautiful and I can't wait to come see it when it's done!

Heidi said...

You are now about 10 minutes away from me. :) I feel good about this decision!

momofbeegees said...

Carrie...South Jordan?? We have some friends here in Burley who also have a house in South Jordan. Wow!! We are in Utah all the time!! We need to "hook up" one of these days!! Miss U!

Beth said...

I am happy for you, but do miss you.
I don't know for sure, but I think you're getting released next week...maybe me, too.

Suzie Petunia said...

I have loved that house and the happy memories there, too. You and Todd made it so beautiful and so "you". I always felt like I was at home there with you. But I am excited for your next new adventure and home! I can't wait to see it!

Suzie Petunia said...

I have loved that house and the happy memories there, too. You and Todd made it so beautiful and so "you". I always felt like I was at home there with you. But I am excited for your next new adventure and home! I can't wait to see it!

Amy Lynn said...

Oh, I thought I was OK with saying goodbye to that house...but seeing it all empty brought a big lump into my throat. It has been a happy, happy home! But I am MUCHO excited to break in the new house and have a "Carrie" party. It is beautiful...

Kara said...

Hey Girlie, I loved you house and all the AMAZING decor you put into it. I'm SOOOOO excited for this new home. You are in my neighborhood. I about jumped out of my chair when I saw your new town house. We live on the other side of that neighborhood by the community center. Now we have no excuse to get together and play. Email me breezeavery@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

What happened to the chickens? Did I miss something??

Tara said...

You will make your new home wonderful. Fresh starts are so exciting. Post pictures!

Carrie Anne said...

congratulations on your move...it's always so bittersweet, i know. i can't wait to see how you decorate!!!! post pictures of it!:) happy new year!

Jenny said...

I'm so sorry we weren't there for the move. We had company ALL Christmas break, so I never made it to the computer to see that you posted for help until 2 days to late. Not only do I owe you a move, I owe you several painted rooms. Let me know if you need anything. I still have your swatch book. Let me know how and when you want me to get it back to you.

Empty rooms don't feel like home anymore, do they? Your post brought back old feelings. I'm so excited that you get to take this next step for you. You are still one of my favorite people.

Kacy said...

I'm sorry I didn't help you move or even loan you sheets that night you needed them. But just looking at pictures of my empty sister house was too much for me, so I'm sort of glad I didn't help. Please post pictures of the progress at your new house. It will cheer me up.

AnnaleeMG said...

Those pictures make me so sad! But, I did meet the new occupants on Sunday in nursery! She is a lot like Athena, and her little girl is adorable!

Julienne said...

I never saw the finished kitchen at your Provo house. I LOVE the blue tile. You are such an amazing decorator.

Becks said...

OK, I missed the whole thing because I haven't been good at keeping up on everyone's blogs! Well, I was over in Daybreak last week and would love to have seen your townhouse. I'm not sure if you're living in a different one in Daybreak right now, or somewhere else. Anyway, it would be very fun to come see you, or to have you come see us! Maybe a cousins night. Love you!

Mary said...

are you in the new place yet?