Well, I am officially trying to pop myself back on the blogging wagon. It has just been a crazy month, and I am sad that I have a few things that need to get posted, but I just don't have the time or energy to sit and write. This is so not me, it is just where I am in my hectic little life right now that is overflowing with exhaustion, pregnancy and great frustration in our home search...while working extra hard to keep life flowing easy for an energetic toddler.
Zac resigned from his position in Oklahoma and within a day a 'pit crew' swooped in and started arranging everything for our transition out to Denver. Our home in Oklahoma sold in a flash, we moved into corporate housing in Denver, flew back to Oklahoma to close and supervise the pack up of our home and watch every precious thing we own get loaded on a trunk and head off to a warehouse in Denver (many thanks to the driver who felt it necessary to tell me, 'well, I will get it to Denver in one piece...but no guarantees what will happen in the warehouse...'. Did he not recognize my delicate and fragile state?).
During all this commotion we have been in search of a home in Denver. Ideally we would like to be west of the city, heading towards the mountains, but thus far we haven't found a keeper. It's a tricky market right now. We'll have a home showing set up, and the listing realtor will call and cancel because the home is under contract, usually just hours before our showing. This has happened more times than I care to recall, but we are just trusting that our home is out there and we need to be patient. The 'being patient' part is rather hard right now, as I am feeling the time pinch. First, we head home to Minnesota at the end of this week, which is usually my favorite part of summer, but feels like the biggest stress right now, as we can't find a home, if we are not here. Just over a month after we return from MN we get the boot from corporate housing, so it's starting to feel like we might end up in a rental house for a bit (I am staying positive that this will not be the case, but the reality is we don't want to jump the gun and get a house that we aren't absolutely thrilled about). The hardest part for me in that is that a baby boy joins the family the first of October and I dreamed of being fully nested in a home by that time. C'est la vie, things could be a lot worse.
We are beyond thrilled to finally be LIVING IN DENVER, and are excited for all things crazy to settle down, so we can plan day trips and weekend trips to explore all the things that excite us most. For now, we are trying to take full advantage of the precious little bit of down time we have, and the location of our corporate housing (the river end of the 16th street mall in downtown Denver, if you know the area) and all the things the city has to offer. We took Logan to her first outdoor concert (I will post pictures soon), we go on many walks along the river and 16th street mall, swim like fish in our condo pool and got a season pass to the zoo. Oh, and there is a skate park right outside our building and I think Logan will get a skateboard (and helmet, of course) when we get back. There are skate parks everywhere in the metro and 'burbs it seems, so Zac is excited to get her out on a board (I will probably not watch for the first year, just guessing).
So, I ask for many good thoughts and energy sent our direction that we find a home very soon...there will for sure be an extra bedroom for guests, so plan a visit.