Sunday, March 2, 2008

I know, I know, I know... where have I been and why haven't I posted? I do have good excuses... life has been crazy. Let me give you a little time line.

January 19 Yosh and I brought the boys down to Santa Monica and were just relaxing. We were talking and saying that maybe we should think about living by the beach. I mean, come on, we live in Southern California, shouldn't we at least TRY the beach life? But we had no real reason to move, and we liked where we currently lived, so there was no real motivation to get us looking. Well, the next Friday it kind of came up again and we decided to go scope a couple areas out- Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades. Friday night we looked at a place and thought it seemed like a pretty nice area. We didn't really like the placed we looked at but thought it might be fun to live in the area. Saturday we looked at another place and the next thing you know we're telling the lady that we want it. This is on Sat the 26. Well they already had another couple that was willing to start renting on March 1st, so if we wanted the place we needed to start renting before then. Because of our schedules, the only plausible week to move was the following one. Somehow we got everything packed up and moved on Wed the 30. Crazy, I know. Everything happened so quickly (which was actually real nice because I had no time to think which meant I had no time to stress out about moving!) We had our first visitors that weekend- Hailey, Derek and Devree were in town- and just tried to get everything unpacked and in decent condition before we left to go on vacation on the 10th. It was a great deadline because I just kept telling myself that we only had to work hard for a week and a half and get everything done and then we could relax and come back to a HOME! It was a good goal and motivator and brought forth results! I'll have to try to post some pics of the new place. We are now only 3 minutes from the ocean, it is almost 2 times bigger than our previous house, and the kitchen bathrooms are nice!!! Not to mention there is a clubhouse with three tennis courts, a kids pool and regular pool- both heated year round, and a playground. I feel like we're living in a resort! Huge improvements and we are loving it so far!!

Anyway we took a nice 2 week vaca to Hawaii (well for the boys and i it was two weeks. Yosh got about 8 or 9 days!) We stayed with Yosh's grandma the first five days and then had our own place the other week. it was great because there were always plenty of willing hands to help with the kids. The first week Ali was there in addition to Grammy and the second week Derek and Chelsi (Yosh's cousin and his wife) were there. Seriously we got into the perfect routine of eating, hanging out, playing tennis, eating again, swimming, playing cards, and then eating again, and then possibly more cards. I mean life does not get much better. We did not have one bad weather day! Oh it was incredible. The boys got sun-kissed and loved playing in the pool. Especially at the Marriott where there was this 2 foot deep pool so they couold play all by themselves. Dallin loved learning to swim (he's getting real good!) and doing backflips. Porter would just cruise along on his tippy toes trying to keep his head above water. He also loved putting the water wings on and just floaing. They were in heaven! But all good things must come to an end and this was no exception. Fortunately after two weeks, I was okay with coming home!


12 comments:

The Greenwood's said...

Dev misses the boys she is always saying po! next time we will have to join you in HAWAII!!

Marlena said...

Where are your boobs???....What you had is gone...Poor Yosh!!!

Crazy Lady said...

crazy, I heard you moved, but i didn't hear about Hawaii...that sounds great.

gay said...

laney you would call me out on something like that... never has been much shame in the game! fyi... yosh is more of a leg guy... or so he tells me!

Laura said...

gay, you are definitely a bigger person than I for letting that slide.

on to the post itself, nice to see you back at it! you have been missed in the blogging world (and real world) can't wait to come see the house - pick a weekend and we are there.

kelie said...

Wow! You've got to post some pics of the new house. There's nothing I love more than looking at other people's houses and wishing they were mine! We're headed up to UT in a couple weeks, any chance you'll be there?

Tamara said...

leggy, huh? I hope you keep 'em shaved daily! ha ha ha...I think you look fine! At least you've lost all the rolls...mine are getting larger by the minute! And No, I will not make out with you...I mean NO I WILL NOT BOTE FOR BROOK...we'll see how she does tonight, though. Sorry, not really a fan of hers....Archuletta all the way, babe!

Oh yeah...welcome back, BABY to the world of bloggies!

English Garden said...

Ooohh!! I would give up a larger bossom for your figure any day!! hope you post some pics of the new digs.

xcdenke said...

Yay, you finally updated! Sick of hearing that yet? So glad to see the pics- VERY cute! We are glad to have you home.

The Sorensens said...

All you ever do is vacation! You lucky girl! Jealous that you're so close to the beach!

Your friends' comments are crackin me up!

Marlena said...

I'm REAL sorry about the boob comments, but I ain't very good at holdin' back and I'm not goin' back to the winter life ever again either...I'm stayin' in the desert with the Brown folks!!!

Tamara said...

it's true...laney never WAS good at holding back her toughts/feelings...you should see some of the harsh things she posts on my wall...I think her comments on your boobies was pretty low-key! ha ha ha...You know we love you!