Tuesday, August 10, 2010


My brother and his wife lived in our ward for a while. We LOVED having them so close! When they made the decision to leave Utah, I cried. A lot.

Some weeks ago they announced that they were going to make the move back to Utah. Brant has been unemployed for several months, and it was as good a time as any to take the leap. We offered them a place to stay (with us).

The day that they were scheduled to arrive, Spencer and I started talking about the possibility of offering them the entire basement. The rent would be fairly cheap for them, and the rent would help us.

They've now been here for about a week and a half. After discussions with my brother and his wife, and with our children, we have decided to divide our house into two homes. We are doing amazingly well with all of us in the house together. But we feel that it would be beneficial to have our own places.

So by the end of the month, our family will make the full move to the upstairs, after which Brant and Lo will take possession of the basement. The preschool has a sink and a stove in it, so that will be their kitchen. The play room will be a bedroom for their three oldest children. They will take one bedroom, the younger two children will take the other bedroom, and they will have the family room. We will share the pantry area downstairs and the laundry area upstairs.

We are moving the boys into what is now Briana's room--but we want to paint it first. So Bri is moving downstairs with Ashtyn this week. We will paint, and then the boys will move into that room. Once Landon's room is empty, we will paint it. Then the girls will move in there. In between all of that, we will move our family room, play room, and preschool stuff upstairs and/or into storage.

There is a lot to do. But we are excited. We hope that the Fishes will stay for as long as they want to. Our boys are having so much fun together, and I simply love having them so close.


T said...

We are excited to have the Fishes so close as well. We have a dual family home and it has worked! Thanks for keeping them close!

Suzie said...

That's great news! :)