Tuesday, June 17, 2008

House Photos

Well, I guess it's time for an update on the Gilbert crew. I have been really just relaxing -- reading and watching t.v. and teaching myself how to cook and enjoy cooking. I got my gym pass, so I'll be spending some time there, and Noah is doing great at school. He just passed his 3rd stage check for the Instrument rating and will be doing his final Check Ride probably at the end of this week. He is SO happy to be finishing up with his instrument training. It's fun, but not as enjoyable because it's more like pretending to be a plane -- flying high and making flight plans to be followed by using the instruments only. Anyway, I said I would put some more shots of the house up as I got it cleaned, so here you go...




Well, Noah has been wanting a canopy for our patio since I got here...and here it is! It keeps the sun out of the kitchen, so we can keep the blinds open and keep it feeling open and spacious, plus it makes our patio a lot more useful! As you can see, we put in a 10' length of misters, which take the temperature down by about 20 degrees out there as well. Evenings are the nicest out there...even with this set up it's too hot in the daytime.



I also got my kitchen all organized and cleaned. The blinds you can see are covering the sliding doors into the back yard and the patio area... I've been cooking up a storm in this kitchen. I made 6 freezer meals, plus have been cooking every day and night. I don't think Noah knows what to think! The best part of AZ is that it's fruit and fruit dip weather everyday! So we have been eating a lot of that!!!!



And here is my living room. This view is taken from the front entry... you can see the kitchen ahead on the left and the hallway to our bedroom ahead on the right...just to give you an idea of what the setup is. If you took a sharp right you would see the hallway that leads to the other bedrooms and bathroom and the laundry.

Well, 2 down and several to go! I've definitely been taking my time getting everything cleaned and organized...it's A LOT and I'm really trying to enjoy my laid back lifestyle these days!!


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi guys, the canopy looks great. I am happy you are enjoying yourself and relaxing!!! All that cooking sounds very relaxing, Love you, Tere

Billie Jo said...

Wow you get to be a fun little married couple. I think the canopy looks great and inviting. Please reserve me a vacation spot for the end of October. It will be my birthday present to myself to come and see you.

Billie Sue said...

Everything looks really greate ! I am sure the canopy will save on the air conditioning bill plus be more pleasant for you. I am glad to hear you are cooking and I think enjoying it! Good luck on finding just the right endeavor for your available time. I am excited to see you next week and I loved seeing the pictures. Thanks for posting!

Billie Sue said...

Everything looks really greate ! I am sure the canopy will save on the air conditioning bill plus be more pleasant for you. I am glad to hear you are cooking and I think enjoying it! Good luck on finding just the right endeavor for your available time. I am excited to see you next week and I loved seeing the pictures. Thanks for posting them!

Billie Sue said...

Everything looks really greate ! I am sure the canopy will save on the air conditioning bill plus be more pleasant for you. I am glad to hear you are cooking and I think enjoying it! Good luck on finding just the right endeavor for your available time. I am excited to see you next week and I loved seeing the pictures. Thanks for posting them!

Wes, Jody, & Cameron said...

I stopped by to see if you had made it to AZ yet. I'm so glad your trip was so successful, and your new house looks great!

Neina said...

Thanks for the cute comments! She is cute, but it is very sad that she is big enough to participate in such events! I almost cried when I saw her on the stage! Your house looks very cute, I dont do heat so we will just see pics from here! Gabby misses you and thinks that it is not fair you had to move! They are getting an awesome teacher down there! Take Care

Chelsea Johnson said...

Everything is looking wonderful! The canpoy and misters will probably be a wonderful addition and definitely keep you guys cool!

Josh said...

Wow... nice place! How exciting for you guys to finally be together again! Good job in Blackpool! Bet that feels great to have done!

We leave for Venice on July 25th and will be on the cruise ship the next day. So until then... dance dance dance!

t.m. said...

Giselle!
Hey, it looks like things are going well for you guys!! Your trip looked like lots of fun, congratulations on how well you did. Everytime I watch SYTYCD I think of you and wish you were on there! You would be amazing. what is Chels up to these days?! Hope your lovin AZ!

Rasheta Family said...

I saw it first hand and think it looks great. I love your little place. I am so glad you guys moved here!!!!!!!

Staci said...

I love your new house and it sounds like you are really enjoying being out of school. Good luck with the heat!

McNeil Family said...

Oh I'm so glad you posted some pics... and very impressed with your cooking and cleaning. Your house looks like a model home it is so neat! And I thought you said you didn't cook. Great, one more perfect sister-in-law to make me feel like I don't do enough. I wish one of you would be a slacker then I wouldn't look quite so bad. I also love the canopy with the misters. We need those! Keep the posts coming!

Brian & Mikael said...

Hey there! I had no idea you moved out to AZ either. how are you liking it? California is fun, but yeah it'll be nice to go back to Utah close to fam. and friends. You'll have to let me know if you ever go back to Utah. Hope you are doing well.

The Cox Family said...

You deserve to just relax and do whatever you want to because you have been working so hard! Your house looks great and I love all your decor!

michykin! said...

Hey Noah! I just passed by your blog on Josh's and its good to see you! This is Michelle Erhard Kindle from the old Tour Team. Remember me? Do you have any video of the Latin Medley? You should post it if you do. My husband and I just moved from Scottsdale, AZ and I have a cousin-in-law who lives in Gilbert too. He is a charter jet pilot and flies out of the Scottsdale Airport. Enjoy the weather there! My blog is micandnic.blogspot.com if you want to check it out, but I never update it! C-ya
Michelle Kindle

Nicki said...

Hey Rasheta family!
I am glad everything is going so well for you guys! Giselle if you ever need some yummy easy recipes I am happy to share! We are living in Boise,Idaho while Matt is going to school for his MBA. Life with Chloe is so fun and is always an adventure!
Thanks for stopping by our blog (its finally updated again). Its fun to be able to see what everyone is up to!

Enoch & Alayne said...

Im so excited for you guys.Wish i were there. Miss you guys so much! stay intouch.