August 15th was the last day we lived in our house, but we couldn't move in to our new home until September 3rd, so we had about three weeks of "Where do we live" to deal with. We considered living in my Grandma Osborn's basement in South Jordan and commuting, but there were so many things that were less than ideal with that situations. We also considered camping for three weeks, or attempting to afford a hotel for three weeks, those were also not ideal situations. But once again Heavenly Father blessed us with the perfect solution. Our good friends Derrick and Cami Boudwin turned their basement into a live in apartment and they currently did not have any tenants, so while it was a bit unfinished it was still the perfect place to stay.
We spent the first week of August packing and moving as much as we could into a storage unit. ONe day my mom and sisters came up to help me empty our crawl space - this is where we stored most of our seasonal belongings, extra clothes, water storage, and much much more. This crawl space was packed full. It took us well over an hour just to get all of the water storage out and emptied. It was a bit silly to see jugs of water lining the halls and rooms of my house. The boys however were thrilled to have all the water dumped into a pool to play in.
Another fun benefit to living with the Boudwins was that on the weekends we could put the kids to bed in their own beds and then meet up for a movie night. Sadly we only got to do this one time because Derrick had some terrible health problems that sent him to the hospital for several days. I am really so very grateful for good friends who opened their home to us in our time of need and who made our stay so comfortable, fun and with minimal stress!