Thursday, September 5, 2013

In There Like Swim Wear

This post is a little late, but better late than never.  We are finally in our house!  Yay!!!  We still have some work to do, but at least we're in and comfortable.  And we love it.  Our neighborhood is great, our neighbors are friendly, and our house is nice and roomy.  After living in a 1400 sq. ft. rental for the past year, that's probably one of the best parts- having a roomy place!  Here's a quick tour.  iPhone photos aren't the best, but they're better than nothing, right?
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Like our wreath?  My friend Kim made it for us as a house warming gift.  Love it!
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We planted a cherry tree in the front yard.  I can't wait for it to grow!  We decided to wait on the flower beds.  I want to do some more research on the best plants to use before we plant anything.  We'll probably wait until next spring.
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Here's what you see when you walk in the front door:
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And here's the living room, dining room, and breakfast area:
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I had to include this picture of these cuties:







And our bedroom and bathroom (excuse the photo bombers):
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The downstairs guest bedroom and bathroom (the mirror and sink at least):
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Here's the view to the right when you walk upstairs.  That's Gavin's man room off in the distance.  It's a work-in-progress.


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Here's a few pictures of his man room.  Like I said, it's a work in progress.  There's not much to see yet:
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And here's the upstairs guest room and bathroom (once again it's only the mirror and sink. It's hard to take pictures of bathrooms.):
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That's pretty much it!  I'm sure I forgot some pictures of something (the kitchen, which is one of my favorite parts. Whoops!), but hopefully I get a chance to take some better pictures with my good camera and share with you another time.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Instagram House

I know I said I was going to get better about this whole blogging thing, but life happens and ours has been pretty busy.  However, I do want to post about our life so that one day I can look back at what was going on, so I'm doing my best to carry on.
The house is moving along.  Our prospective move in date is just two short weeks away (but I'm not holding my breath).  Here's some of the things that have been happening around the house:
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The exterior was painted about a month ago.  I have to say I am very pleased with the colors I picked.
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The interior paint has been done as well.  There's still a lot of touch up to be done, as well as the trim.  This is our bedroom.

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Our cabinets went in a couple of weeks ago.  The have turned out to be my favorite thing in the house.  LOVE them!
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Our lighting has gone in as well.  These are the first lights I picked for the house.  They are from Pottery Barn, and I like them a lot.
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The wood floors were installed this past weekend.  This is a shot of them after one round of staining, so they should darken up a bit. (Notice the touch up paint going on with the walls).

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The driveway was poured this week, and I have to say it's amazing how much more it looks like a home with a driveway.  I guess it's all in the details.
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The shower was tiled yesterday.  I'm really excited to see how it turns out once the glass walls are added.

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So that's where we are.  A lot has been done, but a lot still has to be done.  And in just a short amount of time!  The granite is going in today and the hubby is making the final touches on his manroom.  This weekend the real fun begins- packing!  Let me know if you'd like to help (don't everyone volunteer at once).

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Our House Blessing

As I mentioned in my previous post, we did a house blessing a few weeks ago.  If you recall, we did one of these for my mom's house a while back.  It was great to have some of our good friends come out and help us celebrate and bless our new house.  Here's some pictures I took (excuse the quality- I snatched them from my facebook)...
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It's Been Awhile

Seriously.  October?  What is up with that?  I guess that's what being busy will get 'ya.  One day it's October, the next it's February.  So, you may ask "what's been going on?"  Well, pretty much the same old stuff.  Work, weekend, work, weekend.  But in the midst of all that working and weekending, we have started building our new house.  I guess that's kinda a big deal, huh?  Here's a few panoramic pictures of it so far:
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This is the downstairs area looking around from the dining room.  To the left is a doorway to a guest bedrrom and bathroom.  Then, there are the stairs leading upstairs.  Next, you can see the doorway that leads into the master suite.  Straight ahead is the living room with a fireplace and entrance to the back porch.  On the far right is the breakfast area with two big windows.
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This is the downstairs area from the breakfast area.  On the left you have the kitchen.  Looking past that is the mudroom/laundry room and then the garage.  Straight ahead you can see the front doorway and the stairs again.  Then, you see the entrance to the master suite again.  On the far right you can see the back porch (creeper included with house).
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This is another view from downstairs looking upstairs.  It was taken from the same spot as the first picture (the dining room), but looking upward.  On the far left is another guest room and bathroom.  Then, if an office space.  Straight ahead is a catwalk that gos across the living room to the other side of the house.  On the far right of the house is Gavin's "man room" (or a large guest room).  I love how open the living room is with the vaulted ceilings looking up to the second story.
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These pictures were taken a few weeks ago after we did our house blessing.  I will post pictures from the house blessing later (hopefully sooner than later).  The house is now officially "dried in" and wired for electricity and heating/air.
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We are very excited about this new venture in our lives!  However, it can be stressful at times.  Mainly because I want Gavin's opinion, and his response usually is in some form of not caring.  Yet, when I pick something out, he questions my choice.  Talk about frustrating.  But I am super thankful to have the opportunity to do this!

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