Sunday, June 27, 2010


We have lived in our new house for 2 whole weeks now! It's very exciting. We really love having our own place. I LOVE how the floors turned out. Ross did an excellent job. With some help from friends, he did all of the living room, the hallway and then hired someone to finish the kitchen. We hired someone to put in all new carpet in the bedrooms and family room. It is very soft and worthy of lots of play and wrestling on. Ethan loves to wrestle his daddy.

What else... I love having a garage to pull into. Love having a fenced yard to send Ethan out to... Love the big shady trees all over our yard. But that's also a bit of a con since it makes our house a little bit darker-- hard to get nice naturally lit pictures indoors.

Our happy little family in front of our new house. Ethan's holding a stick:

Lovely new floors and baseboards. Still no furniture yet in our living room. We have quite a bit of furniture to get ahold of to make our house complete. You can consider all of these photos after and before pictures. After paint and floors, before all decorating and other renovations. Ross will eventually be building slender shelves that will designate the front entry. (Next to the front door, and then next to the opening on the right. That opening leads to our family room.)

Our lonely dining room table that we bought on Craigslist. I'm thinking I might paint it a fun color. I'm not sure yet. And I'm collecting chairs to use for it as well. Sorry about the poor photo quality.

Here are the continued floors into the kitchen. The paint is also new as well. It looks lime green in the picture. It's not quite that intense in real life. We are planning on adding one counter and cabinet and painting them all white. As well as replacing the sink, oven (as cool as it is), and counter-tops.

Ross is building a kitchen nook around the window you see where the table is. A bench, and shelves or cabinet up the sides of the windows. One thing about this kitchen is there is NOT much storage at all. We have no idea where they kept their broom and mop.

Here is the kids room. I still need to put all art and everything up. I like the color though. Check out that floofy fan! Pretty awesome.

This closet is really huge. It's probably 3 1/2 ft deep and 6 1/2 ft long. But it's not really practical for two small children and all of their toys. This last weekend Ross started working on building lots of shelves in it, so I will be posting pictures in a couple of weeks of the finished organized closet.

I'm really happy. It's starting to feel like home. There is still a giant mess in the basement, where all of our unpacked and random stuff is. At least we have a place out of the way to put all of it.

Ross only has 5 more weeks of school for his Masters to go and he is done for GOOD!! He is gone Monday-Thursday until 9:00pm until then. So all the little projects are taking a while. I can not wait for him to be done with school! And to have dinner with him on a regular basis. That will force me to make a meal more often, instead of just grilled cheese.


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Britany said...

it looks beautiful! you guys did such a wonderful job, and you can feel proud because you did it all yourselves! I LOVE the wood floors. Miss you guys!

Susan said...

Looks great! Kudos to you guys for successfully navigating your first house projects.

Carrie said...

Looks great! I am so, so impressed! I want to come see it in person sometime.

And yay for only 5 more weeks of school! The end is near.

The Cunninghams said...

I do love it! I'm so jealous of those floors.

Syl said...

Wow! you have made such a huge difference in your home.....I love the floors and the new paint! Well done. I can't believe how old your kids looks...they are SO cute!

Katy Kathryn said...

What a BEAUTIFUL home! You make me want to be domestic quite badly!!