We decided to buy a house now rather than wait until our contract was up in October because the rates on a home loan are so so cheap right now. We didn't want to wait and have the rates be doubled! So, we started looking the end of January and closed on this lovely thing on April 4. It has just over 2,000 square feet and a beautifully landscaped backyard with a small pond and it's all fenced in. It was move in ready and doesn't require a lot of work, just small things. So, we are here and love having a home!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
So, here we have owned our house for almost a month now and I am just now posting pictures! Many apologies! Life has been anything but easy going since we closed! A little after a week from closing, I had surgery on my right shoulder and that has made life twice as crazy and stressful! So, here are some pictures at last. Above is a picture of our downstairs family room (the t.v is in front of the couch hiding). We love having a family room where the kids can tear it apart and leave toys every where...because it stays downstairs where guests can't see it!!
Here is my scrap book/sewing room. It's going to be so nice to just have it all there where I can leave out and make my own mess....without it being in our kitchen!
The kids bathroom downstairs. Of course, we will soon be removing the lovely blue flooring and vanity top/sink/faucet and replacing with more modern colors and fixtures!
Bridger's room. Yes, very dull indeed! We will slowly be adding more touches and colors to each and every room! They are currently very plain! We are thinking safari theme...what do you think?
Addie's room. She now has a room that is like triple the size of what she came from! Of course, we will be repainting this hideous color!! I have no clue what they were thinking when they painted it these two awful colors!
My beloved washer and dryer!! The angels sang the day Lowes delivered my babies!! No more saving quarters for the machines!
The sun left a glare here...sorry! This is our upstairs living room....once again so much bigger than our small apartment living room!
Master bedroom. It is much bigger, the camera only shows some of the room.
Upstairs bathroom. Last week we bought a beautiful brushed nickle faucet and this next paycheck we will be replacing the sink and counter top. No more pink!! This bathroom is so spacious, I love having counter space and room to move! Shower is to the right....palm tree themed bathroom is what we have going on, I think I like it.
Our kitchen and half of our dining room. Don't have a ton of cupboard space...however, we do have a huge pantry. Win Win, right?
Posted by Jakenaddie at 2:33 PM
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Well, I was good for a while there with my postings! I had every intention of sharing Bridger's birthday with pictures, HOWEVER............chance would have it, we lost our camera! We had been searching many moons for our beloved camera, with no avail! So, due to not having a camera...we relied on friends (Thank you Laura and Cassie!) to share theirs! Now that I have some pictures, I will gladly tell you how Bridger enjoyed his first birthday! His birthday was the Saturday before Christmas, but due to Jake's work schedule, we had to celebrate it a couple days early. We invited some friends and had a pizza party at Godfather's Pizza! Yummy food+ great company=a heck of a night! We strictly informed everyone to NOT bring any presents for him, we weren't even going to bring any presents for him to open that night. Of course, we did get the occasional disobedient guest! I couldn't wait for the grand finale of the night.....watching Bridger devour his first ever piece of cake loaded with butter creme frosting! At first he wasn't sure what to do with this big chunk of sugar! After I got him started, there was no going back!! He LOVED his cake!! I no longer have an infant, and it makes me a little sad!!! He began full on walking the day after his birthday, I guess he decided it was time! So, he is walking, grunting, dancing, and all sorts of fun!
Posted by Jakenaddie at 5:14 PM
Saturday, October 16, 2010
A couple of days ago, we gave Bridger his "first" hair cut. His hair was just getting so long every where and was hanging over his ears. As we took out the electric trimmer and started,I was amazed at how much hair he was actually losing! So, now he looks like an adorable little boy and not my baby! It kind of made me sad, and then I realized that he is getting older....he will be a year old in December.
Today, Jake's little brother Jordan got married. I get so bummed when we have to miss our siblings' weddings. It is such a joyous occasion and should be enjoyed by all family members, but it was just too far and Jake had to work. There is no way in heck that I would take on such a long road trip with 2 little ones! Not going to happen! I hope it was a great and memorable day for Jordan and Andrea!
Posted by Jakenaddie at 2:20 PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
We went to the doctor yesterday because Addie was going to the bathroom like every 2 minutes and was having some other "issues". Turns out our little girl has a bladder infection. When the doctor gave us her prognosis, I felt terrible because I had been so impatient with her and how she had been behaving thinking it was all just behavioral issues. She in now on some medicine, and hopefully she will be back to her normal self again!
Posted by Jakenaddie at 9:51 AM
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
So yesterday, I tried something that I have never done before! I bought a box of peaches to split with a friend. Yesterday her and I got together with a friend to can our peaches. I was surprised at how easy it really was, time consuming yes, but not rocket science! So, now I have a couple of yummy looking peaches sitting on my kitchen counter......just calling for me to open one and try it! I think Addie and I will have to share some for lunch! This is me attempting to become domesticated!!!! One down, and much more to go!
Posted by Jakenaddie at 8:07 AM
Monday, September 27, 2010
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