February 19, 2008

Pictures of New House

Okay....so on Friday we got the keys to the house!! We were so excited and the kids were too!! They have been waiting and waiting to unpack their toys :-) I went over with our realtor the day before to do the final walk through and took some "before" pictures of the house completley empty. We moved in Saturday with lots of help from friends and family. THANK YOU GUYS!! I kept saying the whole time, "get out your camera and take some pictures" but it was busy and honestly it went kind of fast and I got absolutly zero from the actual moving party. Sorry... but I'd like to give special thanks to Mr. Bob, Mr. Tom, Dawn & Mike, Joe & Bry, my dad, mom, and brother, and of course Darren. They all worked hard and either helped with moving or the kids and both were very much needed!! Bry even drew crime scene images of my kids on the driveway with chalk and taught Hailey how to play hopscotch :-) Too cool!! So here are the pics of the house before and of the kids in the backyard the evening we bought the house. I'll post some "after" pics soon.....we're still unpacking and putting things up on walls so give me a few more days :-) But I promise it looks better with furniture!
This is the front of the house. We want to paint the door black and put up black shutters...The front windows are Hailey and Jack's rooms.

Of course this is the garage....front of house also...

Okay....this is the living room. The fire place is growing on me. The morter is so dark but I'm getting used to it. We've already changed out the old screen and when it's not the only thing in the room to look at it's not so BOLD :-)The Dinning Room is off the back of the Living room and that is the door to the backyard. Here is the kitchen. We had to buy a new fridge, it wasn't here in these pictures. We plan on getting a new dishwasher soon... I love the floors and the countertops are not white!! yea!! I could not stand seeing every tea spot or red juice spot!!This is the breakfast nook. I don't have a breakfast table so right now it's just space for us. Okay people...remember this house was built in 1977! Here is my retro blue bathroom :-) So far everyone that has come over likes the floor! But I think the toilet and counter/sink are going to have to go...along with the blue tub!This is our master bedroom...the kids rooms are a good size too. I'll just post a picture of their's once they get all cute :-) By the way...remember these are not my curtains :-)And last but not least.....the Harvest Gold master bath!!!! Can we say GROSSE?!?! Oh well, the rest of the house makes up for the bathrooms and we like projects and these will be two big ones!!This is a shot of the right side of the back yard. Those two trees are the ones the kids love to climb!Here they are like 5 min. after getting in the backyard! Already in the tree!Jack thinks this is sooo cool!Hailey has already spent hours just exploring her new little world out there! She just loves it. She is my little adventurer. We kind of had to help Jack "climb" the tree....his little legs are still too short :-)

So I will post more as we get a little more done each day. Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!! We are already half way to the weekend!! Oh and did I tell everyone the Darren took two weeks of holiday time to help us settle in?!? I'm in heaven right now. I mean.... I can take a shower whenever I want and however long I want ....it has been great :-) He so can not go back to working nights, heck...he can't go back at all....but wait we have to pay for all this so I guess he has to!

Our other house is going well too. We had our home inspection today and things went well. They didn't find anything major so we should be closing still by then end of this month!!


Tabby said...

Yay! The house is beautiful! I even like the fireplace. :) I am sure Hailey and Jack will have a great time playing in that big backyard. I can't wait to see the house in person! Love you!

Aric and Amber said...

I dig the blue bathroom, even the blue toliet and I'm sure that blue tub is cute too.

The pics of the kids in the backyard is precious, nice HUGE yard!

Susan said...

Hi Stacia! I check so many blogs here and there to keep up one people. Dawn is insisting I get my own blog. Anyway, congrats on your new home! What a great backyard for the kids to play in. We like projects too, it will be nice putting your own touches on the bathrooms. Our first house had baby blue countertops throughout the home- military housing of course! Say hi to your parents for me. We hope to visit WR again soon. Take care, Susan Stinson

Sarah said...

Your new house is great. Glad everything went well with the inspection.

I'm thinking "under the sea" for the kids blue bathroom.

Dawn said...

I am so glad that things are just "falling into place" for you and your family. You are so sweet and you deserve it!

Love ya!

Shannon said...

Yay for the new house! I can't wait to see it all furnished and cute as I'm confident you'll have it in no time at all. Love you!