Thursday, August 28, 2014

(New) Home Sweet Home!

What an exciting spring/summer it's been for our family!  We started the season with wedding number one and then wedding number two shortly after.  We visited family in Virginia and South Carolina in the process.  But, the biggest, most exciting thing to happen?  We bought a new house!!

Our old house was great, SO many great memories there.  It was our first home together.  Jason proposed to me there, we brought our kids home there (Oliver included!), they took their first steps, said their first words in that house.  We've had great times with friends and created great memories, but it was time to move on.  We needed more space, and, most importantly, more bathrooms!  The one thing we were having a hard time deciding on was whether we wanted to be in a neighborhood or have a little acreage.  Somehow, we managed both!  Our new house is not only in a fantastic family (and dog!) oriented neighborhood, but we also have 2.5 acres!

From the first time we saw the house until it became ours felt like forever.  But, it couldn't have been any smoother and we're so incredibly happy in our new home!  And, as an added bonus, the very first person who was shown our old house made us a full cash offer!  How easy was that!?!?

We do plan on doing some renovations inside the house, but first we're focusing on cleaning up the yard and getting our (HUGE!!!!) garden ready.  We are so excited for next spring/summer.  

I will definitely be sharing before/during/after photos as we progress.  It's such an exciting time for us!!  Here are a few photos of the house from the day we moved in. 

First up, the main floor:

Here are some photos of the living room/dining area and kitchen.  I LOVE having the kitchen open into the living room!


Full bath off of the kitchen:

Hallway from the dining area to the front door:

Half bath in the hallway:

Master bedroom:



The Michigan State room/Jason's office:

Laundry room:


The kids'/guest bathroom:

Redmond's room:

Ashlyn's room:

Guest room:

Now, one of our favorite parts of our new home - the backyard!  Here are a few of our favorite features:

The garden.....time to dust off the ol' weeding gloves...

The kids have a nice swing set over a huge sandbox.  They love it!

The deck.  It's awesome.  Totally awesome.  It's even ready for a hot tub!

Storage shed with a play house on top - complete with a balcony!

And just a few random shots....this yard has so.much.potential.  We have big plans for you, yard!


Oh, and maybe the coolest thing of all?  The fish pond.  The fish pond.  Full of small orange and yellow fish.  So cool

We could not be happier and more content with our purchase.  Everyday I am so thankful for this wonderful life, this wonderful home and my amazing family.  I really think we picked the perfect spot to raise our kids and spend our lives!

1 comment:

  1. Love your house, girl! I envy that laundry room! So happy for you guys. Oh and can you put my name on a plaque on the door of the guest room? That'd be great. Thaaaaanks! LOL