Friday, February 7, 2014

We Bought A House!

I have wonderful news!! Two weeks ago, Chris and bought a house! We looked for 3 years and it was more than worth it to wait for this beauty. I am so excited to show off our new place to my faithful readers :). 

When house hunting, we really wanted to stay in the same location and this house is literally on the same street we lived while we were renting. It is true, miracles happen :).

My Dad and brothers, and Chris' sister and Dad and some friends came out to help us move. We ate chicken soup and grilled cheese as our first meal in the new home. I can't even describe the feeling!

I will probably show way too many pictures of my new kitchen but I love spending time there. This is our first breakfast together in our new home. We love eating together and looking out the window.

A few days ago Chris hung the our prized stained glass window that my Grandfather made and also hung our fruit basket. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better :).

Off the kitchen is a half bath/laundry room. 

Look at all that cabinet space! I am in heaven.

We want to paint the beadboard but keep the trim/chair rail the original wood. Also, we are debating over painting the wall a different color too. Any suggestions on colors? 

Our bedroom is on the main floor off the living room. All the rooms in the house get a lot of natural light and it is great!

Our master bath has double vanities. Woot woot!

There are 2 rooms and a bathroom upstairs. 

This is the only room we haven't unpacked yet. But it will be our office and probably my workout room.

There is a jack/jill bathroom between the two rooms. Perfect!

The guest room is set up and ready for my sister to come visit this weekend!

Chris quickly got to work our second weekend here and built a fence so we could let our dog outside to go to the bathroom without having to put him on a leash.

I was sick when all this was going on but I managed to take a few pictures :). That counts for something right? 

After getting home from work, he worked after dark 2 days in a row to get it done. 

He finished!

On Sunday I was feeling better and raked up a bunch of leaves to fill up the pen so our dog wouldn't get muddy every time he went outside. I love how it turned out!

We are on a whole acre and I am standing at the back of the property behind the house. WOAH. It is a huge blank slate and I am imagining all the things I want to grow and plant. I am thinking I want to build swales and berms to catch rainwater, cut down trees, build pathways, fence in a garden space, create themed herb gardens, replace landscaping with edible perennials, etc... haha 

My to-do list is crazy long and it is tough to focus on school and work when I have so many ideas for decorating and gardening that I want to do NOW. haha I guess it is a good thing it is February and it is too cold to plant. 

Those are all the pictures for now. I can't wait to show more as we update and personalize our house and yard. This is going to be such a fun journey and I honestly couldn't be more thankful or blessed that we can now call this house our home :).

Thanks for sharing in our blessing. My prayer is that we would be good stewards of our new home and that it would be a place of peace and refreshment for our guests to come.


  1. I love it! Congratulations, you two! That kitchen is awesome!!!

  2. Thanks Holly! Yes, I think the kitchen is the best part of the house. I love cooking in it!

  3. I’m glad you found the perfect house for you. I can actually sense the excitement while reading your post. Of course, it’s a great responsibility but I’m sure you will be able to overcome those challenges. That looks like a great meal, by the way. I’m sure you really enjoyed it.

    Steve Jamieson


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