I will admit that my last post was a bit of a downer but thats just how I felt. Today, I would love to show you a few pictures of our new home, tell you some things I love about it up here, and try to be a little more positive.
This is our new (OLD) house. It is so cute on the outside and has tons of light on the inside. Lots of charm, interesting nooks and crannies, and space where we need it! It is 4 minutes from Brad’s work, in a very nice and charming part of a beautiful little suburb town. I always wanted an old house, and never wanted a big house. This is perfect for both.
However, when we got here I found myself saddened by how much I hated some parts that are OLD about it. The basement. The “central A/C” that doesnt quite work. The fact that there is only one outlet and vent per room, no matter the size.
But, as time has past and we have settled in some, I am used to these things and love the house. Here’s the backyard:
We have always had a super long dinner table and would invite a crowd over even in our smaller space, but now… NOW the dining table has a room that I love as much as the table. I want to paint all the chairs a pale mint color. Someday. Also, the stuff on the sides is not normally there… (or is that a lie like in Chrissy’s post?! haha.. it is a lie.) There is NO pantry and so we have those amazing ikea cabinets in the back that hold A TON. I made that sign. I like it.
I have big plans for that wall behind the couch!
Anyway, some other things I love about the area is how gorgeous it is. Everytime I drive anywhere I have to resist filming the entire drive for fear of looking like the people walking around Disney (RIP) with a video camera. The rolling hills, open woods, huge trees and clear air. Just gorgeous. Every night this week we have gone to this state park 7 minutes away that is just BEAUTIFUL. We play, run, throw rocks, explore and climb.
We went to church last sunday for the first time here and everyone was SUPER nice. Its a cute small congregation and the members seem strong and kind. We will get more involved soon Im sure but for now we are just enjoying everyday feeling like the weekend with Brad being home so much and nothing to do!
Sawyer DID NOT want his picture taken. Flossie looks like she should go yodel somewhere. I dont understand the phrase “less is more” when it comes to her outfits.
Everyone here does like to warn us that the snow is coming, and wont leave for a long time. EVERYONE. We got a taste for that on sunday when it was in the 50s and drizzling. The coats and warm sweats and jammies came today though! We are ready! Thanks for pretending to be interested! haha