Saturday, May 29, 2010

We're Here!

We have been at the new house a little over a week now and things are starting to come together. The move itself was fairly uneventful with the exception of us having some issues getting the home phone and high speed internet hooked up due to the fact that our home is considered new construction (because no one has occupied it before). I did find it much harder to move with the kids. Although they were troopers, they were constantly asking for toys or snacks that inevitably would be at the house we were NOT currently at. I think in that case the fact that we moved locally and not all at once made it harder.

May is a busy month for us, even when you don't throw buying a house and moving into the mix. Jake is deep into his season of t-ball, Jadyn attended school extra days to prepare for the end of the year promotion/graduation at her preschool and of course on the very last day of the month, this year falling ON Memorial Day is her birthday, which means preparing for her party as well. So now that we have the high-speed internet hooked up, expect lots of posts and lots of pictures about all our activities. In the meantime here are a few pictures of the new house. In trying to photograph it I have come to the realization that taking pictures of the interior of a home is NOT easy. All I can say is that I tried my best.

Here is the front of the house from the bottom of the driveway. Pretty generic. The house will eventually need some front yard landscaping, although living in the desert it is not considered a priority. What I failed to capture was the beautiful Joshua trees in our front yard and the cute vinyl fencing surrounding it:

Here is the dining room table. I am showing this only because the fact that we have a blond table and chairs and all the cabinets in the kitchen are also blond was one of the reasons I knew this was "our" house:

View of the kitchen from the dining room:

View of the kitchen from family room:

Family room. After having the satellite and TV hooked up, we decided not to have the components in that top niche, so now I have to fill that space with something decorative as well. I am thinking a vase set would look nice.

Our bedroom complete with our old living room TV and entertainment center:

The master bath. Big selling point for me was the separate shower and tub. Our realtor said the average adult only uses such tubs three times a year but I am determined to beat that average by at least ten times over.

Jake's room - painted and decorated almost exactly like it was in the old house:

Jadyn's room. A work in progress because her new big girl furniture won't be arriving until next week but I had to show off all of Joe's hard work because he did the chair rail and paint himself and I think it turned out gorgeous!

Here are the kids enjoying our new big bathtub:

And Jazz climbing one of the three Joshua trees in our backyard. Out of all the pets, she is adjusting the best, which is funny because in my experience cats usually FREAK out. She is loving all the new places to play both inside and outside the house:

And three features of the house that are my favorites and I didn't even take pictures of them but the office. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being able to work as late as I like without disturbing Joe. The laundry room. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our new laundry sorter and all the extra storage space. The walk-in closet. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that I have room for all my clothes, shoes and scrapbooking supplies.

Anyway, I am sure I will be boring everyone with more pictures of the house as it becomes more complete, until then I have a birthday party to prepare for. Something else that will need to be overly photographed and documented. It's official. My blogging funk is over and I'm-a-back!


Lindsay said...

Missed you! Glad you're getting settled, and it looks great!

Mel said...

Your new home is beautiful! Congratulations! Glad you are getting settled. I know it is a lot of work.

Steph said...

Welcome back!!! Missed you. The house is gorgeous, love it.

Karen said...

Love your new house! Looks like you are getting settled in.

LauraC said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new house!!! It is fantastic. KNOW you will be happy there.