Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Home Sweet Home

WARNING: THIS IS A LONG POST...Get comfy, maybe get an icy beverage, and a bowl of chips.  Everyone wants pictures, so I'll give up my plan of waiting until everything was unpacked, put together, and organized.  Here is our new home in Middleton.  Ignore the boxes, etc...


A few of my favorite things about the house are my bathroom...

...and the kitchen...
...that has an attached workspace for me.
I also love the pantry that even has counter space and outlets so all the messy stuff can stay off my kitchen counters...the toaster, mixer, etc.
The girls' room is amazing, with built in bed, bookshelves and a walk-in closet.  The door on the other side of the bed goes to their own playroom complete with bookshelves, a dutch door, and a balcony!  Hadyn's bed is currently on the floor because originally the second bed was hung from the ceiling with chains.  The previous owners took the hanging bed, so Jeff is going to reinstall Hadyn's the same way.
The room that probably sold the house (for me at least...Jeff was probably less interested) was the laundry room.  Anyone who ever saw the size of my previous laundry room would understand why I love this room so much.  I actually like doing laundry!  Who knew!!!
Add to this an additional food storage room, mud room and guest room, all of our stuff actually has a place, which means my life is so much less chaotic. 

Our lot looks out over a farm, and has lots of flower beds and what used to be a large garden plot.  By this time next year we hope to have grapes, tomatoes, cukes, etc. filling in where, hopefully, the weeds once were.  The uprights are still in place from a HUGE swingset that we also hope to have back in working order soon.

The flower beds have a lot of work needed.  It has been rainy, and before we closed on the house a gazillion weeds made themselves at home.  Now that I am more situated inside the house, I plan to tackle the weed situation.  We had a little push in that direction last night.  We spent yesterday evening with a couple families that Jeff went to school with.  We got back late, it was dark, but next to the flower bed closest to our front door was this:

and one of our very large flower beds was weeded.  This was no small act of service.  Here is what all of my flowerbeds (and until last night this one as well) currently look like (yikes, I know):

And here is what the "service project" area now looks like:

So on top of a home we love, we are surrounded by new neighbors we love!
I am already calmer, more organized and more productive.  Now we just need people willing to traverse all the way to Middleton to visit (we'll only make you weed for an hour or so). 
C'mon!  We have a room waiting for you!

9 comments:

Beth said...

OH MY HECK!! It is gorgeous! I am extremely jealous!! I can't wait to come visit! I won't even mind weeding!!

Kellie said...

I absolutely love it! Natalie and I will have to come out for a visit while we're up there. Oh, and tell Regan I also want a horse, but Uncle Matt won't let me!

Kirsten said...

LOVE IT! Can't wait to see it! We'll be there at the end of the month but we'll get in really late so I'm not sure if this will be the visit we are able to come see you! :( Hopefully! I'll keep you posted!

Jonathan & Heather said...

It is so beautiful! I really really love it. I am so happy for you guys. I can't wait to see what my guest bedroom is going to look like. :)

Deb said...

whoa! you mowed! how was that? did wave's mower overheat? i need some secret service done at my house. who do i call? :)

Deb said...

whoa! you mowed! how was that? did wave's mower overheat? i need some secret service done at my house. who do i call? :)

Maria said...

I will neither confirm nor deny that Dave's mower was harmed in any way, or, for that matter, that it ever even left his garage...

Ty and Andi said...

WOW! No wonder you moved! I DEFINITELY need to come now...you have space and a guest room...I LOVE it. Save the lot next door so we can build there/buy the house once Ty is FINALLY done with all this training stuff!

Rebekah said...

I LOVE YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM! And please send your secret flower bed weeders HERE!