4.04.2011

I'm back!

Well, we made it! We're in CA, and finally starting to settle into our new house. The girls and I have been here for almost 3 weeks now, Cory for 6, and for the most part, we LOVE it. I'm finally feeling like things are put together/away enough (and I finally have a little energy to put toward it) that I can take the time to blog. So hopefully, I'll be able to pick this neglected bit of a blog back up and start writing again.

Many of you have requested pictures of our new house--I am happy to oblige you now, at least for a couple of rooms worth. :) I don't have the whole house put together yet, but I can show you a few of my favorite things about the house.

Janey and Cailin's Room:

Breanne's Room (which was clean when I started taking pictures of the house... but the girls love playing in there, so by the time I got to it... well... it looks played in):

Cory's and my room (why yes, it is huge and EMPTY... After living in 4 different tiny and packed master bedrooms, I LOVE the open and bare space):


Our ridiculous closet and bathroom (keep in mind that we've never even had a bathroom counter in our marriage... now we have our own huge bathroom, and the girls have their own as well... plus a bathroom downstairs--talk about crazy and frivolous!):

Hazel's favorite spot:

My favorite spot (a built in desk in the loft at the top of the stairs, with plenty of fabric storage space... :))

I love having this lock that keeps the girls safely in the house even if someone knocks while I'm taking a shower or something:

And last, our front room/formal dining area:


I know there is a lot to be said about living in a smaller home and making things work for you, but right now we are really loving being able to stretch out and enjoy some space finally. We are SO blessed to be able to have a home like this right now, even if we are just renting it.

I'll leave you with this video of the girls (mostly Cailin) enjoying our completely fenced, very private back yard. There's grass back there, too, you just don't see it in this video.

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13 comments:

Anna said...

A sewing corner and a luxurious master bath AND you are free from competitive couponing...did you move to heaven??

Cory & Kimmy said...

I can't wait to come visit you guys! I am so jealous you have room to stretch out in. I can't wait for that feeling. haha. Keep us posted on your new life!

gilian said...

So happy for the little bit of video. Just the fix I needed! And I suspected that sewing area would be at least in the top three favorite things of yours in that house.

Wayman Fam said...

What a beautiful home! Looks like you are getting settled in. Hope things are well for your family. Your girls are so cute :)

pinksuedeshoe said...

Wow, that is fantastic! I'm totally jealous that you have a great backyard. One day, right? Oh, and I am in love with your bathroom too. Is that weird?

Katie Rogerson said...

I love your house. So cute. It makes me rather jealous that we'll still be in apartments and maybe condos for a while yet. But I'm so happy for you that you guys love your new place and that the girls have a nice backyard to run around in safely. :) And yay for pictures!

Fernanda said...

I love the house! It looks so spacious and nice! I am so happy for you guys!! And a sewing space is what I need!!!!

Erika said...

Beautiful home!

BECKY said...

it looks MARVELOUS!!! so glad you're there!!! enjoy every inch... you may have to go back to smaller someday again! live it up while you can!!!

gilian said...

I forgot to mention how adorable Cailin's butt is in those green and yellow flowered jammies...Waaaay adorable...

Tannie Datwyler said...

That place looks great Jessie!! Ahhhh, to have a bathroom of my own. SIGH. I hope you are doing well!!!

The Kilger Family said...

Your house is so nice and spacious, and I love your backyard! I wonder what it would be like to have more space than we need... :)

Holly Decker said...

my happiness for you is starting to crowd out the sorrow i feel for missing out on having you as my neighbor! what a great new life in cali :)
seriously jealous of that new space and comfort... but i cannot think of anyone who deserves it more! party on!!!