Saturday, March 28, 2009

Long overdue blog post

This is for any of you that are still checking in with the blog after months of staring at our IKEA pictures and drooling over heart cupcakes. SORRY and thanks for sticking with us. We will be back with our regularly scheduled programming shortly.

We've obviously been MIA for a while, just taking things easy, trying to shake the three-week cold that hit us in February and doing lots and lots of packing.

That's right, for anyone that hasn't heard yet, we bought a house! We've been here for about a week now and it's definitely feeling like home. It's super close to our old apartment and 10 minutes away from my parent's house. We feel so blessed and thankful to have our own house and we pray that we can make the most of the resource we've been given.

I've been letting the kids stomp around and jump and even yell a bit as we get used to having our own space and not worrying quite as much about disturbing the neighbors. While jumping and running is nice, I'm most looking forward to the decorating ;o) We've already painted two rooms and are working on ideas for the third bedroom - a guest/office area. Next on the agenda is making plans for a vegetable garden and building some raised beds before the time for spring planting passes. Oh, and also building a fence between the front and back yards so the kiddos don't escape when they go outside to play. We better get started!

I took advantage of a break in the rain yesterday and snapped some photos of the house and yard.

Front of the house: the window on the left is our room, the one on the right is the living room.

Living room: the front door is to the left of the armoire.

Kitchen/dining nook, picture taken from the living room. Notice the little imp with her Curious George getting in on the action.

More kitchen.

Girls' room

The yard came complete with 10 fruit trees - mostly pear and apple. These buds and blossoms are from one of the pear trees.

This picture cracks me up. Maryn came outside and shut the door, leaving Lucy to look forlornly out the window. But the mourning turned to dancing pretty quickly:

Maryn in the backyard enjoying the water-play table from Grandma Carol.

Spring just isn't Spring without daffodils

We hope you all can come for a visit sometime soon! Thanks for taking the virtual tour :)


Jen said...

Yay for the house! It looks SO cute. Its nice to see you back in blog world too.

mclegg17 said...

LOVE it... thank you so much for having us over today and hosting all the kids. Your house is beautiful!!!!

melissa said...


It is beautiful. I can't wait to see it. Congrats. We your 3 "sisters" have a little something for you we will have to bring it by soon. Love you guys


Carol said...

Oh Jess, you have captured the essence of your wonderful home. I'm am so glad that you guys are loving your new house. I think it is perfect.

Bonnie said...

Oh Jess!! I'm so excited for you guys!! Your house looks wonderful and it's so perfect! 10 fruit trees! wow! Cute kitchen!! Good luck will all your to-do's...good thing you have plenty of time to get things put together...doesn't it feel so wonderful to feel settled!? I know I'm loving it! Thanks for posting pictures of your girls enjoying their new space.

Doug and Kathy said...

great shot of the daffodils!!!!!
I'm glad "you're back"

goose and bear said...

Aww, thanks everyone! I'm glad to see you haven't given up on us during our little break. And I promise I'll stop talking about the house now :)

Katherine said...

Wow! Congratulations. I love the house, especially the archway into the kitchen. Happy homemaking!