Saturday, June 07, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Nothing Fancy
Well here's a quick view of the outside of our new place, (before we mowed the lawn and started cleaning it up a bit.) If you were imagining something big and grand you'll be disappointed. It's just a old tiny house, but it meets our needs, and is exactly what we were looking for when we thought of a starter home. It's taken some time to get a few things unpacked (it'll probably take us all year) But it's feeling more like home every day.

Not For Cars
Beau got a garage, where he could now put all his wood working and shop tools. Garages weren't meant to actually store cars right?! Plus it's a place for more storage. Off to the side of the garage is a room that's built on that is going to become the office. It needs some minor repairs and some carpet laid, and then we'll get to enjoy a separate office, were kids have limited access, and where work can actually happen without interruptions! It also leaves Isaac his own room for once. Lucky guy!

Green Thumb
I've been dying to have my own garden spot and have been itching to get it started now that we've officially moved over. It's been overcast, rainy and cold for the last couple of weeks it seems. It might be too late to get one in at this point, but it's still cold so we're hoping that we'll get be able to harvest at least something out of it. Beau got it all ready today, now we just need to get some extra soil and put in the plants on Monday! I can't wait to get my hands dirty!

Savannah got a hold of the camera and snapped this photo of the flag on our front porch. We've had it almost 6 years now and never a place to hang it. We got it for a wedding present, so when Beau found it while unpacking he took advantage of the poles on the porch.

Another Artist
I came in from outside were we where all working to find this little boy. Savannah had left her paints out from earlier. He waddled inside, found them all ready to go and though he'd take a stab at it. He actually knew what he was doing. Dipped his brush in the water, then the paints and then painted on the paper. But once he started putting the brush in his mouth mom had to call the fun over.


Robert and Heather in Hawaii said...

Congratulations on your new home!
You can tell Isaac is the son of an artist!

Laurel said...

Yay for being homeowners! Congratulations, Shalae, that's so awesome. :)

Mandy said...

I love your house. So happy you're finally "home" and settling in!

Spencer and Kimberly said...

Congrats!! Looks like lots of fun! Good luck with the baby!

Syndee said...

Congrats Shalae!!! It's so exciting to have a place of your own! I am so happy for you and your growing family:)

Queen Bee said...

Sounds like lots of fun!(And work! But that's what makes it fun) We're pretty excited for you guys.

Cherisse said...

That house looks so cute! I bet the space is nice after being in an apartment for so long! I am longing for the day that we can buy a home! Congratulations! I can't wait to see your new little one!