7.17.2009

1047 Heaven


Our new house!!
Here is our new abode and we are head over heels in LOVE with it!  I must admit, when Cody first showed me this house I was like, "....really?".  It's not the style we like and I was already remodeling it in my head.  But then we walked through it...and saw the yard...and the woodburnig stove.  Everything just seemed to fit.  It is filled to the brim with potential and I can't wait to make it our own.  Not to mention it has a great view from the front porch.




We were able unload our trailer last Saturday and move everything in.  How long did it take to load the trailer?  3 days.  How long to unload it?  1 hour.  The Fire Department came over to help and they were unstoppable!  Hauling in box after box, helping us store things in the attic and the massive storage room downstairs (blast, no photo of that...I must take one and share, that room is amazing).  Thank you, PGFD!  Love them.  

The house is a bit dated, but the previous owners kept it meticulously clean.  We are completely redoing the kitchen.  I mean, I love baby blue countertops as much as the next person, but these have to go...along with the dropped ceiling, what's that all about?

We're adding an island and redoing the pantries...it's going to be SO rad.  We're going to get rid of the siding outside and cover the house with gray shake shingles and stacked stone.  We're going to stain the wood floors black, widen some doorways, tear down a closet, expand the Master Bath and a few other updates (note that I'm saying, "We're going to.." instead of "We want to..."  Maybe that will convince me that it's really going to happen!).  It's not a fixer upper, just an updater.  In my head the house can be everything we want and be SO beautiful.  It will take some time to get to that point, so I will have to exercise patience.  Something I'm not very good at.  I hope we are still able to host our Holiday parties and have friends over for dinner...you won't mind if there's holes in the wall, will you?  And when it seems like it's all too much we can go escape in our hot tub.  Oh yes, that was also included in the purchase.  Home Sweet Home!

8 comments:

Shaunee said...

Very cute! I love your porch on the back. Good luck with some of the work. I am not very handy so it just overwhelms me... but more power to ya. Can't wait to come and see it.

Lucrecia said...

Oh I can just see it already! That house IS loaded with potential! If anyone can make it happen, it's you guys :)

Kateastrophe said...

Hello Party Porch!! I can't wait to see what you guys do with the house!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! I hope everything goes smoothly for you and you have a chance to catch your breath soon!

Kim said...

Julia!

Love the house! We just finshed doing all of our up dates and we lived here for four years! Everything will be great! Excited to see it!

Shawn said...

Can I come visit your hot tub when I am in town? :)

Glad to see you found a keeper!!

Jenglamgirl said...

OMG! congrats! I love the big yard, the porch! How exciting for you all! Enjoy!

Cordell and McCall said...

It is so cute!! Congrats!!! Before you know it it will be party central!