You've asked...and here they are...some pictures of our new house. It's quite a bit smaller than our house in UT and so it's been fun trying to figure out how to fit all our furniture, but amazingly we've been able to fit it all nicely and we are all very comfortable here. It's perfect for our little family. :-)
Here is our "dining room"...who ever thought that carpeting a dining room was a smart idea is an idiot!!! Thankfully there were some extra carpet pieces here so we laid them under our table to protect the brand new carpet...gotta keep things clean since this is a rental house! ;-)
Our kitchen...it's pretty small too, and I really miss having a pantry, but it has a TON of counter space and lots of cupboards so the small size hasn't been an issue.
Our living room view from our Window/Fireplace/TV...Eventually we'll get a sectional to provide more seating, but again, for our little family, it's perfect!
Preston and Ash pretending to be asleep. ;-)
And our living room view from the stairs area
The view from the stairs...our hutch on the left and the bookshelf. (the kids pretending to read books. lol.) and we still have some boxes/trash to take out from the unpacking...
Our front door. I love having a window in the door...and a peep-hole.
We finally have a main floor bathroom! YAY!!!
Preston pretending to pee in the toilet. I wouldn't let him do it for real or you'd see his cute little bum. ;-)
Our laundry room is on the main floor which is a TON better than having it in the basement like we had in UT. It's in it's own room that is between the house and the garage, but thankfully it hasn't been a problem.
The first 3rd of our stairs....7 steps up to a landing...
then turn and go 6 steps up to another landing...
and then turn and go 1 step up to the top floor. You turn at each landing so I feel like I am going in a circle when I go up/down them. lol. They are fun stairs.
At the top of the stairs to the right is our master bedroom. Our room and bathroom look out over the front of the house. :-) I like being over the garage so the kids don't wake up when Nick gets home from work after midnight and opens the garage door.
The hallway....We have 2 nice size "linen" closets, which I LOVE!!! and we put up the kids' measurements on one of the walls.
The kids' bathroom--it's HUGE and they love it!!! (We have 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms)
The kids...pretending to shower in their bathroom
Keep going down the hall past the kids' bathroom and you get to the office first...It's messy...seems to be the last thing we work on anytime we move!!! On the other wall we have a TV on a stand and the closet has cool steps/shelves inside and we'll put the kids' toys in there...that part is a mess still too...
Going past the office on the left is Ashleigh's room. She's pretending to talk on a phone that doesn't work. She's so funny.
The other side of her room. She has a MUCH bigger closet than she used to have so we put her dresser in closet on the other side. It's nice...makes the bedroom itself feel bigger.
Then at the end of the hallway on the right is Preston's room (the kids' rooms are right next to each other, but at the opposite side of the house from the master bedroom) Their bedroom windows look out on to the back yard. Preston's room isn't "decorated", but he doesn't care, as long as he has his pillow pet and his "Daddy Rocks" t-shirt, he's a happy boy! :-)
Preston's closet---the same size as Ashleigh's so we put his dresser in his closet as well.
So that's pretty much our house. it's cute and cozy and comfy and I love it here...and thankfully, so do the kids and Nick. We feel at home here and we're so happy about that!
The other day Nick decided to have a picnic on the floor of our kitchen with the kids. lol. you can see how small it is...Nick can't even stretch his legs out!
After all the moving expenses, we didn't have much $$ left over so Easter was pretty sparse for the kids. Thankfully, they didn't seem to mind at all.
We did the traditional "trail of jelly beans to their baskets"
And in the morning they came out of their rooms to find the trail and they pushed the trail to find their baskets....
Nick wasn't feeling well so we spent the day relaxing and watching movies and I decided I needed to do laundry, dishes, and clean the 3 bathrooms. Overall, it ended up being a good day. :-)