our new home

our new home. i love writing that, saying that and thinking that.
for those of you who don't know our current home is a one bedroom
apartment that we have lived in since we got married 10 years ago.
yes, there are four of us in this apartment, but thanks to the mister
who is very handy, we have been able to stretch our stay here until
now. just a quick breakdown the kiddo's share the bedroom and the
mister made a murphy bed wall unit in our living room, so we all have
our own space. but, it is time to move on. our little fella is almost
two and very active, loves to be outside and among other circumstances
it's just time for a new home. our new home couldn't have come at
a better time (well 2 months ago would've been nice considering Christmas
is just 2 weeks away), but we weren't committed to moving 2 months ago.
we really thought the whole looking process would've taken a lot longer,
but we feel like this house was meant for us and maybe even waiting for us.
i know sounds corny, but here's the gist of it. we had been planning on
looking for a new place when we returned home from kauai. we set out
looking for "for rent" signs around our neighborhood. we found one. when
trying to find the house that belonged to the "for rent" sign, we passed by
our new home. it was "for rent" too. the other house was not us, but this
one we liked what we saw on the outside. so we called, we looked, we
liked, we signed. it just all kind of fell into place. (that's the mister's
luck, stuff like this always happens to him). so here it is. there's some
things that definitely eventually need to be changed, but for now we are
just renting. keep in mind we are getting new carpet (you'll see why),
and we are going to paint the interior in "fresh day" from behr (love that color).
be prepared there's some funky, but there's also lots of potential....

front yard
with a 2 car garage
the mister is sold!

kitchen - funky retro, it's kinda growing on me

electric stove top - no likey, but it's a rental

comes with a fridge

dining area

living room and our cute little bella

we have a fireplace!

view from the front door

one of the two bathrooms -
yes we have two bathrooms!
and yes that's a door to the backyard
in the bathroom - not sure why?

the little fella's bedroom or if
we change our minds the school room

the little miss' room
she loves this carpet - i hate this carpet

master bedroom

master bath


it's a koi pond, but i'm thinking veggie garden

more backyard - view from the east

view from the west

and a lemon tree

we are truly loving this place and can't wait to
celebrate our first Christmas in our new home.


  1. Yay!!! So cute! And so much more room! How nice for you all....so happy for you!

  2. So cool! Love the orange carpet!

  3. It looks great!!!
    Soo happy for you.
    We too, stayed in our tiny first home for 10 years with 2 kids. It was 2 bedrooms, but only 600 square feet. It served us well, but I was pregnant with number 3 and had 2 active boys--it was time to move!
    I love the fireplace and separate dining room/living room. How nice.
    And the door from backyard to bathroom? Genius! Get all dirty in the backyard and then walk right into the bathroom and hose them down!
    Enjoy your new space.
    Love from,

  4. What a blessing to have such a big back yard for your little ones!!!

  5. I am so excited! I love it, and I love all the light that comes in. I saw it at night so I didn't realize how bright it is! And the backyard is awesome! I wanna move into that house...haha!

  6. Oh yah...and a lemon tree! How RAD is that!

  7. I'm with Avery...I like the orange carpet.

  8. thank you everybody we are super excited and have been getting ready for the big day which is friday!
    greta- you're right, that door is genius and i'm sure we will be getting lots of use out of it.
    bev + jana - you ladies must not side with avery! orange carpet -no bueno!