Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The New Hive

Ta-da! This is our new abode. It's not exactly new, more like 12 years young, but we had the ceilings painted and new carpet installed so it smells like new. Furthermore, it is ours and not borrowed so that makes it feel like home already. The trees in the front yard presented an obstacle for me so you don't get to see the roof. Sorry.

I heart this kitchen. So much like the last kitchen we owned. Picture it without the tower of boxes in the corner, would 'ya? I love the openness, the fact that the boys can fly through with their planes, trains and automobiles, the sense of privacy from our neighbors. I just love it.

One of the only rooms without boxes (unless you count the ones converted to parking garages and R2D2, but I hid those behind the couch) this is the family room. We are impatiently awaiting the arrival of our furniture from the factory. Picture this with a coffee table, okay? Alrighty then.

Here it is, the only real reason for purchasing the house. I could live on this porch. At least part of the year, it's a little hot right now. I am amazed by how much energy is invested in outdoor living spaces in this part of the country. Quite a drastic change from the northwest. I'm not sure how I developed such a fetish for screened porches, given I've never owned one. I think I am in love with the possibilities of a screened porch. Or maybe I've read too many issues of Southern Living. Is that even possible?

I'm not sure what to make of this backyard. We were so dazzled by the porch that we didn't give much thought to what lay beyond. The trees definitely separate us from the neighbors who do not have fences, but the boys aren't as impressed as we thought they would be. Even Jake is confused by this sudden opportunity to galavant in the woods. The previous owner had a fire pit on the far right, which he took with him. Maybe that's what we need...3 little boys and a fire pit. Doesn't that sound like a recipe for fun?

We are slowly unpacking and making our new digs feel like home. We thought moving a 1/2 mile would be easy and it has really been quite the opposite. Nothing has gone smoothly. However, I did my first load of laundry today and somehow that gives the illusion of progress in the getting settled department.

Thanks for looking! Now come visit. We'll clear a space in the bonus room for you.


  1. I love your porch too! Great place for summer cook-outs. :) Can't wait to see the place in person!

  2. The house is AWESOME!!! I, too, love the porch and can see many hours spent there. As far as the backyard is concerned, I think you will grow to love it! I can see the boys running around the trees, hiding, and maybe even a fort or tree house in the future?!! So glad you found a house to make your home. Now, about when we can come to visit . . . . !!