So this post is WAAAAAY overdue since we moved in almost 2 months ago, but we were too busy enjoying the holidays in our NEW HOUSE (!) to worry about things like the internet. But we are definitely getting settled (although, allegedly, there may be a certain craft room in the basement that looks like a bomb exploded in it) and learning our way around our new area. Admittedly I have taken zero photos of the house itself. I live here. I know what it looks like. But I thought I'd post a few pics from the last 2 months that sort of show the house in the background but that are mostly just us.
So here is my beautiful family sitting in our basement in their cute new chairs from Christmas. See that DARK green color on the walls in the background. Yes? Well, it's even darker when you're actually standing in the basement. Add in a smattering of cheap lighting and you have a cave under your house. Don't get me started on the basement (I'm sure I'll have more to say over the coming months as we find remodeling projects to work on) but needless to say we are excited to paint it a more suitable, LIGHT color and stick in some canned lighting. For colors I'm tending toward the white-blue tones. Any comments?
And here are the kids in their Christmas PJs on Christmas Eve! Also, it's the kitchen! Not much to look at here but I'm really liking my kitchen. The window in the background looks out on our lovely backyard that leaves me completely intoxicated. I love it more than words can say. Let's see if I can find a picture...
sigh....this sight makes my heart go soft...my gorgeous kids playing in my now-most-favorite place on earth. This backyard. I can't explain what my fascination is but this little piece of land just completes my life. I can barely keep house plants alive but you better believe I'm still chomping at the bit to start a garden here. Wish me luck with that. (Better yet, wish the plants luck...)
The kids' new room complete with bunk beds!!! This room is nearly twice the size as their last room so everyone is thrilled with the arrangement. In fact, I'm toying with the idea of eventually putting all THREE of the kids in here. The other night my mom stayed with the kids at bedtime and she said the two oldest were talking to each other for a while and every so often baby Dew would chime in with his two cents because he could hear his brother and sister from the room next door. All signs point to...sharing.
And, finally (because I'm tired and want to go to bed) the family getting ready to decorate Christmas cookies...with a fuzzy view of our cute little living room in the back, complete with fireplace! I heart it. I've never had a mantle before and I realized before Christmas that I needed to buy stocking hangers because we actually had a need for them!
Have I put a picture of my short hair on the blog? I'm sure I have, I cut it last August...but I find as I go through our pictures that out of every 100 or so photos, I'm in probably...one. Because I'm always behind the camera. Wait, I just remembered another one!
OK, this is just to show off my hubby's handsome mug. Even bald (the festivities of New Year's Eve included the shaving of the heads...thanks a lot Tennyson) he makes me melt. Ummm, also that is our bathroom. SO...that concludes this totally complete tour of my new house. And as far as I'm concerned this is my house for at least the next 10 years. Thank you 2010 for being, like so many before you, a year that was so good to us. Here's to another! What about you, was your year good to you?