OK, if you're anyone but my mom, this might just bore the heck out of you. But, we're like 95% settled in our new house after a long and exhausting move (everyone was sick, we got a new transmission in our car the same week, etc) and I thought I would celebrate by posting a multitude of pictures.
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Thrilling, I know.
The living room, dining room, kitchen great roomy sort of space.
Hey, what's behind that door in the kitchen?
Oh, a pantry.
Wait, that's not just a pantry. That's the walk-in pantry of the gods.
Out the back door-
Everything about the house is bigger, except the back yard. That's a plus and a minus. We were struggling to keep up with the yardwork. It felt like we spent most of the summer and fall picking up squishy fruit. I am really going to miss the big covered deck, though. But, we love the willow tree. Anna has big plans for it. She has informed me that in the summer she and I will spread a quilt out underneath it and read big books together.
The crafty room-
Ok, this is smaller, too. But, everything fits. And, it is right off the living room so I don't feel exiled.
I took pictures of the laundry room and garage but I'm not going to include them. It's a laundry room without a washer and dryer yet and a two car garage. They're not very exciting.
The master suite-
There's a crazy amount of space here. I'm thinking some sort of reading nook with a bookshelf and a comfy chair. And some sort of storage/display for Brendan's geek collections. And outside the door is our own little side yard.
I'm thinking some flowers in pots and a chair when it gets warm. There's even a gate we can close if we want to keep he kids out.
Awesome shower with three showerheads.
Walk in closet, which really makes me want to go clothes shopping. Anna and Ellery are planning on sleeping in here whenever we have guests. There is plenty of room for them.
The Kids' Domain (which is as far from the Master Suite as possible)-
So, to sum up. Miserable move. But, now that we're settled in a newer, somewhat nicer house for less rent- it's all great. I sewed for the first time in the new craft room yesterday. The kids have settled in and adjusted just fine. It is beginning to feel like home. Bring on the turkey and the Christmas decorations!