Thursday, July 28

Our House

I will not lie and say moving was easy. I think this is the hardest move I have had. I say that because we lived in a pretty amazing place and we had pretty amazing friends. I take change well, but it has been the pregnancy that has turned this move into a hard one. I cry every time the weather isn't sunny. It is pretty sad!

The best part about the move though is the house. How have we survived in an apartment for the past nine years? That is what I want to know! My cousin in law Kristyn told me that once I was in a house, I would never want to go back to an apartment. She was right...

Here is our little 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom house that we found and rented on Craigslist without ever seeing it besides the 3 pictures on the internet...

We love our little cream colored house with the black trim and the red door! Also our owner came over today, and said that if we wanted to paint inside to let him know and he would buy the paint for us. What is this? An amazing owner.

So these first pictures are of the living room when you first walk in the door. I took some at all angles.
(this really is for those that have asked)



If you walk through the living room you come to the kitchen.
Which I also love because it has a big pantry cabinent, AND a dishwasher! Yes! And I actually washed my can opener right when we got here because something had spilled in that box, and I came running into our bedroom, Tyson look at our can opener. He thought I had bought a new one... no it had just been washed by a dishwasher!

The kitchen shares with the dining room... and here are the Scott kids eating their dinner. Outside that window is a massive grape vine trying to grow on its harbor. I think we will have grapes soon. I am excited!

The comes the hallway that leads to the tired physician, bathroom numero uno, the laundry room, and the garage!






That same hallway leads to our bedroom. I love that we are downstairs and the kids are upstairs. It is glorious. I also love, that we have our own bathroom (numero dos) and a walk in closet off the bathroom.




The best part about the closet is that it has room for Tyson and I, and a desk with all my craft stuff on it. Fabric to be hung from hangers, but that comes with time.


Then upstairs we have two bedrooms and bathroom numero tres. I love that the kids have their own bathroom, but I don't love that they feel the need to use every bathroom and forget to flush. I am not used to that many bathrooms, so I will go up there and wonder how long the water has been yellow. It is pretty gross.

The owner painted these rooms for us I think. So nice, but not really my style. I don't know how to tell him that I want to repaint them, but we shall see. Right now they want to share a room anyway, so they sleep in the boy room, and the girl room has been turned into a play room. It is fabulous.
Don't think I am a bad mom, but we sold Berkleigh's toddler bed at our garage sale because it was falling apart, and we are saving for their new mattresses for the bunk beds that I acquired from my mother in law. I am excited to paint them and get them set up, so Berkleigh sleeps on the floor in a sleeping bag. She actually loves it!




Finally, the backyard. The only thing I wish for this backyard was that it had grass. Oh well, bricks will do. They enjoy coloring on them! We are excited for our firepit, and will always have chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers in case of an emergency! And the part I love the most. I can be in the kitchen fixing dinner and I can see them outside my window. No more whining for food while I am trying to cook. They just pick apples and look for bugs to their hearts content.







Well, that is our house, and she keeps telling me she wants visitors! Hint Hint

12 love notes:

RaeAnn said...

Sweet!!! I love your house!!! The light over your kitchen table is really cool...and everything looks really nice!!! I am excited for you!!
Love Ya!!!

Sally said...

You somehow make Western Oregon look really sunny! That's some fancy photography! I, too, am going to miss your sunny SoCal life because I lived a vicariously sunny life through it, but I am happy for your new adventure. You've already made the house look so cute.

The Polson Family said...

So cute Jen!!! I am so excited for you and so very impressed that it's all decorated! Can't wait to see it in person:)

Kristyn said...

I can't get over how much you set up house already! We've lived in our house for 2 months and have ZERO things on the walls! It's embarrassing! I feel so disconnected to a rental. But I'm glad you don't...because your house is darling! It's super cute, and I'm so excited for you guys! Keep a tissue nearby for the tears, but pretty soon you'll make friends and won't imagine leaving Oregon ever. (Which makes me sad too, hello! No Tyson and Jen at the 4th BBQ?! Hmph.)

Jenny said...

That looks so nice Jen!! This must be happy payback from the last time you found a place off Craigslist... :) It sounds like the owner is awesome too which really helps! I'm impressed with how unpacked you already are! Thanks for all the pictures!

Ginger said...

Your house is awesome! Trust me, all of us here in CA are very jealous. I wish my kids had their own rooms. They are now at the stage where they laugh and point when they see each other naked. Not awesome:) How are ya feeling?

Sheryl said...

It looks great!! A house is so wonderful!! We actually have a fenced back yard and it is heavenly. I love that they explore and play!! You decorate it so cute!

Sara C. Walk said...

LOVE your house!! How fun!! I am so excited for you guys :)

ecuakim said...

Saw your new kitchen and did a double take...not kidding you it is almost identical to mine. Crazy! Hope all the best for you and your cute family...and for the new baby. Take care! Put your feet up! Love ya.

Brianna Smith said...

So glad to see your cute home! Can I come visit? :) Plus Tyson- "Get the corn outta my face!" Nice pose- are those your stretchy pants?

The Birds said...

So amazing. Love the house, love the pictures of green oregon. I am glad that your doing so well. Maybe we can grow up someday and live in a house too! LOL. Hope your feeling good. :)

Kristy said...

I WANT your house! I mean, I want a house, but yours looks completely perfect! A great size, a larger kitchen, a backyard, closet space, a room for your washer/dryer? What a dream! It is so fun to live my life through you! I love it!