Sunday, July 23, 2006

Overjoyed.

This is our first house! We moved in a few days ago. These pictures were taken after being in the house for a day, so excuse the mess! We love our house so much. I love the yard so much it hurts. Just owning a patch of grass just makes my heart so happy. The girls go out there and play all the time. The evenings are the best, it cools down to 80 degrees and they go out there, run around and are ripe for bedtime :) We were building a house and recently decided to buy this one since it's the same floor plan for less money. The finished yard, sprinkler system and fence are all saving us more money as well.
The sun comes in our bedroom window really bright, so the first few mornings we were here, I would wake up at 7 am and could not go back to sleep. I bought some drapes from Pier 1, they were on sale! They have a rod that is dark wood and the drapes are a tan color and go floor to ceiling! I think out of anything we purchase for our new house those will be my favorite thing. I have never used anything other than a sheet or blinds (except for in the AZ house, in which we used white drapes that belonged to Jake's mom). But seriously, these drapes that I bought are long and luscious. Ok that's enough of that talk. Moving right along...
Front door/entry.
This backyard is the best part of the whole house!!! We are out there every day and every evening. Jake and I put the kids to bed and come back out and sit outside. It's a nice place to reflect (maybe reflecting on the house payment, ha ha.)
This is the view of the mountains we have out of our Master Bedroom window. The farmers aren't selling their land anytime soon, or so I've heard...
Kitchen. I love the floors and the huge window that overlooks the backyard.
Dining room w/bay window. We are working on the whole "kitchen table" situation. Basically, we don't have one yet. I will always remember sitting on the floor for days on end with the girls. Trying to contain the mess.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

So Cute! I love your house. I can't wait to have one of my own and am so happy for you guys. It must be nice to have a home that is yours! CONGRATS!

Anonymous said...

I thought a sheet was a curtain...

Sarah said...

Uh.. a sheet is a curtain. Keep it simple.

Dad said...

that last comment was from me, I am still getting used to the system, Dad

Lindsey said...

Love the house! I am so happy for your family. What a fun step you guys have made. I can't wait for the day when we have our own house...sadly, in London it won't be nearly a large!

p.s. I like the brick around the front the door too!

The Nutty Nielsen's said...

Sarah congrats on the house. I know what you mean about the yard. I just love hanging out there. We should have a party to celebrate!

Elizabeth said...

I am so excited for you. Your house looks so nice...and your girls will have such good memories.

Lindsey Eden said...

I miss my house! Your stuff looks so good in it though :) I will be by to see it soon..

LuCDay said...

I love it, can't wait to see it in person. Just a couple more months. No emergency room visits this time, I promise!