Sunday, March 14, 2010


Well, we have a closing date, finally, which gives my life some focus finally!  May 3rd we have a scheduled closing and we move in two weeks... woo hoo!  My FIL mentioned to my husband that he'd like some exterior pics of the house so I got right on it.  We went to the house yesterday and measured rooms so I could plan furniture layouts, and walked the property, and I took some shots of the house and grounds!

Yellow, I love yellow houses!  I'm already seeing the garden!

The "front four" and the long, long driveway, which I have plans to flank with flowering trees, probably fruit trees and arbor day foundation freebies.  Picture: chicken tractors, fiber animals, a milk cow and her calf, and maybe even pigs!

Daddy and five little people.  OK, one is getting awfully big to be called little.  The woods are beyond the road which is the boundary of our property.   

This property is just ideal.  There are neighbors, which is good, but the property really seems private and secluded in many ways, and oh, so beautiful! There is a creek, which in the photo is swollen due to lots of rain, and a fishing hole just a bit down the road.  I can envision puddle playing and a willow tree and paper boat races.  We even met some neighbors, which was just ideal!  Sometimes it's hard to meet your neighbors in the country, OK, sometimes it's hard to get to know your neighbors anywhere nowadays!

I want to pause here to say that I do not deserve this wonderful blessing!  I am so thankful for grace, so needy of mercy, and so very, very undeserving of this!  I have to get a little overt here!  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  OK, that says it all I think!  (Have you noticed how many exclamation marks I use?  That's just how I speak... I exclaim!)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sneak Peek - Kid's Rooms

I'm getting super excited about the move!  I can't wait live in my dream house!  Well, this is the last sneak peek, as these all look alike and I'm going to include them all in one post.  The bedrooms in this house are not over large, with the basement bedroom being the exception, but all have at least one large closet and large windows.  These, I think, are the most essential features in a functional bedroom, don't you!  We're still unsure how we're going to allot the bedrooms to the kids, we may have to experiment a little bit!

Basement bedroom: two large closets, two large windows, 9 foot ceilings and quite large!

Back bedroom: two large closets, one very large window, faces north, kind of dark, but cozy with the angled ceiling... 

West Bedroom: tons of light in the evening, one large closet and windows, as you see.

East Bedroom: looks out over the back yard, one large closet, and windows as you see.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sneak Peek - Front Room

I'm very excited about the move, now that we have a place to move to!  Packing is in earnest and the POD is being stuffed as full as it can get.  We're signing the lease this week and going to measure the rooms precisely, and I'll plan furniture layouts in the evenings after the chillens are in bed, resting from their long days of forced labor carrying boxes and washing walls!  So, I thought I'd do the last two sneak peeks this week... and here is the first, the Front Room...

We had thought to put the TV in the Family Room, or Great Room, or whatever we're gonna call it... but I've decided to put it in here, out of the way of daily activities.  This room will have a couch, love seat, armchair, and piano, as well as the tv and video equipment and surround sound speakers.  Teal and gold and bronze will be the color scheme for now,  because that's what I've got!  Again, those floors are just so amazing, and those window sills are just perfect for house plants... this room faces west, so it'll need some good drapes.  Also, a round coffee table seems appropriate.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Throw

Here is my second Ravelympics project... I was going to do my Great Room in Orange and Turquoise, but now I'm thinking this throw would be a beautiful palette for the room.  The chartreuse and turquoise are cheerful enough for a schoolroom, but they're also cool and calm... hmmmm... the orange could be the Play Room color!  Decisions, decisions...

Also, some house news.  We still haven't got Bank of America's approval to close on the house, buuuut, we did get permission from the owner to move in and rent it until we close on the house... it's a bit of a risk, I know, but it's a more acceptable risk than having to let it go and settle for another house simply because we need to move.  So, starting March 20, we'll be moving into our new house!  Yay!  Finally!

I'm going to go celebrate by packing more stuff and ordering some chickens!!