Wednesday, December 30, 2015

House Pictures

We are making progress!

(besides the fireplace and a little trim, the family room is close to done!)

Yes, it's still a bit of a construction zone, but it is feeling more and more like home every day. 

Our kitchen is finally getting close :)

Our beautiful counters were installed right before we left for the holidays - they are "sea pearl quartzite" which we love. 

We finally got running water on Monday, which was huge. It's amazing how helpful it is to have funning water in the kitchen. We missed our dishes so much. 

And today, we got our stove put in! We love it so much - and I'm so thrilled that we switched from electric to gas. Tomorrow we'll hopefully get most of the cabinets installed and our kitchen will be even closer to finished.

We got the original chandelier back up in the dining room and that plus the art makes it feel very finished. We celebrated on Tuesday by having dinner in there, and it was lovely. 

Evan is loving our home more and more every day. It's just so much more kid friendly than any of our other homes, and it's fun making it special just for him.

Evan got this great play kitchen from my parents (which took forever to assemble!) and we have it set up in the family room. Evan was very excited to see it when he got up from his nap.

The kitchen, plus this sweet table and chair set from Ed's mom, makes up Evan's play nook. It's so nice to have a designated space downstairs for him to play and explore. He is so happy here and I can't wait to see him grown and learn in this space.

Friday, December 18, 2015

First Week In!

We're in our new home!

It is wonderful, but a bit crazier than we probably imagined. We're still definitely under construction, without a functioning kitchen, covers on all the outlets, a fireplace, and lots more. Plus, with only a weekend to move in, we've unpacked just a few boxes. 

But, we are home. My parents came up to help hang artwork and get us settled, and we have one room at least that feels close to done. 

We are in love with our flooring and the home layout. It is the perfect amount of space for our family and is so nice to come home to!

I've also finished my last week of teaching before break - no school on Friday is a happy bonus :). As I dreamed, I do indeed have a couple of students whose families work for wineries and got some wonderful wine as teaching presents. I have such a great class and we had a lovely last week. 

This is our view from our bedroom at sunrise. I am so happy to be waking up to this every day. Today's goal is to get as much unpacked as possible and really turn this into our space! Hopefully, our counter, sink, stove and dishwasher will go in this weekend and I'll share some more pictures when I can.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Last Visit Before the Move...

Believe it or not, we're moving in next week! Now, our house won't be 100% done - the countertops won't come in until the 15th, which means no stove, sink, or backsplash that first week. Plus, the fireplace may not be 100% done either. But, as long as the floors are in, we'll be good to go :).

I had a productive weekend, painting Evan's room and removing the rest of the wallpaper in our bathroom. We made the judgement call to  have our guy paint the rest of the upstairs, since it wasn't going to be too pricey and then it'd all be done without having to stress.

So, I've decided that this will be my last visit inside the house! I want to have a little bit of that feeling of surprise when we show up on moving day to see all of our new floors and the rest of the paint (and hopefully kitchen cabinets!). We're in the middle of some frenzied packing over here and getting ready to say goodbye to our lovely townhouse.

Here's one last "progress shot" of our paneling room. Can you believe the transformation?!?