Monday, December 8, 2008

Some Pics of Our New House

As many of you know I have been talking about the possibility of us moving. Well, we finally are!! Earl lost his job a little over 8 years ago, 2 weeks before Mallory was born. We were so broke and were pretty much forced to move to public housing. The apartment we moved into wasn't so bad, but the neighborhood was a cultural shock to me. The police were on our street several times a week and the adult neighbors were constantly fighting.

Two and 1/2 years ago we moved up a street and into a 4 bedroom which is a lot nicer but still it is public housing and still it is in a terrible neighborhood. We can here our neighbors cussing their kids out through our walls and it just hasn't been our idea of a decent place to live. Also every room is on a different floor which has been really hard with little ones!!

Earl's second job is at a church and they have a house they rent to the maintenance person. I couldn't believe the house when Earl finally got to take me to look at it last week. We started moving in the next day.

It's a real house, with a real yard
and we're really going to live in it!!!!

The front porch is enclosed so the little ones can play on it when the weathers nice and then there is a little entry way before you walk into the living room.

This is one corner of the living room
Look, the walls actually have color on them.
I haven't lived in a house with color on the walls in probably 13 years.

This is looking into the dining room from the living room
(yes, a real dining room!!!)

This is just a little indentation between the dining room and the kitchen that we are using for a computer room. We can fit a bookshelf on one wall and the computer desk on the other. There is a 1/2 bathroom across from this room.

This is one side of the kitchen. I think I am going to do a little bit of painting in it to make everything match a little better.
This is the other side of the kitchen looking down into the dining room.

On the other side of the kitchen is the laundry room which has a door that leads to a full storage basement and another door that leads to the back porch.

and then the best room in the whole house

a craft room just for me!!!
It has these built in cabinets and this beautiful door that also leads to the back porch. It also has 2 beautiful windows to let the sunshine in and room for my sewing table, ironing board and some more cabinets for storage.
It is a dream come true!!

For the last 8 years the computer, baby toys and all my craft stuff have been in the living room. Now they will all be spread out over 4 rooms.
We can have a living room that will not be cluttered!!

This is our room

This is Mallory's room and then there are 2 more bedrooms.

All 4 bedrooms are upstairs along with a full bathroom.
There is also a nice full attic off one of the bedrooms for more storage.

Check this out! I love that most of the doors in the house have glass doorknobs.

They are so beautiful!!!!!
We have a huge front yard for my flowers, a side yard and a small backyard that Earl can plant his garden in. There is also a 2 car garage that Earl shares with the church. The backyard is also connected to the church parking lot so the kids can ride their bikes there when church isn't in service and a big playground from the church run nursery school that the kids can play on when the school isn't in session.

I'm sorry if it seems like I'm bragging
considering where we have lived for the last 8 years
this house is like a piece of heaven!!!


Melissa said...

Congratulations!! It is lovely. May you and your family share many blessings here. I'm so happy for all of you!!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Congratulations Sherry! What a lovely house that you will be able to create wonderful family memories!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Sherry, Congratulations! What a lovely house!!!...I am coveting those doorknobs! :)....I am very happy that your family will be able to make this house a true home! Merry Christmas!...Your friend, Heidi XO

mysteryhistorymom said...

Sherry- What a lovely new home! And a CRAFT ROOM! Yippee! I am so thrilled for you, my sweet friend!:) Lori

fairychildheirlooms said...

Woohoo!!! I am so happy for you! You deserve this, sweetie! Will you be all moved in before Christmas?

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Sherry
Thanks for the tour of your wonderful new home. I am sure you will all be much happier there. My own craft room would be my dream. I am so happier for you all as you start a new chapter in your family life.
Best Wishes

Sarah and Jack said...

In a time when there seems to be nothing but bad housing news, this is news is made even better. :-) It's a pretty house too!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Sherry, I am so Happy! for you!!! The house IS wonderful! I just know you are going to love it and you will make it a lovely home. I love that you have a craft room now. Enjoy! Twyla

Vintage Tea said...

Wonderful news, I can understand why you are so excited, I look forward to seeing your homely touches you put in it.

Victoria xxx

Deb said...

Congrats on the new home!!! I wish you much happiness there!

The house I grew up in had those great glass door knobs! And in fact a consigned bench made from an old door with the very same kind of knob is in my shop now! It makes me smile!

Best wishes!

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Congratulations Sherry! Not braggy at all! It is something to be excited about! :)

Rainma said...

God blesses those that are faithful and I know you and Earl have been trying so hard to keep your kids on that right road. Wow! I am so happy for you. Those door knobs are special. I have one from my friends old house.

AwtemNymf said...

I'm so excite for you regarding this gorgeous house! WOW! A crafts room too! Look at ALL that space :O) You deserve it!

Melinda Cornish said...

You deserve it Sherry! I am thrilled for you! I think it is an answered prayer for you guys!!!! melinda

Dawn said...

Hi Sherry

wow your new house looks beautiful - you must be over the moon and so much space AND a craft room - Whoo Hoo!!!

Hope you enjoy every minute!!


Lisa West said...

Congratulations...on the house and the baby! You are surely blessed. I LOVE you new craft room. You deserve it. Love, Lisa

Dianne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some sweet comments. I hopped on over and found this excellent news!!! Congrats! I bet you will make this house a special home (fun curtains, pillows, etc). The priest was just talking about a house is just a building, but a home is a special place a family lives and takes care of. : ) And a craft room-well that is wonderful-you so deserve a special place. Yippee-an awesome Christmas present!!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

I was so touched by your post , it is so appropriate that the lord has given you a place to live near his home...I don't think this is just a coincidence.Merry Christmas!

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