We finally made it to our new home in PA.
It was crazy to see signs pointing to NYC on the freeway.
Are we really that close?
It has been a long two months, since we moved out of our old house. We have done so much since that time that it really does feel like a lifetime ago.
I am really tired…. but
happy to say we are finally settled.
As a mother, there is not a better feeling then having a home to raise your children in. A place that feels familiar to them. A place full of routines and continuity.
Jonathan picked out our house mid-June. It couldn’t be more perfect. I love this house, the area, and our neighborhood.
Jonathan you did a great job.
We moved in last Wednesday, the 11th of July.
We are finally settled, with every thing put away and where I want it for the time being.
I am ready to get back to our summer. This summer has been so different. I think summer should be memorable. Kids only get a handful of summers. This one has definitely been memorable.
Many of you have asked for a peak of our new home.
I took a few pictures today, and want to document this time in our life as well.
I love this house. We are renting it since we will only be here for a year.
The home was built in 1940.
It is a cute cottage style kind of a home, with fun character. It is located in one of those neat old established neighborhoods that never seems to loose it’s charm. You can tell it is rich with heritage. A neighborhood with trees that line the streets. I love that.
The owners have worked very hard to update and restore this home.
They also chose some very bright paint colors for the walls, but we are working with them. The colors in this house are very rich.
They have done a very good job on the yard.
I love this yard. We already have a garden.
…and I finally have that hydrangea bush that I wanted.
The yard is covered in flowers.
It also has a nice place for the kids to play with a great gazebo for me to chill under. Now we need to get some great outdoor furniture.
We also have a nice screened in porch.
Here is a peak of the inside(BEWARE: PICTURE OVERLOAD):
this room is missing the railing on the stairs. They took it down so we could get our furniture up the stairs. We are waiting on the handy man to come put it back up.
The living room
The dining room
Main level bath
Do you see some of the paint choices I am working with here? I am actually pretty proud of how well I have made things work against such rich paint colors.
The girls room
The boys room
The play room
Yes, you see it right. Four colors on the wall in this room. I knew this room just had to be the playroom, and I actually like the way it turned out. I think I might like it better with a more neutral color, but I am not complaining.
It’s amazing how all the things we had in our other house can look different and similar all at the same time in this house.
Visit our old house here.
I am so thankful for the blessing of a house.
I have already jumped in to making meals again, and spending time being with the kids. I am in heaven. I am beginning to feel more like myself again. I have already thrown a birthday party for my sweet husband.
Yes, he did turn one year older this week. Happy Happy baby. We love you.
We love him so much, we put together this ice cream bar and made a homemade dinner. I am thankful for him and all his hard work. Throwing him a party brought the ME back. I am feeling even more like myself then ever before.
The kids have made numerous friends, have enjoyed a few outings, and love the neighborhood. They are also so thankful to be reunited with their toys and bikes.
…and Jex has already spent this whole week at Cub scout camp. I think we have settled in.
I think it’s safe to say that we love Pennsylvania, and we are happy to be home.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us the last two months. Thanks for your prayers, thoughts and concerns.