Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Inside Our Home

Our home is in a very small town that has a ton of history... but none to be found on the internet. Seriously, if you search our town, it doesn't exist. Our appraisal says the home was built in 1950. However, the architecture says otherwise, as does my sister in law, who works with old homes, as well as my dad, who remembers the house being here in the 30s. His best guess, the original home was built in the 1830s. With additions built on, the final, our master bedroom, being built in 1950. The home boasts of crown molding, pocket doors, and hard wood floors through out. The ceilings are also textured, and have molding on them. We know for a fact that our home use to house the general store as well as the post office. The shed in the backyard was the town barber shop. Two doors down is the falling down opera/action/dance hall. Behind us  is a falling down one room school and church. History surrounds us. But, like I said, it doesn't exist on the internet. I will have to do some digging to find out the true history. Here are some inside pictures. Please excuse the mess, these were taken as we were moving in.

Dining room
Wood burner in dining room
outer bathroom
inner bathroom
master bedroom (with Sam and Ali lounging about)
Alta's room (needs painted)
The boys' room (yes that door goes onto the roof. we have it blocked by a dresser)
Guest bedroom
Living room

And just because this little curly haired devil is so darn cute... and because her birthday is in 2 days!

Upcoming posts: Alta's birthday planning, inside surprises, Alta's party.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Our Piece of Heaven

We have moved. Deep sigh. Moving was not fun, it was not as smooth as we hoped, it was awful. I will spare you the details.

But, we made it. Our closing was pushed a day later, but June 5, 2012, we bought our house. Our home. Our forever home. God willing, we hope to live out our lives in this home, have our children bring their children here and show them their own childhood rooms. That is our dream.

Our new property consists of a large farmhouse-type home with 4 bedrooms and one bathroom. A mudroom/laundry room, kitchen, dining room, and living room also grace our home. Outdoors we have a spacious garage, carport, shed, and a very small barn we hope to convert into a chicken coop and goat shed. There is also a small pump house where the well is, but we have city water and use the well to water the garden. There are 2 or 3 pecan trees, a pear tree, and English walnut tree, and an apple tree.

The boys love it in the country. Well, it isn't really the country, it is in a small town of maybe 10 houses, with only 6 being occupied. They are outside from sun up to sun down and get ridiculously dirty. Park took a few days to get acquainted and become use to the new home. He kept asking to go to the old home for the first few days. But now, he acts like this is the only home he knows. Here are a few pictures of the outside. The inside will come tomorrow.

Front of our new home.
Driveway, garage, and shed. (with Landon and friend)
Garage and carport.
Shed (also known previously as a Barber Shop)
Backyard (with Bella Bags in the background)
Future chicken coop/barn
Our 12 lovely tomatoes.
Back porch sittin' anyone?

Friday, June 15, 2012