Monday, February 16, 2009

Up and Running!

We made the move and have been in our house for 2 weeks now! We really like it and are actually very happy with our decision. It feels so great to have our own home again and just be back in our family routine. Tom and I were just saying the other day that the best decision we ever made was to not be tempted to buy a house that was at the high end of our price range or more than we could handle. It feels good when you look back and realize you made a smart move!
We have survived almost two weeks with absolutely no TV (there are no TV stations here so you can't even pick up the basic channels) and Internet! We even forgot our DVD player at my parent's house so Evan has been watching the same video tapes over and over. And I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually liked it most of the time. I got almost completely unpacked because I had lots of free time! We also had a lot of fun just playing with the kids at night before bed and Tom and I talked a lot... which I loved (not sure if he did)! And talk about a lot of e-mails and blogs to catch up on....I'm getting there!
I'm loving my day to day routine right now. Isn't it funny how after awhile you get so tired of doing the same thing day after day? Well, I missed it and love it now... at least for awhile. Jordyn has even been in school for two weeks now and is doing great! I've been really impressed with everyone at her school. It seems like a top notch program. Jordyn was really attached to Miss Andy at her school in Idaho and her new school tells me she is already attached to one of the aides in her class! They also said,"When she doesn't want to do something... she really tells us!" (by screaming) I had to laugh at that.
Next up...house pictures!


Kitchen. One of favorite features: computer area on the right. The door goes to a "mud room" and laundry room.

Living room area. Another one of our favorite things... the flat screen TV (free with the house) and the fireplace.

The kid's favorite thing: the horses! Directly behind our house is a large area of farmland. We should never have anything built behind us which is great. We live on the outskirts of town so it almost feels like living out in the country.

The horses come by about once a day to visit. You can see our deck and a small part of the backyard. The horses are standing right at the farm fence line. Our next task will be deciding what to do with the yard and when to put in grass. The front yard is quite a bit bigger then the back.
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Jenny said...

Wow! Your place really is so cute!! Four more days!!!

momma k said...

My favorite part of their new house is the fireplace that warms up the living room--oh, and the sliding drawers for the pots and pans. I could tell Jordyn, Evan and Carter loved it as well.

Holly said...

That is so great! I'm really happy for you guys. I'm dying for a house of my own. This year hopefully.

Jeni said...

I love your new place! Post some more pics :)

Proud Momma said...

Looks great! How cool to have horses so close, my kids would LOVE that.

Collett Family said...

Congratulations on the new house. Moving can be so much work, but it rewarding in the end. I am so happy that you are finally able to settle down and call a place your own. I love the horses in the backyard. Thanks for keeping up posted.

Jamie said...

Congratulations! Your new place looks great!

Shannon said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHhh What a beautiful house!!! How exciting!! I absolutely LOVE it! and how can resist a flat screen over the fireplace!! Congrats Emily! ;)

Cherie said...

Emily CUTE HOUSE! I am so happy for you guys. Love it:D

The horses in the back are so neat - what a plus to have open spaces - Enjoy!

Deanna said...

There is nothing like calling a place your own. Congrats on the new place, it is beautiful. We had to shut our TV off last summer, and like you, we find that we have plently to fill out time with. I'm glad Jordyn is adjusting to school, that is always worrisome. Sounds like you have good people around.