Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Getting settled

One week ago today the movers were here, and we are starting to feel at home in our new house. Thanks to my parents who left today and worked hard all week installing things and fixing and unpacking and shopping and organizing, its all gone much faster than we could have hoped. We still have lots of boxes but we are starting to get the things in the main rooms the way we want them.
From the front door

The biggest news is tonight we put up the rope swing! Brian's brilliant idea of course and now it really must be home. Its huge and will be the best rope swing in town so feel free to come try it out. A better seat will be on its way.
And yes is you know how tall Brian is that branch really is that high, we guess 50 feet, and the land slopes to the right on this picture to start on the swing so it should be amazing!

Also super excited our parents all of them made it possible for us to get this amazing kitchen island! I am in love, and I love costco who also made it possible seeing at it was 1/3rd the price of the manufactures price! But it makes the whole space and adds so much to my small kitchen and I am super excited to use it! Can't decide which way to face it yet, so this is the current favorite but it will likely try a few other positions before I make up my mind, I did just get it a few hours ago, so it will take some living with to decide.  
This is the back and it slides another table top out, you can just see there is two sets of legs here. And the first picture shows the front of it which is beautiful. Also this picture is taken from the back/side kitchen door, looking at the front door. 

Our bedroom is much less finished, still lots of boxes and I need to buy another dresser as we never had room for one before and had big closets, now we have a small closest and a large room, this is just half of it, the other half is a sitting room area which is currently full of boxes but will have a desk and chair etc in it in the end I think. 
So in love with this bed, and it fits in the room and with all the furniture I already had so well! My parents found it on the street years ago their neighbors were tossing it! And lucky for me they just downsizes and have no room for it. 
This is the master bath which I love, I added some shelves and that cabinet you see etc, and the chandelier! Ohh I love it! Please don't think less of Brian for it, he was very clear in his no chandelier policy, and this time I just ignored him, (not something i do often mind you!) but I didn't put them where guests will see and ruin his reputation so I should have some credit for that, but I love it, its been a plan of mine for 5 years, so what I can say, Brian lost this one I guess.  

Also not very finished is the family room, and it will take some time as we will have to buy some things slowly for it, but I am excited about our fire place and its ready to go! We will eventually have a row of bookshelves on the back wall you see, and the pile of boxes is all the books to go on them. 
As you come around the corner from descending the stairs, this is what you see, on the left is another space the same size which Brian has big plans for a TV thats bigger than his brothers and Dads TV, and a sectional, but it will be some time before we save up for all that. 

And last but not least, the best part of my new bed is our old bed is now a very nice bed for you, you know who you are!! Your room is cozy and waiting for you. Fresh towels and sheets ready to go freshly cleaned today! Just on the chance some of you are feeling impulsive and decide to come see us on a whim! The room is ready and waiting. And the guest downstairs bath right across the hall from your room is also all set, I added an extra hanging hook thing today so you have plenty of places for clothes and towels etc. 

The only thing missing is I am shopping for guest bathrobes for your use while you are here! :-) Soon to come I hope!

Thats all for now, long enough post, but rest assure I have TONS to be thankful for, not the least is wonderful family, both mine and the in-laws, we couldn't have done it without you!
And as many will ask, I am in week 18, or maybe its 19 now, I loose track, and starting to feel better, at least only sink a few hours each day which is a huge step up, still very tired all the time, so I am still hoping for my energy, I still have lots of unpacking to do. And we will go for our ultra sound and find out the sex of the baby Feb 7th in the afternoon, so you may get a excited phone call that day, if you are a Grandparent you WILL be getting a phone call, don't worry!


  1. Looks awesome Rochelle!

  2. Thanks, now I just need a Young lady to come help me hang things on the wall, I think C is going to let me down this time, through she has a good reason. :-)

  3. Thanks for the tour! :o) You'll have to let me know the theme of the nursery when you decide...

  4. Wow! We like our room a lot. But what about the 2 pack and plays and the space on the floor for Isaac. Can we fit 5 of us in there? Maybe Elijah can sleep in the bathtub.


  5. It needs a cat.

  6. @ Chrissy, don't worry I did not show the picture of the windowless room next door just perfect for the kid overflow, and the family room also of course, you can spread out all over the 1000 sqf basement! :-) And stay longer than 3 days too while you are at it!