Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Glimpse Inside

Hooray! After an entire week of unloading box after box, we are 99% unpacked! I am so excited! Now that the moving is done, I feel like we can finally start living in our new home.

As motivation to clean up all of the random odds and ends, I spent yesterday picking up enough to shoot a photo of each room. So in case you're interested, here's a photo journey through our new home.

When you enter the house, you first come into the living room.

Straight behind it, we have the kitchen. Jason has plans to knock out the window and put in french doors that open up onto the patio instead. Serious plans--as in, we've already special ordered the door. I love being married to an architect who studied construction! :) Oh, and the fridge is a new acquisition. Jason wishes that it were stainless steel to match the other appliances, but I'm secretly grateful for aluminum since it doesn't show fingerprints.

The girls wanted to show off a few of the grapes they picked in the backyard.

I don't have a picture of the inside of our one-car garage, but I'm proud to say that it's now empty enough to actually park in it. There's not much extra wiggle room, so that means it's almost completely bare.

Moving upstairs, we have the master bedroom. (This room is in major need of a make-over, beginning with a new bed. We were very grateful to acquire this one as newlyweds, but we're definitely ready to move on to something that isn't accompanied by a fifty-year genealogy of all the people who have slept in it.)

On the positive side, the view outside is nice.

The upstairs bathroom is looking better, thanks to a new shower curtain and towels.

And, Eli finally has a crib of his own. Up until now, he's been in a co-sleeper next to our bed. This is the first time we've had the space to set up a nursery, so I'm excited to finally use this adorable train bed set. (It was purchased years ago when we thought Talia might be a boy.)

Eli likes his new room, too. (Even if it does mean finally learning how to sleep on his own.)

Downstairs we have the girls room.

It may look like they sleep in bunk beds, but they informed me last night that it's actually a canoe. Here they are paddling with ice cream spoons.

Their bathroom has a small shower with a laundry closet--not much to brag about.

But the photographer is sure cute!

And here, Kara models the downstairs playroom.

One more photo of the downstairs playspace/office/guest room. And thus concludes our virtual tour. Yippee!

Coming soon: outside pics.


Jessica Bybee said...

Very nice! congrats!!!

NomiAnn said...

The house looks great! Now maybe you can find time to enjoy it. Everyone seems so happy to be settled in. So many changes in such a short time. I've finally figured out how to blog. I've spent years looking forward to your entries and finally I can respond. There may come a day when you wish I couldn't:)

Jenika said...

Hey Kara! So glad to hear you guys are getting settled. Your home is beautiful and I love the built-in bookcases by your fireplace and a lot of the decorating details. Looks like a great place, and I'm definitely envying the fact that you have a view with some terrain in it. :-D Have a great day!

Julie L said...

Can't believe you're so close, but still so far! Welcome back to Utah. We're hoping to see a little more of you in the next few years. Your home is adorable and I love how rapidly you're making it yours!

Becca said...

Love it. Congradulations. It is such a cute house and I am sure you are going to love it once things settle down just a bit.

Katie Parent said...

Your house looks lovely! Congratulations. Please tell Brooklyn that we love her and miss her so much in Primary (but I know she has already made lots of friends and is doing great knowing her).

Mrs. M said...

Hooray for houses!

Brianna said...

How fun! It is so pretty, we can't wait to come visit.

Anonymous said...

As an "anonymous" visitor, I attest to what a clean and terrific home this is. That said, I admire, and love even more the human beings who now inhabit and energize the various rooms featured. You have already begun well what matters most: "It takes a heap of livin' to make a house a home." Home is both a place, and a base for an ever changing array of interactions that create memories of character, faith, love, progress, and service. So, keep smiling! and enjoy the never-ending journey of transforming your physical "house" into an even stronger "home".

The Favorite said...

I especially love the smile on that sweet little man in his own crib. You're girls look they are loving it too. We are so happy for you (just wish it was closer to NY..)

Our Family said...

I am so impressed. You are amazing. Moved in, unpacked and cleaned up. WOW. You get mother of the year from me. Glad you are doing well. Kappy

Callie said...

The house looks just amazing! I am so envious as we continue living in our 300 sq feet aparthotel! We can't wait to come visit and help those little ones paddle that canoe! Love you!

Bruce Richards said...

I like how the couch and fireplace match. It looks like you are right at home there:)

jennyb said...

It is beautiful! I must confess I had the same thought as Bruce about your couch matching :)
It's great to see your new home.

jennyb said...

It is beautiful! I must confess I had the same thought as Bruce about your couch matching :)
It's great to see your new home.

Susie said...

Looks awesome! I'm wanting to hop in the car and come see it in person. Maybe I'll just have to do that!