Hi poor, neglected little blog. I realize it has been a super long time since I last posted, and a TON has happened between then and now. Brief rundown. We put our house on the market and it sold the first day! Surprise!
We had been wanting to move to acreage since we've been married. We both grew up living in the country and we really missed that living
'in-town'. We also had a lot of equity into the house that would be nice to benefit from. Well, our move
went as smoothly as possible! We found a house we loved on 6.25 acres a
little north of where we lived. We were able to close on both houses
the same day! It was a very smooth transition, and we absolutely LOVE
our new place! I
didn't realize how much I missed living in the country... Every
morning, while we eat breakfast, we look out on our
land and watch a family of bunnies, playing and eating grass, watch all
sorts of beautiful birds fight for their spot at the bird feeder, and
witness all of the trees turning from death, to vibrant green! It is so
I have completed a ton of projects already! The kitchen has been
completely transformed. We sanded and re-stained the floors from a light
oak color, to a deeper dark color. (the day after we moved in we took on the floors. Crazy much!?) Plus a suprise ER visit the next day when Dan got a weird stomach bug. (The first week was a little stressful...) :) We painted the oak cabinets white
and added hardware. It is amazing what paint can do to brighten a
place up! I'm a sucker for white trim, so I've been converting the
whole house. (Which is quite time consuming!) I've made curtains and painted
doors... I honestly love home renovations! I think I would enjoy
having my own HGTV show (OK, that's a stretch) or start a hobby of
flipping properties... Maybe one day.
I met one of our neighbors so far. Such a nice family! She asked if
we had children, to which I responded that we're in the adoption process
for our first child. She shared with me that they have 11 children
that are adopted! I couldn't believe it! How neat to have another
family formed through adoption right down the road...
On June 4th we have 9 baby chicks that are joining our family! I am so
excited for them to grow and start laying. We have plans for a chicken
coop in the works... Poor Dan, he has so many projects! I am starting
my garden right after I finish this post! I have a big area this year,
and I am so excited to get my hands in the dirt! I look forward to the day I can teach our children about how to grow plants and help me gather eggs. There is just something about growing up learning these
things... It is a lost art. I am thankful that my parents taught me
these valuable things when I was young.
I will post some before and after pictures of the kitchen soon!