And after much moaning and complaining, and even a bitter tear or two, we have cable! I am so excited to catch up on every one's summer goings-on. I have lots to share from our move to the beautiful Inland Northwest, but tonight I wanted to post some pictures of our new home for my mom...she's been as anxious as I to get up and running!
After weighing our options very carefully, we decided to take an offered 4 bedroom home on base. Now, base living has its benefits. It also has some pretty stinky realities. Like they're small (about half the square footage of our home in Nebraska). And ugly (okay, not ugly, but pretty austere and functional). And air-conditioning-less (you will notice the box and ceiling fans in all the rooms. Luckily, the worst of the summer heat is likely over and we have stayed very comfortable). But we are determined to make this a comfortable home and I have spent the last two weeks stretching my creative energies to the maximum to make a government house a home.
This is our living and dining room. It is very large and open and I am pleased with the way it turned out. It will be a fun place to entertain and easy to keep straight because the kids play in the basement for the most part.
From the living/dining room , you enter the kitchen. I was surprised how large it is with lots of counter space and new appliances. And I love the way it opens up into a teeny tiny little family room where we keep the family TV and where we hang out in the evenings.
Anna's room. It is about the size of a closet, but she loves it. We even got around to FINALLY changing the horrible old knobs on her dresser and it looks so much cuter now.
The boys' room. This is a great room with two big windows and a view of the backyard. Sam is already plotting for bunk beds and I fear it will be time before I know it.
Hall bathroom. I was going to change the ducks, but the kids love them so much I think I'll have to wait until the next move.
The guest bedroom...all made up and ready!! One of the benefits of living here is that we will get to see much more of our families. We have ALL the grandparents coming to visit in September so this room will be getting a lot of use.
And just wanted to share my new table centerpiece. I have never been 100% happy with what has been on the table in the past...I have always wanted something a little bigger and more substantial. So when I found this old antique caddy at my favorite antique haunt in Nebraska right before the move, I snatched it up, but didn't know what I would but in it exactly. When I found these natural balls, I bought them out and I love the way it looks.
Thanks for being so patient and for sticking with my silly little blog, even though I have been mostly absent this summer. I look forward to getting back into a good routine and catching up with all my friends!