|For once my "fortune" wasn't total junk--it was lovely coincidence!|
[I mentioned it before, but how great is it that we're using movers? For one, generous friends gave about 1/2 the cost just to bless us. Secondly, this is our fifth move in four years, my 20th in 12 years (college and TFA really wreaked havoc, with all the in and out every summer plus multiple moves in between!), and with me pregnant, us having a 13 month old, my back problems, and the fact that it's a Sunday morning and we can't get a lot of help--we have a huge media armoire, a clothing one in our bedroom, a king sized bed, my awesome but very heavy treadmill, plus tons of other furniture and it all has to go up 2-3 flights of stairs with narrow hallways and the like--it just makes sense to let professionals do it in 1/4 of the time and pay them for their MUCH appreciated labor!]
So, no more prose! Enjoy the picture show. I confess that I am sad my photography skills are nothing near up to par with my beloved Young House Love, but maybe someday I'll have a sweet camera and Photoshop to boot :)
EDIT: Upon writing this I kept noticing all of the "little things" I love about this place (and the big things are pretty sweet in and of themselves) so you'll notice the theme throughout. It's so prevalent it made its way into the title :)
|We plan to put our table next to the window. Love the huge window and|
and all the trees!
|This is just left of the previous picture; our media armoire will be at an angle and |
slightly block that window but that's ok :)
|On the deck there's this storage cubby.|
|The BEST part is hard to see, but halfway up the wall,|
in the white strip, is an outlet--we're going to FINALLY
get a chest freezer and get an organic, grass fed 1/2 cow!
Can't hardly wait!
|The biggest deck we've ever had! So excited to grill and relax out here!|
Notice how it's all forest and no buildings in sight! LOVE that little thing!
|Pretty much my favorite part of the whole condo. Yeah, I'm totally|
a mom now but I don't care! I LOVE these. Most silly is that
Jason does 80% of our laundry. Maybe that will change with these
big sexy mo's! Plus, a window in the laundry room? Hello!
|There's TWO of these big, deep cupboards above the washer / dryer.|
This is only one of them.
|If you've done apartment living as long as we have then you|
understand the beauty of a refrigerator like this. Adjustable
shelves? Oh, the little things of modern convenience!
|Loads o' cupboards, but also my two fave dudes :)|
Oh, and you can barely see it above their heads, but the light fixture
over the dining area is pretty sweet. I'll get a pic when we're moved in :)
|Notice all the outlets! Just good thinking! I'm rather|
kitchen appliance happy so I'm pumped!
|Yay, pantry! And, our current refrigerator deep one seemed|
awesome at first but we always lose and forget about food
so I'm actually glad to be shallowing-out!
|A shot with the entrance and stairs. That's the kitchen pass|
through on the left you can just barely see.
|Look how big this SECOND bathroom is! Storage galore!|
|Oh, the deep, deep (tub that shows me the) love of Jesus :)|
|His room from over near the window; gives you an idea of the |
hallway outside his door. The stairs to go up to our loft are just on the
right, behind where the open door is against the wall.
|The stairs up to our loft. The big, lovely, heavy treadmill |
and our king sized bed are going up these so I'm quite glad
we're using movers!
|Our loft, at the top of the stairs looking left.|
Bee-tee-dubs, next to my head on the wall on the right is an AC
unit rated for 2,500 sq feet--our entire condo is 1,450. Boo yah for
hot, 9 months pregnant in August me!
|This is with that ledge to my back, in that little corner. I take a step forward and...|
|...This is to my left. The previous owner finished a big part|
of the crawl space. We'll likely put Wiggles' bassinet in here
if we find that, like with Rog, we can't sleep when s/he is right
next to our bed.
|These two bars are where the top of the previous picture cut off.|
|With those bars to my left, there's a SWEET built in shoe rack (hard to tell|
but it's tilted forward on all shelves, perfect for shoes), and then that little
white door to the right...
|...is MORE storage space! We can't put too much out here because leaving|
good ventilation room is important, but hello, Christmas decorations and clothes
that the childrenz outgrow!
|This is the other half of the closet. It shows you 1: a sliver of my body and |
2: the reflection gives an idea of how much space is between the vanity and
the wall. That open door contains...
|The room with the toilet (meh) and this deep jacuzzi tub! It's having some|
work done, ergo the slightly torn apart state.
|To the left of the bathroom is this. Oh, yeah, it's just|
yet ANOTHER walk-in closet!
|The walk-in closet is at my back, and you can see the window|
and AC unit on the right wall, plus back into our room.
|Last one, giving an idea of back down the stairs, not to mention the sheer|
huge awesomeness of our room space :)
Usually moving's a bummer, but we couldn't be much more excited than if we just bought our dream home for a ridiculously good price! All this, PLUS it's in a super quiet complex and it includes WSG and free basic cable. No having to cost cut and say adios to ESPN / Food Network / HGTV / AMC (for The Killing, not Mad Men. Just can't get my head to want to watch that one.) / Nick & TBS (for HD reruns of FRIENDS) / etc. So that's happy :) And the cell signal's amazing.
Sure, it's all fairly material and doesn't matter in light of eternity but I'm celebrating the good gift of a wonderful home. Thank you, Jesus! C'mon, Sunday April 15th, already!