Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Exciting Changes

I can't believe how long it's been since I have blogged! We've had a lot of exciting new changes since then. The biggest news is that we sold our cute little old house in Syracuse!!! YAY!!! The whole process of selling it and buying a new house was quite a miracle and the Lord truly blessed us with so many tender mercies along the way! I am so grateful for his guided hand :)
We did do a few final projects before we left our Syracuse home. This was definitely the biggest! We added a second bathroom in our laundry room! 
It was pretty crazy (and scary) seeing Tony take a jack hammer to the floor :) We didn't think we were going to be able to add this bathroom without using a sump pump. Luckily we found the sewer connection when we started digging! YAY!!! We were never so happy to see a 4 inch pipe! It was like striking gold! Some how we finished this bathroom in a week and moved soon after :)
I had hoped to blog about our new house back in June, but my computer actually died and would not connect to the internet. Anywho, this is the house we chose to build :) We loved the red brick on our last house and decided we also wanted it on our new house. So the front exterior is red brick with brown and cream color hardy board, with white trim.
Although I love two-story houses, we decided to go with a rambler. It just seemed more practical and functional for our family. The picture above shows the potential of our future basement :) For now we are enjoying the nice open storage space and Max loves having a place to ride his scooter :)
Here is our main level floorplan. The one thing we did end up changing during the building process was the kitchen island. I loved how it was curved (as it's shown in this plan) but when they actually started building it and had the holes for the plumbing, we realized there was only about 7 feet for our dining room and walkway to get to the sliding door. We love to have people over for dinner and we knew our family would be getting bigger soon so we decided to change the island to create more space. Now it runs parallel with the fridge and oven. Here's a few pictures of the building process :)

 It's was so fun to see each new step on the house but we really loved when it was finished :)

 We are so thankful to be here and have lots of space to learn and grow together as a family. We truly have been so blessed!

1 comment:

  1. We enjoyed watching your progress on the house, because we knew we weren't too far behind yours... by the way this is Daphne, if you would like to read my blog, I need your email address