Thursday, June 14, 2012

the good, the bad and the ugly

So here are some pictures of our 1977 home.  We are excited, and hope all goes well.  Getting the loan was a little more difficult than we thought...well, getting our payment down to what we were comfortable with, but I think it's all good now.  Inspections are Wednesday so assuming everything is good, we should be able to close mid-July and then do some work before we move in there.  Anyway, here you go:
 I love the step down into the front room.  I mean, I don't LOVE it, but it just makes me feel like I'm back in the 70's.  Especially since the wall on the right is floor to ceiling MIRRORS!  No gold veining or whatever it is called like we had in our house in the 70's, but still...the house has character!  :)
 The master bathroom (pictured) and the kitchen have been updated so at least that is done!
 This is the room that Addison really, really wants, but I believe it will be a home theater (yay!!!)
 The kids Jack-and-Jill bathroom
 The wood paneling...another sign of the 70's!  This is the laundry room.  Don't worry, we'll be painting and hanging new cabinets and it will be super cute!!  I loved my blue laundry room in Utah so I will probably do the same color.
 This is the garage.  Marty hates it, I don't mind it actually.
 This is kind of weird, not sure what we are going to do here.  The kitchen is just right there on the right (I didn't take a picture of just the kitchen.  I will do that next time we go over).  Any good suggestions??
 This is one side of the house.  We are thinking MAYBE we can do a garden here, not sure if there will be enough sun.  I'm sure Carter will just love digging over here...his favorite backyard activity!
 The backyard is in pretty good shape.  See those plants?  One is a lemon tree and one is a lime tree!  Now THAT makes me super happy!!!!!  YAY!
 This is the other side of the backyard.  We will replace the shed, put a little fence of some kind around the pool equipment, and another thing I love is that there is a door from right here to a bathroom!  YAY!  (That door right there is into the garage, the door is on the wall there on the right side of the picture).
 And this is the front.  No grass, but we may change that.  It's a little closer to all the neighbors than we were hoping for (front and back), but it will (hopefully) be just fine.
Now we may not be able to go to the beach every weekend.  :(  Oh well.  Home Depot is just as fun.  


  1. I love it! I am so excited for you guys to finally have a home! I almost called you today to let you know that Taryn was lying in her bed this afternoon crying. I asked her what was wrong and she said she was sad because she missed Addison and Carter. Maybe one day we'll have to set up a skype. :)

    1. :( oh, that makes me SAD! :( We love and miss you guys so much! Give Taryn a big hug from all of us.

  2. Yay Jen!! That is great news! A little work to make it your own and you are golden!! Can't wait to come and see it!

  3. YaY!!! So Happy for you guys!! It looks wonderful...when can we come for a swim??? J/K Love ya!

  4. I think the house is GREAT! Just having you guys move into it will make it home! So much potential. Not sure about the sink just outside the kitchen? is that the dining room? Can't wait to come and visit :)

    1. No, that is not the dining room, it's the family room...weird!

  5. Cute! I am so glad you found your home! Cool pool! Jealous of that! I think you should make that wet bar into a desk. Take out the sink, take the doors off the cabinets. I assume there is a shelf or two in there? Marty is so handy he could figure out a way to take out one or two of the shelves for knees to fit comfortably underneath. Nice little desk for your computer. A new C-top that size shouldn't be too much and Voila!

  6. cute house!!! You guys are doing so many fun things. As for that wall, I would probably gut it out and maybe do like a built in desk or something more useful for you guys. That is very interesting that they put that there. :) Love the pictures too!!!

  7. So fun!! Love the house! That will be exciting to finally be settled in and meet new people. Can't wait to see more pics as you work on things! Miss you guys!