April 5, 2018

House Projects...Part 1

 Hello friends! I am sorry I have been gone so long! I was doing so well with my posting and then we had a heartache...My sister-in-law left this earth for heaven back in December...We knew it was coming after a 6 year battle...It was hard, so my blogging was pushed aside...

Recently, I have been going through a million pictures...lol...It feels like it anyway...Pictures of our life...Our daily life...Being a cancer survivor, I take pictures! I document our lives for my children...For some day, when I am not here...I wish my parents had had the technology that we have to document my childhood...

So, I have been trying to find pictures from when we moved from our beautiful former home to our little one story home 8 years ago...We lived in our former home for 9 years and the wear and tear of going up and down stairs was wearing at my knees...So, sadly I had to look at finding a one story...So, Tim told me to find one that I liked...Luke was only 1 years old... I would put him in the car with our realtor, and we looked at many many houses....Well, long story short, I found one...But I told everyone really quick that it WAS NOT my forever home...lol...We had a contract on our former home in a week and I had to find something fast...With my list narrowed down I finally had Tim tagging along to look at some....This little one was one of them...It was practically half the size of our big blue one, but I wasn't finding anything else that even appealed to me...

So in the spring of 2008, we signed the papers and we moved in...My daughter, Taylor, was fixing to graduate from high school...And my son, Luke, was 1 year and 5 months old...I continued for months to decorate this little home with  all my favorites of a much larger home...It wasn't going to work...lol...But that is another story for another day...I am going to take you on our yard journey...Turning this plain house into a home I might want to make my "forever home"...

This is earliest picture that I could find...It is several years old I know because I spent the first couple years working on the inside...Our home was featured in Spring 2010 in the Country Sampler magazine...I spent a lot of time painting the entire house and decorating getting ready for that...I can also see that on the right of the front door that my butterfly bushes are already planted...I started buying flowers from Cottage Farms on QVC then...The butterfly bushes were my first purchases...But as you can see, it was plain! Just plain!

More pictures to come! ~~Jen

1 comment:

LaNelle said...

Glad to have you back....Blessings