Thursday, June 21, 2012

Settling In

We moved into our new home last weekend.

Every day finds us a little more settled and a few more boxes unpacked.

My sister came on Monday and helped me get the kitchen and living room up and running, including some things on the walls already. Her help was greatly appreciated!

We are loving our new quiet neighborhood. Most folks have lived here for many years and are very friendly. We attended a cookout across the street soon after we closed on the house which allowed us to meet a few of the neighbors. Several have stopped by to welcome us to the neighborhood and one even brought over a plate of cookies!

We are also enjoying the extra space we've acquired. While the house is not huge (1450 sq.ft.), it is much bigger than what we've lived in in all our married life and is laid out well with a large eat-in kitchen and roomy living room. Having 2 bathrooms is also a perk and it's especially nice to have an extra for the little ones and guests.

Our lot is just over a half acre and includes a large fully fenced backyard. Rock is enjoying it so much and the children will too. We hope to begin gardening soon and as we learn, little by little, hopefully we will be able to grow more of our own fruits and veggies.

We are so grateful to God for leading us through the house buying process. We could truly see His hand each step of the way! And we pray that this home will be a place of rest and peace for those He brings our way.


Katie said...

Oh Mary Ann, everything looks so beautiful and cozy! I love your last line, and I have no doubt that will be true!

When we moved into our new house a few months ago, we were tickled to have a new swing, just like the one in your backyard! Fun!

May the Lord bless your home and your family! *Proverbs 24:3-4*

Blessings to you!

Abbie Byers said...

It looks great! Can't wait to see it in person. I am so glad you guys are getting settled in.

Judy said...

It's beautiful!

Denise said...

I'm so excited for you, I have enjoyed reading your blog and the journey you have taken to get here. You and your husband are truly an inspiration for young couples on how to make the most from what God has provided for you. Looking forward to seeing you turn this house into a home.


Wendi said...

It is just darling! That kitchen is beautiful!! I can imagine lots of goodies coming out of there.

Our yard is about the same size and I love it. Not to large but yet I don't feel like I am tripping over a neighbor all the time.

I am sure that anyone who enters your home will be blessed! Enjoy your new space. :)

Johnlyn said...

AHHHHHH! How wonderful!!! I loved seeing the pictures of your home.


thehomespunheart said...

Oh, it is so beautiful! And, that kitchen! Gorgeous! I am so happy for you and thankful with you that God has led and will continue to!

Laura said...

Absolutely adorable!

The Working Home Keeper said...

Oh, its so beautiful Mary Ann! Congratulations again! I know you'll love having a little backyard garden. And with our relatively mild winters, you'll be able to do some fall and winter gardening!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

Rhonda said...

Mary Ann, I am just happy for you to have such a beautiful home.
That kitchen is wonderful and the yard, oh my! I think you all will have a great life there.
I am glad you shared some pictures, you know how nosey we blogger friends are!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Your new house is lovely and so nicely decorated too!!

and YES, our Lord is a giver of good gifts, isn't He...

So happy for you.

Serenity Now said...

WOW! Fabulous house! Congratulations to you! We just went through our first house buying experience and we feel so blessed, I totally know what you are going through trying to make it your own :)
So very exciting - great job you guys!

Melanie said...

Your new home is beautiful, Mary Ann! I'm so happy for you. I have no doubt that it will be place of 'rest and peace'. Enjoy! :)

Ramble with Carole said...

Hey Mary Ann! It is so nice to see how well it is pulling together. I love the pop of color in your kitchen and the front room looks so cozy. I love that you were able to use that one shelf/cupboard from Andys family in your front room!! It is such a lovely piece of furniture. I won't recognize the place the next time I come over!! LOL

Tracy said...

Your new home is just lovely! I pray you have many wonderful years there and see God's provision in each and every room. <3