Sunday, May 23, 2010

Our New Home

So God blessed us once again and we were able to finally find an awesome home in THE best school district in Indiana. Well, TECHNICALLY it's the second best but, who cares, LOL.
It's a MAJOR step up from the school system we are currently in :)
The school Caleb will go to is a four star school, so are the intermediate, junior high and high school. And the city we are moving to has been named one of the best places to live in the Midwest several times in the last ten years :)
So we basically went from one of the worst to one of the very best.

You don't know what a load this is off our backs. For months now whenever Doug was home we would spend hours down in the Indy area looking for a home. And just never found the right one - until now :)

Here are some pics. Most of these are from the realtor, but the two outside pics I took the other day.

View of back of house/fenced in yard. Both the front and back yards are very WIDE. There's tons of room back there.
We are going to get Caleb a nice, wooden playset.. hopefully this Summer.
And there are flowers and trees GALORE back there. And a patio and paver patio.. perfect for Summer days and nights :)

Front of house/side yard. It's on a cul-de-sac too, which is just SO awesome for Caleb!
I think the front is pretty plain b/c the garage sticks out so much so what I'm going to do is buy one of those large metal barn stars and put it up on the white part above the garage :)

Dining Room - hardwood floors
Kitchen- smaller than I'm used to but workable. Hardwood floors.
The "bee room". Has handpainted bees all over it. This will be Caleb's room and while it doesn't match his current decor, I'm going to intertwine them, I think. I just can't bear to paint over those cute bees, LOL.
The living room. I loooooove the frieze carpet in there!
My SCRAP room! LOOOOOOOVE IT!! And it has a really nice sized closet.. Perfect for more storage. I think I'm going to put my chair and a half sleeper sofa in there so when guests come they can sleep in there, too. Not sure yet. It's not like we get a ton of out-of-town guests so it's not really a big deal.

UPstairs laundry room. Love it!!

The master bedroom.

Well, that's pretty much it. Other than 2.5 bathrooms.
We are pretty excited to move. Can't wait til we can get it over and done with and get Caleb enrolled in school.

Speaking of school.. Caleb "graduated" from 3 year old preschool Friday night. Here are a few pictures. I didn't get any really great ones b/c he wouldn't stay up there with the other kids, ornery boy! LOL
Sure hope he grows out of that! LOL

Have a great week!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

10x10 Canvas

Caleb's last day of preschool is tomorrow. And while he's still just three and will go back next year, one of his teachers is "retiring" so the other teacher asked me to make her something.
Well seeing how I don't have much that isn't really packed up, I bought a 10x10 canvas and paper at Joann's and went to work.
I'll admit I'm not IN LOVE with it but anyone that knows me knows I hate the color purple, LOL.
Plus hubby has been home seven of the last forty two days. (but he'll be home late tonight and will be here FOR THREE WEEKS STRAIGHT.. WHOO HOO!!!!) and Caleb is Mr. Clingy lately, especially since he's had the stomach flu this week (me too).

Anyhoo, just thought I'd share. Thanks for reading me if you still are :)
(and it's not as shiny in real life.. my flash was on, sorry.. rainy day here)

Love ya,