Thursday, October 07, 2010

New Digs!!

My parents came and watched the kids this past weekend while we went on a househunting trip to Hillsboro (suburb of Portland). I had made a lot of appointments and our first appointment of the day on Friday ended up being the winner. We went through the house and could really imagine living there. The landlords are the next door neighbors (have a girl Matthew's age) and just recently bought the house we'll be living in and have been fixing it up. They are super friendly and the neighborhood sounds really great. All the houses that we ended up going to after paled in comparison.

It has a beautiful backyard, 3 car garage, and the rooms upstairs are pretty nice and roomy. It even has a den downstairs which will be our computer room/craft room. So if you are visiting you don't have to share a room with my craft stuff anymore. We are way excited for a corner house, the garage space so we don't have to rent a storage unit, beautiful scenery and being close to things again. Jordan's work is 5 minutes away, my gym will be about 10 min., Costco (the largest in the U.S.) is just around the corner and Target is about 10 min. Talk about a change of life.

I think we are ready for some slowing down and enjoying a slower pace of life, the kids, and spending time together. It's getting too crazy with juggling my work, babysitters, Matthew's preschool, trying to make sure the kids are covered when I'm out of town, and then keeping up with regular every day house/life stuff that needs to get done. I haven't even had a chance to do many hobbies lately as I'm too tired at the end of the day after working, going to the gym, and getting the kids to bed.

Anywhoo…we took a few pics of the house on our phones that we wanted to share. Really, it is so gorgeous in Oregon and such a change from the Desert. It was chilly, but I think I'll be able to adjust.

Sweet 3 car garage!

Backyard - has a huge tree and we love the covered porch especially in the rain and it has a cute firepit where we can roast hot dogs or mashmallows.

Looking down our stairs. Isabelle is going to love these.

Not a great pic of our kitchen. Our current kitchen is way nicer but it will work. If we ever buy this house we'll definitely redo the kitchen.

Our living room. It will be weird to NEED to have a fireplace again. The rest of the pics of the house weren't great. You'll just have to come and visit us!!


Matt and Jayna said...

The house and landscaping is beautiful! I love all of the green everywhere and the nice, huge shade tree in the back. It will be a great change and so wonderful that you can stay home with your kids. I bet Matthew will be love it. We will definitely miss you guys! You will have fun change and so many things to look forward to! Very exciting!

kris said...

That's exciting! It looks like it will be a great fit for your family :)

Heather said...

Can we make a reservation now?

Kari said...

Looks awesome! Can't wait to come visit!

The Johnsons: Uncut said...

It looks really nice! I can't wait to have the chance to come visit someday!