We Found A House!

Daniel and I started looking for a house to rent a few months ago when we knew our lease on our apartment was going to be ending. We decided we wanted to be closer to a good middle school for Samuel and we wanted more privacy and a yard for the boys to play in. It was hard to look at place after place and have the feeling that it just wouldn't work, until we found this one. It's perfect for us!! Not too big, not too small, right down the street from Samuel's new middle school, great neighborhood and the price is right!! We are so excited!

This is a picture of the front of the house. It has two large trees in the front, two large ones in the back, shrubs, flowers, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, larger kitchen, huge dining room and a great extended living area that's like a patio but enclosed and covered which will be great for Ethan when he wants to ride a tricycle or something outside.

This is a view of the neighborhood from our front door. We have a great lawn to take care of. I've already gone on a few walks around the neighborhood and we love it.

Here we are moving stuff in. It was Ethan's nap time so I put him on a couch cushion in the corner while we brought stuff in. A generous friend from church, Brother Garza, brought over two trailers and his two sons, Desmond and Ambrose, to help us move. Michael Ereti also came with his van and we were able to get it all over there in one trip and in about two hours time. We had breakfast tacos, gatorade and watermelon to refuel. As Daniel put it, "This has been our best move yet." We love that EVERY room in the house has large windows to let in tons of light.

Here is my love in our new kitchen. I'm really loving all of the cubbord and counter space. There is room to put away all of our kitchen things and to bake and cook in with room to spare. We really love it. There is not a dish washer but even when we had one in the apartment we didn't use it so we don't know the difference.

Behind me to my left in this picture is the entry way into the living room where the front door enters. Behind me to my right is the breakfast bar and the kitchen behind that. To the right in the picture you can see the extra large sliding glass doors out to the patio/garage/wash room and back yard. Directly in front is the spacious dining room - our dining table and chairs look pretty small in the large space. And to the left in the picture is the hall to the bedrooms - Samuel's is the first on the left, then the Master at the end of the hall on the left and Ethan's is the open door you can see at the end, and finally the single bathroom on the right.

Daniel snuck this shot in of me modeling the coat closet. :)

This is the size of all three bedroom closets, as you can see from Daniel's measurement, they are all at least 6 feet wide.

Daniel was tired from the long day's move.

We went back into the living room to find Ethan waking up from his nap. We got to work right away on getting his bedroom set up and wa-la!, a few hours later we were able to put him to sleep in his crib, all nice and cozy:

He's totally a thumb-sucker now. :)

And here we are - completely thrilled to be in a house!! Can't you tell?


The Richins said...

That's a way cute house! I'm jealous!! I wish you lots of luck settling in. And have fun too! Take care!!

Clayton and Camea said...

Yay! Houses are great! I would hate living in an apartment again. It looks great! All those nice shady trees!

The Lathrop's said...

Hey Jocelyn! That's great that you're renting a house - lots more room and a nice yard. Congrats! Have fun unpacking :o)

Landon and Kylie said...

What a fun house! That is so exciting for you guys! I am jealous. :) Congratulations!

Aimee said...

Yay for new living spaces! Looks like it was quite a smooth transition!

Zack & Julie said...

So exciting! Ethan is such a cutie! I can't believe he has teeth already and is holding bottles. Wow!

Anonymous said...

OLá johnson, tudo bem?
è o thiago de guaianazes (são paulo).
Como vc está? vejo pelas fotos que está tudo bem.
está estudando?

Um abraço, meu amigo!

thiago said...

Olá johnson, como vc está?
Aqui é o thiago de guaianazes(são paulo)
O anderson me passou o seu blog, gostei muito, parabéns!
Vc está estudando?

Um abraço, meu amigo!

John and Chantalle Bishop said...

Yay! That is so fun! I like going to new places and settling in...but havent done it with a baby yet!! Ethan is SO cute! Love the place! Post some pics of how cute it is once you have a chance to unpack :)

Wild Banks' said...

There's a whole heap of congratulations in order!! A husband, older boy, new baby, house... the list goes on and on! I'd ask what's new but you seem to have been busy the last few years since I've seen you. How are you doing?

Anonymous said...

Jocelyn! My long lost friend! I found your page through Sam's page. I can't believe you have a baby and you're married!