Monday, May 4, 2009

Well, We're In


Hand over the keys, baby.

Homeowners for the first time.

Hop in the car and head to Lowe's. Or Target. Or Meijer :). Several times per day.

Hit head on light fixtures because there are no tables under them.


Oh my goodness, what are we doing to do with so much space?

Obsess over paint chips.

Offer to pay the neighbor girl to mow our yard.


Uh, where do we start?

Up comes the old floor.


Select the right color of paint after many trials.

Sleep in our own house for the very first time.

Spend quality time with parents, who thankfully know way more about home renovation than we do. And who graciously spent the weekend with us, working on the place.

Spread new paint on walls and lots and lots of oak trim.


Eat the cupcakes the cute neighbor kids brought by. (There were 7 of them and they spelled WELCOME.)

Enjoy making the place our own.

Experiment with paint colors. Thank goodness for the $5 quarts you can pick up at Sherwin Williams. We'd otherwise have painted the walls terrible shades of mint green and flesh-colored tan.

Examine arms and hands on a business trip and discover that there is still bits of paint on them. Classy.


Searle Family said...

I'm so happy for you guys!

Dave and Jenni said...

Sounds like you all are having a good time with the new house. Can't wait to see some before and after pics!

Lynn said...

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations!!!

Cute and creative post. Can't wait to see before and after pictures...wait...I just realized Jenni wrote that too. Oh well!

Tom, Beth, and Ainsley said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you!....but also a little sad that you are leaving me...

Jenner said...

What a cute post. and sounds like a great neighborhood with the welcome cupcakes! i am sure your lawn and garden will always be looking great with your scotts hook-ups!

Erika said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures of the new home. Yep, Lowes is definitely my new favorite store. They have everything and the people there are so nice and know a ton! Welcome to the club!

Short Stop said...

SO excited for you guys. Man, thos post brings back memories of Jason and I buying our first home. SO many great memories from that time - even though it's a lot of hard work!

Looking forward to the pics!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats once again on the new house. How fun to be able to finally have your own home. When do you leave for your vacation?