Wednesday, March 18, 2009

House Pictures!

Well, I visited our house today because I had to go get the water ready to be turned on, so I took some better pics of the house using my good camera! I got some different angles, and pics of the backyard, so I hope you enjoy!

This first one is walking into the house, from the entry way looking into the living room.
This is a side view of the living room, standing near the kitchen area. The door on the right is the master bedroom, the door on the left is the coat closet.

This is standing by the windows in the living room, looking back at the front door and the kitchen area. You can see the breakfast room and the big blue area is where the fridge will go (when we buy one!!)
This is the breakfast area and the kitchen.
Here is another view of the kitchen. The double doors are the utility room, and the single door is the pantry.
This is yet another view of the living room! You can see from left to right the front door, the garage door, and the utility room door. The big wall is where we will put our couch, I think.
This is the master bedroom. I love the conferred ceilings! I hate the paint color. Its like peachy...and you can see the people who lived here before had their bed up against that wall and it needs to be repainted. Immediately.
Another view of the master bedroom. Closet on left, bath on right.
Here is the master bathroom.It looks yellow because of the light, but the walls are the same ugly color as the bedroom. blah!Ok here are some backyard pics. It sits on a quarter acre, so the backyard is gigantic! I'll try to explain the angles...

This is the middle of the backyard. I am in the middle. There is still a whole other side of the backyard behind me! The random poles have a wire fence attached to them (for a dog or something...)

This is me standing at the fence on the west side of the house. That is the whole backyard (minus the side on the east side of the house, which you will see in a minute). You can see the fence door next to the house.
This is the whole east side of the house from the gate door (seen above). so the backyard makes a "L" shape around the house, with a wire gate cutting it in half.
This is the back of the house with me standing against the fence in the very back.
Huge backyard, right?!!!?? Ok, back inside. This is the guest bathroom.
Blue bedroom. without closet doors. and with a cable hookup in the closet. Weird? Yes. Notice the dark blue floorboards...
And the UT Longhorn room! With a poor paint job. But hey, its got doors! Only one wall is burnt orange, too...
And here is the garage...See the extra space on the right? That is a perfect space for a workbench or something! Sorry its so dark, I didn't check the light meter when I took the pic.
So that is our house! Lots of different (better) pics, so now you have a better idea of the wonderful house we are buying! We close in 6 days! And then....the moving process. fun. Hey, if you want to help, we'd sure appreciate it!

Lots of love...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Countdown!

So, we are nine days from closing on our house!!! YAY!!!! We are so excited - there is so much going on in our lives, but this is so cool! We haven't even been married a year and we are buying a house!!!

We started packing up this week, so everything is looking bare. We have gotten the bedroom, the living room, and the dining room mostly packed. Here are some pics of how empty everything looks and how many boxes we already have packed up!

Our study/dining area

The living room...where all the boxes are going. Its a tower of boxes that is taller than me!

How insane is that?
And we still have the kitchen, bathroom, two closets and the porch. I have the whole week off for spring break, so I will be spending it packing and cleaning - yay!

The other big news that is going on is that I have been working on starting my own photography business, part-time. I have a website up,, and have been getting all the necessary details going, and am currently trying to expand my portfolio! Please be sure to check out my website and look at my photo albums! Its so very exciting!

Mike has some VERY big news that we are over-the-moon about! He has been accepted into the Young Guns program at Denton Bible Chuch (our church), which is a discipleship/pre-seminary program taught by Tommy Nelson (our pastor) and two of the other pastors in the church! Its VERY competitive and is highly regarded by most conservative churches/seminaries, so it is very exciting news that he will start the program in September! He will be in the program for a full year before he applies for seminary at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS from here on out).

I am not sure when I will be applying for grad school at UNT, but hopefully in the next couple semesters. My job at the pregnancy center has been going remarkably well, I absolutely love it and every single person I work with, and have been growing tremendously by working there! (a side note - in our new house, I will only be 15 minutes away from work, instead of the 35 mins I am now! yay!)

I will put up lots of the pics of the new house once we get closed and get keys! Please pray things go smoothly and that we have lots of help moving!