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Ok, here’s my second attempt at posting the pictures from our house as it looked the day before we moved in as well as how it looked the day after we moved in!  So first you’ll see the blank slate from Friday, June 1, and then you’ll see the chaos from Sunday, June 3.  I only took one picture on actual move-in day (Saturday, June 2) because it was just too chaotic.  Here we go!

Here we are back outside the front of the house.

Here is the foyer when you first enter through the front door, with the coat closet under the stairs.

The dining room

The dining room.

The living room

The living room fireplace and built-ins with the kitchen and sunroom in the background.

The living room

The living room

The living room

The living room

The kitchen

The kitchen – this is actually the one picture I took on actual move-in day of Dana and Bryan in the kitchen having a beer after moving

The kitchen

The sunroom

Kitchen and sunroom

Kitchen view of fireplace with sunroom to the right, doorway to dining room on the left

The kitchen

The laundry room with our new washer and dryer that we had delivered the day before we moved in

The garage

The garage

The garage

The garage

Now we’re upstairs in the master bedroom.

The master bedroom

The master bedroom

The master bedroom

The master bathroom

The master closet

Upstairs in the nursery – baby girl’s bedroom

The nursery

Upstairs in Talan’s bedroom

Talan’s Bedroom

Talan’s bedroom

Talan’s bedroom

Upstairs: the bonus room/ Bryan’s office

Bonus room/ Bryan’s office

Bryan’s office

Bryan’s office

And there you have it!  The house looks nothing like this now… But we still have a long way to go before it will feel really settled in!  Looking back at these pictures, it is really very encouraging to see how far we have come in the past few weeks since we first moved in.  Some of the rooms are looking much better… and some of them are looking just as bad still!  But we’ve made a lot of progress.  I’m looking forward to posting more pictures soon of all the updates and changes we’ve been making as well as the rooms as they evolve!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last posted.  SO MUCH has happened since then!

  1. We sold the townhouse and moved out!
  2. We closed on our new house and moved in!
  3. We celebrated our one year wedding anniversary!
  4. I took my last graduate school class online – started it about a month ago, and just finished it today!
  5. The baby girl has been kicking a lot in my stomach, and that has been fun!
  6. Moving in and getting settled has been and continues to be a long process.  But we love the house!

So, where to start?!

Well, one of the last things we did on our townhouse was celebrate Bryan’s Birthday.

We picked strawberries because Melissa had never gone strawberry picking before, and they were delicious of course!

And I made a Birthday cake, which was a big accomplishment since most of our kitchen was already packed up in boxes at that point!

Talan stayed with us for a couple of days to help celebrate Bryan’s Birthday, and it was his last time at the townhouse.

I think he was a little surprised at how chaotic the house was being filled with boxes, and I think he really likes the new house.

We lived in a hotel temporarily for a week because our closing dates ended up not matching perfectly.  We officially closed on the house on Thursday, May 31, and moved into the new house on Saturday, June 2!  We have yet to take one of those “here we are standing in front of our new house together” pictures… but I’m hoping soon we will.  We tried having Talan take one of us, but it didn’t turn out too great.

Anyway, the day after our closing, I went by the house to clean it and to get the new washer and dryer delivered and installed, and I went through the empty house and snapped some pictures so we could have a record of what it looked like as a clean slate.

But… wordpress is giving me a really hard time right now and will not cooperate at all with my pictures.  So I’m going to have to post them later.  😦

For now here’s a picture of the front of our house:

And a picture of me taken last week on June 14 – exactly 3 months away from the due date!: