Thursday, February 21, 2008

My home(s)

I am trapped inside today because we are having our house painted!! I am so excited! So since I am trapped in my house I was inspired to post about my house.
Since I have been married, we have lived in 3 very different houses. Our first house be bought in Gilbert and it was a lovely little home! I loved it!! It was 1500 sq feet right by an elementary school. It was super cute with a nice sized grassy yard. It was a perfect first house, and even a perfect house for a growing family. Well we sold it when the real estate was booming. We sold it for way more than we payed for it, the day we put a sign in our yard (it wasn't even listed).
Then we moved to Queen Creek to a gynormous 2800 sq feet house on more than an acre. It was beautiful and we dumped all our money (from selling our last house) into it... it was way too big and way too much for us, I realize that now! I loved the house, but didn't love the location. The only thing I really miss about this house is all the storage. My hallways were lined with beautiful cabinets and we had a huge 3 car extended garage. Oh.. and the double shower ;)
Well now we live in a very old, and very run down 1200 sq foot home... AND ITS MY FAVORITE!!! I love it here, way more than I ever thought I would. I almost cried the first time I walked through the house thinking, I am going to move HERE? It's my in-laws house and we moved in, with the plan and hopes of making some money re-modeling it. We have painted (both inside and out), re-carpeted, took down the popcorn ceilings, put all new light fixtures and ceiling fans in.. and thats just the begining. I love the quaintess of this cute little house. I love my ward and the area... I couldnt be happier. (I just wish we had more storage)! I love it here! I'm posting the before pics we took and when the outside is done, I'll post after pics. You'll be amazed (just like I am!)

7 comments:

Chantal said...

Wow what a journey. I am glad you love your house because so do I especially when we move back to Tempe and we can be neighbors! I am excited to see the new paint job!

Nate and Lori said...

Don't you just love the eternal list of projects that come from owning a home? We are completely re doing the house we are in and I'm sick of it. I can't wait to see your pics of what you've done to it!

Clarissa Jo Baxter said...

SO CUTE!

Whitehorn Family said...

Can't wait for the pictures!!You guys are working hard and I'm glad you are loving it!

Melissa said...

Hey Jenny-
How fun you guys have a blog now! I found you off Kristyn's and wanted to say Hi. You're kids are so cute!
It was fun to see you guys, even for the quick minute it was, when we came to visit. Glad to see all is well. Good luck with the new house, sounds like a lot of work and a lot of fun!

andrea said...

That's really cool that your 3rd house is your favorite. Sometimes putting your sweat into a house and making it better makes all the difference. Location is key too!! AZ mentality gets a little into having everything new new new...but you loose the charm of an old home. I didn't know that until we moved here! I do miss my garden tub though :(

Deanna said...

I'm so glad that the transition worked out so well for you (and probably Kathy too ;D)! It's not an easy task renovating a house, but it sure is worth it. Let me know if you ever need help!