Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Home

Sorry, I know it has been wayyyyy too long since I have written. We have been through a whirlwind of changes recently and I have been so busy that blog updates have fallen by the wayside.

For those of you that don't know already, the Kirkland Crew moved into a new home last month. We arrived home from Chris and Melanie's wedding (Ian's brother and new sister-in-law)--which was amazing by the way--and the next day packed up a U-Haul of our things. Ian and I were crazy enough to think we could pack up our household and move by ourselves with 2 kids in tow! That lasted till about 2pm when I called my parents, defeated, and admitted that we did in fact need help. (Man, moving with kids is an ENTIRELY different type of move than it is when you are kid-less and married. I had NO idea of the balancing act it requires!)

Anyway, the whole event was so sudden because when the people who wanted our old house finally signed the contract, they wanted to move in in 2 weeks. Luckily, we had an investment property about 10 min. away in the next town that we had just picked up and would be able to move into until we figured out what we wanted to do. This house needed a lot of rehab so we weren't super excited about it at the time, but after a month or so of rehabbing it, Ian and I are finally starting to enjoy living here. As I am sure anyone who has ever lived in a house while a renovation/rehab is going on knows, you just never quite feel settled in until it is all said and done. So I am happy to say, we are finally taking a deep breath, looking around the house and saying, "ahhh, yes, this is nice, now." Here are some photos of our new place.

living room

Master bedroom


the boys upstairs playroom

looking down on the living room from the playroom balcony

The backyard backs to the greenbelt, so there is no one behind us, which is great. You can't really see it in the photo, but there is a nice sized covered back patio where we have a patio table and such

Entry way

Front of the house with our newly planted planter (thanks Ian!)

Joaquin's room

Elijah's room

The only 2 rooms I didn't take photos of are the office and the 4th bedroom that is designated as Ian's music room. The house itself is a little under 3000 sq. feet and has lots of things we love about it. Although, we just put it back on the market this week to see if we can flip it that quickly. Ha! Who knows, we will just see what happens.

Anyway, I knew a lot of you were wanting to see photos of our new place and hear a lot more about it, so I felt a new blog piece was in order. I send love to you all!