Saturday, August 27, 2011

Backyard Progress

Obviously with us not living here for the first couple of months that we owned the house....the weeds got out of control! We have been working hard to get rid of the weeds and clean up the yard - our first focus was the backyard...


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Basement Progress

Seems like all we have really been doing is housework and trying to get things in order!


Here is what we did with our basement... (the unfinished/storage part still needs addressed)



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Monday, August 1, 2011

Claire rockin out


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Claire singing The Fresh Beat Band... "The Car Wash Dance"


"Shake shake your body. Splish and Splash. Bend your knees down towards the ground, its time to go low low low. Now you're doing the car wash, now you're doing the car wash!"

Our New House!

As many of you know, we moved here in October of 2008 after my dad was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. We really enjoyed helping out and spending time with my family over the past 2 1/2 years. My family always knew that it was our plan to move back to Ohio in the future and we always wanted to be back there before Claire started school but we just never quite knew what our future was going to hold for us. Once the decision was made to try and move this summer/fall - we started house hunting...


We bought a house in March. We were fortunate enough that my dad was able to see pictures of it before he passed away.


It has taken us until these past few days to know when we are moving. I put in my two weeks notice last night and we plan to move August 20th.


The house needed some work so we hired a contractor to fix up some things and renovate the bathrooms. We went in early July and painted the house and this past weekend we moved all of our furniture into the house. Now we are living with my mom in her new condo until we move.


Here are pictures of our new house...

Hot tub in our backyard
Kitchen BEFORE

Kitchen - AFTER



Kitchen - BEFORE

Kitchen - AFTER

Family Room - BEFORE

Family Room - AFTER



Foyer - BEFORE

Foyer - AFTER

Living Room - BEFORE

Living Room - AFTER

Dining Room - BEFORE

Dining Room - AFTER

Upstairs Hall Ceiling - BEFORE

Upsairs hall ceiling - AFTER

Jake's room - BEFORE

Jake's Room - AFTER




Girl's Room - BEFORE

Girl's Room - AFTER






Guest Bedroom/Office - BEFORE

Guest Bedroom/Office - AFTER



Guest Bedroom/Office - BEFORE

Guest Bedroom/Office - AFTER


Linen Closet - BEFORE

Linen Closet - AFTER


Master Bath - BEFORE


Master Bath - AFTER


Master Bath - BEFORE


Master Bath - AFTER


Play Room - BEFORE


Play Room - AFTER




Master Bedroom - BEFORE


Master Bedroom - AFTER


Half Bathroom - BEFORE

Half Bathroom - AFTER


Kid's Bathroom - BEFORE

Kid's Bathroom - AFTER