Now on with our tour. I'm not even sure it's worth posting, to be honest. But I made a promise yesterday, so here's the photos I forgot.
This room probably doesn't need much explanation other than I'm super stoked to have the extra storage, since my master bath is rather limited. If I would have been smart enough to photograph the inside the cabinet, you might be quite amazed, especially if you've ever gone digging for stuff in my previous closets or bathrooms. Somehow I manage great organization at work but fall apart at home. Well, for now, I'm organized in both places, and I achieved that by organizing straight out of the cardboard boxes into crates, tubs, and storage containers.
I promise I don't always write about boring things like organization.
Lets head up those stairs, shall we?
Upstairs we have a 3/4 story but the sides of the roof are taller than most 3/4 stories I've seen. I'm so thankful for that. But either way, future kiddos will love this space regardless of the roof height. We put our old futon up here and then left everything else in the spots where our
This is where the mess is.
Room # 2. It has a closet. Therefore we can store small children up here.
Or los gatos gordos as the case may be.
(translation: the fat cats. But don't tell her.)
Um..I don't actually speak Spanish.
So ya! Lots of space! And what I haven't taken photos of yet is our yard. Because it's ugly right now. Downright pitiful.
We'll get to that next summer.
But imagine just over half an acre, the front half mostly open, full of rocks and weeds that have been weed wacked, surrounded by a beautiful new cedar fence and lined by big fir trees on either side.
The back half is a wild jungle of blackberry bushes, weeds, and a few trees. It has a slight hill and would be a 9 year old boy's dream yard for building forts, motorbike tracks and hunting small creatures.
We saw a family of possums last weekend.
Sounds oasis-like right? That's because it is.. and that's why we love it. We have nearly total privacy and enough space to put multiple chickens in the blackberry jungle, a gargantuan garden, a small green house, and maybe a goat or other animal that suites the city farmer's life.
So there you have it. Our new home!
Mark and I feel overwhelmingly blessed by all the goodness God has showered down on us. Everything about this home has His fingerprints all over it, from the moment we found it, to the buying and inspection process, to the closing costs, projects, eagerness of the seller, and helping hands to get our stuff here. He also made my wildest dream come true by gifting me a farmette! That dream was nearly forgotten when we started the house hunting process and realized how little money buys you in Seattle. But this property popped up in our price range and seemed too good to be true. Generally, that's how God blesses his children. In that "too good to be true" sorta fashion.
Thanks again for stopping by, and if you live in the area (and we're friends, of course! Strangers stopping by might be weird.) please stop by in the evening sometime! We'd love to have coffee with you on the porch and share with you all the good things God is doing.