Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New House

Whew, we did it! We are all unpacked! Well, as unpacked as we will be here in our rental house. It has been a lot of work, but we wanted it done before Dan's classes started. We even put up a few of our decorations, while the rest will stay in boxes until we have a more permanent home. When we first were deciding our move date, I was overwhelmed with the thought of moving so fast. Now that we are here, I am glad we have had these couple weeks to get settled. A lot goes into a move, especially when it's to a new state! Change of address, phones, cell phones, license, vehicles, insurance, magazines, etc. We have been able to work on these a few at a time so that we felt more settled when Dan "officially" started teaching, although he has been in the office on and off since we have arrived.

A few people have asked what our plans our. Well, we don't have any set in stone at this moment. We have been blessed to find a rental house in the town we believe we want to eventually have a home. This allows us to be in the right school district to get the boys on the pre-school wait list, search homes in the area, and find out if we don't mind the 15 min commute to Dan's work, church, etc. So far we have been happy with the area, and have heard great things about the school district which backs up our research. The drive has not been an issue since Dan previously had a drive of 45 min to work.

As I write this and look at the pictures of the rooms all nice and tidy, I sit in the midst of Trios being built into robots, airplanes and dogs. As much as I am really liking the hardwood floors in this house, they make for strewn toys to travel a lot further! By the way, if you have any 3 year old boys or girls that love building, I can not say enough about the Fisher Price Trios! They work like Legos and Knex, but for younger kids. They click together really well and hold their shapes better. However, will work with more complicated sets when they get older. Click here to see the sets. Oh, and for the girlie girls, Amazon sells them in pink and purple sets too!

Back to what I was blogging about... this will be home for a while, and we'll keep you updated on the house hunting process. Please pray for us to have the Lord's guidance for our next steps. These next steps are choosing a new place to live, finding a church home, and everything else that comes with a new place. Now... here are some pictures of our house!

Here is the front of the house
(while the snow storm was upon us the other day):


Here are the rooms (click on the picture for a larger view):

11 comments:

Shawna said...

I LOVE YOUR HOUSE! It looks SO nice! and YAY on being all unpacked! I know from experience that its a lot of work. And I"m about to go thru it ALL again in a few weeks! Yes, there is SO much to do with switching everything with a move. (phone numbers, licenses, etc). I'm horrible at getting that stuff switched. We still have our Arkansas tags on our vehicles, still have AR phone #'s, AND i still had a Texas drivers license from when we lived in TX back in 2002!!!! LOL! I just had to get it renewed so i had our current TX address on it now. BUT my plan is to get it all switched to TN when we moved...that is the plan anyway. lol. But yay..good job Denise! And i love your blog too! :)

Letty said...

Your house is beautiful! It totally does not look like a "rental house"- it's very well cared for! So many nice extras (bonus rooms/ master bedroom nook?- how cool is that!)!

denise said...

Thanks, Shawna and Letty! You are right, Letty. It is bigger than our old house. It has 3 bedrooms, a "sitting area" in the master bedroom (which houses our computer desk) and a bonus room (playroom) upstairs above the garage. We were blessed to find something that was not a normal rental, so we could feel like we had plenty of space since, at the time, our AR house was not sold yet and we didn't know how long we would be renting. We close on Feb 16th and so we are now house hunting!

Dumpysunshine said...

Denise,
Everything looks beautiful! I know it was a lot of hard work, especially with the boys underfoot. Thanks for the review of the Trios. I might give them a try, in pink and purple, of course!

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about your family. Hoping and praying the transition to TN would be as smooth as possible. I Love the Blog. Brooke and I enjoy seeing pictures and reading the postings. The Rental house is beautiful. I am sure it feels great to be somewhat settled for now. Thanks for keeping us posted. We love You guys. Talk 2 ya soon.
Traci

Hanging with the Rhinehart's said...

Glad to see your settled (a bit). We just moved so I feel your pain. How do you like Tn. So far?

Mary said...

Wow, Denise! I am so impressed - you got setup so fast. Of course, that sounds like you, so I can't say I'm surprised. Happy house hunting!

A. Kathleen said...

I agree with all the other commenters (is that even a word? lol) that the house is gorgeous! So does not look like a rental! Too bad you couldn't just live there. And how jealous I am of the picture of the house in the snow! You did a fantastic job! Love, A. Kathleen

mom said...

GREAT job on capturing the front view of the house with the snow falling!! You've done a remarkable job since we left in making it home-sweet-home. Luv the collage. The deco on the walls definitely made a big diff. Called you a bit ago to tell you we are getting your "TN weather" ~ about 1-2" of snow so far... Missing U & my munchkins. ♥♥♥♥♥ for everyone.

Jessica said...

Love the post Denise. CANNOT wait to see the house!! :) Maybe when Matt goes on a missions trip (whenever that ends up being). Love you!

denise said...

thanks everyone for your well wishes! In the midst of getting settled, I just wanted to not have to rush but we wanted it done when Dan started classes. However, now I am VERY happy that it's DONE! We are meeting with a realtor today about some houses nearby :)

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