|One of our rare "snowfall" days :)|
I'm happy we're staying in Tennessee -- it's a great place to live. I will miss where we are. . .truly a place where "everybody knows your name".
The biggest question we get is "what is your timeline?". We honestly don't know. His new job was great in allowing him to choose his start date. We have put our house on the market before (we've been here 8.5 years!) and know that it's a tough one to sell. The house, neighborhood, and community are *great*, it's just that we're sorta far out of town (for people who grew up around here) so it's not a desirable area for natives. The Lord has provided this path for our family and He will pave the way. . .no doubts. We like being out of town, but that's not for everyone, for sure.
We had some work to do to get the house on the market :)
I'm liking our paired-down, neater pantry and laundry room! It's hard to keep up on a daily basis -- obviously the "before" picture above was an accumulation of about a week of 6 people living together but mostly working and out of the house!
Also busy touching up. . .y'know, all the "little" things you never get around to until you look at the house through another set of eyes. . .
|Frederick's bed/desk area|
|Thomas's bed/dresser (his desk is also along that wall to the left too)|
The boys room. . .
|Bonus room above garage. . .2 closets as you walk in to the right and left|
Marie worked so hard "staging" her room. . .she did a great job!!! (My full-on picture, not so great)
This gives me such great insight into who she is. . .she's a neat girl :)
|Walking in off the kitchen (door on left)|
We have a first-floor master, which we weren't sure about when we first moved in but now love and would want it this way again.
Frederick was 2 1/2 at the time. . .but it's never been a problem and is a great guest suite when people come to visit :)
We have 2 walk-in closets and a HUGE bathroom!
This is our living area. . .I'm surprised I don't have more pics. The entrance is straight ahead, as you're coming in through the garage door (in the kitchen).
In the other two shots, the front door is on the left, right to the left of the 1/2 table in the bottom-left part of the bottom picture. I have always imagined a window between the buffet and chair on that side wall. We already have 3 windows in the room -- one on each side of the television and one at the bottom of the stairs to the left of the front door when you are looking at it from the inside. At one time our "office" area was where the chair is at the far end of the room. . .it was a convenient place but I like it so much this way too. . .I find myself sitting in that corner all.the.time (and wishing for a window -- ha!) I love the space and function of this room the most. . .it is cozy at Christmas and large enough to hold 20 or more people for our Sunday School gatherings.
|My cozy Christmas living room. . .|
My favorite room. . .by FAR. . .is my dining room (straight ahead in the shot to the right)!
|Dining room, looking in through the living room|
window in a couple of years ago. And here's some pictures of the actual installation. . .
There is a deck off the back of the house. . .again, any outdoor space is going to rate high in my book.
A few years ago I re-did the dining room table and. . .well. . .I just love how it turned out. Tom doesn't like the chairs so much but. . .oh well.
|Dining room, looking in through the kitchen|
That's the house tour! This is where we have lived. . .made "everyday" memories. . .homeschooled. . .celebrated birthdays and holidays. . .laughed, loved, and gathered. We hope (and are praying for) the next family that will call this their home. If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested, our Realtor's information is in the first picture :) Or you can e-mail me of course (contact info in the right sidebar). We are moving forward regardless, as the Lord provides. We are going into this new season together, holding one another up and not alone. Because we are together. A family that loves adventure as much as we crave stability. We know the next season is just around the corner so we are savoring every moment of every day that we are privileged enough to live. This is now "a place to live". . .a place we will miss, that we have taken loving care of for the new owners, whomever they may be.