Saturday, October 03, 2009

The Grand Tour

Pin It So I promised you all a tour of our new home... so here it is in all it's chaotic glory!

When you walk in our front door the living room is to your left and the staircase to the bedrooms upstairs is directly in front of you. I have my "office" set up on the far end of the living room and that is where I am sitting as I type this post...
The living room is really the only room in the house I have managed to get mostly organized. Mostly.

Here is the living room from the entrance to the dining room...
When I sit at my desk I can see the living room, dining room, outside the front window to the yard and outside the dining room window to the back yard.

My dining room is large and pretty and half filled with unopened boxes...

Keep in mind I have spent an inordinate amount of time flat on my gimbled back this week instead of unpacking. I've been generally useless.

Hence the state of my kitchen...
I know. I totally should have made it all look pretty before taking this picture but honestly? It really hasn't looked pretty yet.

That is our "new to us" fridge and stove and dishwasher. Love 'em.

We have WAY more cupboard space in this house so even though the kitchen is relatively small we have plenty of space for everything. Except garbage. There is really no good place for garbage and the recycling bins. Still working on that problem.

But just take a look at these amazing pantry cupboards...
To the right of the pantry is the dining room and to the left is the stairs to the basement.

The basement? Is currently in a scary state of disarray...
And yes, that is my poor son perched on his sister's Diego chair watching TV in the midst of the chaos.

And did you know it is extremely difficult to do laundry when your back is whacked out? It's true. In fact my chiropractor even told me not to lift laundry baskets. So you can just imagine the state of my laundry pile... but just in case you can't here is just a glimpse...

That is just the stuff falling out of the already full laundry room. The pile is massive. And scary. I may never get it all done. And my poor husband has to traverse the laundry mountain in order to get to his office... the door is just to the left behind the pile. Fortunately he is very tall and has an amazing ability to pass by huge piles of clothes barely noticing their existence.

My boys seem to have inherited that skill as well and don't seem to mind piles of clothes on the floor of their room...
Their room is absolutely huge. It is still not entirely put together (obviously) but Aiden is thrilled to have his Lego table in there and Owen has his favourite toys as well. Their room looks out over the back yard and is directly beside the bathroom.

We have done nothing in Olivia's room since we (and by we I mean my incredibly helpful friend Michelle) just finished painting it. It was hockey red and blue themed before and so I got permission from the landlord to make it a little bit more girl friendly.

The walls are hospital white... which is scary considering Olivia's love of drawing on large white surfaces. But we bought cute pink paint and painted her dresser because she asked for a pink room. I'm sure her room will look cute once it is done...

And there is just NO way I am going to show you a picture of our room. It is just a big jumble of boxes. It is a disaster area. Horrible. Just picture a large room full of boxes with a bed squished in and you've got the general idea.

So there you have it! Our home. We are very pleased with it and I will be even more pleased once this ridiculous back of mine smartens up and I can get it organized the way I want it! I'll show you all more pictures once I have things like pictures on the walls and a few more boxes unpacked :).

10 comments:

Shoz said...

Just take care of your back and do what your told!!! The boxes will still be there when you feel better! And I am pretty sure that doug could put through a load of laundry on his way through the room if he tried :)

A.Marie said...

Oh, I do wish that I lived closer to you; I'd come right over and help! I've been in your situation before, and if it hadn't been for my wonderful Mother, I don't know what I would have done! :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Maybe now it's chaos, but it is going to be a wonderful home Tara, can't you just feel it? PLEASE take it slowly and let the chaos win for a while-- it'll help all of your long-distance friends feel a little better if we know you're not hurting yourself.

Little Missus Sunshine said...

It looks like a lovely home! Don't worry about those boxes or laundry. Your poor back is definitely more important than the list of "to-do" stuff. Hope you feel much better really soon though!

Dakotapam said...

tara, it looks like you have done great, considering that you have children and a whacked out back! And hey...my laundry room looks like that a lot...and not just when I am pregnant!

Anonymous said...

I think you've done remarkably well considering. Doug is doing a good job of compensating for your disability; he and I seem to be sharing some of the load in the laundry room. Never mind, Sweetheart, these enforced rests are for our good, dontcha know!!! Your new home is truly lovely, and y'all look good in it. Love u, Mom.

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Amanda Daybyday said...

Looks nice, Tara. Rest your back...it'll get done eventually. And I love Olivia's dresser. So sweet.

Becky Mayerle said...

Thanks for the tour and your house is looking pretty good in the pictures. I love the yellow and blue in the kitchen/dining room. And please keep taking care of yourself. love ya

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Wow, your new house looks great! As for those boxes: Remember your BACK is the priority and they will still be there to unpack later :)

 
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