Thursday, May 20, 2010

Our new home in Tennesee...

So I know most of those that look at this blog have probably already looked at the pictures, but I thought I would describe them a bit now...


this is the front of the house from the street...with Bryan's car in the driveway...it even matches the house! How fun huh?

This is what you see when you first walk in the front door. If you turn to the left this is the wall you see with the garage door and the stairs going up.

If you turn to the right from the front walk way this is the formal dining room area...but since we don't have a formal dining room table, or must else formal for that matter, we have made it a sitting/ piano room.So this is the piano room. Bryan enjoys it and i am working on filling the new book shelf with other things than just piano music!If you go to the right of the piano room, you go down a little hall...And to the right of the hall is Weston's room. It was already yellow, but I think it works with the theme we already had going...blue and red with trains.If you go back down that hall the next door to the right is the...

Bathroom, which Weston wanted to be in the picture for... I tried to decorate it in tan and red. i think it turned out ok. The next door on the right from the bathroom is the laundry room. It is not too bad sized, but the dryer does not fit all the way back to the wall, which kind of bugs Bryan and I, but we are not too picky :o)Then if you go further down that same hall, it is Kambria's room. She LOVES the color green and her white and pink furniture work great in it! I have added some hints of black in the picture frames and will be working on getting some curtains up in her room soon. If you go back out to the hall you will come to the kitchen. Yes these counter tops look granite, but they are not. They are just laminate. but it fools all who look...including us when we first saw them. And the appliances are all stainless steel...which I still don't like!! they do look nice though.




There is still a lot of decorating that I would like to do...if you notice the empty top of the cabinets...but I am looking around and learning before I do anything more...or spend money for that matter!



From the kitchen you have the eating area. Our table's color matched perfectly with the hard wood floor. Kambria wanted to be in this picture. and here is a shot from the family room looking at the table and the sliding glass door to the back yard.This is looking from the front door into the family room. It is nice and big. We had a hard time trying to figure out a way to set up the furniture due to us not having a flat screen like the owners did...they had it hung over the fireplace. But since we don't have/ want/ need a flat screen right now, we decided the mirror (which was my mother's day gift which we actually bought on our house hunting trip and had the store hold until we moved here) would cover the hole there and we could just do the entertainment center at an angle.



This is the stair case going up to the play room.

this is the view when you get to the top of the stairs. We put our big lovesac in there, with the futon and the computer desk and ALL of the kids toys. It is the only room upstairs, but it is big and the kids love to play in it...although we had to get a separate air conditioner to cool it down enough to even want to be up there...it is above the garage and it gets HOT!!! this is the view if you are on the futon looking back towards the stairs. This is the back yard from our sliding glass door. They have HUGE yards here. And they are ALL grass! this particular yard has one small rose bush thing in the corner. The big difference is that they don't have to water their yards hardly, if ever! So that makes it easier to have just lawn for the whole yard.
so this is the view looking to the right of the backyard...and this is looking to the left of the backyard.


this is straight out...we are on a hill, which is a good thing because the house was not flooded, but some neighbors behind us to the right were TOTALLY flooded, but being on a hill, you can see into all your neighbors yards

so that is out house here in Nashville. It sometimes still doesn't feel real, but we are slowly getting used to it.

We have meet some nice people here. We have already met a family in our ward who have a little girl named Cambri...which is short for Camille Breann...and she happens to be only 3 weeks younger than our Kambria!!! They are already friends.

We have very nice neighbors, but this heat/ humidity thing has kept me inside so far with all the unpacking stuff I have been doing. So my next adventure is to meet some more families around our house and get to know more of our neighbors...which we never did in Windsor. So that is my new goal.

The nest post will be about some of our adventures thus far!

9 comments:

Jackie B. said...

wow! it's beautiful! congrats. how are you liking it out in TN?

Gwen said...

It's beautiful...and looks huge! What a neat place to run and slide and be a family. Congratulations!

Jennifer B. said...

What a beautiful house! Love the backyard, looks like so much fun for the kids to play in :).

Russell Family said...

It's gorgeous! How's TN? We need a post with details on life out there..

BEStrickLoving said...

Wow! You have such style. Your home is beautiful!

Tamie said...

i'm impressed that you made it to tennessee --- what with all the flooding in nashville (is that even where you guys are?)
the house is beautiful!!! did you do all the painting yourselves or did you move into all that gorgeousness?! enjoy your adventure!!

Its a young life.... said...

Very nice! Looks like an awesome place to live! Congrats!

Ashley said...

I'm so glad you posted! I was just about to email you because I need your new address. The house is beautiful (so big!) and I'm so glad you guys are ok from the flooding. I want to know how everything's going! I'll have to email - but it might be a while, knowing me. Miss you guys!!

Heather said...

It is gorgeous! I love the big yard!! Maybe I will come visit you... I need a little southern tour.