Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Home Tour + Surprise Announcement

Yesterday, we gave you our tips for making a house into a home. Today, we thought we'd pop in and give you a look into the house we just bought. Keep in mind that this is the "before" tour of the house. In other words, this is what it looks like before we clean, paint, and make the place our own. Make sure you go all the way to the bottom for the surprise announcement - it's something we've been keeping close to our hearts for a couple of months now!

Let's start with the outside of the house. The house is a single family home. The house sits on three and a half acres of land. It has an attached two car garage and a separate pole barn that could hold a lot. (The husband has plenty of storage space for those lawn tools!) There's also a small pond on the property but we haven't taken any pictures of it yet since it needs cleaned up quite a bit!

front of the house


Now, lets head to the inside of the house! We bought a three bedroom, two bathroom house. It's around 1300 square feet with a full basement (so double that square footage!). The master bedroom has a large walk in closet and giant soaking tub. The kitchen is also nice and big compared to our tiny one bedroom in California! We plan to use the basement for additional living space as well because it's in good shape and doesn't have that creepy basement feel that some basements get.


living room

 front bedroom

 back bedroom

master bedroom

As you can tell from the pictures, our stuff hasn't arrived yet. The furniture you see in the pictures is what was left by the previous owners. We have replaced the air mattress with a brand new bed, which has us both super excited! Our old bed (which was in great shape) will be going into the front room for guests who come to visit (such as my parents in October!). That just leaves the back bedroom needing a purpose. We thought the following might be a good idea:
By the way - moving while pregnant isn't exactly a party - especially with the hoops military insurance makes you jump through. We are excited and looking forward to welcoming a new addition into the family in February!!


  1. Awwww! Congratulations! What a whirlwind of happy stuff surrounding you! I love it!

    1. Thanks!! Whirlwind is definitely the right description!!

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    1. Us too! So glad we got to see y'all this summer. :)

  3. Soooo exciting! Congratulations and I hope you have a smooth and easy pregnancy!

    1. Thanks! So far it's been super easy (well, aside from the travel and moving LOL).

  4. Awww congratulations!! So excited for you!!

  5. I KNEW IT!

    Actually, my mind just automatically jumps to pregnancy whenever a married woman says she has a surprise. I'm right about half the time.


    1. Haha! Mine jumps there too when a married woman mentions a surprise!