Friday, July 15, 2011

It's Our House's Birthday!

She's turning 4 this week! (decided the house was a "she," since she's so high maintenance).

Ok, well, more like 27... but she's turning 4 since her life started over the day she met us :)

Four years ago this week, we closed on our house and wandered the empty rooms, our heads spinning with possibilities.  We started out with some crummy, dorm-quality furniture and a 50" tv... you can guess who made those choices.

We slowly accumulated more stuff, including real places to sit and art on the walls.  Over time, we have made it a home.  It's a work in progress, for sure, and sometimes I can't believe it's been four years and I haven't done _____ (there are LOTS of blanks I could fill in on that one!)

Oh yeah, and our house is a diva and decided to get herself a few b-day presents.  She must have been watching too many of those reruns of My Super Sweet Sixteen and didn't quite realize her parents aren't millionaires too.

She got:

A Mazarati  brand spanking new air conditioning/heating system!  She sure picked a goooood month to throw a hissy fit and demand a new one!

AND, girl got herself a snazzy new water heater as well!  Tony and I happen to like warm showers, so we obliged.

Too bad her little gifts are keeping her from getting any others for a while.  Selfish brat.

Now that I'm done hating on my house, I'll treat myself to a little before and after montage, to remind myself that I really do like this place.  All of the Before pictures are ones taken the day we moved in (ie, before I was obsessed with documenting our lives... so they aren't perfect).  While we have a long way to go, I'd say we've done a pretty good job in the past four years, considering we were starting from absolute scratch!

Um, yeah... need to update my photos... please excuse Christmas

Happy Birthday House!


  1. Happy Birthday house! A furnace/AC and a water heater in one month? Ouch!

  2. Happy birthday, house! She'll be good to go for another 20-30 years now. What a great gift!

    Love your living room. So cozy!

  3. Good improvements and the stone on the fireplace is great!


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