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.
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!