Thursday, June 23, 2011

6 Months

I can't believe that 6 months ago today, we closed on our new home! Wow, how time flies when you're having fun.....or should I say, doing repairs, painting, gardening, replacing fixtures, etc., etc., etc. The never-ending joys of home ownership! But every single day, I am thankful for owning this home......every single day! We looked for MONTHS until we found the perfect home for us.....and luckily, we had an amazing realtor that never gave up on us! She was there for us all the way & we've now become close friends. The above picture was taken the day we looked at the home & put our offer in on it. Notice where the for sale sign is.....we have since planted a Magnolia tree in it's place as a way to 'mark' where our sign was :)
And here is what our home sweet home looks like now (after a rainstorm). We've taken out the two bushes along the garage near the front sidewalk as well as the little pine bush, currently working on bringing the grass back to life (we've been told that the previous owners never watered it last year), added a bunch of angel figurines, hanging baskets, some rose bushes, fixed the fountain, installed a storm door, replaced 3 light fixtures (front porch & by the garage), resurfaced the blacktop driveway & put our rocking chairs on the front porch.....and that's just what we've done to the outside! The inside is a whole nother story (see previous post about all the painting we've been doing)! And in case you're wondering, yes, Jim & I do use the rocking chairs quite often in the evening, sitting out there relaxing, listening to the birds, frogs & crickets & just enjoying our new home :) I can honestly say that with the 3 homes we've owned in the last 20 years, this one is by far my favorite of the three! We both absolutely love our home & our neighborhood & realize just how blessed we are to be here! It truly is our Home Sweet Home! And I told Jim that he's going to have to bury me in the backyard cause I'm NOT moving again :)

Truly feeling blessed,


Ryzmomplus2 said...

wow amazing transformation just on the outside! I can only imagine all you've accomplished inside too! Looks great and congrats!

judyny said...

benita So glad you're happy in your new home...It looks beautiful~ you certainly have a gift with your decorating skills, I've been following your blog for a long time starting way back with your prima flowers post. I've missed your posts,as I enjoy your photos and am inspired by your skills. Welcome back, Judy

Linda said...

I like what you have done with the yard. I also like how your kitchen looks without the wallpaper, the sage makes it so cozy.

Sarah C. said...

Beautiful! I could tell just glancing at the before/after shots the hard work you've put in. Amazing how a house owns you, isn't it? ;)

krystal said...

Benita, I have been following your blog for several years now too. So glad to see this post, so happy for you and your husband :) We are in the process of looking for another home as well, it certainly is a roller coaster ride! Look forward to seeing more posts as I love your decorating, thanks for sharing. Take Care!! Krystal in Pa

Aimeslee said...

Hey there, Benita. I'm glad my blogs are still on your list. I still read you in my reader. Hope you keep blogging.

Love the improvements you have made on your house. White walls bother me too. xoxo, Aimeslee