Thursday, April 18, 2013

Outside: Before and After

 This blog has to end somewhere...and today is that day. There are millions and millions of things that will be done to the house and to the farm that could be blogged (and many things that we have already done that I won't ever get around to photographing...) In theory I could continue this site and have endless stories and adventures about baseball fields set up in the front yard, the garden, the hens, the long list of livestock we plan on obtaining. I could share about curtains and holiday decorations and furniture that I plan on re-doing. But I think I'm done. Anything I want to remember I will share over on the other blog. But I want to get at least one pic of the outside on here. I am ordering a blogbook today so that I will have all of these before and afters to browse through with my family and reminisce about this crazy adventure.


Honestly, it isn't fair to say this is the after pick. Except for new paint and roof, we haven't really accomplished what we want to on the front. We work on the landscaping daily and what was once a dense jungle is slowly looking better. I know it's a process, but by the end of this summer it will look so good!
We are so, so happy in this house. Every single day one of us remarks how much we love it, how happy we are here, how beautiful it is. We love it. Just last night Brad asked me, "Did you ever think growing up that you would be married to a Seminole State professor and live in this house with 3 kids?" I told him not in a million years. Because I didn't. I could have never imagined that this would be my life. I'm not sure what I thought my life would be, but whatever I thought, what it is is so much better.


  1. What a beautiful home it is. Thanks for sharing your journey with us! Wishing you more blessings in your new home!

  2. love it all! You guys did great on it and will continue to make it more beautiful!

  3. Noooooo!! I don't want it to be over!!!!!!

  4. Thanks for sharing your journey with this house. It has been awesome to "go thru" it with you. I have referenced your murphy bed several times for my inspiration. I'm sad it's over, but am so glad you have a awesome house!!