Thursday, August 9, 2012

Our Old House

...well really it's our current house but for the past two months David's been referring to it as the "old house" as in, "I want to live in our old house" and "I want to bring our old house with us to Florida".......

You'll just have to forgive me for the gratuitous house pictures you are about to be subjected to but I like to use this blog as a place to document our lives so that I can look back through old posts and get nostalgic for how little everyone used to be and I'm feeling more than a little nostalgic and weepy at the thought of leaving this home.  It's the first real home we've had as a family--it's hard to count a less than a year stint in an apartment when David was born as a home--we've made real adult friends here, we've had and lost babies here, we've grown here and we are not the same people leaving it as we were when we arrived.....Yes, I've loved the time we've spent at this "old house".......

PS I don't normally go around randomly photographing the house--I took these for our landlord so she could get new tenants--which she did after approximately three days of posting the ad--I think it's because we changed all of the wall colors from circus extraordinaire to neutral, neutral, neutral.....I'd show you the befores but I'd hate to damage your retinas......

I'm going to miss this old place--all 1300 square feet of it, including the master bedroom which for some reason doesn't have any heat or air vents and the thin walls and of course all the character and charm that comes with sixty year old homes.....but compared to our new place this house is a spring chicken :)  

I know, it's not incredibly impressive and this is pretty much it, minus one tiny bathroom and landing at the top of the stairs.  I think my decorating style could be described as part cottage and part hand-me-down with a sprinkling of I-found-it-on-the-side-of-the-road-and-spray-painted-it for good measure.  Mostly I try to keep the house looking tidy, uncluttered, and most of all cozy so it has that homey feel we love so much :)


  1. Your house definitely looks cozy! You have great taste! Did I read correctly that you'll be moving into an even older home in FL? It is hard leaving behind so many meaningful memories. A new journey awaits you!

    1. The *new* house is a 1940's bungalow...but the lady in the housing office said it had been remodeled in the 90' I guess we'll see what that means exactly--I think I'd like to know if that was more of a 1990 redo or a '99......from the floor plans the closets are definitely a little lacking :)

  2. Cristina I love your stuff!!! And it's DEFINITELY a cozy family home....I can feel all the love there. And, knowing you and Chris, I know there's lots of love to go around! We miss you guys! Here's hoping our paths cross again soon!

  3. Your house is really cute. You do such a good job of turning a house into a home. I'm sure the next one will be just as cute!

  4.!! You have an amazing talent for decorating! If I send you pictures of my 1940's fixer upper, can you make it look as good? ;-). I'm seriously pinning this post for future reference.


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