Our New “House”

“If you don’t want to move around, don’t ever marry into the military or the ministry!”

(That’s what I always say)!!

Because it has been 18 months since we moved to Giddings, we thought….what the heck, let’s move!! So, despite everything we have going on this summer, we threw moving into “the mix.”

On June 28th my friend, Gina, put a “status update” on FB that said she and her husband had a duplex that was going to be available soon…..Even though we weren’t really looking for another place to live, it never hurts to ask.

Well, it turns out, it was BIGGER and CHEAPER than our apartment! So, what did we do?  We decided to move. So, on July 1st, when I sent in our rent payment (for the apartment) for July, I also wrote a 30-day notice letter–stating we would be out by July 31st. But, because we are going to Pre-Teen Camp this week, we moved on July 26th!

So, here we are. In a new place–and it’s great!! !:)

Before I show you pictures, let’s do a little “background.”

We’ve moved 7 times in the 7 years we’ve been married (living in 8 different places)! 🙂

3 houses
2 duplexes
2 apartments
1 trailer

Anyway, here’s our new duplex!

We got keys!! :) Thursday morning

We got keys!! 🙂
Thursday morning

Unpacking

Unpacking

Lillie helped us ALL DAY on Thursday!

Lillie helped us ALL DAY on Thursday!

We have a drawer in our kitchen! (It's the little things in life that are so enjoyable)!

We have a drawer in our kitchen! (It’s the little things in life that are so enjoyable)!

We have a HUGE closet!!

We have a HUGE closet!!

Sonic break time!

Sonic break time!

Dana came over on Thursday night to eat with us!

Dana came over on Thursday night to eat with us!

Lillie and me Our 1st dinner in the new place--Pizza Hut!

Lillie and me
Our 1st dinner in the new place–Pizza Hut!

Friday morning at 6AM Paul started moving stuff!!

Friday morning at 6AM Paul started moving stuff!!

Lillie, Dana, and Melissa all helped us move

Lillie, Dana, and Melissa all helped us move

Dana helping us move in

Dana helping us move in

Lillie laying on our couch in the duplex

Lillie laying on our couch in the duplex

Lillie playing on Paul's Ipad

Lillie playing on Paul’s Ipad

Dad "helping" us unpack

Dad “helping” us unpack

How many guys does it take to install a washer/dryer

How many guys does it take to install a washer/dryer

perfecting the art of "put it at the bottom of the stairs and take it up when you go"

perfecting the art of “put it at the bottom of the stairs and take it up when you go”

our living room

our living room

our "Harry Potter" closet

our “Harry Potter” closet

Kitchen

Kitchen

other side of the kitchen

other side of the kitchen

And, in case you are wondering–we don’t live here anymore! (I accidentally drove there–into the parking lot–after leaving Wal-Mart on Saturday)!!

CAM00649There are no pictures of upstairs because it’s still a “work in progress”–we haven’t put all of our clothes, shoes, etc. up so the floor is still “messy”

We do love it!! It has a backyard and a garage!! 🙂 So much storage, it’s unbelievable!!

I really enjoy it–and I think we’ll like it!

 

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