We are just shy of three weeks in this new home and daily I am blown away that this is our house! Getting here wasn't easy, but worth it. I have been running non stop since we put our offer in on this house. After packing every inch of the old place, and getting the new house settled, I am so tired! So very tired but so very in love with this house. I am extremely humbled by the love and support I received during the move. Many friends and family swooped in and helped whip this place into shape. The biggest part of the move that I left our was that Scott had to travel the day of our move. He literally loaded the truck Friday, unloaded everything into the living room with the help of several friends, showered and headed to the airport, and headed to Paris for the next seven days. The reality of that whole set up didn't set in until I saw how dirty the new house was. If you know me at all you know that this is a major set back for me. There is no way any box us getting unpacked in a filthy house. Friends came in and went to work all in the name of their crazy OCD friend. By Sunday I was feeling much better and by Monday I was ready to start getting the kids into their rooms. We had all been bunking together on our mattresses in the Library room until the carpets were cleaned.
We started by assembling the boys beds first since their carpet was dry first. As I was finishing up and they were starting to bring their blankets and mattresses into this new room, they took one last jump on the floor mattresses, crashed into each other with enough force to toss the youngest backwards into the heater box. I am of course not knowing any of this is going on since I am in the new room cleaning up the Ikea boxes. Suddenly I hear the screaming, not the I bumped my head scream, but the I'm dying scream and the OH MY GOSH screams from the older siblings. By the time I reach the room where they are, I am greeted by a pool of blood on my comforter and a super bloody four year old. I transported him to the bathroom, found the source of the bleeding and decided that this was truly worthy of a hospital visit. With my amazing friend Abbie on her way to stay with the big kids we headed out. After a couple hours were were back home with a few hair tied stitches. Google that, it's pretty crazy.
My Aunt happened to be in town during all this craziness too. She popped over at all the right times and helped paint, clean, bring dinner and build dressers. I had also gotten my mom on board with driving down to help out too. Once mom arrived Tuesday, we started getting some serious unpacking accomplished. I painted, she unpacked and within a few days the house was taking amazing shape! Scott was completely blown away after a week away. I can not thank my friends and family enough for all the help! It took a village, but I am confident to say this was the fastest move I have every accomplished in our 11 moves. I love everything about this house. We have many years ahead of us to continue to make it exactly the way we want it, but for now, it's our perfect place.
So without further delay, the bedrooms:
The Tween Room
We have more to complete on this room, but it involves spray paint, so will have to wait for warmer weather. She chose a neutral wall color and is adding pops of light turquoise. We will paint her bed white, update her fan and white frames to her wall. Her ideal was a zen garden, so we went simple with color allowing her to still have some girly elements.
Double Trouble Boys Room
This will be transformed to a modern superhero bedroom. We will be adding subtle hints of their favorite superheros their room.
Antique Inspired Master
I have several amazing antique pieces that my mom has passed onto me. Two of my dressers are being refinished, once completed they will be added to this room. This wall color was original, It's growing on me, but I think we will eventually change it up and add some modern elements.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!