Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Living in the "Big House"

As many of you know,we recently moved to a new house (new to us anyway). We bought a foreclosure home just 3-4 miles from our old house. During the process of buying Addison and I had to make frequent trips to the new house to meet different people who were checking or fixing things. I found it hard to explain to a 2 year old what this new place was so we started calling it the "Big House" because it is so much bigger than our old house. We moved in about 3 weeks ago and only then did it occur to me that "Big House" didn't sound right, but the name has stuck. Addie still refuses to call this our house. It's still the "Big House". And big it is, but we are hoping to grow into it someday.


Family Room


Family Room from Kitchen


Master Bedroom



Empty Formal Dining Room

Empty Formal Living Room (someday this room will have a loveseat and piano)

Empty Loft area

Another view of the loft

My favorite room of the house, the big empty bonus room or "game room" as we call it.

Did you see a trend there at the end? A lot of empty rooms. I'm sure it will be that way for a while. But we are enjoying our new house and neighborhood, but miss our old friends. But we're not far away...
I know I didn't post a picture of my kitchen, but it would have taken too much effort to get it straightened enough to take a picture. I decided I had put off posting about the house long enough and we'd have to do without a picture of my kitchen.

11 comments:

hillari said...

Your new home looks beautiful! I love the game room. We would love to come over and see it sometime. Miss you guys, living it up in the big house!

Maylene said...

Ooh, it looks so nice! That's great for you guys. We had heard that you moved so I was hoping you would post up where you ended up :) Plus, I love looking at houses. I bet Addison has so much fun running around in all that space.

Jenni and Eric said...

Beautiful!! I can't wait to see it in person! have fun decorating.

Stacey B. said...

I didn't know you were moving!! Congrats and I am sooo jealous of all that space! I can't wait to get a bigger house...1800 sq ft just isn't cutting it for all 5 (almost 6!) of us. Did you sell your old house? It's so fun to have a new space to decorate and fill up.

Labrum Family said...

It looks awesome Carly. I wish I were there to help you decorate it, but you will do great!

Brandi Jo said...

That is awesome!! Are you guys still in the ward boundaries? Congrats!! :-)

Merianne said...

It's gorgeous! WOW! You're so lucky to be living in an area that is somewhat affordable. Living in DC is killing me, and I've had to resolve myself to the fact that we may never own anything because it's so stinking expensive. Our condo is about the same size as your game room, and I'm not kidding!

I LOVE the new house, you guys deserve it and I'm so happy for you!

Andrew, Amy & Evelyn said...

I love the BIG HOUSE and the empty rooms. I would love to throw out my junk and have some empty rooms waiting for nice things! The play room is the best...Elly can take care of the problem you have in it right now with it being so clean though! :)

daherfamily said...

wow!!! i love your new house. it is huge! can we come move in??? love it...

The Dominguez Family said...

your house looks beautiful!

Adam said...

So this means you have room for visitors?