Monday, August 18, 2014

We're home!

In case you missed the news, we closed on Tuesday, drove to Fairbanks on Wednesday to load the U-Haul (& the sale recorded while we were there), drove south on Friday & unloaded the U-Haul on Saturday.  I need to give a HUGE thank you to Nick's parents, Tom & Debbie.  They drove up with us on Wednesday & we couldn't have gotten packed & out of Fairbanks without them. When we unloaded on Saturday, his parent's were there again, along with my parents.  On Saturday it was my Poppa who saved the day by bringing some extra help.  Kenny that works for him & Kenny's friend Andre were instrumental in unloading the truck in record time.  We were thankful for the help from both sides & happy that both sets of parents got to see the new house.

As we keep getting the house in shape, I'll keep sharing pictures.

(A few of these were also posted on Facebook, but most not)

keys & garage door openers!!

Rosie & I head inside

the lovely gift basket from Hall Quality Homes

Rosie's first meal in her new home

she really likes all of the windows

washer & dryer, woohoooo!!!

our fridge!

I love this couch, it's beautiful AND comfortable!

Rosie approves

curtains are up

her favorite new spot

Monday, August 4, 2014

Now it's REALLY for real!

The one thing we were waiting for has happened, woohoo!  Since we have the appraisal it looks like we will get to close on time, provided no other issues pop up.  (PLEASE pray that doesn't happen, I can't take the stress lol!!)
Here are the pictures the appraiser took, I included them because it shows the stain on the porch & because I just love my kitchen!  =D

Friday, July 25, 2014

I got to go inside & get a sneak peek!

On the way down to Anchorage to hang out with Poppa.  As he was mid-procedure,  I swung by the house to take some pictures of the carpet through the window.  In a very happy coincidence, the lady who does some of the construction cleaning was there & let me in to walk through & take some pictures. So, voila!

I know I'm biased, but it's SOOO pretty!!!

living room, stairs & entry

kitchen & dining


look at that huge 5th eye!

cabinets & countertop

we have a TON of plug-ins...

fireplace is all together & tiled, it will look great peeking out from the mahogany mantle!

family room

family room

love the light!

Rosie's new bathtub


downstairs bathroom



love the bedside windows!

master bath

master bath

master bath view

back on the middle floor


love this window


Sunday, July 20, 2014


Eek!  It is getting so close!!!  We won't be able to go inside until the 8th, but we still enjoy peeking through the windows.  The carpet will start going in on Monday & there are a few fixtures here & there, plus they need to stain the floor of the porch & the back porch.  Still, that's not much!!!

Warning, I took a fair amount of pictures...  =D

Nick posing with our beautiful new fridge!

I can't WAIT to use this fridge!!

the ice is in-door & the other door has tons of storage plus you can barely see the large 
bottom crisper door too.

I don't have pictures of the washer & dryer, (we didn't decide on them until driving away) but they're pretty awesome as well.  The laundry room of my dreams, lol!!!

So yeah, COLOR!  I know right??!!  I have to admit, I almost cried.  
I think it's just beautiful!  <3 

you can see the counters a bit better here

kitchen & bathroom flooring


utility sink in the laundry

downstairs bathroom

LOVE our front door!

random picture of the gas fireplace enclosure, but it shows a better representation of the color.
In some pictures it looks gray, but it's actually a dark charcoal-y blue




I love this.  The white really pops against the blue & the blue is dark enough to be a great neutral!
I can already picture the riotous colors of peonies in front of the porch!