Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pictures of the new house

It's been almost 2 months since we moved into our new house. We still have a lot to do around here but this is what it looks like right now. Most of the pictures were taken with my iphone and the lighting wasn't that great in some areas.

The kitchen

The kitchen

The kitchen

Kitchen/family room.

Master bedroom

Family room


Media room

Hallways to Maddie and Lily's rooms from game room.

Hallway to Maddie's room.

Game room

Lily's room

Family room

Maddie's room

Dining room

Dining room with hallway to kitchen.

View of the foyer, front door and door to the garage.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sleeping kids and new beds

They boys desperately needed new beds as they were still sleeping in their cribs turned toddler beds.
They were ready for big boy beds. I was thinking twin beds that could be made into bunk beds later on. However, in the new house we are planning on having them share the downstairs bedroom for awhile and it's pretty tiny. Two twin beds would barely fit in there and they are not ready to sleep in a top bunk considering they often wake up at night and come into our room. So we decided to get some kids beds from Ikea, they are bigger than toddler beds but smaller than twin beds. I was lucky to find one cheap on craigslist (the blue one). Lucas loved it and we thought we'd just buy a new one for Jakie, to match. He was, however, set on wanting a white bed like Lily has. Then just the day after picking up the blue bed I found a white one on craigslist. They love their new beds and they're much more comfortable than they were in the old ones.

They got to pick out some new bedding, pillow shams and duvet covers, at Ikea. They picked some with animals on. Lucas was excited about his fox print. In Swedish it's called "räv" but somehow he kept calling it "röv" which in Swedish actually means "butt". It was hilarious listening to him talking about "röven".




Here's one of Lily sleeping. Picture taken just after her blood sugar check. Most of the time she doesn't even move while we check her at night. Some nights she'll wake up and say something funny. Last night she sat up and said "I'll do it myself!", then she laid back down and fell asleep in an instant.

No sleeping picture of Maddie. I don't think she'd appreciate it if I sneaked in to take a picture of her sleeping. Actually, Lily might not either.....oops. :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

House update.

We're making progress on our house! Here are the latest pictures.

The front. Concrete for the driveway and walkway will be poured shortly.

View of the kitchen from the family room. We've choosen to have the cabinets painted white.

Kitchen/eating area.

Eating area/family room.

View of the family room from the kitchen. Entrance to the master bedroom on the right.

Family room/eating area.

The balcony overlooking the family room. Entrance to the master bedroom(to the left) and laundry room (to the right) underneath the balcony.

The master bedroom.

The master bathroom.

Kitchen and hallway to the formal dining room.

The formal dining room.

View from the front door. Formal dining room on the left, hallway to the family room and kitchen straight ahead.

The staircase.

Gameroom and entrance to the media room.

View of the staircase, hallway to Lily's room (middle) and hallway to Maddie's room (right) from the gameroom.

Hallway to Maddie's room.

Maddie's room.

Looking down from the balcony.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

House update

Here are the latest pictures of our house. In 2 days we are doing our pre-dry wall inspection with the builder as well as our own private inspection with an independent inspector.

This is taken in the media room upstairs and this will we a 2 room closet/storage room. To the right we will be storing our media equipment and to the left will be storage for things like seasonal items and other boxed up things.
Fireplace in the family room. The room behind it is the master bedroom.

Standing in the upstairs game room with view over the media room and the closet in the background.

Eating area off the kitchen with walkout to the backyard.

Front door and entry hallway.

Looking up to the second floor from the family room/kitchen. To the left will become a balcony. To the right is Lily's bedroom and in between will be her bathroom.

View of the kitchen from the family room. Since you can see through the walls you can also see the front door and staircase. 

View of the family room and eating area from the kitchen/hallway. Kitchen will be to the left of the picture.


View from the front door. Formal dining to the left. 

The front of the house.

Sandstone for the front of the house, it's called Milsap.

The back of the house. Still missing windows in the master bedroom. Maddie's room is above the master. You get an idea of the size of the backyard also. Plenty of space for a pool (in the future) with some lawn space left.

Looking down from the top of the staircase/game room.

The pictures from upstairs were actually taken before the rest, earlier this week. I don't have too many picture from upstairs just because it's kind of scary going up there. No walls, free fall to the first floor. ;) By next week they will probably dry wall and put up brick and stone on the outside. It's such an exciting process to see the house take shape. The kids, especially the boys, are fascinated and loves to go visit.