Most of our family and friends know by now, but we did keep it a secret for quite some time. And now it's finally time to let everyone know...
Dave has lived in our little old house for over 7 years (since he graduated college) and I moved in 2.5 years ago. It was a perfect spot for a bachelor and then a young couple plus a pooch. But now that we're married and our 30th birthdays aren't so far away anymore (yikes), it's time to move on.
Photo cred goes to Megan!
Our new house is about 10 minutes away from where we live now. Although Valley Forge National Park won't actually be in our backyard anymore, it's still super close and we have a creek that runs along the edge of our yard, so we can pretend. The house is huge with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths! The storage space is unreal. We have a wood stove and a fireplace. There's a huge back deck. The school district is awesome. There's a nice park and a local trail right down the street. It's an amazing house (minus the often soggy backyard and super steep driveway - yes, we'll be investing in a snow blower)!
Courtesy of googlemaps - hence some of the weird glitches in the photo. I owe you a better one!
The house belonged to Dave's grandparents. His grandfather moved into a gorgeous retirement community about 2 months ago. Although the grief from his grandmother passing in February is still present, I know that her love will live on in the house. I think of how unique it will be to create memories with our own family in the same house Dave grew up spending time with loved ones and celebrating holidays in. Although I can't say we're sticking with the ivy wallpaper themed kitchen, there are plenty of details and decorations in the house that will continue to remind us of Dee for years to come.
We're slowly but surely prepping the house for our move in, but we've been so busy that it's sort of been on the back burner. We're currently removing wallpaper, picking out paint colors, and doing lots of cleaning. We're also working on meeting with a contractor to redo the master bathroom (goodbye tile & stand up shower). Our goal is to move in sometime in October. It sounds so far away, but there's plenty of work to do and my weekdays are currently consumed with cheerleading! Did I mention I've never painted a room before?
At some point I'll have to do a house tour, but in the meantime...
Do you guys have any painting tips? What's your favorite living room wall color?