An Ode to a House


Today marks three years since moving into this old fixer upper. This home has been a beautiful place to grow roots in a community we have come to love. This home has housed many fits of laughter, sickness, healing tears of joy and heartbreak. We are prayerfully navigating teenage years and learning how to grow deeper in our marriage. The front room provides sun bathed naps. The backyard has given us many s’mores nights with loved ones. Family dance parties in the kitchen are often had when the music moves. I find myself caught in the crossfire of neighborhood kids nerf gun fights that take over the whole house. We have embraced team work makes the dream work when faced with the never ending leaf supply that our glorious trees shed. We have tackled so many DIY projects we have lost count. We have painted every square inch and are slowly making this home ours. This year we have a few significant changes coming. Some due to need and some for sheer pleasure. We will forever be grateful to the previous owners who loved this home well. We still here stories of fun times had here by neighbors who once came to this house as kids. I hope we too can leave behind the same great legacy.

Now to head down memory lane…

The before - Master bedroom, kids spaces, family room & kitchen, living, dining, & powder room

Ellie’s room today & before

Kellen’s room here

Kitchen revamp on a budget, here

powder bath update here

New laundry closet, here

the dining room here

our living room although the leather chair has shifted and this one took it’s place

our family work station here

our family room here

Want to see even more of the progression, you can see them all here.