Monday, May 9, 2011

Our New Home

On Tuesday we moved into our new place in Yakima, WA. It is a house that has been converted into a Duplex. We live in the back side, which is great because we get the fenced yard in the back. Maybrie was thrilled from the minute we walked in.
Here she is helping me clean the cupboards:
Taking a ride on the plasma car with daddy out back. She tried to get me to ride it with her a few times and has been quite upset that I can't because there is no room for her with my big belly!
I found a little table and chairs super cheap on Craig's list, and Maybrie was SO excited! She has eaten lunch outside everyday this week!
We have found many toys and books that Maybrie hasn't seen in a year... it has been funny to see her discover them, it's like Christmas all over again! She cracked us up when she emerged from her room like this!
While I was unpacking the other day I thought I heard snoring. I looked around and found Maybrie like this in the entry way!
This is the lovely Mother's Day surprise Brian left in our apartment for me to find on move-in day! It is so nice, exactly my style, and it has an extra leaf, so it will last us a long time! I thought the flowers were a cute touch! :)
And now for the grand tour...

Our kitchen/dining area (you can see the sliding door to the backyard as well)
Another view of the kitchen
Our big backyard (Maybrie was playing and wanted to pose, of course!)
Our living room (view from the right of our entry)
Our bathroom (the only downside is that you have to go through our room to get there, but there is a lot of storage space that I have been loving!)
Master bedroom
View of living room from master bedroom hallway
Living/ Kitchen
Living (that is the door to the Master bedroom/ bathroom)
Our fireplace (Brian and I found this awesome mirror at TJ Maxx that works perfectly. I think it is our new favorite thing!)
Laundry room (I love that it is separate and has storage space!)
Laundry room (Yay for storage!)
Maybrie's room (view from entry)
It is big and long, which will give her a great space to play!
We are so grateful for all of the help we had moving. Brian's work provided a truck/ trailer, our new ward showed up with five men to help move in, and Brian's parents and sisters helped a TON! Also, our new neighbors on the front side of the duplex are LDS and have two kids ages 4 & 2. They had us over for dinner the first night. They are super cool and we have instant friends. The only downside is that they are moving in 6 weeks. Hopefully we'll get cool neighbors again. Anyway, we are very pleased with our new place. I have done more this week than I have in the last month! It is a good distraction from the pains of pregnancy for me. Only 8 weeks to go! I am excited to get everything set up for our new baby Thomas!


  1. Must feel nice to finally have your own home!! I'm gonna miss you and the fun treats you would bring me from visiting teaching:->

  2. Yay! I love the new place--it's perfect! Having a fenced yard is awesome. It makes being a Mom sooo much easier! I'm glad you guys have your own space again, even if it means we don't get to see you as often. Tell Thomas that I said he needs to be nice to you and not give you too much aches and pains! :)

  3. ahhh, excuse my bad grammar-- Thomas should not give you too MANY aches and pains. :)

  4. I LOVE your place Summer, it is beautiful! I love your big backyard!

  5. SO exciting! Congrats! Hope the next 8 weeks go fast. I bet it will with all you have happening

  6. What a cute home!! And Brian DID do good on the table! It's gotta feel wonderful :)

  7. So happy for you guys! It looks so nice and big, especially the yard - AWESOME. Maybrie's expressions in those pictures crack me up. I especially love her looking like a smarty pants with those glasses. :)