Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy House Anniversary!

Six years ago today, we closed on our house & moved in.  It was freezing cold (much as it is today) and rainy, but we were happy to move in and begin to settle in to our life here in Texas.  We have made many changes to the house since moving in, but not nearly as many as I'd like to make.  Our plans are to stay here at least until K graduates from high school, so there's still time!  Here's what the house looked like when we bought it in 2005:

Obviously the before was not taken in February, but the home had been on the market for a while, so I would guess it was taken in the early fall since the grass is actually green. And here is the picture I took of it today. 
The tree is so much bigger out front!  Plus we have totally redone the front bed (it looks pretty pitiful at the moment, but come on, it's February!!), & painted the exterior.  And, if you know me, you know I HAD to have the front door painted black!  It was so strange to me that here in Texas, the front door is usually the same color as the house - any siding, trim, garage doors and front door are usually all the same color - can you say BLAH!?! Painted front doors are finally starting to catch on here, but I had mine painted in the first year - SO. MUCH. BETTER!!

I have so many more things I'd like to do - like put slate tile on the little front porch & walkway.  But we can only do a little at a time, so at least I have a lot of DIY to look forward to!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see what the yard looks like this summer. You were always a much better gardener than I am.

    Cha Cha