Thursday, June 17, 2010

What I Love About My House

Last week, Grace from Sense and Simplicity challenged her bloggy readers to post “What I Love About My Home”. The point is to see the lovely things about our homes and see beyond the fixings we'd love to do if we had the time and money.  A tribute to Love-Me-For--What -I-Am kind of thing.  She will be doing a round up of them today, June 17, 2010.  I won’t make the round up since my post is coming on right on the “due date”.  But she did inspire me to post about my home and how Sun Kissed Husband and I found it.  It’s a story of what’s meant to be for you, will always be there at one point or another.

It all started back in 2003.  Sun Kissed Husband heard about a house being for sale at his barbershop.  When he told me, I went to see it and fell in love!  Then reality set in and we realized we couldn’t afford it without selling our then current home, a townhouse, which wasn’t even on the market at the time.

So Sun Kissed Husband passed the word on to a friend at his job.  He told him about a great 4-bedroom house, with guest quarters, on a lake, with a pool, on a cul-de-sac, around the corner from an elementary school!!!  His friend jumped at the opportunity and gave a deposit for the house the minute he toured it. 

Fast-forward three years later and said friend put OUR house on the market.  Actually, he never even had to put up a For Sale sign up.  He told Sun Kissed Husband he was selling and it just so happened that we had our townhouse for sale as well.  With a couple of little bumps on the road, the rest, as they say, is history.  We closed on OUR house and moved in two weeks before Thanksgiving Day in 2006.

Wow, that was a lot of wordage for my blog that’s usually filled with more pics than words!!!  You still with me?  Because here come the fun part.  The PICS!!

I love how welcoming and inviting the living room is.

I love what we now refer to as the “in between room”.  It was originally the dining room, but after a couple of walls knocked down it opened up the space “in between” the kitchen and the current dinning room (which use to be a bedroom).

I love our comfy-cozy family room.

I love that we have a sunny playroom for the Sun Kissed Boys.

I love the "undefined room".  It's an office, Wii room, and guest room.

I love our “Beach House”.  Well, it’s really my mother-in-law’s home (not that near the beach) but doesn’t it sound better saying Grandma’s Beach House?!

I love this huge tree in our front yard with my $20 dollar craigslist swing.

But most of all, I love making endless memories in this home with these Sun Kissed Boys!!! I

Yanet  IIIII


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gina3 said...

That's a great house. The rooms look so large with lots of space. The beach house is awesome. I can see why you love it. By the way, you can still contact Grace, she may do a second roundup next Thursday.

ABBY said...

Beautiful house, beautiful decorated looks like the houses of any show on HGTV.
For you and your Sun Kissed Husband, should be a dream come true.
And as you said, there are endless memories in your home with your 3 handsome Sun Kissed Boys.

Suzanne said...

You have such a beautiful home! I love the letters on the wall of the play room. And you know I'm a sucker for a white kitchen!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Oooh, pretty! I love the floor, the ornamental screen, the big letters! And it's so clean, oh it's clean, I'm not worthy....

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love your post - what a wonderful story of how you got your house, and what a beautiful home filled with 3 cutey-patutey kids. Now I have to decide which photo to put on my post - I'm back to re-read it.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I would love to have your playroom. It is so open and has so much space. What a great house.

My name is PJ. said...

Beautiful house and fabulous tree!!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a great house and a wonderful story.

5thsister said...

I love this house too. Great story. Cute kids. Lovely home. Makes for a perfect post!

Anita@GoingALittleCoastal said...

Hi Yanet, I loved the pictures of your home. The playroom looks like such fun. Love the letters on the wall and the old trunk in the corner. Reminds me of one my parents used to have. I saw another in the family room, lucky you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

RNSANE said...

The best thing about this home is that it clearly is so full of joy and love. It is amazing that you ended up getting the house, after all, with just a little delay. I love it, with its spaciousness and room, something that is nice when you have 3 "sun kissed" or "rain
dampened" boys. I, also, have three sons - 39, 27, and 25 - the last two were born when I was 38 and 40 ( was I crazy? ). I ended up raising them all alone after my 42nd birthday when I had extensive back surgery and was disabled for a year and a half. My husband just left...and shirked all his responsibilities. Never did I appreciate being an RN more! And my sons are the best!


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Tina said...

Your home is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

nannykim said...

Nice and roomy. I bet your boys really love living here! I noticed some blue mason jars in the kitchen! Wherever did you find those?

Jenny said...

Yanet, you have a lovely home. A lovely family!

Thank you for sharing this special post with us!

I loved my stop here!

A+

laterg8r said...

wonderful to be grateful for what you have :D

Viki said...

What a beautiful home you have. Thanks for sharing. Great W post.

Jingle said...

beautiful life demonstrated here...

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A very beautiful home! And beautiful family too :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Well, I see why you love your house. It is beautiful. You boys are adorable.

Teachinfourth said...

I'm completely blown away with how amazing your house is!