Sunday, March 22, 2015

Moving Day and New house.


Lady Avalon is watching everyone load our moving truck.



                                          Saying goodbye to Grandma and Grandpa




                                       








We loaded our truck, slept on mats that night, then left at 5 AM the next morning.
We drove about 800 miles that day and spent the night in La Grande Oregon in a hotel. 





We got up early again the next morning and kept driving another 400 miles. We drove along the Columbia River and the fog was incredible.






When the fog broke we could see the Lonely Mountain in the distance. 
Kal'el wanted to go fight Smaug.



We actually made it to the ocean that day.


We lived in a hotel for a while while we got most of the major renovations done in our new home. New flooring, new paint, new hot water heater and some major cleaning.
There is still a ton to do, but we are working on it little by little.

Here are a few pictures of the inside:



Kitchen


Fun tile on the back splash in the kitchen





 Leif working hard on the addition of our future rec and project room.





Kal'el's Room







Bathroom
There are two bathrooms, but we still have tons of work 
to do on the second one before I take pictures.



Living room
Yes, we still need to get furniture, 
but the kids are enjoying the large space to run around.

See our forest out the window!!!





Deirdra's Office





Shop
Leif picked out the green color.
Obviously its still a work in progress.







Storage Room
Another BIG project.


There are a few other cool rooms (including the master bedroom with walk in closet),
but I will save those for when they are more finished.






The Outside
Bird nest


Moss on the curb




Blossoms on the trees

MORE MOSS! I'm in love with moss. <3


Stepping stones.


 Mighty tree roots
Stuff that we will clean up and make even more beautiful.

Gardens

Strawberry Patch


Blackberry Jungle



These blackberry bushes are seriously eight feet high.






Gophers --- or something.
BTW, all the white stuff you see on everything is blossom petals.
I only had a few minutes to take pictures, but I will get more of the forest later.


Our Cottage














Travel images:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/La_Grande_OR_-_aerial.jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Grande,_Oregon&h=181&w=279&tbnid=oj0JQ9KRMx5L8M:&zoom=1&tbnh=110&tbnw=169&usg=__rarUgDO_gEYPILA-V4zScQdY5d8=&docid=E0QMKFRByx2BMM&itg=1
http://www.alexmody.com/photo/wanderers-in-the-mist/
en.wikipedia.org
traveltips.usatoday.com


7 comments:

  1. I'm so, so, so happy for you! If ever anyone ought to live in a cottage in a magic forest, it should be you! :)

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  2. Hoe fantastic a place for your family!

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  3. I'm thrilled to see you so happy and living in such a lovely setting. How amazing! You are amazing...hugs~

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  4. Great pictures. You must be really busy getting everything in order! Congrats.

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  5. Love your new place! We lived in Oregon 6 years and loved so much about it. Watch that moss - don't let it grow on your roof, it will eat up the shingles. It also loves the inside of your window frames (along with mold). If the blackberries get out of hand get some goats - they will keep the canes in check. We had pygoras (pygmy angora) they produce great fleece and unlike milk goats don't need to be tended to each day. Best of luck on your new adventure.

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  6. Love your new place! We lived in Oregon 6 years and loved so much about it. Watch that moss - don't let it grow on your roof, it will eat up the shingles. It also loves the inside of your window frames (along with mold). If the blackberries get out of hand get some goats - they will keep the canes in check. We had pygoras (pygmy angora) they produce great fleece and unlike milk goats don't need to be tended to each day. Best of luck on your new adventure.

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  7. Happy homecoming, enjoy your beautiful new life together.

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