Rockin' The Empty Nest

Two of our Favorite Things about Virginia

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When we found out we were being transferred to the DC area, I messaged our good friend, Shannon, and told her the news. We asked where we she live. She, of course, said my her. She and Dean did most of the ground work for the house hunt with our realtor. Dean headed home (via Arkansas for fishing) before we had a for sure place to live. The one we were going to settle for was not very close to our friends. A couple of nights later, on Dean’s last…read more

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The Dogs Love the New House and Yard

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The girls are really enjoying the yard. It is so big! There are no privacy fences, so they are able to be very, very social! They also really like chasing the squirrels and birds. You can watch the video of them here: IMG_1414-2 The windows are just right for them to look out and to bark at all of the neighbors who pass. I put boxes in front of the windows, and they move up to the upper level to be able to see over the box! Crazy girls.    

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The “Big” Bathroom

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Of course one of the first rooms you have to do in a house is the bathroom. The pretty shower curtain hides the very attractive pink and black tile in the tub. Thankfully, the tub was white! We reused the bathroom rugs and the dirty clothes hamper Joy Anna had in college. Since the photo was taken, we have moved it out into the hall as it was blocking the vent. 

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Seeing the House for the First Time

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When we arrived, we were so happy to see the house. It really feels bigger than it is – or at least it did until I got my furniture in  (pics of that to come!) We were pleasantly surprised with the gorgeous roses all in the front yard.        

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A pantry where there was no pantry

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The kitchen is very tiny. Minuscule might be a better word. There are only a few cabinets and one open shelving where the wall oven was. The new stove took up a lot of counter space and all of the drawers. We are working on the kitchen. One of the big problems was we had was no pantry! There is one closet at the bottom of the stairs out side of the kitchen. It has carpet in, so I wasn’t sure how that was going to work. We decided it…read more

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A New Start

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As much as I hate the phrase about starting a diet and the way that it gets a bad rap for starting on Monday, it is time to get back in control of healthy eating and exercising. Of course I would do that when I am so tired and exercising seems like the worst idea in the world! The last few months have taken a toll on my eating habits. There were so many “We have to eat there one last time” and sometimes that ended up being two or…read more

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