Thursday, August 4, 2011

We've Moved.....a month ago!!

Well We arrived here in Miles City the first of July and it has been a bit of a whirlwind since! We pulled in to town and unpacked for two days straight....We then headed to Utah for the Fourth of July and stayed for two weeks. Leaving our house in complete disarray. Our kitchen walk out area was packed with empty boxes and packing paper galore! It was definitely a sight to come home to. We also accidentally left an un-emptied garbage bag ...that was a fun surprise!

Now that we are home we are getting more and more settled our house is starting to look like a empty home but a home...I'm sure it will take no time to fill it up.

A little about our house and Miles City.... Miles city is a very old town I would say about 75 percent of the town are old houses. When we were looking for a house We wanted a new house but we soon realized it would not be worth the investment to build and started looking for an older house....boy was it disappointing! Many of the houses were too small (1-2 bedroom) and some had alot of work to do before we could even consider moving in. Luckily our realtor had a friend who was considering selling their house. Long story short we made an offer they accepted and we now live in a 5bedroom home built in 1915. The interior has all hardwood floors and an unfinished attic with potential of a master suite.
The house sits on five original lots sitting at a diagonal. To one side of the house we have a sunken garden area that is just AWESOME I see a lot of adventures there in our future. The picture below is pretty dark because the sun was going down but if you click on the photo you can see its awesomeness.

The house is surrounded by these purple flowers and lilies which I like but you only get to enjoy them part of the summer. Next year we will have a bit more color going on at the Cook Home

We have a lot to do inside before I take pictures. I'm hoping to get working on painting trim ....everywhere... It makes me tired just thinking about it :)
There are a lot of things we don't love about the house... like no air conditioning (that will change next year) but I think that comes with any older home. We are just happy to have a home big enough for our little family.


Heitmann Family said...

congrats!! I can't wait to see pics of the house all fixed up!!

Fuller Family said...

I saw you commented on my blog and I was super excited to see you posted too. I love your yard in our next home I really want an adventure yard. We are having a little girl in Oct which has been more fun to shop for than I thought. Your kids are darling, it's crazy to think it's been so many years since we both have big bellies hanging out in Des Moines!

Melissa said...

Hey can I ask a favour?
Could you take me off your side list of names?
Dru and I are trying to go more private without going private and we'd appreciate not to be on peoples lists.

James and Jessica Ford said...

Oh I am so glad you posted. Where the heck is Miles City and what the heck are you doing there? ha ha. Your house looks so charming! I love old, charm houses. They are the BEST! Your kids are adorable and I hope Chris is living the dream!