Our New House

September 4th, 2009 by Jason

On Aug 29th, Shannon and I moved into the first place we’ve ever owned. It’s a townhouse in Walnut Grove, a nice little community at the north end of Langley, BC. We’re really excited to finally be homeowners (other than the big mortgage part), and to be settled in one place for a while. For one thing, we’ve lived in 5 places since we’ve been married, with the longest being almost 1.5 years in a tiny cave-like basement in New Westminster. So, it would be nice to not move for a while! For another thing, we’ve had lots of our stuff in storage for the last 10 months (since before we left for Africa), so unpacking was a bit like Christmas, as we re-discovered things we’d forgotten we had.

Here are a few pictures of the new place:

Nice open living room and dining room, that you enter into from the front door (at left, out of the picture)

Nice open living room and dining room, that you enter into from the front door (at left, out of the picture)

The kitchen is at the back of the main floor, with a skylight on top to let lots of light in

The kitchen is at the back of the main floor, with a skylight on top to let lots of light in

This nook is attached to the kitchen (you can see the counter). Most people probably use it as a dining room, but Shannon had the brilliant idea to make it a rec room. That will also make it more functional when baby comes along, as they can be playing close by while Shannon is in the kitchen. To the right is a sliding glass door out to our small patio.

This nook is attached to the kitchen (you can see the counter). Most people probably use it as a dining room, but Shannon had the brilliant idea to make it a rec room. That will also make it more functional when baby comes along, as they can be playing close by while Shannon is in the kitchen. To the right is a sliding glass door out to our small patio.

All the bedrooms are up on the second floor. Here's the master bedroom, with a large south-facing window (may get a little hot in the summer?).

All the bedrooms are up on the second floor. Here is the master bedroom, with a nice large south facing window (I wonder how hot it will get in the summer?)

Here's the room that will become the baby's room! It's a nice shade of hurt-your-eyes orange right now.

Here is the room that will become the babys room. Its a nice shade of hurt-your-eyes orange right now.

The 3rd bedroom has a wrap-around desk installed into the wall, which will make a great office and place for Shannons scrapbooking and craft work.

The 3rd bedroom has a wrap-around desk installed into the wall, which will make a great office and place for Shannons scrapbooking and craft work.

We actually have 3 bathrooms in this house! A small one on the main floor, an ensuite, and a main 2nd floor bathroom.

We actually have 3 bathrooms in this house! A small one on the main floor, an ensuite, and a main 2nd floor bathroom.

We realized we have quite a bit of "garage stuff", but have never had a garage before. So, this will be nice. And, Shannon was very happy for us to finally get a deep freeze. It's already got lots of frozen berries, frozen pie crusts, etc.

We realized we have quite a bit of garage stuff, but have never had a garage before. So, this will be nice! Shannon was also very happy to finally get a deep freeze, and is busily packing it full of frozen berries, pie crusts, meat, etc

6 Responses to “Our New House”

  1. Beth Says:

    ooh, looks super-great!! congrats. and i love that your baby’s room is already filling up!!

  2. sally Says:

    Yay! I was waiting for pics of the new place all done up in your own style. How exciting it must be to come home to your own home every day. You two have certainly patiently worked toward that end. Congrats! Can’t wait for an invite to see it in person!

  3. Cheryl Says:

    Looks awesome!! I’m so stoked for you guys …. can’t wait to see it in person!

  4. Cheryl Says:

    Looks great! I’m stoked for you guys …. can’t wait to see it in person! 🙂

  5. Karen Says:

    Awesome! Looks super nice! Congrats! 🙂

  6. Jacob Says:

    When we come for a surprise visit, or otherwise… we should have some garage fun!