I love houses like some women love shoes. If Steve and I are bored on the weekends (which doesn't happen often) we like to ride around town and peek into the open houses. I've mentioned before that we've moved a lot. This is our first house..kind of. We did live together in Boston in this apartment. Right after we got married we drove to Alabama so Steve could start flight school.
I went to some discount store and bought all this furniture on a whim..probably with wedding money. I don't regret a lot in my life but man I wish I could say to my 25 year old self.."hello?" Oh well. I wanted so badly to display all the wedding china. Anyway, we were in this house for a year and a half. Stephen was born here.
Here we are in Germany. Can you tell I just took pictures of my albums? I'm too lazy to scan. So in Germany we decided to not live on the military base and it was one of the best decisions we've ever made. I loved this house..loved our landlords..Erich and Lieselotte who could not speak a word of English except "Steve want schnapps?" I swear whenever Steve came home from flying Erich would be waiting at the door with a drink for him. Stephen called them Oma and Opa and they were like his first Grandparents.
Here they are outside are house on our last day in Germany. I want so badly to go back there with the kids. Hannah was born here.
From Germany we moved to Ft. Knox Kentucky. We lived on the military base here. While I wasn't crazy about the house I did love the neighborhood. We had a big playground right in our backyard. And remember that non-existent green thumb I talked about recently? Apparently I had it here in this house. I loved to garden here.
These are pictures of our backyard. My good friend Angie lived here too with her son Jack who was Hannah's age. I was so thankful to find Angie! We're still friends...and her husband is still in the military...Miss you Ang!
This would be the first house we bought after leaving Kentucky and the military. Steve took a job with Boeing outside of Philly. We wanted a good school district for Stephen so we ended up in Chadds Ford, PA. I wrote about our house here. We were only in this house a little over a year.
I wasn't kidding about the wine labels. I was pregnant most of our time here so Steve did all the work. Isn't that always the case? Will was born here.
We left PA for NH. We're getting closer to home now. We lived in 2 houses in NH. This one was the first. It was close enough to walk into the village. I loved this sunliner. We had a stream in the backyard. Once again Steve painted and painted and painted.
I wanted a pink dining room and he made that happen. No births or pregnancy's here. We were in this house for a little over a year and then I saw this house for sale in the village...
I was dropping Hannah off at school when I saw the women put the sign in the ground. I called when I got home and BEGGED Steve to come look with me. He swore he'd never buy another old home after the issues we were having with the house we were living in. But I won him over and we bought it.
I loved the backyard. Many many parties held here!
View from my kitchen sink in this house was nice.
You all know how I love a well organized/stocked pantry. No babies in this house either.
I cried and cried over leaving this house.
And here we are. Back home. Griffin was born here. And although there won't be any more babies born I do know that this is not the last house we'll live in.