Monday, September 14, 2009

The inside of our new home

This weekend we were able to take both of our parents to our new house so that they could see the inside. Here are some of the pictures. Please forgive the mess as the former owners are still cleaning it out. in fact some of the stuff will most likely be staying and we will be sorting through it as we clean etc.

Here is the laundry room it is on the main floor and just off from the kitchen and the back door.

Tim is excited about the bathroom because it is much larger than the one in our current living situation.

This is the master bedroom. It is fairly large. There is another approximately the same size but with less closet space. Then the third bedroom is a little smaller.

Here is the living room from two directions. I think mom said it was 22x18? But don't quote me.

It even has lovely brown shag carpet!

My favorite part is the kitchen. It feels huge after having such a small one in our current house.

There is a lot more counter space and storage space.

This is one of the rooms down stairs. As you can see there is a lot of things to sort and go through so that this room will be usable.

This is also down stairs and this freezer stays with the house. Score!!!!

Here is a picture of the stair way leading up stairs to the main living quarters.
We are very excited and are counting the days until the papers are officially signed and we can move in. I believe we are at 2 weeks and 3 days! Remember our house is always open to visitors. So don't be strangers.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

1st Place in The Local Bee

Here is Ansir this morning before the Bible Bee!

He looks so handsome.

He started with an hour long test that had 200 questions on it and 16 questions in the oral exam.

My darling son came away with first place over all for the local competition. He placed first in the written test second for the oral test to have them combined for the over all top score.

We are eagerly awaiting the national results to see if he qualifies for the national competition in November. That competition will be in Washington, DC. We should find out some time this week.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Our New Home

Today our family traveled to Minot to talk with the owners of a house in Alamo, ND. We have come to an agreement and once the papers are drawn up we will be the owners of this home. We are set to move in Oct. 1st. We are very excited.

Here are a few pictures of the outside of the house from different angels. The windows on the end of the house (west side of the house) are for two of the bedrooms. There are three bedrooms on the main floor.

There is a small deck out side of this entrance (the north side of the house) and as you can see the basement has the larger windows. There are two bedrooms down there and a great room.

This is the back part of the house (east) where the main entrance is. There is a little room where you can see Tim stepping down from the sitars it is like a mud room.

Here is a picture of the south side of the house it also has a small porch. There is no garage or shed but we figure over time we will be able to build one.

We happened to run into the son of the owners of the house while we were taking pictures today and he was busy combining. I took this picture. I thought it was a great action shot!

We praise God that he has given us this opportunity to buy this house an can't wait to have company in a house where we actually have room to enjoy each other. I will update again with inside pictures next week. Mom and dad get to come and see it next Saturday. I can hardly wait. I will also give an update when the official paper work is signed and money has exchanged hands.