Saturday, April 17, 2010

A New House Again



After months of construction we finally put the finishing touches on our basement. Voila! Our living space doubled. Once the carpet guys finished installing there was no stopping the girls. They got right to work hauling down their mattresses, clothes, dolls, and STUFF. I don't think the squeals of delight could be matched by any ride at Disneyland. Their 3 years of sharing a bedroom finally came to end. Now they each have a bedroom to call their own and they are thrilled about it. I actually heard Brynn say to herself as she was organizing her room, "I'm going to make my bed EVERY DAY!"


Plenty of room down here to shout for joy and do cartwheels.
Brandon's excitement was equal to the girls when he was able to finally enjoy his Christmas present. This cougar fan got a giant BYU fathead logo for the wall. I have never seen such ambition as I did when he was measuring , centering, marking out where his beloved "Y" would go. He did all the work and after it was up.....Ahhhh you should have seen the look on his face. It was pure joy! Wish I had a picture of that one. He finds excuses now to come downstairs just so he can turn the corner and "Ahhhhh" admire the fathead.
I have loved de-cluttering the upstairs and moving all the toys, clothes, books and extra blankets downstairs.
But best of all, Buddy no longer has to sleep in our closet. He has moved into the girls old bedroom and hallelujah! I can put my clothes in there again! Winners all around.
Having a basement has been wonderful. Without the kids and toys we have a much quieter and cleaner main level. Sometimes it's too quiet...so I go down to check on them and they are happily playing games or organizing their shelves and true to her word Brynn has been making her bed every day!




































6 comments:

Megz said...

Yay to your new house! What spaciousness in your basement. Maybe it's worth the 3 years of crowded rooming to make everyone appreciate their new space even more.
I just don't know how Buddy could have stayed in your closet for 2 years....
And love the Y logo of course!

T said...

BIG whoo-hoo for all the space!!!

stephanie said...

looks great! I remember how excited I was to get my own room after sharing for years.

cold cocoa said...

It does look great. So nice having extra space for the kids to play.

Sher said...

Looks good in the pictures. I can't wait to see it in person. We'll have to arrange a visit.

Laura said...

Perfect! Now you can host all of the home school events at your ginormous house! and we won't have to incur the wrath of the Richfield Youth Center Nazi Woman...