September 19th 2014, Michael and I moved into our very first home. It has been exactly three years since we held the keys in our hands for the first time. Three years since we packed all of our belongings into a huge u-haul and moved out of our first apartment in Dowagiac Michigan. These past three years have flown by! I feel like we just moved in. So much has happened in our personal lives since moving in. I finished my prerequisites for the nursing program, I was accepted into the nursing program, and I completed the nursing program. Michael has left banking and entered logistics. We brought our first fur baby, Jax, home here, and most recently our fur baby Denver. The house itself doesn’t quite look the same way it did three years ago. My favorite part about owning our home is making it ours. I’ve loved every minute of renovating and decorating. I still have so many ideas for this house. I’m hoping I can get them all done before we sell in two years. Even though this house is just a flip house and we do intend on selling it, (outside of the capital gains criteria), it has a special place in my heart and will probably always have that special place, because it is our first house together and so much of our life has happened here. To celebrate out three years I’m posting all of our past project photos here to reminisce on all the projects we’ve done to our home.
Dining Room: *Current Project*
Bedroom: has changed over the years. We started with navy blue and white, and now we are on white, black, and tan.
Outside: *Current Project*
Okay, that is all the pictures I can post! I have plenty more but these show the general idea. As you can see, there is much more to do! Homeownership has been a busy life since the start. In the future we plan to rebuild the front porch, put a fence around our backyard, extend the back deck, new drywall upstairs, new carpet upstairs, and decorating, decorating, DECORATING! I hope you enjoyed looking back at all the pictures with me. Thanks for reading!