Monday, May 25, 2009

On the Move!

Once we knew a little person was going to join us Aaron and I decided it was time to sell the house to buy something more suitable. As housing prices are low at the moment it means we can afford to buy a house in an area that would have previously been way out of our budget.

We spent a few weekends painting the kitchen, bathroom and guest bedroom, plus we ordered a skip and removed building materials that the previous owner had left behind in the back yard. By the time we had finished our de-clutter and paint jobs I was regretting the fact that I hadn't put in the effort earlier - all that hard work for someone else to enjoy!!
Still, it was worth it as the house sold within 6 days of being on the market - a lot quicker than we anticipated.

The front yard after the gardens had been weeded and tidied

The main bedroom

The guest bedroom when I bought the house

The guest bedroom after we'd repainted it... why did I wait so long to do it!

The back yard when I moved in... what's with all the ugly sheds???

The back yard as it is now, minus a few sheds and some gardens in place - much better!

We spent a few busy weekends getting the house ready for sale but we certainly learnt a lesson, and if our next house needs painting we'll do it straight away so that we get to enjoy it!

Now all we have to do is find our new home!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

6 months & counting!

Aaron and I have been so busy over the last few weeks I really haven't had time to post anything! We have finally finished working on the house and we put it up for sale - only to sell it for the full asking price 6 days later!!

A blog about that will be coming soon!

In the meantime here's evidence that I am well and truly expecting a baby!

I am 23 weeks (6 months) pregnant today!
The bump is now well and truly showing!

Ella seems to appreciate the bump; it gives her something to snuggle around!