Friday, August 21, 2009

Home Didn't and Home Did

Care for a few more home didn'ts before we get to the good stuff? Too bad, I want to share them anyway.

We did not rent the home that called this a "roomy Master Bedroom closet":


And as comfortable as I try to be with my body, we did NOT rent the home with the toilet mirror wall. (Can anyone ever be THAT comfortable with their body?):


Nor did we choose the home that had the "fun recreation room" for entertaining guests in:




Nope. Instead we chose the only normal, safe, big-enough-for-our-huge-family house we could find in our price range. And we love it!!! The only problem is that we are really paying for this place with the commute. Mr. Hotness has a 3 hour round trip commute each day and the kids and I currently have a 1 1/2 hour commute each day taking him back and forth from the train station each day.



But it is worth it!


This is the view from our front door:

Connecticut is such a lovely place to live.

17 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

It is SO beautiful!

Magirk said...

Welcome home to Connecticut! The view is great.

I've been wondering what happened to you, hoping the move went okay. And may I just say, I'm so glad you didn't go with any of those other 'lovely' places! Haha! ;-D

Hope you get settled in quickly and enjoy your new home.

Becky said...

That rec room looks like the basement on That 70's Show.

Amber M. said...

Looks like you got the best end of the housing stick...those first 3? Atrocious!

Poppy said...

Nice to have you back...I did miss your posts. What a beautiful house and setting. That is near what I envision my dream place to look like. I love green. Good luck in getting settled.

Lisa said...

Welcome back! Hope you are getting settled in!

Commutes stink. My husband has done it for years and it gets worse every year.

Your home looks beautiful, but I hope you don't have to commute forever!!

Rochelle said...

Very nice!!!!!

PJMcD said...

Very nice, I hope you have a good lawnmower, or maybe you could get a couple of sheep.

Sea Star said...

Connecticut is such a beautiful place! I spent most of my mission serving in that very area. I spent a lot of time in New Cannan, Norwalk and Darien. Such a nice place to live but the commute into the city wouldn't be fun everyday. But it is worth it. Your kids will get a lot of audio book in each day as they drive Dad to the train.

I hope everything settles down soon. I can't even imagine what a move across the country entails and with 5 kids too.

Enjoy all those different Ice Cream brands.

Aunt LoLo said...

1) Your house is gorgeous!
2) Is that first picture upside down?! Please tell me that it is.
3) Ummm...what IS that thing next to the toilet in the bathroom???? Is it like the shortest sink ever made?!

Beth said...

I swear I've been in the house with the great rec room. Honest, my friend Carol was a nanny for a family with a basement just like that in Rye.

The Lazy Organizer said...

I cannot imagine that commute! I think I would rather sleep in a tent in Central Park than have to drive that far but books on tape might make it bearable.

It's a lovely home and view. Much lovelier than looking at the backside of a desert mountain every day like I do.

CC said...

Due, I am soooooo behind! You now live in CT? Where's my NW buddy????

I do miss New England though. So gorgeous there!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Jealous? Just a little ... and I miss you!

cellista said...

So I should quit complaining about moving out to the suburbs and DH having a 30 min commute back into work? ;)
I'd kill for that backyard though. Utah just does not look like that. Great picture though, can't wait to read more. Are your kids in school this year?

Michal said...

i've missed you even though i've been awol as well since the baby was born. glad to see you are settling in, loving connecticut, and not living with huge spiders with glowing eyes.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Unfortunately all your "didn't" pictures look a lot like our house when we bought it, but 3 years later, it's finally almost like we like it. Your yard is lovely; enjoy the new home!